We performed a comparison between LogRhythm SIEM and USM Anywhere based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Features: Users praised LogRhythm SIEM for its user-friendly centralized dashboard, strong integration capabilities, and event-filtering capabilities. USM Anywhere is highly regarded for its extensive reporting capabilities, thorough vulnerability assessment, seamless file integration, and user-friendly management features. LogRhythm SIEM has the potential to improve its SOAR and NDR features, platform stability, and MDI integration. LogRhythm users requested expanded log storage, better load balancing, and streamlined search capabilities. USM Anywhere users have suggested improvements in self-service plugin management, database optimization, and third-party threat intelligence integration.
Service and Support: LogRhythm SIEM was generally praised for its helpful and knowledgeable support, although there have been occasional delays and knowledge problems. Some users say that USM Anywhere's customer service is knowledgeable and responsive, while others have faced delays and incomplete answers.
Ease of Deployment: LogRhythm SIEM's setup is considered to be straightforward. However, it is more time-consuming and complex for enterprise deployments involving multiple components or vendors, and users often require assistance from professional services or LogRhythm-certified engineers. The initial setup for USM Anywhere is generally considered to be straightforward if the user has technical knowledge. Vendor assistance is also available during the deployment phase.
Pricing: LogRhythm SIEM’s license typically includes all elements. However, enterprise customers may encounter complexities related to additional features and add-ons. USM Anywhere is seen as more cost-effective than premium solutions like IBM QRadar and Splunk, with pricing considered reasonable and relatively low.
ROI: LogRhythm SIEM has proven to be highly valuable, delivering a significant ROI by reducing the mean time to detect and respond. USM Anywhere has garnered favorable feedback regarding its ROI.
"One of the most valuable features of Microsoft Sentinel is that it's cloud-based."
"The initial setup is very simple and straightforward."
"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."
"We’ve got process improvement that's happened across multiple different fronts within the organization, within our IT organization based on this tool being in place."
"The solution offers a lot of data on events. It helps us create specific detection strategies."
"What is most useful, is that it has a good connection to the Microsoft ecosystem, and I think that's the key part."
"Sentinel pricing is good"
"Its inbuilt Kusto Query Language is a valuable feature. It provides the flexibility needed to leverage advanced data analytics rules and policies and enables us to easily navigate all our security events in a single view. It helps any user easily understand the data or any security lags in their data and applications."
"One of the main features that I like about LogRhythm NextGen SIEM is that there are a lot of pre-built pieces. Like with our AV, we didn't have to tell it how to read the logs; they already had it pre-made. So, we essentially just had to follow their guide to get the logs imported in and set up some rules for it. We've only had to manually create the parsing rules for a few of our vendors so that we could interpret the logs correctly. Most of them had already been pre-created for us."
"The most valuable features of the solution are network monitoring, user behavior analytics, and log collection."
"I like LogRhythm's ease of use. The solution has improved compared to previous versions. It had many issues before, like integration, the console, creating reports, false positives, etc. The AI engine has made it stronger in the latest version."
"NextGen SIEM's best feature is how it presents logs."
"LogRhythm's GUI is easy to explore. We also like other features, such as its integration with other security solutions, log correlation, and the deployment of use cases."
"As a SIEM, probably the best feature is that it can be tuned effectively. There are very few SIEMs out there that can be effectively tuned to provide you with meaningful information and not be overwhelmed."
"The most useful feature that I've found so far is the search function. I like all the different ways you're able to search through metadata and the different ways you're able to correlate or search through logs to find out what's going on."
"Technical support has always been helpful."
"What I find the most valuable about USM Anywhere is its compliance. It shows a list of all the administrators logged on and does it quite well. There are no whistles and bells, it's reliable and simple to use."
"The most valuable features of AT&T AlienVault USM are the ease of management and knowledge of what is on the network of my customers. It's easy to understand the problems, and management our alarms and events."
