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AlienVault USM

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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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RSA Security Analytics

It is perfectly suited for large organizations aiming for providing web security to the customers or also if they are interested to setup their own security perations center . It is one of the leading security tools in the market and offers comprehensive capability in dealing with web attacks
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault USM
7.3
RSA Security Analytics
7.4
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault USM
8.0
RSA Security Analytics
8.0
Correlation
AlienVault USM
8.0
RSA Security Analytics
6.0
Event and log normalization
AlienVault USM
8.0
RSA Security Analytics
6.0
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault USM
7.0
RSA Security Analytics
8.0
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault USM
6.0
RSA Security Analytics
9.0
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault USM
7.0
RSA Security Analytics
8.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault USM
RSA Security Analytics
7.0

Pros

  • AlienVault USM Anywhere is easy to deploy with their cloud-based model and deploying the required agents on-prem (or in the cloud) is quick and easy.
  • Custom rules allow for alerting based on content from events and you can even trigger agents in response to threats, shutting down computers or grabbing forensic info for incident response.
  • USM Anywhere also takes care of reporting for ISO and PCI, allowing you to pull reports for auditors at a moment’s notice.
  • With many integrations out-of-the-box, you can pull in all the data from products you use and other sources, such as Amazon CloudWatch Logs.
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  • Easy to use and understand
  • Provides extensive details to analyze the threat with more accuracy
  • It is a smart tool with graphical display of data for easier interpretation
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Cons

  • We would love to be able to create custom rules based on a series of events, to create rule-sets where, for example, failed logins to the VPN Server are logged and then when a successful attempt follows soon after, it triggers an alarm for a Brute Force. It does this for things like OKTA already, so control over which events this applies to would be great.
  • More data tiers - something between 250GB and 500GB tiers, maybe break it down into 100GB tiers?
  • Integration with OpsGenie would be great.
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  • The meta part to form the dashboards were a bit complicated
  • The user interface could be made more understandable
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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
Almost all functions are intuitive, custom logging is not very easy to configure.
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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
The best recommendation I can offer is understand the system that is being installed. Knowing how to configure and specific expectations that you expect from the machine. I would say to watch the tutorials and the online video's, get yourself involved with the community forum and ask the questions if you do not understand.Our company did not make the best choice on the computer that the service was installed on and it has led to some adverse effects that did not appear until now, almost 2 years later and needing to re-install the entire system all over again.If you need the help, ask for it. The technical support team at alienvault and community forum members are always there to answer questions.
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Alternatives Considered

None at the time as the product was purchased before I joined the organization.
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It was more advanced and comprehensive . The personalized dashboards and view was the major likeable difference . The correlation could help us analyze better and was more effective , the drill down features gives more information at one go
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Return on Investment

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  • Increased efficiency
  • Reduced the number of web attacks and data is more secured
  • Better customer service
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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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RSA Security Analytics

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

RSA Security Analytics More Information