AlienVault USM With Little Previous Security Software
November 17, 2015

AlienVault USM With Little Previous Security Software

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault Unified Security Management

AlienVault USM is being used by us as a SIEM solution, first and foremost. We are shipping a variety of log files to the AlienVault USM from sources like our servers, switches, routers, firewalls, and basically anything that can send out syslog messages. It parses the log files and correlates them together for us automatically so that we have a visibility that random log review cannot provide. Additionally, we like the added features of vulnerability scanning, up time monitoring, NetFlow, and both network and host based IDS. The combination of solutions that reside together inside AlienVault USM was incredibly attractive to our company.
  • Log correlation
  • Network and Host IDS
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Certain reporting is difficult to use
  • Availability monitoring is not customizable
We did not find another solution that had as much to offer as AlienVault USM. We wanted to use several different parts of the overall AlienVault USM package, so it was very clear to us that it was the only solution that would work for us.
Assuming that you can take advantage of all the different solutions inside AlienVault USM, it's an attractive package. If you already have a different monitoring or vulnerability scanner, for example, the other parts of AlienVault USM may not be enough to justify the cost. However, when you take advantage of all the different parts of AlienVault USM, the product really shines.