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AlienVault USM

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM is well suited for any small/medium businesses as well as big corporations. The reporting and dashboard alone are something I always look for in a USM because it makes it easier for me to gather and find the information I am required to have. If detailed reports are what you are looking for or an easy-to-navigate dashboard this is the software for you.
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

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

Pros

AlienVault USM

  • Log analysis, both syslog and AWS cloud trail, and searchability/reporting is actually better than most of our other related tools: All of our systems send log information using rsyslog to our AlienVault USM system. AlienVault is able to alert us of many issues with minimal configuration, including adding/removing users to sensitive groups, creating or removing resources such as EBS volumes, S3 buckets, or security groups.
  • AWS loadbalancer traffic/log analysis: AlienVault automatically identifies threatening IPs or entries that match suspicious traffic patterns.
  • The ability to search the many logs AlienVault collects in a way that even novice users can follow is super valuable. Logs can be quickly sorted by source, log type, and/or keyword searches. There have been many occasions where we were able to find non-security related issues due to the simple yet advanced search abilities of AlienVault. This has led to the challenge of deciding when and how long to allow non-security personnel access for troubleshooting.
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

  • Trend Micro Deep Security quarantines and removes malware from VMs in out virtual environment. I have tested this out myself several times using the Eicar test virus file, and I have found many times reported in the Deep Security dashboard malware that was quarantined.
  • Deep Security actually provides us visibility to the state of anti-malware and file integrity protection of our VMware environment. It provides the infrastructure administrators and administrators peace of mind by giving us real-time data, visual and otherwise, into the state of our virtual infrastructure.
  • Deep Security is particularly good at notifying administrators of any issues with protected VMs. The dashboard is very customizable and provides the admin with multiple widgets to make viewing components of the dash extremely useful from an operations perspective.
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Cons

AlienVault USM

  • While there are many features, many of them are not very advanced. Vulnerability scanning as an example is extremely simplistic and almost unusable for an enterprise organization. It's just enough to get a program off the ground.
  • Cloud-only deployment model (SaaS) may not fit all organizations. Not all organizations are "cloud friendly".
  • Reporting capabilities out of the box are lack luster. Vulnerability management reporting as an example does not include a single canned report.
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

  • 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 USM

AlienVault USM 1.9
Based on 14 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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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

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Usability

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.5
Based on 34 answers
The product once properly configured seems to offer a wealth of information but has it's issues. I feel that the initial setup/ installation should include technical support to get up and running. My personal experience from the configuration as installed indicates that the network adaptors are not properly configured to read information. The network ports where configured to only ready 1/2 the network?? So having help to get the system up and running should be part of the initial purchase.
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

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Support

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.6
Based on 24 answers
I have not had a single issue with the alienvault support staff. Any issue or question that we had, especially in the beginning during the installation phase the support staff was readily available via phone and email to help us. I am very happy with the decision we made to go with alienvault.
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

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Implementation

AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM 7.0
Based on 37 answers
Initial implementation was okay, but we should have gone on the one week course first as an understanding of the features and what to look for would have been of great use. This is especially relevant when fine tuning and correlating events and creating parsers.Once set up the system is pretty resilient and adding in configuration is quite an easy process. We only had on the odd few occasions had to progress any set up problems to tech support.There are also some great whitepapers and set up articles on AlienVault's website support.
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

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Alternatives Considered

AlienVault USM

I evaluated SolarWinds SEM and it was impressive and did a great job, but AlienVault USM had more reporting tools and data collection retention. I also preferred the setup of the AlienVault dashboard. I found it was easier to set up rules and data collection points with AlienVault. SolarWinds has a great product but I ultimately chose AlienVault USM because of the extra features it offered.
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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

I have begun looking at other solutions that are in the same space as Trend Micro Deep Security. However, I am not comfortable yet in this because I don't have the confidence in their application. CrowdStrike in all fairness has an excellent reputation, but I do not believe it ties in with VMware the way Deep Security is able to integrate with our virtual infrastructure. I am very confident in Deep Security's position against other solutions.
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Return on Investment

AlienVault USM

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Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

  • 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

Trend Micro Deep Security for the Hybrid Cloud

General

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

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