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AT&T AlienVault USM Valuable Features

JT
Owner at ThatsIT Consultants

In terms of monitoring, my best feature would be the monitoring of components across the network. It monitors the respective nodes and any new node that comes onto the network and provides reports. The reporting dashboards are really helpful for management in terms of making decisions around patch management.

It is an all-in-one package. In terms of the selling points, to the best of my knowledge, it has eight different selling points or eight features, and they're all interlinked, which most of the infrastructure setups here do not have. They have separate systems for monitoring the networks. So, USM can cater based on those eight capabilities.

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DL
Solutions Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

We're using it more for reporting, that's all. We're using it to help our customers to pass any kind of audits that they receive.

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John Stanford - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Architect / Network Team Leader at ICE Consulting. Inc.

The reason why we went with AT&T AlienVault USM, was because we liked their reporting capability a little better than some of the other ones we evaluated; however, the biggest draw for us was how AT&T has their MSP program set up. In most cases, you have to buy a certain number of either agents or sensors which are, more or less, the program. With an MSP, our clients don't have to buy any — there are no minimum requirements. Alien Vault provided us with really good worksheets to detail the number of sensors needed when we are in negotiations with prospective clients. We can also use them to determine the number of devices that are going to be monitored, and how we can tailor the customer setup based on what the customer requirement is.

The other big selling feature for us was its integration capabilities with all the other security-based products, not just security-based, but application settings in general. It works with Google Drive, Gmail, and Microsoft 365. It also works with different antivirus software from Proof Point to Okta — all of the different pieces of applications that we normally provide as a best practice to our clients. This software can interact with them all and pull the event data and the security data from all of these different applications, and more.

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DO
Principal DevOps Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees

AlienVault's reporting is good. I like that vulnerability assessment is part of the solution, and the UI is intuitive. Also, the overhead is low, which is to say we don't need a dedicated SOC team to manage and analyze things constantly. We're a small company that doesn't have those resources.

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Sergey Kornienko - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Department at BAKOTECH LLC

The solution has excellent compliance and has good incident response.

There are multiple tools for information security. The solution includes all the latest advances on the network and host intrusion detection systems.

The out-of-the-box features are great. You don't have to jump to different consoles as everything is right there. Everything from a security standpoint can be handled via one screen.

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Francis Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
Coordinator de Servicios  at MAINT

I like that AT&T AlienVault USM is deployed on cloud, because the previous solution, the all-in-one solution wasn't, so we had a lot of problems with the all-in-one solution. Either the database was corrupted, or there was a large delay in the appliance. With AT&T AlienVault USM being on cloud, all of those problems disappeared.

Another feature I like about the solution is the ability to add apps. It's a really good feature.

AT&T AlienVault USM is a very intuitive tool, especially for analysts. It's easy to use.

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SH
Solutions Architect - Team Lead at a computer software company with self employed

The SIEM, security information management is very, very good. Basically, it's great at analyzing the logs of our servers.

The setup is very easy and straightforward.

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MF
Chief Operating Officer / SR. Project Manager at SCS

The most valuable feature is threat intelligence. Their community is a very helpful tool and I think it's one of the values of AlienVault.

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HH
Operation Manager at Checksum Consultancy

Asset discovery and vulnerability scanner are good features. The integration between this solution and OTX, which is an AlienVault platform for Open Threat Exchange, is also a valuable feature. It is also quick and easy to deploy, so you can quickly engage with a customer's environment.

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Seyed Afzouni - PeerSpot reviewer
DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

AT&T AlienVault USM is good for ELK Stack, the user experience is great because of its architecture. The ELK has a great performance and it has very good speed in the search and Kibana. Additionally, the visuals and dashboards and very nice and customizable.

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Alaa Mady - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at a insurance company with 51-200 employees

The solution has all the features that we need, however they do not work correctly.

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MH
Team Lead & Principal Software Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The vulnerability manager and the file integration are very good.

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Buyer's Guide
AT&T AlienVault USM
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about AT&T AlienVault USM. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
607,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.