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AlienVault USM

328 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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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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Qualys Private Cloud Platform

I believe that Qualys Private Cloud Platform is highly scalable and could be appropriate for a small business to a global enterprise. The key question, how safe to do you want to be?
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

Pros

  • The SIEM does a good job of correlating network data from multiple sources along with the Data from deployed HIDS
  • The Nmap scan is fast and non-invasive that defines devices on your network.
  • The vulnerability scanning has several options and reports to enable data to be available for compliance purposes.
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  • The first benefit is actually in the vendor. Qualys provides free instructor-led training.
  • Ease of use in a diverse environment.
  • The Qualys Private Cloud Platform has a complete suite of reporting capabilities so you can use your data quickly.
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Cons

  • Because AlienVault USM combines several well know components, you have to life with the fact, that they are not in their latest version, i.e. the integrated OSSEC, which should be replaced with the OSSEC-Wazuh fork instead.
  • Due to the all-in-one approach, the solution is quite resource hungry. You have to have a decent machine to run it.
  • The reporting module is nice, but sometimes it is quite a challenge to configure a custom report as you will only get the results you want after a trial and error run.
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  • The way that devices are catalogued can be tough in a DHCP environment.
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Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM9.0
Based on 13 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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Usability

AlienVault USM7.2
Based on 33 answers
USM is one of the easiest to use on the market and has very informative dashboards.
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Support

AlienVault USM7.6
Based on 24 answers
I find their support to be excellent. From the FAQ's to the tech docs, it is very easy to resolve most issues. The few times we worked with a support technician, they were always quick to resolve our issue. We are very pleased with the overall level of support!
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Implementation

AlienVault USM7.1
Based on 37 answers
I have been satisfied with the service and the AWS for USM product. I am a bit concerned about the changing of product to the USM Anywhere and its price structure. I am hoping that we can keep our current price structure without any hidden costs. Other than that the sales team has worked very hard to give us a comparable price to the AWS for USM product. I also hope the the USM Anywhere is easy to use but has the same FIM features. Regardless, The USM team is extremely helpful, attentive and persistent. I would recommend them to anyone needing a product like theirs but was not concerned about price.
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Alternatives Considered

I recommended Alert Logic, but management was drawn to the much lower price of AlienVault. Alert Logic seems to have a more mature product and has some of these features that have been lacking in AlienVault.
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While all of the alternative solutions mentioned here are great products, the features and usability that Qualys Private Cloud brought to the table worked out to be the best fit for my organization.
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Return on Investment

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  • Much faster response time for vulnerability management.
  • Overall better security posture.
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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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Qualys Private Cloud Platform

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