25th Century Security on a 20th Century Budget
Updated August 30, 2017

25th Century Security on a 20th Century Budget

Danny Santiago | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

USM Version 5.1.1

Modules Used

  • Sophos UTM, SonicWall

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault USM

We were looking for a solution to enhance our security standing. We quickly found more than a few eager providers willing to help us with this challenge for the right price. The problem was that price was WAY too high for our market and budget as well almost every product we found was little more than an expensive tool for a security technician. We wanted to avoid hiring a new staff member and having to worry about keeping them up to date with expensive training and paying for expensive tools. We found AlienVault through SpiceWorks and began investigating. From there we discovered how badly we needed this product. During the proof of concept we discovered an active breach attempt. Once we purchased AlienVault Unified Security Management we discovered two additional active breach attempts on our most mission critical systems. We have been able to patch, resolve and plug every hole we have found and feel infinitely more secure. We never had visualization into the network like this before and never would have with the competing vendors. I will never work in an environment again that does not have AlienVault.
  • Visualization into your network traffic!
  • Simplifies the complicated and scary!
  • Gives you a warm and secure feeling over your environment.
  • Provides real time analysis and view into your security.
  • Creating Filters and Rules will come easier with time but they currently have some room to grow.
  • Integration with existing security and new security products.
  • With all AlienVault has done to improve my network I haven't gotten a raise yet - Not really AlienVault's fault but they could write a letter about how awesome I am.
Splunk is a great tool for someone who wants to work with nothing but Splunk every day and nothing else. I wanted a product and tool that let me do my job without an additional four years of college and five hours a day. I found that in AlienVault. Fifteen minutes a day to review my environment and a few extra minutes handling problems that may arise. AlienVault is the way to go. Try the proof of concept and see for yourself. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
I recommend AlienVault to every..... literally everyone.

AlienVault USM Implementation

Fast and Easy. Immediately able to start detecting threats and vulnerabilities. What I didn't understand was easily explained by the skillful implementation staff.

Using AlienVault USM

I tried out other SEIM engines and have to say AlienVault beat them all and went beyond. Their simple to use and read interface as well as updated analytics makes doing my job easy. Not only did I catch active breaches but were able to stop them before any data was lost. That was just during out trail of the AlienVault USM product. Support has been amazing as well as the sales staff. I can't imagine running a datacenter with AlienVault there to help me sleep at night. Thank You AlienVault. You not only made my team look like rock stars we feel like it too!