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AlienVault USM

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlienVault USM

Since AlienVault is a versatile tool, having versions for various cloud providers as well as virtualization frameworks, it adheres to the most diverse scenarios. Another strong point to be highlighted is how the company is constantly improving the product. AlienVault is famous for the effort the company puts behind the tool, and it is being improved constantly by adding new resources.
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I think Tripwire IP360 is suited for any environment as long as the leadership is willing to support the outcome.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

AlienVault USM
7.3
Tripwire IP360
Centralized event and log data collection
AlienVault USM
8.0
Tripwire IP360
Correlation
AlienVault USM
8.0
Tripwire IP360
Event and log normalization
AlienVault USM
8.0
Tripwire IP360
Deployment flexibility
AlienVault USM
7.0
Tripwire IP360
Custom dashboards and views
AlienVault USM
6.0
Tripwire IP360
Host and network-based intrusion detection
AlienVault USM
7.0
Tripwire IP360

Pros

  • AlienVault enables integration with external technologies, thereby broadening its scope and possibilities.
  • AlienVault has a dashboard customization and reporting scheme that makes it flexible to query your data, allowing you to model the tool according to your needs.
  • AlienVault will make you forget the need to consult some information on AWS Cloudtrail. It extracts the data from there and delivers in a much more efficient way.
  • With a single tool you can monitor your cloud and on-premises environment.
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  • I find the Tripwire IP360 reporting features extraordinary. I can run various audit and inventory reports at any point since the inception of the tool. For example, I can execute a report on the history of an asset, which establishes a baseline and can be used to support many security objectives.
  • Scan scheduling. This feature allows the tool to run independently without human intervention. I don’t have time to manually run scans of different departments. Therefore, I schedule all my audits and check the report the next day. This has worked brilliantly for 3 years now.
  • Automated update of the vulnerability rules. Automatically updating these rules and binding them to the scans preserves the tool relevancy during audits
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Cons

  • I would like to see an interface that is more menu driven. For example a method that allows me to drag and drop the items I would like in an adhoc report based on local machines that are attempting to connect to sites beyond our network that are blocked by our firewall.
  • I would like to see a more robust connection to our SonicWall, having two devices in the same rack that must be configured independently is some times a pain to fine tune.
  • I would like to see additional help files built that allow users to work with the Alienvault without attending formal training.
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  • I’d like to see IP360 have the ability to discover additional security appliances such as PaloAlto and Fortinet appliances.
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Likelihood to Renew

AlienVault USM9.0
Based on 13 answers
It is a very well built software and solution for meeting our cybersecurity needs. The staff is always very well responsive with any issues that we have and it is perfect for satisfying FINRA's cybersecurity regulations.
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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
Support was initially slow but once engaged resolution was fast and efficient.Additional support on other topics was also resolved under the same initial call which helped rather than closing the call off and starting again.Further check backs were carried out before the case was closed so support was very useful throughout.
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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

If you look at AlienVault USM, you will have to look at OSSIM too. For very small enterprises with limited budget or no budget at all, OSSIM might be a good alternative, it is the free version of AlienVault USM, but that means you are on your own with it. Another competitor is definitively GrayLog as it provides a very good interface and is easy to use, plus it is using ElasticSearch as its data store. As stated previously, the ELK stack (ElasticSearch Logstash Kibana) is a good alternative too, but not ready to use off the shelf, nor an all-in-one solution. In fact, the components used by AlienVault, such as OpenVAS, OSSEC, Suricata, etc are its biggest competitors at the same time, but only if you make the effort to run each of the as an independent solution. In return you get a maximum of flexibility and full power over your solution.
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I chose Tripwire IP360 because of its flexible reporting features
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Return on Investment

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  • The biggest impact Tripwire has had in the organization is risk reduction. Since the inception of the tool our vulnerabilities have been reduced by 40%.
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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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Tripwire IP360

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

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