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AlienVault USM

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

In my organization's scenario, the on-premise appliance provides great value as we are a small company with site inter-connectivity. Where I am not too sure of is how exactly the product scales with very large networks with separate Windows and network domains.
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Microsoft 365 Business

Microsoft 365 Business is great for the small business that requires the use of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint tools. Actually, I think this tool would work for any companies that have to work on projects like accounting. I personally use Excel every day. It is a lifesaver and saves me a ton of time when it comes to creating accounting reports and financial data reports. If you require the need to have multiple people working on the same project at the same time then Microsoft 365 Business is not for you. Also, Microsoft 365 Business does get expensive if you have tons of employees that need the software. Maybe it is possible to get a deal through Microsoft for a huge volume of users.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault USM
7.3
Microsoft 365 Business
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault USM
8.0
Microsoft 365 Business
Correlation
AlienVault USM
8.0
Microsoft 365 Business
Event and log normalization
AlienVault USM
8.0
Microsoft 365 Business
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault USM
7.0
Microsoft 365 Business
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault USM
6.0
Microsoft 365 Business
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault USM
7.0
Microsoft 365 Business

Pros

  • Pulling in LOTS of logs from various places in AWS.
  • In theory, can consume any type of log you can send it.
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  • It offers web versions of the core tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc). I find this useful when I want to work at home or I'm travelling.
  • We've upgraded to the Business Premium version, which includes a web version of Outlook. I use this to answer emails and check my calendar while I'm travelling.
  • This is probably quite a basic feature, but I like how you can install desktop versions of the software on multiple devices. I definitely prefer the desktop versions of Office, so this is handy again for working at home.
  • I also love the Microsoft Office products. I know them well and they do gradually keep getting better. For example, they recently upgraded the icons to give them a modern look. It's a small touch but it shows the product is being invested in.
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Cons

  • 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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  • The cloud version of OneNote needs some work; I prefer the desktop version. I found the web version to be a bit laggy and slow.
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Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM9.0
Based on 13 answers
It is a great product and has been instrumental to our security posture.
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Usability

AlienVault USM7.2
Based on 33 answers
Almost all functions are intuitive, custom logging is not very easy to configure.
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Microsoft 365 Business8.3
Based on 11 answers
It's all very familiar to anyone who has used email, word processing, spreadsheets, messaging, or any other productivity and communication tools. Simple to use, clean design for the most part, and there are options to customize things to your preferences or method of work. Additionally, there are helpful resources within the tools and online forums to find more answers if needed.
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Performance

AlienVault USM7.3
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.
Microsoft 365 Business8.2
Based on 11 answers
It's complicated and therefore slow for me/us.
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Support

AlienVault USM7.6
Based on 24 answers
I have contacted support many times and every time they addressed the issue and continued until it was resolved. The product is solid, so the overall operation is trouble free.
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Implementation

AlienVault USM7.1
Based on 37 answers
The best recommendation I can offer is understand the system that is being installed. Knowing how to configure and specific expectations that you expect from the machine. I would say to watch the tutorials and the online video's, get yourself involved with the community forum and ask the questions if you do not understand.Our company did not make the best choice on the computer that the service was installed on and it has led to some adverse effects that did not appear until now, almost 2 years later and needing to re-install the entire system all over again.If you need the help, ask for it. The technical support team at alienvault and community forum members are always there to answer questions.
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Alternatives Considered

I could not offer a proper evaluation of these systems. While I have configured the Solarwinds product, the time I have spent with AlienVault would not provide a comparable opinion.
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Google Docs and Charts DO NOT have the same capabilities. I enjoy that Google offers some features, but when doing complex spreadsheets, Google does not compare.
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Return on Investment

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  • Reduction in on-premise network storage
  • Improved mobility agility for our staff as they can get at their files with their county device anywhere.
  • Simplified keeping current with our office 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
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Microsoft 365 Business

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

Microsoft 365 Business More Information