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AlienVault USM

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Score 7.5 out of 100

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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

TeamViewer

I could have picked more than 8 for this. I like TeamViewer a lot and
it's been a life saver in many moments, either in my work or my personal
life. I live in a different apart of my family and many times I have to
remote into my mother's laptop, many other programs I tried did not
allow me to get full control over my mother's laptop, when TeamViewer
did.
Marcelo Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault USM
7.2
TeamViewer
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault USM
7.1
TeamViewer
Correlation
AlienVault USM
7.7
TeamViewer
Event and log normalization
AlienVault USM
7.7
TeamViewer
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault USM
6.7
TeamViewer
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
AlienVault USM
6.9
TeamViewer
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault USM
6.9
TeamViewer
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault USM
7.7
TeamViewer

Remote Administration

AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
8.3
Screen sharing
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
8.8
File transfer
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
8.2
Instant message
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
7.8
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
7.7
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
7.0
Over-the-Internet remote session
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
8.8
Initiate remote control from mobile
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
8.0
Remote management of servers & workstations
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
8.6
Remote Active Directory® management
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
8.5
Centralized management dashboard
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
8.2
Session record
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
8.7
Annotations
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
8.6
Monitoring and Alerts
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
8.2
Multi-platform remote control
AlienVault USM
TeamViewer
8.7

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

TeamViewer

  • The platform does not use a lot of system resources both when being used and not being used. This is really good to help not interfere with someone trying to be productive when working on their computer.
  • It is really easy to install from an install standpoint. It doesn't really require much in the way of in-depth configuration to get the platform up and running.
  • It provides timely updates to the platform, whether these be patches, or regular platform updates. Also, updates are pushed down to the desktop platform in an efficient manner, meaning it really doesn't require much on the user's part to be too involved in running these updates.
Dave Dombek | 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

TeamViewer

  • For my/our use, we would be happy to have a less costly version of Team Viewer that would give us remote access only.
  • Two problems that we have experienced have to do with the company itself, and not so much the product: (1) Automatic renewal and they make it (almost) impossible to cancel, unless you contact them at least a month prior to renewal. (2) It is very difficult to reach Customer Service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.5
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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.3
Based on 41 answers
As long as I continue to provide remote support for my clients, it's a no brainier. For what I pay out, I probably make it back tenfold in the ability to provide remote support from wherever and whenever. Not to mention the saved gas money for a fix that only takes 5 minutes but it takes you 20 minutes to get there. As my business continues to grow, and I support more and more clients, my need for TeamViewer will only grow.
Justin Kuhlman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.9
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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.9
Based on 20 answers
I have used it for years but I can easily have someone else install it and be using it within minutes. It’s very intuitive and the information I need from a client is obvious to them so it’s easy to get that information from whoever is operating the client machine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.4
Based on 3 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It's usually without problem, but we have had connectivity issues on occasion.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.3
Based on 3 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The application is built on VNC which is a very stable technology.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.3
Based on 28 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 6.8
Based on 33 answers
I have not needed to contact TeamViewer support much in regards to the software not performing like it is supposed to. The only reason that we contact support is to get the license keys for our updated software. We always get a response in a very reasonable amount of time with the new license keys included.
Jordan Paquette | 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Online Training

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 8.5
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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.9
Based on 2 answers
I have never used the online training either. I have watched a few informational videos that were helpful when learning how to do a specific procedure within TeamViewer and get the most out of the software by utilizing one of the many features that are available with the software. Again, 5 if for neutral.
Jordan Paquette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 6.4
Based on 39 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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Implementation was easy enough that it didn't pose any problems. Training was minimal and the system works right out of the box
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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer is far superior to LogMeIn Pro for file transfers and
remote copy and paste. I believe LogMeIn Pro has the same capabilities, but using
them is awkward and not intuitive. TeamViewer's screen scaling, display quality, and multiple monitor support is far better than LogMeIn Pro and VNC Connect, especially
for large, 4K displays.
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

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've rarely had problems with the product.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AlienVault USM

  • Once you hit the 150 asset mark, you have to jump to their unlimited license. There is no middle ground. We were only 10 or so assets above the 150 so we had to chose to either not monitor those assets or pay the price of the upgrade.
  • AlienVault brings all the information to one place which makes it much quicker to track down problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

  • Before TeamViewer went to a subscription model, its initial high cost paid off over time. While the initial investment was high, the return on it paid off over the course of a couple of years.
  • With the subscription-based model, for a small business, the high cost may not be worth with the investment.
  • For a large business, or a business who relies heavily on remote tech support, the high subscription cost may be worth it.
  • Because TeamViewer is subscription based, a business must calculate how much money it will make on remote support vs. how much TeamViewer actually costs.
  • In my personal business, I have moved to a competing platform as a result of TeamViewer's shift to a subscription - the investment was no longer cost-effective.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

TeamViewer

Pricing Details

AlienVault USM

General

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

AlienVault USM Editions & Modules

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

TeamViewer

General

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

TeamViewer Editions & Modules

Edition
Business50.901
Premium102.901
Corporate206.901
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM
7.6
TeamViewer
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM
6.5
TeamViewer
9.3

Usability

AlienVault USM
6.9
TeamViewer
8.9

Reliability and Availability

AlienVault USM
6.4
TeamViewer
8.0

Performance

AlienVault USM
7.3
TeamViewer
9.0

Support Rating

AlienVault USM
7.3
TeamViewer
6.8

In-Person Training

AlienVault USM
4.5
TeamViewer
5.0

Online Training

AlienVault USM
8.5
TeamViewer
8.9

Implementation Rating

AlienVault USM
6.4
TeamViewer
10.0

Scalability

AlienVault USM
6.3
TeamViewer
10.0

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