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AlienVault USM

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

Since AlienVault is a versatile tool, having versions for various cloud providers as well as virtualization frameworks, it adheres to the most diverse scenarios. Another strong point to be highlighted is how the company is constantly improving the product. AlienVault is famous for the effort the company puts behind the tool, and it is being improved constantly by adding new resources.
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Sourcefire 3D

This is great for large and small organizations as they have different models and modules that fit every scenario.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault USM
7.3
Sourcefire 3D
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault USM
8.0
Sourcefire 3D
Correlation
AlienVault USM
8.0
Sourcefire 3D
Event and log normalization
AlienVault USM
8.0
Sourcefire 3D
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault USM
7.0
Sourcefire 3D
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault USM
6.0
Sourcefire 3D
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault USM
7.0
Sourcefire 3D

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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  • Low false positive rate as long as it is properly managed/tuned.
  • Easy to manage and configure with the GUI.
  • Support is great if assistance is needed.
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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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  • Wish additional modules were included such as FireAmp.
  • Wish it was easier to include customized signatures if needed. Required to know how to code with Snort in order to add real customization.
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Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM9.0
Based on 13 answers
Still after the original product view AlienVault is still ahead of the game and have added even more capabilities
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Sourcefire 3D9.0
Based on 1 answer
We are in the middle of outsourcing and may not be able to keep this product.
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Usability

AlienVault USM7.2
Based on 33 answers
The system is great in turns of functionality but in terms of being user friendly and usability for the average person it is very hard to understand and wil take a lot of training.
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Support

AlienVault USM7.6
Based on 24 answers
I find their support to be excellent. From the FAQ's to the tech docs, it is very easy to resolve most issues. The few times we worked with a support technician, they were always quick to resolve our issue. We are very pleased with the overall level of support!
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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

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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Sourcefire 3D is Snort on steroids. Snort is a great free open source tool but Sourcefire adds a lot of functionality on top of the Snort engine. It opens a whole new world when it comes to detecting and blocking malicious traffic if you decide to place it inline. We needed to enhance our Security posture and Sourcefire allowed us to do that.
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Return on Investment

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  • We have noticed a drop in the amount of infections within the environment since introducing Sourcefire 3 years ago. This saves on time and effort on our desktop teams to remediate threats.
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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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Sourcefire 3D

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

Sourcefire 3D More Information