An honest AlienVault review
Updated October 16, 2017

An honest AlienVault review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault USM

Our AlienVault was implemented across the organization in order to monitor North/South traffic as well as correlate server logs. It is a combination of a SIEM and an IDS that plays off of each other and provides insight into what is going on with the traffic that is traversing our network.

Pros

  • AlienVault provides great reporting for your CIO.
  • AlienVault dashboards allow you to focus in on what the key alerts are, allowing you to save time and headaches.
  • AlienVault support is extremely helpful.

Cons

  • Designing rules is convoluted and troublesome.
  • Initial scoping of our project was wrong.
  • Training was less than helpful.
AlienVault Unified Security Management is a budget-friendly solution to a typical SIEM implementation. Although it is not as robust and well known as others, my organization decided to purchase AlienVault due to the cost savings and user-friendly interface that is available out of the box. The cost savings allowed us to purchase other equipment that we also needed.
AlienVault is helpful for companies that cannot afford a larger and more robust SIEM implementation. Although it is tiring and troublesome to create rules for the data that you are sending into it, once implemented, the rules work great. Within a few more years AlienVault will become a real contender in the SIEM space.

Using AlienVault USM

Alienvault can easily be summarized quite easily - over-engineered. The UI is convoluted, requiring too many steps to perform simple day to day and menial tasks. The amount of work that is necessary to set up simple alarms is irritating. I wish that they provided more out of the box functionality and require less user configuration for these simple alarms.

Comments

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