AlienVault's no Alien
December 04, 2015

AlienVault's no Alien

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault Unified Security Management

AlienVault Unified Security Management is used in our organization by the information technology department to meet regulatory compliance, specifically both HIPAA and PCI. The most critical problems it addresses are the needs for storing and reporting on centralized logs and host intrusion detection system information for our servers storing electronic protected health information (ePHI).

Pros

  • Reporting.
  • HIDS (specifically registry monitoring).
  • Multi-vendor Integration.

Cons

  • GUI seems slightly cluttered; especially for manager (high level overview) access.
  • Some plugins require significant work to install and configure on the backend
As previously stated, a major selling point of AlienVault was the price point. When we started this project, we were only looking at centralized logging solutions such as Splunk. However, when we found that AlienVault met our compliance needs from that prospective and could do so much more than the base Splunk for some much less in terms of a capital expenditure, we were sold.
The primary reason our organization purchased AlienVault was the pricing point. It is significantly cheaper that many of its competitors but doesn't skimp on any of the features. Clearly, lots of time and effort is put into the product. There are even recompiled Windows agents for the HIDS modules.

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