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Score 8.1 out of 101
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Score 7 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM is well suited for smaller organizations or organizations of any size that are just lifting their security operations or security monitoring program off the ground.AlienVault USM is less appropriate for more mature organizations who have the staff to support more advanced security operational capabilities or engage in advanced threat hunting. Also, organizations who like more ability to add internally developed functionality into their SIEM through scripting or other automated response activities.
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Skybox Security

I can't think where Skybox is not appropriate - maybe in smaller companies depending on fund availability. The developers are constantly improving and getting the system to where it needs to be for management of next-generation firewalls and audit support.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

Firewall Security Management

AlienVault USM
Skybox Security
7.6
Device Discovery
AlienVault USM
Skybox Security
7.0
Policy Compliance Auditing
AlienVault USM
Skybox Security
7.0
Attack Path Simulation Testing
AlienVault USM
Skybox Security
8.0
Vulnerability Scans
AlienVault USM
Skybox Security
8.0
Firewall Rule Cleanup
AlienVault USM
Skybox Security
8.0

Pros

AlienVault USM

  • The integration setup for syslog forwarding and native web apps partnered with the platform is a very simple setup.
  • Deploying sensors in cloud systems usually follow a pre-defined build flow for ease of sensor deployments and scaling.
  • For perimeter defense, as long as your defended organizational structure uses Active Directory or another LDAP replication type service, vuln scanning and KIDS is a breeze.
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Skybox Security

  • Skybox manages compliance for firewalls better than we have seen with other tools.
  • Skybox integrates into standard change management tools so change control can flow through Skybox and assist with all decisions to implement a change.
  • The Skybox network map is more detailed than other management tools showing us paths other tools didn't find.
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Cons

AlienVault USM

  • 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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Skybox Security

  • The management console could use work - move away from Java to HTML5 to something more lightweight
  • Dynamic objects are not properly identified in Skybox
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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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Skybox Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.4
Based on 34 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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Skybox Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Skybox Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.0
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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Skybox Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AlienVault USM

None at the time as the product was purchased before I joined the organization.
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Skybox Security

Skybox performs better than Tufin and RedSeal and while AlgoSec performs as well, it requires far more manual configuration and customization than Skybox
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Return on Investment

AlienVault USM

No answers on this topic

Skybox Security

  • Good for auditory
  • Compliance of rules
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Skybox Security

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

Skybox Security

General

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

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