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AlienVault USM

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM is well suited for any small/medium businesses as well as big corporations. The reporting and dashboard alone are something I always look for in a USM because it makes it easier for me to gather and find the information I am required to have. If detailed reports are what you are looking for or an easy-to-navigate dashboard this is the software for you.
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LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

It helps achieve various aspects of compliance needs and requirements. It also provides a nice overview of what is going on within the environment in respect to security threats. It is less appropriate if there is no internal team that can properly manage it and respond to alerts/events that are triggered.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault USM
7.3
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
8.7
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault USM
8.0
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
9.5
Correlation
AlienVault USM
8.0
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
9.4
Event and log normalization
AlienVault USM
8.0
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
8.9
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault USM
7.0
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
7.5
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault USM
6.0
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
8.9
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault USM
7.0
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
8.1
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault USM
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform
8.7

Pros

AlienVault USM

  • The USM platform provides the essential security capabilities that work together for a fast and cost-effective way for organizations to have complete visibility into the security of their environment.
  • With the information gathered during asset discovery, USM will correlated that information with known vulnerabilities for continuous vulnerability awareness. In addition, USM contains an active scanner capable of scanning for over 30,000 known vulnerabilities.
  • To give better visibility into your network, and possibly detect intrusions that don’t follow behavioral patterns, we offer Netflow information, bandwidth monitoring, and traffic capture, all part of our behavioral monitoring capabilities built into USM.
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LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

  • Easy to set up/configure out of the box.
  • Easy to manage/administer.
  • Quickly processes logs/events within the central console for review.
  • Allows us to correlate activities across multiple systems we capture logs/events for.
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Cons

AlienVault USM

  • Offer more free training courses, either on-demand or scheduled webinars.
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LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

  • The upgrade process from version 6.x to 7.x was a bit messy.
  • Should be able to update software within the application for minor updates without the need to download separate software from the support portal.
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Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 2.2
Based on 14 answers
The centralized logging and retention for PCI compliance was our main driver, and it is meeting that need. Otherwise there has been enough frustration with the lack of documentation and the need to customize through the CLI that I would be open to alternatives.
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LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform 9.0
Based on 1 answer
LogRhythm is focused on SIEM. That is their core business. Cost of operations, feature set and ease of use. The Log Rhythm support team is outstanding. Overall reliability is good. Reporting module needs some improvement and LR is promising that there will be significant improvements in future releases.
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Usability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.5
Based on 34 answers
Not enough documentation, non-descript error messages, and too much required to be done at the command line for an "appliance".
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LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform 8.0
Based on 2 answers
LogRhythm does a rather decent job of making the functionality advanced (allowing for advanced keyword & field searching, use of "AND" as well as "OR" statements in the search bar) while keeping it accessible (by not requiring a specific syntax to do quick searches). This combined with a user interface that has headings and labels that are intuitive is very helpful.
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Support

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.6
Based on 24 answers
Only had to use this once, and they had us back on track in an hour or so. They followed up the day after to make sure all was still working, great team.
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LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform 8.5
Based on 3 answers
The overall support that we have received has been excellent. With the combination of professional services/support and the community website, we have been able to resolve all issues that we have encountered. There was at least one instance in which we experienced an issue for almost a year before the ultimate solution was discovered, but that was more about convenience in upgrading rather than the application functioning as a SIEM.
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Implementation

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.0
Based on 37 answers
The one thing to remember is where to place the sensors within your organization. It is one thing to collect and analyze data, but collecting the right data is key. This is where AlienVaults experts really help. Instead of trying to sell you a gazillion sensors, they walk you through your network to make sure he sensors are where they need to be so you can achieve your goal. Implementation works so well because they take the time upfront to know your goals before they help you achieve them.
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LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
  • Buy professional services.
  • Buy and implement the system if possible.
  • Remember that the end point log configuration may require other teams in your company to assist you in getting the desired logs from all resources.
  • Attend the end user and daily operations training after a period of usage so you are not overwhelmed with information on concepts not yet seen.
  • Don't be afraid to call for help during your first months of use.
  • Don't close any ticket until you are sure the expected results are verified.
  • Use the community forums to discuss issues with your peers.
  • Watch the training videos offered by L R University.
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Alternatives Considered

AlienVault USM

With the exception of Solar Winds, AlienVault USM is far easier to administer and support, but far less extensible. LogRhythm and Splunk are going to offer far more advanced capabilities in the way of deployment models, features, and automation capabilities. Also, other solutions will likely require a larger team to support, while AlienVault USM can be supported with smaller teams.
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LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

LogRhythm was simpler to set up and configure as well as extract information from. It also was less intrusive in terms of how many appliances were needed to implement. We were up and running within 5 hours to start accepting log sources. We selected LogRhythm as well since support is based in the USA in Colorado.
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Return on Investment

AlienVault USM

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LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

  • LogRhythm is just good for content, which means I catch more threats with it. The cost of the SIEM is always less than the cost of a breach.
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Pricing Details

AlienVault USM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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