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We performed a comparison between AlienVault OSSIM and Trellix ESM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed AlienVault OSSIM vs. Trellix ESM Report (Updated: March 2024).
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"Microsoft Sentinel enables you to ingest data from the entire ecosystem and that connection of data helps you to monitor critical resources and to know what's happening in the environment.""What is most useful, is that it has a good connection to the Microsoft ecosystem, and I think that's the key part.""Mainly, this is a cloud-native product. So, there are zero concerns about managing the whole infrastructure on-premises.""It is easy to implement (turn on) - does need a skilled analyst to develop queries and playbooks.""There are some very powerful features to Sentinel, such as the integration of various connectors. We have a lot of departments that use both IaaS and SaaS services, including M365 as well as Azure services. The ability to leverage connectors into these environments allows for large-scale data injection.""The Log analytics are useful.""The Identity Behavior tab furnishes us with the entire history linked to each IP or domain that has either accessed or attempted to access our system.""The automation rules and playbooks are the most useful that I've seen. A number of other places segregate the automation and playbook as separate tools, whereas Microsoft is a SIEM and SOAR tool in one."

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"You pay monthly for the solution. I think it's one of the best products. If you compare with other companies, like LogRhythm, etc., the top 8 or 10 CMs, I think Alien Vault has the best price-performance ratio.""The solution is free to use.""The threat alerts it gives me from time to time on harmful code within the network, or if they are generating any network traffic, are very useful.""You can customize the dashboards as well as the reporting.""AlienVault OSSIM is an enterprise solution that sells easily. It is rated highly by organizations.""The threat policies of the solution are always very advanced and the best in the market. They are very persistent in terms of keeping up with security protocols.""The most valuable features of AlienVault OSSIM are vulnerability assessment, network intrusion detection system, response to critical events, and awareness of the whole network.""Its user-friendliness is the most valuable. It is very easy to use and explore. The dashboard is very well packaged and integrated. You don't have to spend a lot of time in configuring it and checking out the RPM etc. It is also free and very powerful."

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"The most valuable feature for us is that it comes with many correlations, reports, and dashboards already available. It's also very easy to use.""It is a good central viewpoint for issues. These can then be investigated in more detail on the subnet server(s)/endpoints.""The most valuable feature is for the security operation center because it provides visibility of all traffic within the company infrastructure.""I rate the tool's deployment an eight out of ten. The deployment is completed in two days.""The most valuable feature is the correlation rules.""It enables us to detect malicious threats, issues, or vulnerabilities in our network.""It has performed well and delivered the results that I have been looking for.""The support I have received from the vendor has been great."

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"They can work on the EDR side of things... Every time we need to onboard these kinds of machines into the EDR, we need to do it with the help of Intune, to sync up the devices, and do the configuration. I'm looking for something on the EDR side that will reduce this kind of work.""While I appreciate the UI itself and the vast amount of information available on the platform, I'm finding the overall user experience to be frustrating due to frequent disconnections and the requirement to repeatedly re-authenticate.""I would like to see more AI used in processes.""If I can use Sentinel offline at home and use it on a local network, it would be great. I'm not sure if I can use Sentinel offline versus the tools I have.""Microsoft Defender has a built-in threat expert option that enables you to contact an expert. That feature isn't available in Sentinel because it's a huge product that integrates all the technologies. I would like Microsoft to add the threat expert option so we can contact them. There are a few other features, like threat assessment that the PG team is working on. I expect them to release this feature in the next quarter.""They should integrate it with many other software-as-a-service providers and make connectors available so that you don't have to do any sort of log normalization.""Sometimes, it is hard for us to estimate the costs of Microsoft Sentinel.""The reporting could be more structured."

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"AlienVault OSSIM is costly.""AlienVault OSSIM gives unwanted notifications.""AlienVault OSSIM on-premise version is more difficult to implement than the cloud version. Additionally, they should add integration between several different environments at once and improve their online knowledge base.""The solution needs more integration with cyber intelligence systems.""The correlation engine needs to be improved.""It's under heavy traffic. If you have heavy traffic, the system is slow.""The initial setup was a bit complex. You've got to do a lot of reading. It's not an intuitive implementation.""When comparing AlienVault OSSIM to other solutions it looks a bit outdated. Additionally, they need to improve their integration."

