Alien Vault USM - one tool for simplified security compliance management
December 04, 2015

Alien Vault USM - one tool for simplified security compliance management

Chris Niesen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault USM

We are a managed services provider and a managed security services provider (MSP & MSSP) using AlienVault USM to provide security services to our clients. AlienVault USM helps our clients meet or exceed regulatory compliance requirements regarding Asset Discovery, Vulnerability Management, Threat Detection, Behavioral Monitoring, Security Intelligence and Reporting. The AlienVault USM provides our MSSP division a single pane of glass which drastically eases the burden of managing multiple clients.
  • AlienVault USM automatically correlates audit log data with security intelligence to identify policy violations.
  • Provides a solid security awareness to IT environments.
  • If you can get a log or event sent to the USM server, you can generate any alerts or emails, self healing remediation scripts etc. Very Cool feature!
  • The vulnerability scanner provides solid and little known information about assets.
  • I thought I'd mention that most organizations forget that any security tools always need someone to manage them. Any tool needs constant care and feeding. This tool minimizes and simplifies the daily care and feeding into a manageable security tool set.
  • AlienVault USM is not an approved PCI ASV (PCI approved scanning vendor).
  • The VPN setup and configuration could be made simpler and easier to configure. Configuration of VPN needs to be added to the web management UI.
If you are looking for an easy, turn key all in one solution, this is your best option. Other products have many different solutions stitched together, but only Alien Vault Unified Security Management has been able to take the best of breed open source security tools and integrate them together beautifully.