Great solution, but you still need the skills to use it
July 26, 2016

Great solution, but you still need the skills to use it

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

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault Unified Security Management

Currently, AlienVault is being used in the IT department to gather logs and correlates their data. The AlienVault automatically alerts use of any problems or equipment that might need remediation. It address the concerns of IT missing something due to the fact that there isn't enough staff, training, or time to look through these logs individually.
  • Correlates data to find threats on the network
  • Scans equipment for vulnerabilities and provides information on how to remediate
  • Provides easy to read reports
  • The AlienVault does not have a plug-in for our particular brand of network switch. Therefore, it cannot read those logs properly and detect threats internally in our network.
  • There's no easy way to automate updates
Unfortunately, I have not used any similar products.
AlienVault is great for correlating and retrieving the logs of your network devices. It correlates them to a threat database to see try and determine if there are any active threats on your network. It is also very good and scanning your devices for vulnerabilities and providing you with easy to understand ways to remediate those vulnerabilities. It is a DETECTION solution, not a PREVENTION solution. You must take actions yourself based on the data it provides.