"Our main focus was intrusion detection, alerts, and correlation. It's easy to use AlienVault and integrate it with other alert tools because it includes lots of connectors. Either the tool is already there, or AlienVault will write an API for us if they don't have a connector for the solution that is providing the logs."
"Easy to use, scalable, stable, and very intuitive platform that provides protection against security threats."
"The most valuable feature in AT&T AlienVault USM is the reporting."
"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."
"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."
"The vulnerability manager and the file integration are very good."
"The solution could be more user-friendly; some query languages are required to operate it."
"Everyone has their favorites. There is always room for improvement, and everybody will say, "I wish you could do this for me or that for me." It is a personal thing based on how you use the tool. I do not necessarily have those thoughts, and they are probably not really valuable because they are unique to the context of the user, but broadly, where it can continue to improve is by adding more connectors to more systems."
"In terms of features I would like to see in future releases, I'm interested in a few more use cases around automation. I do believe a lot of automation is available, and more is in progress, but that would be my area of interest."
"If you're looking to use canned queries, the interface could be a little more straightforward. It's not immediately intuitive regarding how you use it. You have to take a canned query and paste it into an operational box and then you hit a button... They could improve the ease of deploying these queries."
"For certain vendors, some of the data that Microsoft Sentinel captures is redacted due to privacy reasons."
"It has been a challenge with Azure Sentinel to onboard the Syslog server from FortiGate. Azure Sentinel can work better on that shift between the Syslog server and a firewall."
"Given that I am in the small business space, I wish they would make it easier to operate Sentinel without being a Sentinel expert. Examples of things that could be easier are creating alerts and automations from scratch and designing workbooks."
"It could have a better API to be able to automate many things more extensively and get more extensive data and more expensive deployment possibilities. It can gain some points on the automation part and the integration part. The API is very limited, and I would like to see it extended a bit more."
"One of the challenges of the SIEM for the LogRhythm 7 platform is the amount of time it takes to bring new log sources into the MDI."
"In terms of blind spots, we are looking for more improvements since we don't have visibility over everything."
"The initial setup is not so easy because it is quite a process."
"Better integration with different services is needed, as there are quite a few platforms that we use that don't integrate very smoothly with LogRhythm."
"The user interface needs improvement. The more the user can slide around and know what's going on, the better it will be."
"The console installation is an area with a shortcoming in the solution that needs improvement. If LogRhythm SIEM can offer a web console, it would be great."
"There is room for improvement with separate running sources or better integration."
"LogRhythm's SOAR and NDR features don't stack up well against competitors. maybe integrating theme functionality as the other do. But in general, it's okay."
"The reporting and dashboards have room for improvement."
"Adding a parsing interface for the customers would make AT&T AlienVault USM better."
"Sometimes the log is unclear, and the report is a bit ambiguous."
"The AT&T AlienVault USM is okay, but the relational database is not very good for large amounts of data. For example, many logs cannot be processed. It has been very slow for the queries and some data which are large, it is not very good in this case."
"I've been told that AlienVault doesn't have a full version of NES running in there, but I'm not sure if that's accurate or if my engineer made it that way. I'm not sure he was completely honest either because we had NES in the environment before. Those tools could be improved because AlienVault is a SIEM, and it added all these other features."
"I think plugin management should be self-service on AlienVault USM. The other product is self-service but on the USM side. You have to submit a ticket then AT&T creates and updates the plugins."
"USM Anywhere relies a lot on the community putting the data in. Often, you'll right-click on the attack, but nothing will be found. That's a weakness of it."
"AT&T AlienVault USM can improve searchable data. It should be available for more than 90 days. If you need more than 90 days of data, you have to put a request and they give you raw data, which is not easy to search. A good addition would be to allow users to search data older than 90 days."
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.
