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AlienVault USM

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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.
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RackFoundry Total Security Management

RackFoundry Total Security Management (TSM) is suited for most companies that have the same challenge as my team had. If you are looking to purchase one security tool and spend most of your allocated budget then I would not recommend this for you. However, if you are looking for something close to a single pane of glass, (granted there is no such thing) this solution does come close as they have the main components built in such as their FW/IPS/IDS/SIEM. Before selecting RackFoundry we had two options which were: 1) Upgrade our current solution and spend an overbearing amount 2) Search for new vendors and maybe procure 1-3 devices and then manually integrate them. Because this was a unified console and integration between devices was simple, we were able to obtain 4-6 security functions and we even had some sense of security visibility via the SIEM. It's not as powerful as Splunk or LogRhythm, but it definitely does the job
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault USM
7.3
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault USM
8.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Correlation
AlienVault USM
8.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Event and log normalization
AlienVault USM
8.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault USM
7.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault USM
6.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault USM
7.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault USM
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0

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.
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RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • Making promises about a service and product.
  • Advertising a good price and offering great services.
  • Supposedly offer 24/7 365 level 1 threat triaging.
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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.
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RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • It has been my first year with Rack Foundry and at this point I have to say everything has been smooth, from implementation to support.
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Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 4.4
Based on 16 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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RackFoundry Total Security Management

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Usability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.3
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.
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RackFoundry Total Security Management

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Support

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.5
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.
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RackFoundry Total Security Management

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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.
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RackFoundry Total Security Management

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Implementation

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.6
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.
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RackFoundry Total Security Management

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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.
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RackFoundry Total Security Management

Well I have experience with the big names: SecureWorks, IBM and Splunk. Individually their logging tools are much better than RackFoundry's Total Security Management. This is great for large corporations and urban cities, however not so great for municipalities, mid size businesses and companies who fluctuate between 1-7 members on their IT staff. Why? Because it takes too much of their resources and integration with other products gets a little rough as you will need to configure your preferences to theirs. When a company has stability it is great to have a name brand product, however renewals and upgrade costs can be taxing to an organization.
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Return on Investment

AlienVault USM

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RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • Overall the product has had a negative impact. Not necessarily on our environment but in the amount of time it has taken to deploy.
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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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM
7.9
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0

Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM
4.4
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Usability

AlienVault USM
7.3
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Reliability and Availability

AlienVault USM
6.4
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Performance

AlienVault USM
7.3
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Support

AlienVault USM
7.5
RackFoundry Total Security Management

In-Person Training

AlienVault USM
4.5
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Online Training

AlienVault USM
8.6
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Implementation

AlienVault USM
6.6
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Scalability

AlienVault USM
6.3
RackFoundry Total Security Management

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