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AlienVault USM

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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) Anywhere is a cloud-based security information and event management solution that provides effective and affordable threat detection, incident response, and compliance management capabilities. USM Anywhere is well suited to mid-size enterprise environments operating in the cloud. USM Anywhere is also well suited to enterprises whose operations teams require easy deployment and management. Last, USM Anywhere is considered a highly affordable option compared to competitors. USM Anywhere lags competitors in several areas, such as application monitoring, database monitoring, and integrations with third-party solutions such as cloud access security brokers (CASB), DAM, DAP, and DLP.
Matthew Stacks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

It is well suited for environments that are looking for a solution that is top notch for vulnerability scanning, and is the most accurate at doing so. It would also fit environments that have a lot of endpoints to scan or like to have scanning done on an automatic basis.It is less appropriate in environments that want to use a platform right away, without getting training in how to use it, or reading documentation on the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

Pros

AlienVault USM

  • Alienvault USM is THOROUGH. We have a highly integrated workspace that's most SAAS, and I monitor those integrations and their security with AV. If I am trying to track the uptime of a laptop, I don't go to VPN or our Directory Services... I go to AV.
  • As I mentioned before, we use Sophos to protect our laptops. If a questionable file shows up on someones laptop, I hear about it from AlienVault before I hear about it from our Sophos service.
  • The OTX Pulse feature is a built-in feature that lets you subscribe to industries and you are notified about new threats that affect that industry on a daily basis. The pulse alerts are added to your AV watchlist.
Christian Holton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

  • Cloud-based management.
  • Detailed info about the findings: reason, effect, risk, mitigations, etc.
  • Clear UI.
  • Additional modules can be added to the same management interface.(single point of management).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AlienVault USM

  • While there are many features, many of them are not very advanced. Vulnerability scanning as an example is extremely simplistic and almost unusable for an enterprise organization. It's just enough to get a program off the ground.
  • Cloud-only deployment model (SaaS) may not fit all organizations. Not all organizations are "cloud friendly".
  • Reporting capabilities out of the box are lack luster. Vulnerability management reporting as an example does not include a single canned report.
Frank DePaola | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

  • Price tag
  • Have the license based on live IPs, not on entire subnets, so then you pay for the exactly amount of servers you have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 5.7
Based on 18 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

Qualys Cloud Platform

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Usability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.2
Based on 35 answers
The product once properly configured seems to offer a wealth of information but has it's issues. I feel that the initial setup/ installation should include technical support to get up and running. My personal experience from the configuration as installed indicates that the network adaptors are not properly configured to read information. The network ports where configured to only ready 1/2 the network?? So having help to get the system up and running should be part of the initial purchase.
James Ellsworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

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Support Rating

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.3
Based on 25 answers
I have not had a single issue with the alienvault support staff. Any issue or question that we had, especially in the beginning during the installation phase the support staff was readily available via phone and email to help us. I am very happy with the decision we made to go with alienvault.
Mikhail Suleymanov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

Qualys Cloud Platform 8.0
Based on 4 answers
We feel Qualys provides required perimeter security for our infrastructure which is hosted on multiple clouds. Together with a comprehensive scanning and continuous monitoring, Qualys is cloud agnostic which gives us flexibility to use it across multiple clouds. We also like the daily reporting and its integration with other productivity tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 8.6
Based on 6 answers
The instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to answer everyone's questions. He also was able to teach to many different levels. Some folks in the class had already been using USM or a similar product whereas I and a few others were brand new. He also provided a way of reaching out with questions after the training was over. Everyone in the training seemed to enjoy the class.
Christian Holton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

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Implementation Rating

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.4
Based on 38 answers
Initial implementation was okay, but we should have gone on the one week course first as an understanding of the features and what to look for would have been of great use. This is especially relevant when fine tuning and correlating events and creating parsers.Once set up the system is pretty resilient and adding in configuration is quite an easy process. We only had on the odd few occasions had to progress any set up problems to tech support.There are also some great whitepapers and set up articles on AlienVault's website support.
Philip Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

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Alternatives Considered

AlienVault USM

USM Appliance provides you with the ability to identify your critical assets and to set policies to alert you when those assets have vulnerabilities or are subjected to attacks. USM Appliance will generate alarms based upon the risk associated with any given security event captured in USM Appliance.USM Appliance provides you with the ability to identify your critical assets and to set policies to alert you when those assets have vulnerabilities or are subjected to attacks. USM Appliance will generate alarms based upon the risk associated with any given security event captured in USM Appliance. Identifying patterns of events that indicate a possible threat or vulnerability.
Mpho Lekota | TrustRadius Reviewer

Qualys Cloud Platform

Qualysguard gave us the tools we needed that were benificial to our job without us having to do too much manual interaction such as with Nmap, Metasploit , etc. It was a very efficient platform that I would go to again.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AlienVault USM

No answers on this topic

Qualys Cloud Platform

  • Provides the business the information needed to prioritize security requirements and secure appropriate budget.
  • Provides self-service capabilities for users to perform their own scans.
  • Provides visibility for asset discovery which was previously a difficult task.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Qualys Cloud Platform

Pricing Details

AlienVault USM

General

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

Qualys Cloud Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM
7.9
Qualys Cloud Platform
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM
5.7
Qualys Cloud Platform

Usability

AlienVault USM
7.2
Qualys Cloud Platform

Reliability and Availability

AlienVault USM
6.4
Qualys Cloud Platform

Performance

AlienVault USM
7.3
Qualys Cloud Platform

Support Rating

AlienVault USM
7.3
Qualys Cloud Platform
8.0

In-Person Training

AlienVault USM
4.5
Qualys Cloud Platform

Online Training

AlienVault USM
8.6
Qualys Cloud Platform

Implementation Rating

AlienVault USM
6.4
Qualys Cloud Platform

Scalability

AlienVault USM
6.3
Qualys Cloud Platform

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