Easy, Efficient, Smart, and Incredibly Time-Saving
June 05, 2019

Easy, Efficient, Smart, and Incredibly Time-Saving

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

Software Version

USM Anywhere (SaaS)

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault USM

AlienVault USM Anywhere has enabled our firm to centrally manage our cybersecurity posture. We appreciate the in-depth insight into our information systems and love the interactive customizable GUI. The platform rulesets are easy to configure and we enjoy the variety of free training offered by AlienVault. Other SIEM's we tried seemed too overtly complex or dysfunctional, and the simplicity of AlienVault USM Anywhere is much welcomed in a world where products and tools all fight for the "simplified user experience" badge.
  • Monitoring and Alerting.
  • Visual display of all information security-related events and actions.
  • Detailed alarms for suspicious events.
  • Incorporation of the MITRE ATT&CK framework.
  • Automatic updates for AV agents. Currently, we have to manually redeploy an agent in order to apply the latest update... this takes precious time.
  • More detailed insight into identified vulnerabilities from the internal scanning tool.
  • Incorporation of SOC 2 - Type II compliance template - similar to the templates for PCI DSS and ISO27001.
We just wanted a product that would work. After having spoken to other SIEM providers, we selected AlienVault due to the ease of installation and simplicity of operation. Other providers had overtly complex systems requiring the bundling of several other services we did not require but were required in order for the product to work. AlienVault was very transparent in system requirements to run the platform and we enjoyed that the sales reps came onsite to our office for an in-person demo and Q&A session.
AlienVault does a spectacular job when demonstrating our internal security procedures to third-party auditors and compliance/security teams. It is nice being able to simply click a button and show all the assets in our cloud-environment along with a high-level overview regarding several compliance requirements for PCI DSS and ISO 27001. In the past, all this evidence would have to be manually generated but it is amazing how AlienVault bundles all the relevant information into a customizable report.