Great Product, Great Value
October 29, 2018

Great Product, Great Value

Jason G | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Software Version

USM Anywhere (SaaS)

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault USM

As a product-agnostic Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), AlienVault USM is one of several SIEM solutions we utilize in our Security Operation Center (SOC). We deploy, manage, and monitor the solution for other clients, and we use it for ourselves. As do most SIEMs, AlienVault allows us a central location to monitor the cybersecurity of an IT environment. It's impossible to avoid 100% of attacks, so after setting up defenses, the next best thing is to have 24/7 eyes-on-glass to be able to quickly respond to incidents as they happen.
  • AlienVault USM Anywhere has a modern, user-friendly, and intuitive GUI, making it easy to use.
  • AlienVault USM Anywhere is a cloud-based solution that is easy to deploy and easy to scale as well.
  • On top of having built-in support with several technologies, AlienVault USM Anywhere has an API that allows you to develop additional plugins if necessary.
  • Although they use machine learning, the algorithms that they use are graph-based. Their AI/ML capabilities could be improved a bit.
  • The solution provides some compliance reports, but it does not generate reports with information such as... how many of what type of event happened this month. You can see this information on the dashboard, but it would be nice to be able to generate a report automatically.
Of the many SIEM solutions that I have worked with in the past, AlienVault USM Anywhere has the best value. In my opinion, it is not the best of the best that one can afford, but if you are looking for a good balance between price and performance, then AlienVault USM Anywhere is for you.