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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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SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

I honestly don't think there is another Syslog server on the market that is as easy to use, manage, and set up as Kiwi Syslog. SolarWinds has created a great product. I think Kiwi Syslog is an excellent solution for really anyone in the market for a mid to large SNMP and Syslog collection agent. Kiwi has been a staple for almost as long as I've been in the IT industry. It's reliable, stable, and has years of excellent development behind it. Kiwi Syslog is one tool that, whether you use the free or the paid version, I believe a data center or any IT department truly needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault USM
7.3
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
7.9
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault USM
8.0
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
9.5
Correlation
AlienVault USM
8.0
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
8.0
Event and log normalization
AlienVault USM
8.0
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
8.0
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault USM
7.0
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
10.0
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault USM
6.0
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
7.0
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault USM
7.0
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault USM
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
5.0

Pros

  • AlienVault enables integration with external technologies, thereby broadening its scope and possibilities.
  • AlienVault has a dashboard customization and reporting scheme that makes it flexible to query your data, allowing you to model the tool according to your needs.
  • AlienVault will make you forget the need to consult some information on AWS Cloudtrail. It extracts the data from there and delivers in a much more efficient way.
  • With a single tool you can monitor your cloud and on-premises environment.
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  • Collection of SNMP traps a reliable and stable collection server for these is crucial to troubleshooting and time to ROS. Kiwi excels at this.
  • Easy to install set up and train users on.
  • The free version is a good free tool and handy to use for personal labs and other smalle use cases.
  • SNMP traps to user readable format is great, sometimes syslog and smnp messages can be hard to interpret and read with out a knowledge of how to do this.
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Cons

  • Their commercial policy on stored data makes you need to filter out some information before it is stored.
  • Their new agent does not allow you to create local filters, which can easily lead to the overrun of monthly contracted storage limits.
  • It does not allow you to create log analysis plugins. If it were allowed, it would be possible, for example, to create a plugin for analyzing the logs of an application created by your company.
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  • I think they could enhance their UI and update it a little.
  • More filter options would be a great quality of life improvement
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Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM9.0
Based on 13 answers
It is a very well built software and solution for meeting our cybersecurity needs. The staff is always very well responsive with any issues that we have and it is perfect for satisfying FINRA's cybersecurity regulations.
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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
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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Implementation

AlienVault USM7.1
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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Alternatives Considered

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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I've not had any other interaction with other Syslog servers. The main reason for that is that Kiwi works outstandingly well at what it does. Simply put, I believe this product is a staple in the IT industry and will remain as such as long as they keep the tool current and improve it in the future.
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Return on Investment

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  • Kiwi Syslog has dramatically improved our ability to correlate and identify problems across our infrastructure.
  • This product has improved our turn around to ROS times.
  • Syslog has allowed us the ability to collect and save multiple logs for troubleshooting issues with vendors. The ability to send log packages to vendors for troubleshooting is excellent.
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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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SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server

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