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"We acquired the IBM product because McAfee is slightly confusing to use, and it's broader.""It is not a very advanced solution, and it is for very generic use cases. It cannot cope with the advanced requirements that we're going to have. For example, for multiple authentication failures, it is still based on Windows events for detecting multiple login failures, whereas other companies are going beyond and working on implementing two-factor authentication. It is time to correlate the two-factor authentication results with authentification failures, which is not happening with McAfee ESM. The performance of the tool should be improved because it is very slow. The data display on the console is very slow in McAfee ESM. Its data storage is still old-fashioned, and it should be improved and upgraded to the latest versions. They have to come up with some new ideas to match what other leaders in the same domain are doing. For example, in Splunk, when you search for information for the last 60 days or five months, it quickly shows the information, but that is not the case with McAfee. The results should be quicker and faster on the console. They should integrate some additional features such as User Behavior Analytics (UBA) and automation. The threat intelligence part should also be improved on McAfee.""Tech support is required each time there is a system update of the solution.""Update to user interface from version 9 is cosmetic in some aspects, and after a few clicks you are back on the old interface.""There are some banking and transactional cases that are local, South America transactions. I would like to see them add features that can be used locally, to make those transactions more reliable.""There should be support for multitenancy in the product.""The user interface could be more user-friendly.""It cannot integrate with our Next-Generation Firewall and few applications such as Cisco ACI."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It comes with a Microsoft subscription which the customer has, so they don't have to invest somewhere else."
  • "It is a consumption-based license model. bands at 100, 200, 400 GB per day etc. Azure Sentinel Pricing | Microsoft Azure"
  • "Good monthly operational cost model for the detection and response outcomes delivered, M365 logs don't count toward the limits which is a good benefit."
  • "I have had mixed feedback. At one point, I heard a client say that it sometimes seems more expensive. Most of the clients are on Office 365 or M365, and they are forced to take Azure SIEM because of the integration."
  • "It is kind of like a sliding scale. There are different tiers of pricing that go from $100 per day up to $3,500 per day. So, it just kind of depends on how much data is being stored. There can be additional costs to the standard license other than the additional data. It just kind of depends on what other services you're spinning up in Azure, or if you're using something like Azure log analytics."
  • "I am just paying for the log space with Azure Sentinel. It costs us about $2,000 a month. Most of the logs are free. We are only paying money for Azure Firewall logs because email logs or Azure AD logs are free to use for us."
  • "Sentinel is a bit expensive. If you can figure a way of configuring it to meet your needs, then you can find a way around the cost."
  • "Azure Sentinel is very costly, or at least it appears to be very costly. The costs vary based on your ingestion and your retention charges."
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  • "AlienVault pricing is the best. Whatever cost you are paying, you are getting a return on every penny... It's not like your IBM, your QRadar, or Splunk, where the cost is too high."
  • "The solution is open source, so it's free to use."
  • "OSSIM is free."
  • "The licensing fees for the non-community edition are paid on an annual basis, and there are no costs in addition to this."
  • "AlienVault OSSIM is free."
  • "We are using the community version, which can be used for free."
  • "We are using a free version of the solution. If you purchase a license there are more features available but the price is a little high. The solution should be cheaper to allow more customers to be able to afford it."
  • "The price of AlienVault OSSIM is too high sometimes for us to present to our customers. The price should be lower. We are on a three-year license to use the solution. We had to pay extra for the support."
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  • "You should buy the distributed option instead of the all-in-one for environments with more than 1000 end points."
  • "We pay for our licensing fees on a yearly basis, and there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "The cost is dependent on the customer's environment and requirements."
  • "The pricing is good, and they are competitive compared to providers such as RSA and IBM QRadar."
  • "The cost is all included. The finance department handles the financial part, and we mostly don't get involved in it."
  • "We renew our license annually."
  • "McAfee is the right choice for a low-budget solution."
  • "The price is good. It's moderate. We follow a pay-as-you-go model. There are different models available, and they can also be monthly. You can choose monthly or yearly. It's very flexible. If our existing customers exceed the current plan, you can just call McAfee and get it extended."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Yes, Azure Sentinel is a SIEM on the Cloud. Multiple data sources can be uploaded and analyzed with Azure Sentinel and… more »
    Top Answer:It would really depend on (1) which logs you need to ingest and (2) what are your use cases Splunk is easy for… more »
    Top Answer:We like that Azure Sentinel does not require as much maintenance as legacy SIEMs that are on-premises. Azure Sentinel is… more »
    Top Answer:The tool's security detection is good. It helps us with login tracking and generating reports. We aim to identify… more »
    Top Answer:AlienVault OSSIM is expensive compared to its competitors.
    Top Answer:AlienVault OSSIM gives unwanted notifications.
    Top Answer:The solution's technical support is great.
    Top Answer:The product is slightly expensive. They offer some discount on the purchase of a certain number of nodes. They should… more »
    Top Answer:The integration capabilities of Trellix ESM with SaaS solutions are an area of concern where improvements are needed… more »
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    McAfee ESM, NitroSecurity, McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
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    Microsoft Sentinel is a scalable, cloud-native, security information event management (SIEM) and security orchestration automated response (SOAR) solution that lets you see and stop threats before they cause harm. Microsoft Sentinel delivers intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across the enterprise, providing a single solution for alert detection, threat visibility, proactive hunting, and threat response. Eliminate security infrastructure setup and maintenance, and elastically scale to meet your security needs—while reducing IT costs. With Microsoft Sentinel, you can:

