AlienVault in Gartner MQ for SIEM

January 9, 2019 | Amy Pace
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Gartner just released their 2018 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), which we’re once again excited to be part of!

Our inclusion in the Gartner SIEM MQ is further validation that our unique, unified approach to threat detection and response continues to resonate.  Many continue to struggle with increasingly advanced threats, expanding attack surfaces, and a growing list of compliance requirements -- all with less IT staff, time, and money.

Since the beginning, AlienVault has taken a different approach to SIEM. We’ve sought to eliminate the main two barriers inherit to traditional SIEM offerings -- cost and usability.

Let’s face it, when it comes to most SIEM purchases, companies are left holding the bag for a very expensive “solution,” which they now have to try and make work. That’s like buying a new car, but only getting the frame and a box of engine parts — then being told some assembly required if you actually want to drive the car (and if you’re wondering about the tires, those are extra too). AlienVault set out to change this when we launched our Unified Security Management® (USM) solution.

Our goal has always been to make it as simple as possible for IT and security pros to quickly detect threats, efficiently respond to breaches, and manage compliance. This meant going beyond SIEM to deliver complete threat management, out-of-the-box -- no additional product purchases necessary, no convoluted licensing models, and no complicated integrations required.

We’ve stayed true to that goal with USM Anywhere™, our SaaS platform that seamlessly combines the essential security capabilities organizations need, while removing the administrative overhead they don’t. We appreciate that Gartner calls out AlienVault USM’s straightforward implementation -- two words you rarely hear when it comes to SIEM! Our simplified approach to SIEM and threat management is further evidenced by the fact that 46 percent of our customers are detecting threats on day one!

Moreover, our extensible SaaS architecture and growing “galaxy” of AlienApps allow us to rapidly deliver new features and functionality, including powerful, built-in response automation and orchestration with third-party IT and security technologies. Not only does this allow our customers to capitalize on existing investments, it saves valuable time and effort by enabling them to bring more of their security monitoring tools into USM’s single pane of glass -- without any daunting integration work!

And We’re Just Getting Started . . .

As we continue our evolution to AT&T Cybersecurity, we’re harnessing the power of one of the world’s largest cybersecurity operations.

 “Okay, but what does this mean?” you ask. 

 It means we’re now delivering a unique combination of people, process, and technology to not only help you better detect and respond to threats, but also mitigate and manage ongoing risks. We’ll also continue to enrich our threat intelligence (now augmented with AT&T threat data), and improve the USM Anywhere platform, delivering new capabilities that simplify and automate your critical security processes, improve your security and compliance posture, and outpace the ever-evolving threat landscape.

More to come . . .

Amy Pace

About the Author: Amy Pace
Amy is a Principal Product Marketing Manager at AlienVault. She has over 15 years of hands-on experience in information technology and security, holding lead roles in Sales Engineering, Technical Sales Enablement, Product Management, and Product Marketing. Prior to joining AlienVault, she worked at NSS Labs, heading up the Product Marketing team for their cloud security platform.
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