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AlienVault USM

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Score 9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

AlienVault is well suited for monitoring environments especially standard Linux environments and is great at generating non-technical reports. The standard user interface allows non-technical individuals to navigate the system and generates clean looking easy to understand reports. The system is not as well suited for Windows environments or any non-standard configurations such as integrating custom software/scripts is very challenging. File integrity monitoring on Windows has been very frustrating.
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Logz.io

It is appropriate for companies that focus on developing extremely simple applications. The great visibility it provides makes it ideal to avoid problems that may affect the entire business or company thanks to the fact that it is capable of emitting dozens of alerts in a short time. Sometimes the search behavior becomes slow and inefficient, which can be uncomfortable.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault USM
7.3
Logz.io
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault USM
8.0
Logz.io
Correlation
AlienVault USM
8.0
Logz.io
Event and log normalization
AlienVault USM
8.0
Logz.io
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault USM
7.0
Logz.io
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault USM
6.0
Logz.io
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault USM
7.0
Logz.io

Pros

AlienVault USM

  • Compliance: For each compliance aspect in each standard, there's an AlienVault USM feature which helps compliance. For instance, in PCI DSS Compliance you require File Integrity Monitoring, and AlienVault USM has it. Every component of the standard gets covered by the product.
  • Data handling: Event management can become cumbersome if not well handled. AlienVault USM classifies event information properly where it belongs to the data it's useful to you. When you export a report, you can filter out easily what you don't need, so you only extract valuable information.
  • Asset availability: It is really handy to cover every aspect of your asset classification, events to come in, services each asset has, location, all of the information really helps to draw alarms properly.
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Logz.io

  • Emits alerts inmediately if somenthing is out of the ordinary.
  • It performs high-speed monitoring automatically so it does not require configuration.
  • Does not require any maintenance.
  • It has a very simple interface.
  • It offers its users great scalability.
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Cons

AlienVault USM

  • Does not play well with CheckPoint firewalls, this has been a major pain point for me
  • Would be great if there was a quick way to dismiss normal activity
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Logz.io

  • Its price can be very high, so you should have good control of it to avoid exaggerated figures.
  • Some functions can be confusing.
  • It has limits to create subaccounts, which is a big problem for large companies.
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Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 9.1
Based on 13 answers
It is a great product and has been instrumental to our security posture.
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Logz.io

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.4
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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Logz.io

No score
No answers yet
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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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Logz.io

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.0
Based on 37 answers
Anything beyond a vanilla deployment will take a lot of effort.
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Logz.io

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AlienVault USM

USM has all the bells and whistles in a unified package of many of the bigger systems at a price point small companies can afford.
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Logz.io

Chosen before any other software for its versatility and speed to immediately stop any failure that may impair the operation of our applications, also their prices are very fair and it is very easy to work with it. On the other hand, other software such as FortiSIEM is very slow and its configurations are very complex and require maintenance, which implies more expense.
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Return on Investment

AlienVault USM

No answers on this topic

Logz.io

  • It helps us keep up with all the problems we may encounter.
  • Logz.io API helps a lot in debugging automation
  • We can use our set of tools to automatically look for common problems and monitor the current situation and in this way avoid our clients being alerted by some faults generated in the infrastructures of the applications.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Logz.io

General

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

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