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Score 7.7 out of 100
389 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Splunk Enterprise ranks higher in 1 feature set: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

6.6

AlienVault USM

66%
8.7

Splunk Enterprise

87%
Splunk Enterprise ranks higher in 13/13 features

Centralized event and log data collection

6.8
68%
5 Ratings
9.3
93%
51 Ratings

Correlation

7.1
71%
5 Ratings
9.8
98%
50 Ratings

Event and log normalization/management

6.7
67%
7 Ratings
9.6
96%
99 Ratings

Deployment flexibility

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
9.5
95%
47 Ratings

Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

6.6
66%
3 Ratings
9.2
92%
47 Ratings

Custom dashboards and workspaces

6.1
61%
7 Ratings
9.9
99%
101 Ratings

Host and network-based intrusion detection

6.7
67%
4 Ratings
7.9
79%
36 Ratings

Data integration/API management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
3 Ratings

Behavioral analytics and baselining

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
3 Ratings

Response orchestration and automation

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
3 Ratings

Reporting and compliance management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Incident indexing/searching

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Splunk Enterprise is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

AlienVault USM

81%
389 Ratings
9.3

Splunk Enterprise

93%
68 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.2

AlienVault USM

72%
19 Ratings
10.0

Splunk Enterprise

100%
17 Ratings

Usability

6.7

AlienVault USM

67%
35 Ratings
9.0

Splunk Enterprise

90%
3 Ratings

Availability

6.4

AlienVault USM

64%
6 Ratings
10.0

Splunk Enterprise

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

7.3

AlienVault USM

73%
6 Ratings

Splunk Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

AlienVault USM

73%
51 Ratings
8.4

Splunk Enterprise

84%
33 Ratings

In-Person Training

4.5

AlienVault USM

45%
1 Rating

Splunk Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

8.3

AlienVault USM

83%
6 Ratings

Splunk Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

6.4

AlienVault USM

64%
76 Ratings
9.0

Splunk Enterprise

90%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

6.3

AlienVault USM

63%
3 Ratings
9.1

Splunk Enterprise

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

At this point I'm saying a 4. While the marketing material make it appear to be easy to use and it was relatively easy to set up, as previously mentioned, each event description is based upon the individual asset making it nearly impossible for the administrator to be a SME for each asset. For example, if one of the assets reporting is a router, the administrator monitoring alerts would need to know what the various events are that can be triggered as an event for the particular router; however, if the asset is a workstation, the administrator would need to know the various events that are triggered for workstations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

Pros: Splunk is very well suited if you have multiple log sources of related data. All of them can be correlated and tasks can be automated based on the requirement. Other than alerts, Splunk can also run a specific script of your choice, based on some defined conditions. Cons: If you have a few logs but a large number of log sources, Splunk can be very expensive.
Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AlienVault USM

  • AlienVault USM is simple and easy to deploy. Sensors can be deployed in as little as 15 minutes through the setup wizard.
  • The USM UI is easy to understand. I've trained multiple analysts who are able to perform their duties on their first day, in part because of USM Anywhere's ease of use.
  • Top-notch built-in compliance templates and reporting features.
Matthew Stacks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

  • Real-time + Scheduled alerts - i-e you can set up alerts which are actively monitoring your logs
  • Pretty good response time for search results. With our key/value logging, Splunk makes it blazing fast to query the data.
  • Dashboards provide insights into historical data
  • Love how Splunk indexes all of the data and provides keys to search on
Pooja Gada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AlienVault USM

  • Personally, I've wished I could purchase a service that would configure AV for my environment. I get a lot of traffic on a daily basis and I almost need to hire an analyst that just works on AV.
  • Some of the filters when looking for a specific alert aren't that easy to use.
Christian Holton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

  • At times some queries can run slowly if indices are not on a portion of the query you use.
  • Setup time initially can be difficult if your logs aren't stored in common locations or in a common way to write the log.
  • Ability to ingest logs from different locations without having to change code to put logs in a certain place (pro and con).
  • Searches can be a bit more difficult to look through if your log isn't pulled in a manner that is easy to read through splunk.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AlienVault USM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$1,075 per month

AlienVault USM Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials$1,0751
Standard$1,6951
Premium$2,5951
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Splunk Enterprise

