Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault Unified Security Management
We use AlienVault to help increase the security of our network. We are using it primarily in the corporate area of our network. AlienVault helps us to provide a more secure network with the limited resources that we have. We require a solution like AlienVault to help us attain the level of security we need on our network.
- User Friendly
- Cost Effective
- Comprehensive solution
- User interface is easy to use but not always intuitive
- Need to use command line to get some settings setup
- High pressure sales team, make sure to ask questions
I researched a fair number of unified security management solutions. At the end of the day, AlienVault won because of the price, it was a VM to install on one of our hosts (thereby eliminating the hardware cost for us) and because it was recommended by the team we are working with to gain PCI compliance certification.
AlienVault is great when looking for a solution to help manage attaining PCI compliance, log management and deep scanning of the network. Included in your purchase is the ability for a third party to assist in the setup of the device, this has been most helpful.
It's hard for me to think of a scenario where AlienVault is not appropriate unless you already have a product that does the same thing.