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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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Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic is great anytime you already have a flat log file that your application uses well, and naturally it does not perform well if your applications or services do not write useful information to their logs. We particularly rely on sumo logic to help with post mortems and root cause analysis as we can look environment wide for log anomalies.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

Pros

  • Up to this point, I have had no issues integrating with a system we currently have in production. while AlienVault stays on top with plugin updates.
  • Te dashboard is very informative when you figure out how to navigate around it and tweaked to your organization needs.
  • Correlation of events is probably my favorite as I normally only need to jump on the AlienVault dashboard to hammer down on network traffic/activity details.
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  • Centralized management, everything can be done from the website.
  • Software upgrades of the collectors, once again all done from the website. Easy to identify out of date collectors
  • Searching and parsing logs. Very easy run a query logs and quantify the data.
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Cons

  • At times I do find navigating the dashboard for very specific functions to be difficult.
  • For entry level security analysts or administrators I feel can get overwhelmed with the amount of data available from a single platform (in a good way)
  • helpful to understand Linux for certain tasks
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  • Report engine takes work to create useable info
  • User interface needs improvement
  • Better training options
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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
Best SIEM out there. Built for the serious security practioner. Has features you would expect in something much more expensive. Product continues to be refined and improved.
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Support

AlienVault USM7.6
Based on 24 answers
Only had to use this once, and they had us back on track in an hour or so. They followed up the day after to make sure all was still working, great team.
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Implementation

AlienVault USM7.1
Based on 37 answers
Anything beyond a vanilla deployment will take a lot of effort.
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Sumo Logic9.0
Based on 1 answer
I was satisfied with the implementation, as at the time, it was the best way to implement the product with the available feature sets in Sumo Logic. User creation and management became more of an issue during continued use, instead of it being an issue related to deploying the product in our environment.
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Alternatives Considered

I recommended Alert Logic, but management was drawn to the much lower price of AlienVault. Alert Logic seems to have a more mature product and has some of these features that have been lacking in AlienVault.
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For use this was a better overall solution for our needs. Between reporting, access and the ability to support an external two-factor solution for controlled access.
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Return on Investment

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  • Less time logging onto systems and combining logs looking for issues resulting in faster diagnoses and resolution.
  • One less system to care and feed for. Hosted solution.
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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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Sumo Logic

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

Sumo Logic More Information