451 Group Report: AlienVault USM - A Security Operations Center for the SMB
“AlienVault's USM is tailor-made for the needs of the security-savvy SMB. It offers affordability, and a comprehensive and ever-increasing feature set powered by the respectable AV Labs and Open Threat Exchange.” In this analyst report, Javvad Malik of The 451 Group, reviews AlienVault's SMB- focused approach to SIEM and discusses the competitive landscape.
The Value of Crowd-Sourced Threat Intelligence
As an industry, we need a threat-sharing solution that allows IT practitioners to achieve preventative response by learning about how others are targeted, and then employ the right defenses to avoid becoming a target themselves. With this goal in mind, AlienVault created the Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX™) as an open information sharing and analysis network that provides real-time, actionable threat information submitted by over 8,000 contributors in more than 140 countries.
Practitioner’s Guide to a SOC
This guide is intended to provide a technical audience the core information necessary to evaluate the security controls essential to establishing a Security Operation Center (SOC). This guide will provide a solid understanding of what data a SOC needs to be able to effectively operate and what methods can be used to gather that data.
OSSIM vs Commercial Products
AlienVault believes in an open and collaborative approach to security. Based on OSSIM, the de facto standard open source SIEM created by AlienVault, the AlienVault Unified Security Management solution (USM) is well-suited to companies of all types and sizes. Our open source solution is a full-featured product, but may lack the full component of features and serves larger organizations require. Find out which AlienVault product works best for you.