Comprehensive monitoring and reporting for your large environments
June 05, 2019

Comprehensive monitoring and reporting for your large environments

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

USM Anywhere (SaaS)

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault USM

We use AlienVault to monitor our on-prem and cloud environments for vulnerabilities and questionable activity. AlienVault is generally only used by IT staff at our company. It's great for monitoring and reporting and has a lot to offer in the way of making sure your company is ready for that IT audit.
  • It is exceptional at finding vulnerabilities in workstations and servers.
  • The reporting is simple, yet powerful.
  • Detailed alerts to IT staff has been extremely helpful in identifying threats.
  • Would like to use AlienVault to effectively find vulnerabilities in users' workstations, however, each machine is identified by IP instead of the computer name. Not DHCP friendly.
  • Not really a con, but it seems to collect ALL of the events that occur in your environment(s). There are ways to filter those events out, but without setting up rules, it can very easily become overwhelming.
  • Quite pricey.
We found AlienVault to best suit our environment and provide the level of detail that we needed to not only secure our environment but to help us prepare for IT asset audits. It has VMWare, O365, and Meraki integrations which we use in our office and we required software that could monitor them all effectively.
AlienVault is great when your company has a large number of assets both on-premises and in the cloud. It provides tons of useful views and information to help you isolate issues and it makes tracking down vulnerabilities across a large environment very easy. Definitely recommended for large businesses, but is probably too large of an investment for an easily manageable small IT environment.