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AlienVault USM

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Score 7.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM is well suited for any small/medium businesses as well as big corporations. The reporting and dashboard alone are something I always look for in a USM because it makes it easier for me to gather and find the information I am required to have. If detailed reports are what you are looking for or an easy to navigate dashboard this is the software for you.
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Rapid7 Nexpose

Rapid7 is well suited for security operations teams and includes an ability to tie almost anything into it via the Ruby API. The reporting provides prioritization of results which easily directs the team to get the quickest security gains with the least amount of effort, "apply this patch to remediate this amount of vulnerabilities on this device."
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault USM
7.3
Rapid7 Nexpose
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault USM
8.0
Rapid7 Nexpose
Correlation
AlienVault USM
8.0
Rapid7 Nexpose
Event and log normalization
AlienVault USM
8.0
Rapid7 Nexpose
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault USM
7.0
Rapid7 Nexpose
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault USM
6.0
Rapid7 Nexpose
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault USM
7.0
Rapid7 Nexpose

Pros

AlienVault USM

  • The detailed reporting it provides
  • Simple to deploy and install
  • Great dashboard
  • Excellent tech support
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Rapid7 Nexpose

  • Intuitive
  • End point agent deployment and management is easy
  • RBAC on the console is great
  • Scanning capabilities like specific vulnerabilities & compliance etc. are good
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Cons

AlienVault USM

  • Walking through all the devices after a Nmap or device discovery scan can be tedious to get the data correct
  • When deploying HIDS, it would be better if the system gave more detail as to the deployment error
  • Offline updating of licenses can be a little time-consuming
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Rapid7 Nexpose

  • In comparison to Tenable SecurityCenter we saw it didn't exactly find the same vulnerabilities which we would assume it should have
  • We rely on a ticketing system and not our VM tool to assign tasks so wasn't too useful having that in there
  • Filtering capabilities aren't as good as its competitors
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Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 9.1
Based on 13 answers
It is a great product and has been instrumental to our security posture.
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Rapid7 Nexpose

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.4
Based on 34 answers
We have been using AlienVault USM Appliance for nearly 3 years. The power and flexibility of the device for IPS and IDS is amazing. We are able to identify threats and stop them before damage can be done.
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Rapid7 Nexpose

No score
No answers yet
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Support

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.6
Based on 24 answers
Basically by perception. I am well attended to, the staff is technically efficient. I found a bug once and in a few weeks it was fixed.
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Rapid7 Nexpose

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.0
Based on 37 answers
The one thing to remember is where to place the sensors within your organization. It is one thing to collect and analyze data, but collecting the right data is key. This is where AlienVaults experts really help. Instead of trying to sell you a gazillion sensors, they walk you through your network to make sure he sensors are where they need to be so you can achieve your goal. Implementation works so well because they take the time upfront to know your goals before they help you achieve them.
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Rapid7 Nexpose

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

AlienVault USM

I felt that AlienVault performed the SIEM aspect as well as the one mentioned. My opinion has always been that the SIEM product is as good as the person using it is experienced. I selected AlienVault because of the many added features.
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Rapid7 Nexpose

For reporting, dashboard, content creation etc. Tenable SecurityCenter is the clear winner with over-the-top capabilities in their application. On the agents side this one was easier to implement and way easier to manage.
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Return on Investment

AlienVault USM

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Rapid7 Nexpose

  • Discovery scanning was thorough and it could find almost everything other network devices could see
  • Vulnerability scanning needs more support for newer vulnerabilities as dwell time increases risk
  • Great customer support
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Rapid7 Nexpose

General

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

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