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Score 7.6 out of 100
16 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    6.6

    AlienVault USM

    66%

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AlienVault USM ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    6.8
    68%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Correlation

    7.1
    71%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    6.7
    67%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    6.6
    66%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    6.1
    61%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    6.7
    67%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • AlienVault USM is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    AlienVault USM

    80%
    389 Ratings
    7.9

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    79%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.1

    AlienVault USM

    71%
    19 Ratings

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    6.7

    AlienVault USM

    67%
    35 Ratings

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    6.4

    AlienVault USM

    64%
    6 Ratings

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    AlienVault USM

    73%
    6 Ratings

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.3

    AlienVault USM

    73%
    51 Ratings

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    4.5

    AlienVault USM

    45%
    1 Rating

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.3

    AlienVault USM

    83%
    6 Ratings

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    6.4

    AlienVault USM

    64%
    76 Ratings

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    6.3

    AlienVault USM

    63%
    3 Ratings

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    AlienVault USM

    At this point I'm saying a 4. While the marketing material make it appear to be easy to use and it was relatively easy to set up, as previously mentioned, each event description is based upon the individual asset making it nearly impossible for the administrator to be a SME for each asset. For example, if one of the assets reporting is a router, the administrator monitoring alerts would need to know what the various events are that can be triggered as an event for the particular router; however, if the asset is a workstation, the administrator would need to know the various events that are triggered for workstations.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    Palo Alto NTP is an appropriate suite of protection for any enterprise environment or anyone that truly needs some serious perimeter protection in a one-stop, all-in-one unit. There are no modules or add-ons or clunky interfaces to deal with it; everything works out of one management plane, licensing, implementation, monitoring. updating, etc. As a network admin, that is immensely valuable to me. Additionally, I get real-time reporting on all the stuff NTP is catching, and it is nothing to shirk at. The real value in NTP comes in only after you begin doing SSL-decryption, however, to truly inspect the traffic. Short of that, you are just seeing a bunch of encrypted data and the NTP suite of tools isn't going to avail you. NTP plus decryption, though, is invaluable!
    Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    AlienVault USM

    • AlienVault USM is simple and easy to deploy. Sensors can be deployed in as little as 15 minutes through the setup wizard.
    • The USM UI is easy to understand. I've trained multiple analysts who are able to perform their duties on their first day, in part because of USM Anywhere's ease of use.
    • Top-notch built-in compliance templates and reporting features.
    Matthew Stacks | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • Anti virus
    • Vulnerability protection
    • Anti spyware
    Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    AlienVault USM

    • Personally, I've wished I could purchase a service that would configure AV for my environment. I get a lot of traffic on a daily basis and I almost need to hire an analyst that just works on AV.
    • Some of the filters when looking for a specific alert aren't that easy to use.
    Christian Holton | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • Sometimes I struggle to find the deny or specific traffic log for file blocking profile under Unified logs.
    • Reporting around Threat Prevention suite could be much better.
    • Possibly a specific threat prevention search function that spans across of threat features.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    AlienVault USM

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $1,075 per month

    AlienVault USM Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Essentials$1,0751
    Standard$1,6951
    Premium$2,5951
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    AlienVault USM

    AlienVault USM 7.1
    Based on 19 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.
    Aaron Rothstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    AlienVault USM

    AlienVault USM 6.7
    Based on 35 answers
    Once you are able to navigate the different panels, finding what you need is quite easily. Before getting used it it can be a bit of challenge .Each panel is quite well laid out and the filtering search capabilities are quite strong.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    AlienVault USM

    AlienVault USM 6.4
    Based on 6 answers
    We do have issues with maintenance on the AlienVault USM as the disk fills up from time to time with other data sources. Sources for scanning logs and net flow data isn't calculated in regular disk maintenance and can easily fill up our disk if we do not keep an eye on it with some custom Nagios plugins. The system does properly trim logging data from logging sources properly.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    AlienVault USM

    AlienVault USM 7.3
    Based on 6 answers
    With the latest release of AlienVault USM overall performance has not been an issue. We have noticed single source events per second does not scale well with the overall system. 2,000eps on a vmware system with a single source produces delays of up to an hour for us. Pages, reporting and even raw log searches are rather quick though.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    AlienVault USM

    AlienVault USM 7.3
    Based on 51 answers
    The support we received from alienvault was excellent. They went above and beyond in making sure everything was working as it needed to be. They REALLY want their product implementation to be a success and our security goals be achieved. They are like a member of our security team.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    In-Person Training

    AlienVault USM

    AlienVault USM 4.5
    Based on 1 answer
    I did not have any experience with "in person" training directly. The free online classes offered for a half a day are based on the actual training offered. These little teasers are very good and well worth your time to learn a few quick and dirty ways of getting more information from your SIEM
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Online Training

    AlienVault USM

    AlienVault USM 8.3
    Based on 6 answers
    It was very well organized and helpful in using the product to the fullest extent. The instructor allowed time for folks who were involved with managed services to receive tuning tips in order to better support their customers. In addition, the course materials were automatically updated when the new version came out.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    AlienVault USM

    AlienVault USM 6.4
    Based on 76 answers
    AlienVault USM was a very simple to implement and get up and running. We started with a trial version and had that up and going within an hour of receiving email instructions from the sales engineer. We never had to contact support to get the system up and going. It was extremely easy to convert over to a full license once we started with a paid version.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    AlienVault USM

    Splunk's ES is a paid add-on on top of an already pricey product. Finding a MSSP that supports Splunk and isn't a 6 figure annual commitment seems unlikely. LogRhythm did not have a cloud-based solution when we were considering SIEMs. Fantastic product though and have a good MSSP base.Devo did not have a MSSP partner base when we looked. Their product is fantastic too.AlienVault USM has good partners to choose from as well as an affordable cloud model, that's why we chose it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    It is comparable but not as robust as other stand alone IPS/IDS.
    Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    AlienVault USM

    AlienVault USM 6.3
    Based on 3 answers
    The AlienVault USM is not very scalable. Some scalability can be achieved by installing additional sensors, but this only offers 500eps per sensor and is still overall limited by the installation type of VM or physical. We have also noticed the EPS (events per second) is rated overall and not towards a single source. A single source on a very healthy VMware partition tops out at 2,000eps for us, no matter how we configure it. Maybe this is a problem of the 5.2 release?
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    AlienVault USM

    • Compliance
    • Threat detection
    • Easy asset management
    • Save on vulnerability scanning
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • We have various compliance standards we have to meet and the Palo Alto with its Networks Threat Protection suite has checked off pretty much all the boxes we needed and at a price point that couldn't be easily beat for comparable features, throughput, etc.
    • IT/Network staff has saved a A LOT of time using this platform for protection (coming from an ASA)
    Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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