LogRhythm SIEM Platform is an award-winning platform in security analytics. With more than 4,000 customers globally, LogRhythm SIEM is an integrated platform that helps security operations teams protect critical infrastructure and information from emerging cyberthreats. Ultimately, LogRhythm SIEM is an integrated set of modules that contribute to the security team’s fundamental mission: rapid threat monitoring, threat detection, threat investigation, and threat neutralization. LogRhythm SIEM is for organizations that require an on-premises solution and offers:
● Streamlined workflow
● Secure data access
● Real-time visibility
● A unified user experience
● Management customization
Security information and event management (SIEM) solutions have been evolving for over a decade; their core functionality still acts as the most effective foundation for any organization’s technology stack. A SIEM solution enables an organization to centrally collect data across its entire network environment to gain real-time visibility into activity that may pose a risk to the organization. SIEM technology addresses threats before they become significant financial risks while simultaneously helping better manage an organization’s assets.
LogRhythm SIEM has many key features and capabilities, including:
● High-Performance Log Management: LogRhythm SIEM offers structured and unstructured search capabilities which allows users to swiftly search across an organization’s vast data to easily find answers, identify IT and security issues, and troubleshoot issues. Users can efficiently process and index terabytes of log data daily.
● Network and Endpoint Monitoring: Forensic sensors allow users to gain deep visibility into endpoint and network activity. Users can see behavioral anomalies and better respond to incidents.
● SmartResponse™ Automation: LogRhythm SIEM allows users to centrally execute pre-staged actions that automate incident investigatory tasks and responses.
● Automated Machine Analytics: LogRhythm SIEM's AI Engine continuously analyzes all collected security incidents and forensic data. Security teams are delivered precise, real-time intelligence about risk-prioritized threats.
● Case and Security Incident Management: LogRhythm SIEM offers an integrated workflow so that threats don’t slip through the cracks. Collaboration tools help centrally manage and track investigations.
● User and entity behavior analytics (UEBA): Embedded deterministic UEBA monitoring helps protect against insider threats.
● Security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR): LogRhythm SIEM includes our embedded SOAR solution to increase efficiency and higher-quality incident response with low mean time to response (MTTR).
Benefits to Using LogRhythm SIEM
● The platform offers great value to security and IT operations. Users have the ability to map their security and IT operations to existing frameworks such as NIST and MITRE ATT&CK.
● The platform offers broad integration across security and IT vendors: Users benefit from support for integration with hundreds of security and IT solutions. In turn, this further extends SIEM capabilities and data collection.
● The platform provides compliance adherence, enforcement, and reporting: The prebuilt compliance modules automatically detect violations as they occur and remove the burden of manually reviewing audit logs.
Reviews from Real Users
LogRhythm SIEM stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to be customized and its quick performance of queries.
Jason G., a senior cybersecurity engineer, writes, "I have found the Advanced Intelligence Engine has provided the most value to us because we can customize alarms based on our requirements and have created hundreds of alarms that notify different people for different scenarios."
Andy W., principal consultant at ITSEC Asia, notes, “LogRhythm SIEM covers all our primary security analysis needs. It makes it easier for us to analyze threats and improves our response times. It's a versatile platform that performs queries fast compared to other SIEM solutions.”
USM Anywhere centralizes security monitoring of networks and devices in the cloud, on premises, and in remote locations, helping you to detect threats virtually anywhere.
LogRhythm SIEM is ranked 7th in Log Management with 29 reviews while USM Anywhere is ranked 13th in Log Management with 13 reviews. LogRhythm SIEM is rated 8.0, while USM Anywhere is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of LogRhythm SIEM writes "Helps with productivity, reduces administrative overhead, and offers useful dashboards". On the other hand, the top reviewer of USM Anywhere writes "A very scalable solution with vulnerability management that helps avoid weaknesses, but needs broader compliance management capabilities". LogRhythm SIEM is most compared with Splunk Enterprise Security, IBM Security QRadar, Wazuh, Fortinet FortiSIEM and Graylog, whereas USM Anywhere is most compared with Wazuh, AlienVault OSSIM, Splunk Enterprise Security, IBM Security QRadar and Fortinet FortiSIEM. See our LogRhythm SIEM vs. USM Anywhere report.
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