    - Collect data at cloud scale—across all users, devices, applications, and infrastructure, both on-premises and in multiple clouds

    - Detect previously uncovered threats and minimize false positives using analytics and unparalleled threat intelligence from Microsoft

    - Investigate threats with AI and hunt suspicious activities at scale, tapping into decades of cybersecurity work at Microsoft

    - Respond to incidents rapidly with built-in orchestration and automation of common tasks

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    AlienVault OSSIM, Open Source Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), provides you with a feature-rich open source SIEM complete with event collection, normalization and correlation. Launched by security engineers because of the lack of available open source products, AlienVault OSSIM was created specifically to address the reality many security professionals face: A SIEM, whether it is open source or commercial, is virtually useless without the basic security controls necessary for security visibility.

    Make your organization more resilient and confident with Trellix Security Operations. Filter out the noise and cut complexity to deliver faster, more effective SecOps. Integrate your existing security tools and connect with over 650 Trellix solutions and third-party products.

    Sample Customers
    Microsoft Sentinel is trusted by companies of all sizes including ABM, ASOS, Uniper, First West Credit Union, Avanade, and more.
    Council Rock School District
    San Francisco Police Credit Union, Wªstenrot Gruppe, Volusion, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Government of New Brunswick, State of Colorado, Macquarie Telecom, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Cologne Bonn Airport
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Insurance Company15%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm8%
    Transportation Company8%
    Media Company8%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Educational Organization69%
    Computer Software Company6%
    Financial Services Firm4%
    Company Size
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise17%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business8%
    Midsize Enterprise73%
    Large Enterprise19%
    Buyer's Guide
    AlienVault OSSIM vs. Trellix ESM
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about AlienVault OSSIM vs. Trellix ESM and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
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    AlienVault OSSIM is ranked 16th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 8 reviews while Trellix ESM is ranked 17th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 8 reviews. AlienVault OSSIM is rated 7.4, while Trellix ESM is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of AlienVault OSSIM writes "An easy-to-scale open-source solution used for monitoring events on devices ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Trellix ESM writes "Provides visibility of all the traffic within the company infrastructure". AlienVault OSSIM is most compared with Wazuh, Elastic Security, USM Anywhere, Splunk Enterprise Security and Fortinet FortiSIEM, whereas Trellix ESM is most compared with ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), IBM Security QRadar, LogRhythm SIEM, Splunk Enterprise Security and Fortinet FortiSIEM. See our AlienVault OSSIM vs. Trellix ESM report.

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