AlienVault USM Anywhere - A One-Man-SOC
June 24, 2019

AlienVault USM Anywhere - A One-Man-SOC

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

USM Anywhere (SaaS)

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault USM

AlienVault is used by the cybersecurity unit of the organization to monitor and correlate security logs from other systems within the organization. Also, AlienVault acts as a log management system or repository of logs for the organization. We chose AlienVault as it is one of the few SaaS-based SIEM in the market and it was in line with our organization’s direction of going with a cloud-based solution.
  • Cloud based solution which minimises the need to maintain additional on premise servers.
  • Among the cheapest SIEM solution on the market with features comparable to the other bigger players.
  • Great dashboard and UI which makes it super easy to use.
  • Packed with many features and integrates with many major off the shelf brands.
  • The SaaS based model makes the pricing very dependent on the storage capacity subscribed to. Compared to other on premise solutions, it can be really hard to deal with once the log storage has reached or maxed out the monthly storage capacity.
  • After AT&T took over Alienvault, their customer service has deteriorated and they don’t give as much care as they did earlier with their customers.
  • After AT&T took over, the product pricing has been increasing steadily and soon this solution may not be as affordable as it used to be.
AlienVault was the cheapest solution compared with the competition and had similar or better features. Also, the SaaS based solution made it easy to deploy the solution without the need to maintain additional servers on premise. It was very easy to use and had a great UI which made it very easy to manage a SIEM in a one-man-SOC fashion.
Great UI and ease of functionality makes it easy to use and get up to speed with. Does not require coding knowledge to create rules and filters, compared to its competitors.

Using AlienVault USM

Very user friendly and easy to use solution.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Adding assets into the system
  • Creating rules and filters
  • Easily integrates with a number of other well known vendors