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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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Webroot SecureAnywhere

It works well for the company and love that it is centrally managed on the web. Being able to create policies and assign per individuals Webroot client is awesome. So easy to use and the support is awesome!
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

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

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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  • Webroot checks all search result links and delivers warnings or approvals to users. This means Webroot is thorough and assists to keep users familiar with any potential problem sites.
  • Webroot is easily activated as a Chrome or browser extension to ensure ease of access.
  • Webroot monitors activity and will send updates to the IT department to keep them privy of any potential problems.
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Cons

  • Vulnerability Scanner reporting: The reporting from the integrated scanner (OpenVAS) are really difficult to read. They could have done a better job by scraping the report or creating a custom report from the data of the scan. However, leaving the default report template from OpenVAS makes the report somewhat useless.
  • Sometimes the local integration fails because of the scope of the tool. Let me elaborate on that: The OpenVAS scanner has certificated that expire within a year, and that makes the USM fail scans if you don't renew certificates yourself. They should have made them last at least 10 years. Same with Nagios, sometimes the integration fails and one doesn't know why unless you jailbreak it and find out in the logs for sure.
  • They do not provide a standalone installation of the product, because they modified so much the Linux distribution, that it must always be deployed as a virtual machine or appliance, but not on your own server.
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  • Webroot seems a heavy step in the way of keeping Apple computers safe. There are potential security issues when working with Macs, but as always, careful internet use should result in no problems. I do recognize that most people are unfortunately unaware of how to avoid malicious threats online, but careful training can avoid needing many features provided by something like Webroot.
  • Webroot extensions on internet browsers would slow down searches on Google and other sites by about 50% or more. It's fairly negligible, as you can learn patience with the software, but it does add time to your work. When you are doing a lot of searching online, I don't think it's outrageous to say Webroot makes things annoying and frustrating. Especially when accessing sites Webroot believes to be harmful when they are totally fine to access.
  • The biggest issue with Webroot is its interaction with video editing software. We had a few instances where its backend processes would interact with some of our third-party plugins, resulting in non-functioning applications and other issues. This is a very specific issue, which I realize, but it was a huge detriment to the team.
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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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Webroot SecureAnywhere10.0
Based on 6 answers
Webroot makes it easy to renew your subscription (as I already have done so for the past few years!) and I have always had no issues with their customer service. Great company, great people, and great product.
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Usability

AlienVault USM7.2
Based on 33 answers
We have been using AlienVault USM Appliance for nearly 3 years. The power and flexibility of the device for IPS and IDS is amazing. We are able to identify threats and stop them before damage can be done.
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Webroot SecureAnywhere10.0
Based on 1 answer
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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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Webroot SecureAnywhere10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation

AlienVault USM7.1
Based on 37 answers
Implementation is easy but having easy access to support and professional services is a great help. Getting it up and running is very easy, getting it configured for your specific environment does take a little more work, when you run into any issues support or your professional services provider is always there.
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Alternatives Considered

We looked at a number of other products besides AlienVault. Most of them were software packages that had OK reviews, but would have been costly to implement and time-consuming to maintain. AlienVault was an all-in-one appliance, though it comes in a virtual machine that you can run as well. We chose the USM because of our virtualization resources were getting pretty tight at the time we chose AlienVault, and we prefer hardware appliances.
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I think that the AV clients are more light weight than the others which makes running on older slower computers more manageable. Also Cloud manamgenet is a huge, huge plus.
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Scalability

AlienVault USM6.3
Based on 3 answers
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Webroot SecureAnywhere10.0
Based on 1 answer
Ease of implementation across various devices is easy and efficient regardless of scale. Whether it is 5 devices or 500 the product continually proves its the best in its class.
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Return on Investment

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  • Centralized management reduces desk-side support.
  • Webroot is priced very competitively in the market.
  • In a world where phishing is more prevalent, it's a hard sell to "buy" AV when free and included AV works well.
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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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Webroot SecureAnywhere

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

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