AlienVault USM Anywhere
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November 27, 2019

AlienVault USM Anywhere

Score 6 out of 10
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USM Anywhere (SaaS)

Overall Satisfaction with AlienVault USM

Our organization provides multiple security services to clients. These services fall into three broad categories: Offensive consulting services, such as penetration tests and vulnerability assessments; Defensive consulting services, like digital forensics and incident response; and security operations, which consist of continuous network and endpoint security monitoring and threat detection. AlienVault USM is one of the many solutions used to perform security operations for our clients.
  • AlienVault USM is simple and easy to deploy. Sensors can be deployed in as little as 15 minutes through the setup wizard.
  • The USM UI is easy to understand. I've trained multiple analysts who are able to perform their duties on their first day, in part because of USM Anywhere's ease of use.
  • Top-notch built-in compliance templates and reporting features.
  • Filtering using built-in search statements is difficult to pick up and run with.
  • When creating custom rules for reports, there can be too many options, and often have little use for the task at hand.
  • You sometimes need product-specific knowledge, like AlienVault field names, to find the information you're after.
AlienVault USM Anywhere enables our organization to detect and respond to security threats that would otherwise go unnoticed.
AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) Anywhere is a cloud-based security information and event management solution that provides effective and affordable threat detection, incident response, and compliance management capabilities.

USM Anywhere is well suited to mid-size enterprise environments operating in the cloud. USM Anywhere is also well suited to enterprises whose operations teams require easy deployment and management. Last, USM Anywhere is considered a highly affordable option compared to competitors.

USM Anywhere lags competitors in several areas, such as application monitoring, database monitoring, and integrations with third-party solutions such as cloud access security brokers (CASB), DAM, DAP, and DLP.