About AlienVault USM

AlientVault USM is a cloud-based security platform which helps midsize to large enterprises with risk detection, vulnerability assessment, security monitoring and threat response.

The security platform enables users to collect and detect information such as software services, number of users logged in and the operating system of assets. It comes with an active scanner, which lets users scan for known vulnerabilities, and an intrusion-detection system to conduct file integrity monitoring, gather operating system logs and perform rootkit checking. Further, its behavioral monitoring capability includes netflow information, bandwidth and traffic capture.

Additionally, USM users can participate in the open threat exchange (OTX) threat-sharing network and i...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

12 Reviews of AlienVault USM

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.42 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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February 2018

Ivan from GB Advisors, Inc.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2018

More than just a SIEM

AlienVault USM is ready for making compliance easy, so the value we get as a company is that we make tangible, real progress towards compliance and security management. It also allows to save costs on other tools since it comes with many integrations for every aspect you should take care of as a security administrator.

Pros

AlienVault got it right with the integrations of their product, it makes compliance very handy. They selected the best breed of products to integrate in a single console and make it easy to the customer to become fully compliant, be it PCI DSS, DISA STIG, HIPAA, ISO 27002, etc.

Cons

If you don't keep it "clean," your console might get cluttered. Sometimes it takes too much RAM if the solution was not properly sized, and can cripple performance, especially if you implemented it as a VM, it can take down performance of other VMs at your hypervisor as well.

October 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2019

A Good SIEM Solution with good feature sets, but costs should be a bit lower then .

we wanted to have visibility and insight into our I.T infrastructure.

Pros

Good user interface. A very good vulnerability scanner included.

Cons

costs a it higher with respect to features available. some time integrations can be a bit tricky. Very Limited trial period of only 15 days, Log Point SIEM offers 60 days trial period in comparison. also MacAfee, Solar Winds also provides 30 days trial period which could be extended.

Reasons for Choosing AlienVault USM

AlienVault was shortlisted due to Lower Costs and meeting our requirements

December 2017

Paul from Snap-on Inc

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Machinery

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2017

I've used the Ossim version of this product for about 10 years now. Good for a community SEIM

The free version has been a great help in watching our networks. But it has grown old and needs some major updates to compete with other products.

Pros

It is free. The best free SIEM out there. Possibly the only one. There are a lot of moving parts that are very good at correlating network security events. The product has become very usable and is great for small companies looking for an entry level SIEM.

Cons

Every upgrade is a possible chance for re-building the system. About 80% of the time, the upgrade will break something so badly, you need to re-install and start from scratch. The system slows down considerably when a large number of events are fed in. Their Sales people say the Free version is lightyears behind the commercial version, but from what i can tell, the Free version can be upgraded to the commercial version, so i don't see there being that many differences. The community is weak and there is rarely any input from the developers on the community to help out. So a lot of people try it out and then go somewhere else. While I think it is a great product, it seems to me like it is falling behind in the last few years. There are some more usable and better products in recent years that would make me buy them instead of AV USM.

June 2018

Alejandro from Corporacion Visual Nueva Esparta

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Internet

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2018

Detect everything in your system!!

Pros

-THE PRICE FOR UTILITY IS RIDICULOUS. -THE CUSTOMER SUPPORT, IS QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVE. -Detect back doors, exploit, attacks in real time, is perfect for detect every problem on a server. -Is very easy to use! -Alienvault Is a great tool for detect any threat on your system, is a effective and fast software.

Cons

-These software is only for a big enterprises, the price is good, but it is not for normal people, is expensive, yes, but is a great tool for detect any threat on any system.

July 2018

Jose A from GB Advisors, Inc.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

Integrated Security Platform + Affordable

complete visibility across infrastructure, great help to demonstrate compliance, unauthorized access on network or environment. notifications and reports on security posture of the company

Pros

complete set of security capabilities out of the box Vulnerability Management IDS/HIDS File Integrity Monitoring Behavior Analysis Continuous Monitoring And appart of all that is a SIEM OTX is great for new threats and updates Dynamic and interactive dashboards single pane of glass visibility according to requirements alarms can be set according to the type of incident and priority great compatibility across software and devices vendors to collect logs from Great integration capabilities via APIs Great reporting capabilities predefined schemes to validate and ensure compliance

Cons

Vulnerability management based on Openvas ticketing system can be limited in order to track or escalate it sensors for remote locations or new offices-branches will require a new purchase, so better define future expansions during the subscription before buy so you can consider the right amount of sensors and avoid delays because of that customer support tends to delay things