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AlienVault USM

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM Anywhere is a great SIEM and if you need to deploy a SaaS solution then it is suited very well. It works very well for us being 100% AWS and integrates well with our toolset and AWS features. The Open Threat Intelligence (OTX) is perfect for providing context on events and feeding our incident response processes.
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Rapid7 Nexpose

All in all, it's a great vulnerability management platform and would work for most companies looking for a straightforward solution. We rely heavily on integration and automation and it has room for improvement there. We would like it to connect to applications out of the box or vendor supported rather than creating those connectors in-house.
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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

  • Up to this point, I have had no issues integrating with a system we currently have in production. while AlienVault stays on top with plugin updates.
  • Te dashboard is very informative when you figure out how to navigate around it and tweaked to your organization needs.
  • Correlation of events is probably my favorite as I normally only need to jump on the AlienVault dashboard to hammer down on network traffic/activity details.
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  • Real-Time Risk views
  • Streamlines your view on most vulnerable assets
  • Provides the ability to scan for policy configuration and compare with control requirements
  • Integration with many other vendors; SIEM, Ticketing, Next gen Firewalls, etc
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Cons

  • 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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  • Console crashes frequently
  • Licensing is very expensive, per asset
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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
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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Support

AlienVault USM7.6
Based on 24 answers
I have a 50/50 rating on this because they have been helpful in one aspect but not in another. They seem to be fairly responsive to requests, but like with my most recent request no solution offered. that is not truly a fair statement, but rather no solution unless I agree to pay additional fee's. From conversations with both our sales rep and another representative they both indicate that we have 3 years of extended support, but the problem reported to them is not covered under our support agreement.
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Implementation

AlienVault USM7.1
Based on 37 answers
It required us to make a lot of changes and use a decent amount of manpower in order to implement the software.
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Alternatives Considered

AlienVault USM works well for any company size. LogRhythm might be too much if your company is not already big, and the same can be said of McAfee Enterprise Security Manager. If this is your first SIEM, it's a really good choice and has nothing to envy from the others I'm comparing it with. I also recommend the cloud version of AlienVault, the USM Anywhere, which the interface is a bit different, but the principles remain the same. Also, the McAfee Enterprise Security Manager has a Flash-based interface, for which Adobe is phasing out. AlienVault USM is HTML5 and can even be used mobile.
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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

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  • Unable to scan all systems due to licensing
  • Provides in depth results and detailed remediation reports.
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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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Rapid7 Nexpose

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