General

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

Starting Price

Splunk Enterprise Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.2
Based on 19 answers
The centralized logging and retention for PCI compliance was our main driver, and it is meeting that need. Otherwise there has been enough frustration with the lack of documentation and the need to customize through the CLI that I would be open to alternatives.
Aaron Rothstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 10.0
Based on 17 answers
We are using Splunk extensively in our projects and we have recently upgraded to Splunk version 6.0 which is quite efficient and giving expected results. We keep track of updates and new features Splunk introduces periodically and try to introduce those features in our day to day activities for improvement in our reporting system and other tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.7
Based on 35 answers
Once you are able to navigate the different panels, finding what you need is quite easily. Before getting used it it can be a bit of challenge .Each panel is quite well laid out and the filtering search capabilities are quite strong.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 3 answers
You can literally throw in a single word into Splunk and it will pull back all instances of that word across all of your logs for the time span you select (provided you have permission to see that data). We have several users who have taken a few of the free courses from Splunk that are able to pull data out of it everyday with little help at all.
Kenneth Taitingfong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.4
Based on 6 answers
We do have issues with maintenance on the AlienVault USM as the disk fills up from time to time with other data sources. Sources for scanning logs and net flow data isn't calculated in regular disk maintenance and can easily fill up our disk if we do not keep an eye on it with some custom Nagios plugins. The system does properly trim logging data from logging sources properly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 10.0
Based on 2 answers
When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.3
Based on 6 answers
With the latest release of AlienVault USM overall performance has not been an issue. We have noticed single source events per second does not scale well with the overall system. 2,000eps on a vmware system with a single source produces delays of up to an hour for us. Pages, reporting and even raw log searches are rather quick though.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.3
Based on 51 answers
The support we received from alienvault was excellent. They went above and beyond in making sure everything was working as it needed to be. They REALLY want their product implementation to be a success and our security goals be achieved. They are like a member of our security team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 8.4
Based on 33 answers
Splunk maintains a well resourced support system that has been consistent since we purchased the product. They help out in a timely manner and provide expert level information as needed. We typically open cases online and communicate when possible via e-mail and are able to resolve most issues with that method.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 4.5
Based on 1 answer
I did not have any experience with "in person" training directly. The free online classes offered for a half a day are based on the actual training offered. These little teasers are very good and well worth your time to learn a few quick and dirty ways of getting more information from your SIEM
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 8.3
Based on 6 answers
It was very well organized and helpful in using the product to the fullest extent. The instructor allowed time for folks who were involved with managed services to receive tuning tips in order to better support their customers. In addition, the course materials were automatically updated when the new version came out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.4
Based on 76 answers
AlienVault USM was a very simple to implement and get up and running. We started with a trial version and had that up and going within an hour of receiving email instructions from the sales engineer. We never had to contact support to get the system up and going. It was extremely easy to convert over to a full license once we started with a paid version.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Smooth without too many major issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AlienVault USM

Splunk's ES is a paid add-on on top of an already pricey product. Finding a MSSP that supports Splunk and isn't a 6 figure annual commitment seems unlikely. LogRhythm did not have a cloud-based solution when we were considering SIEMs. Fantastic product though and have a good MSSP base.Devo did not have a MSSP partner base when we looked. Their product is fantastic too.AlienVault USM has good partners to choose from as well as an affordable cloud model, that's why we chose it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

I wanted to learn a new language that I can quickly master and implement. Splunk is easy, fun to use and best of all, it can be developed in hours not days or weeks. Splunk is fundamentally a programming language that is minimal but yet powerful enough to collect, analyze and visualize data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.3
Based on 3 answers
The AlienVault USM is not very scalable. Some scalability can be achieved by installing additional sensors, but this only offers 500eps per sensor and is still overall limited by the installation type of VM or physical. We have also noticed the EPS (events per second) is rated overall and not towards a single source. A single source on a very healthy VMware partition tops out at 2,000eps for us, no matter how we configure it. Maybe this is a problem of the 5.2 release?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Splunk can scale in to the petabyte per day range which of course is awesome
Rick Yetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AlienVault USM

  • Compliance
  • Threat detection
  • Easy asset management
  • Save on vulnerability scanning
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

  • Overall very positive. It has provided visibility to what is going on within our network.
  • One drawback is the time it takes to get up to speed with the application, but this is up to the user, and Splunk education is excellent.
  • In my field, IT Security, there are few other friends to have in your back pocket better than Splunk. They are just that good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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