AlienVault USM Anywhere taking cyber security to the outer reaches of space
Scott Holland | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 22, 2018

AlienVault USM Anywhere taking cyber security to the outer reaches of space

Score 9 out of 10
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USM Anywhere (SaaS)

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault USM

We utilize AlienVault USM for the below categories

Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation.
Threat and Malware Detection.
Log Management, Monitoring, and Archiving.
Managed SIEM.
Compliance Monitoring & Reporting

Being able to cover all the above aspects in one screen considerably reduces time and, let's not forget, money to quickly and effectively solve security issues within the company and implement fixes and reports as needed.
  • SIEM - Real time logs allow you to quickly drill down into current issues in your network and filter out any noise
  • Alarms - The alarms page shows all the current environmental awareness on the network and a quick report and ticketing system allows for ease of use. This again saves time and make you more effective at resolving issues and the ability to pass the tickets to the relevant department.
  • OTX - The open threat exchange integrations enables the USM to use all the latest threat indicators to correlate against incoming threats without the need to manually add rules to your USM.
  • Apps - AlienVault integrate with many apps already but there are plenty more to be added to allow further integration with other products.
  • More ability to filter logs form other security platforms
I find it hard to compare AlienVault USM Anywhere as they cover so much with the all-in-one solution but what I will say is that it took less than 2 hours to get the system up and running and collecting threat intelligence and then it was a matter of fine tuning the system. To be able to deploy that fast is a large selling point.
With using the AlienVault USM you can effectively save time and money due to the all in one platform 5 people can now do the work of 20 as no more writing long reports with the PDF report feature its all done by the click of a button. Reporting can also be automated to daily or weekly reports accustomed to your specific needs for instance compliance reports can be generated weekly or monthly and easily downloaded.
AlienVault can be used in in most companies' security arsenal as the aspects it addresses are now more of a "must have" than a "I can do without" in attitude. The ability to quickly spot at network security issue and resolve it before a hacker can utilise the vulnerability allows a proactive approach to company cyber security and will reduce the possibility of a cyber security attack at that company.