OpenSource for the Win!
September 21, 2022

OpenSource for the Win!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Security Onion

Security Onion has been the best platform we found to use for alerting, hunting, and tracking of various security vulnerabilities. It is OpenSource and supported by a community of like minded users. The GUI is straight forward and easy to work with. There is even the ability to use an appliance from Security Onion, though we have not had a need to use it yet.


  • GUI
  • Support
  • Easy of use


  • Requires Linux
  • Training
  • Case Creation
  • Detectioin Engineering
  • Dashboards
  • Makes Alert Triage easier to handle
  • Analysis of threats simple
Other vendors may have a more robust solution but for our needs, Security Onion was the one to move forward with. We have tested some of the others but the cost of those platforms makes the ROI not as desirable. There is a learning curve with Security Onion but it is worth it for the value provided.

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Security Onion works well for setting up within a Linux environment. This brings a new platform to run and maintain though. The application its self has helped to keep track of logs and vulnerabilities in the environment. Alert triage and case creation is simple to start and follow through to the end.


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