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AlienVault USM

328 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

Trend Micro Deep Security

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Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

In my organization's scenario, the on-premise appliance provides great value as we are a small company with site inter-connectivity. Where I am not too sure of is how exactly the product scales with very large networks with separate Windows and network domains.
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Trend Micro Deep Security

Hypervisor based agentless security this product excels at. It provides thorough protection for your VM's. The web filtering product that comes with it also does a great job filtering out malicious websites from being accessed by users with a very user friendly prompt that they are going to a website which has been found to be malicious. This is particularly useful when it comes to VDI.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

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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  • Agentless Security
  • Immediate protection upon boot
  • Central Management Console
  • DSVA easy deployment
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Cons

  • Even though the AlienVault documentation is good, I would like to see documentation on security strategy. This product is focused on smaller companies that may not have a security admin so simple general practice strategy would be helpful.
  • This may be repetitive, but documentation on what to do or how to interpret alarms would be helpful. For example, what are the varying degrees of response to a nmap port scan.
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  • Agent based security on Desktop/Laptop and error reporting is very difficult to maintain.
  • Support is very slow to respond and resolve issues.
  • Price point is on the higher end in the agentless marketplace.
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Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM9.0
Based on 13 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.
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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
They have helped resolve a lot of issues, but then there are cases where I am referred to look at documentation for open source components maintained by parties outside of AlienVault.
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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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Alternatives Considered

Did not look at many, but cost was a big driver for me, along with ease of setup and use
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We selected trend micro to take the AV scans and filtering out of the hands of the Windows and Linux vm's we have deployed and move it to the hypervisor level. This has led us to be able to deploy only a single DSVA per host and can protect all VM"s that are on that hosts. This has allowed for more time being spent on other priority security tasks.
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Return on Investment

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  • Once setup it provides easy AV installation and management in a virtual enviroment.
  • Agentless allows for no boot storms in a VDI enviroment
  • Trend notifier on the VM's give the users the visibility that they are protected and also can be used on software inventory systems to show that the VM's are protected even though the real protection is at the hypervisor level.
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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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Trend Micro Deep Security

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