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329 Ratings

Qualysguard

13 Ratings

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Score 7.9 out of 101

Qualysguard

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

Since AlienVault is a versatile tool, having versions for various cloud providers as well as virtualization frameworks, it adheres to the most diverse scenarios. Another strong point to be highlighted is how the company is constantly improving the product. AlienVault is famous for the effort the company puts behind the tool, and it is being improved constantly by adding new resources.
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Qualysguard

I've seen Qualysguard work really well for discovery, however you need to have good knowledge of your organization's network topology to ensure Qualys is able to access. In some cases you may end up requiring multiple appliances due to capacity or access contraints. Qualysguard is also very good for verifying patching, server hardening configurations, and other compliance requirements
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

Pros

  • AlienVault enables integration with external technologies, thereby broadening its scope and possibilities.
  • AlienVault has a dashboard customization and reporting scheme that makes it flexible to query your data, allowing you to model the tool according to your needs.
  • AlienVault will make you forget the need to consult some information on AWS Cloudtrail. It extracts the data from there and delivers in a much more efficient way.
  • With a single tool you can monitor your cloud and on-premises environment.
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  • Discovery of assets on a network.
  • Identifying infrastructure security configuration flaws for a number of different OS types.
  • Easy UI to navigate.
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Cons

  • Their commercial policy on stored data makes you need to filter out some information before it is stored.
  • Their new agent does not allow you to create local filters, which can easily lead to the overrun of monthly contracted storage limits.
  • It does not allow you to create log analysis plugins. If it were allowed, it would be possible, for example, to create a plugin for analyzing the logs of an application created by your company.
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  • Took time to learn the UI
  • Could be cumbersome for first time users
  • Not much online documentation that was useful
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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
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.
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Support

AlienVault USM7.6
Based on 24 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.
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Implementation

AlienVault USM7.1
Based on 37 answers
Anything beyond a vanilla deployment will take a lot of effort.
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Alternatives Considered

If you look at AlienVault USM, you will have to look at OSSIM too. For very small enterprises with limited budget or no budget at all, OSSIM might be a good alternative, it is the free version of AlienVault USM, but that means you are on your own with it. Another competitor is definitively GrayLog as it provides a very good interface and is easy to use, plus it is using ElasticSearch as its data store. As stated previously, the ELK stack (ElasticSearch Logstash Kibana) is a good alternative too, but not ready to use off the shelf, nor an all-in-one solution. In fact, the components used by AlienVault, such as OpenVAS, OSSEC, Suricata, etc are its biggest competitors at the same time, but only if you make the effort to run each of the as an independent solution. In return you get a maximum of flexibility and full power over your solution.
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My previous organization was in the healthcare industry and we actually had Qualysguard, eEye, and Nessus because our customers required specific scan reports from those solutions. However, from a usability perspective, Qualysguard was the best solution.
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Return on Investment

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  • I was not involved in the purchase but the personal ROI really helped make my job quicker and more efficient.
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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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Qualysguard

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

Qualysguard More Information