A review of AlienVault USM
March 25, 2019

A review of AlienVault USM

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

USM Appliance (On-Premises)

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault USM

Ailienvault USM was used by our law firm to monitor for security threats, vulnerabilities and reconnaissance. We wanted to legally protect ourselves by employing security products that were robust enough to withstand a legal challenge in the event we were compromised and AlienVault USM fit those requirements.
  • AlienVault is great at providing a single dashboard to view into all of your security products in one place
  • Alienvault has a powerful intrusion detection system
  • Alienvault does a great job of collecting security data from a hundreds of different sources/vendors
  • Alienvault is complicated. To install and configure it properly you will need to be a seasoned security professional. I am a Sys Admin guy and I needed help.
  • Alienvault USM can be a bit too "chatty" , alerting you to so many things out of the box it seems like a full time person is needed just to manage the alerts. It takes a while after implementation to finally get the alerts down to the correct level.
  • Alienvault USM "Plug Ins" are sometimes a little flaky
I have not used any product like Alienvault USM in the past. Before getting Alienvault I just managed the security systems independently.
Alienvault USM is well suited for anyone looking to aggregate all of there security systems into one place. You should have a seasoned Security person on staff to manage it though, because its complicated. Its not suited for smaller businesses without a dedicated security person on staff.