AlienVault USM: one of the best SIEMs
August 14, 2019

AlienVault USM: one of the best SIEMs

Stacey Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

USM Appliance (On-Premises)

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault USM

I was put in charge of getting our company NIST-800 compliant and one of the requirements of compliance is to have a security information and event management (SIEM). The company that did our gap analysis highly recommended the AlienVault USM and after a bit of research and reviews, I decided to move forward with AlienVault. I was very impressed with how simple it was to deploy as a virtual machine and how robust the interface is. This USM does everything and more. I can't wait to delve deeper into the functionality of the dashboard. The support team is also very responsive and very knowledgeable of the product.
  • The detailed reporting it provides
  • Simple to deploy and install
  • Great dashboard
  • Excellent tech support
  • Offer more free training courses, either on-demand or scheduled webinars.
I evaluated SolarWinds SEM and it was impressive and did a great job, but AlienVault USM had more reporting tools and data collection retention. I also preferred the setup of the AlienVault dashboard. I found it was easier to set up rules and data collection points with AlienVault. SolarWinds has a great product but I ultimately chose AlienVault USM because of the extra features it offered.
AlienVault USM is well suited for any small/medium businesses as well as big corporations. The reporting and dashboard alone are something I always look for in a USM because it makes it easier for me to gather and find the information I am required to have. If detailed reports are what you are looking for or an easy to navigate dashboard this is the software for you.