USM for AWS offers best solution on the market.
Updated May 26, 2017

USM for AWS offers best solution on the market.

Alexi Carey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault USM

We are using AlienVault Unified Security Management for AWS to meet our PCI compliance for Intrusion detection, vulnerability scans, and problems that might occur. It is being used for all our servers that fall within PCI compliance. It addresses the problem of finding a product that can easily interface with Amazon's AWS servers and load balancers.
  • Once your Instances are set up to log to CloudWatch, setup is extremely easy in USM interface.
  • USM for AWS is great at logging every kind of event that Windows servers log.
  • USM for AWS facilitates user management to provide access to events for different user levels.
  • USM for AWS is very slow to load. It can take up to 2 minutes to load some of the pages.
  • Alarms need email notification.
  • The interface caches information forcing the user to hard refresh their browser every time they want to wait.
  • AWS for USM hides assets sometimes making it difficult to see what is being tracked.
AWS for USM is the first intrusion detection system and vulnerability scan software tool we have used.
It is very appropriate if you need a solution for AWS that is affordable. AlienVault also has great support and they are very helpful with setup. These are key if you have not used an IDS before with AWS. AlienVault's technicians are very knowledgable and helpful. If there are features that you need to develop, they will help you.

AlienVault USM Implementation

I have been satisfied with the service and the AWS for USM product. I am a bit concerned about the changing of product to the USM Anywhere and its price structure. I am hoping that we can keep our current price structure without any hidden costs. Other than that the sales team has worked very hard to give us a comparable price to the AWS for USM product. I also hope the the USM Anywhere is easy to use but has the same FIM features. Regardless, The USM team is extremely helpful, attentive and persistent. I would recommend them to anyone needing a product like theirs but was not concerned about price.