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SIEM and Log Management

AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) goes beyond traditional SIEM software with all-in-one security essentials and integrated threat intelligence so you can accelerate threat detection in your cloud, hybrid cloud, and on-premises environments.

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Go Beyond SIEM with Unified Security Management

Single-purpose SIEM software and log management tools provide valuable security information, but often require expensive and time-consuming integration efforts to bring in log files from disparate sources such as asset inventory, vulnerability assessment, and IDS products. Once you have the data, you then must research and write correlation rules to identify threats in your environment. These challenges multiply as you migrate workloads and services from on-premises infrastructure to public cloud environments.

For today’s resource-strapped IT teams, the time and expense required to deploy a SIEM seriously delays their time to threat detection, and thus, return on investment.

Unlike other SIEM software, AlienVault® Unified Security Management™ (USM™) combines powerful SIEM and log management capabilities with other essential security tools—including asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, and intrusion detection—to give you centralized security monitoring of your cloud, hybrid cloud, and on-premises environments–all from a single pane of glass.

With USM, you can start detecting threats in your environment from Day One. That’s because USM is shipped with an extensive and continuously growing library of correlation rules researched and written by the AlienVault Labs Security Research Team. This team of seasoned security experts tracks emerging threats in the wild and continuously updates USM with the latest security intelligence, so you have an always-up-to-date security monitoring platform.

See the Advantages of All-in-One Security Essentials Versus Traditional SIEM

  • Save Time and Money in Integrating Multiple Third-Party Security Tools
  • Start Detecting Threats on Day One with Pre-Written Correlation Rules
  • Get Continuous Security Intelligence Delivered from AlienVault Labs

Discover a Smarter Way to Prioritize Your Incident Response

  • Use the Kill Chain Taxonomy to Quickly Assess Threat Intent and Strategy
  • Remediation Recommendations and Noise Reduction Help You Work More Efficiently

Investigate Threats Deeper with Advanced Security Analytics

  • Search and Analyze Security Data in Highly Granular Ways
  • Dive Deep into Alarms with Unified Asset, Vulnerability, and Event Data

Stay Vigilant with Threat Intelligence Updates from AlienVault Labs

  • Receive Updated Correlation Rules and Threat Analysis Researched and Written by AlienVault Labs Security Research Team
  • Leverage Community-Sourced Actionable Threat Intelligence from the Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX™)
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See the Advantages of All-in-One Security Essentials Versus Traditional SIEM

Traditional SIEM software solutions promise to provide what you need, but the path to get there is one that most of us can’t afford. Traditional SIEM solutions collect and analyze the data produced by other security tools and log sources, which can be expensive and complex to deploy and integrate. Plus, they require constant fine-tuning and rule writing.

AlienVault USM provides a different path. In addition to all the functionality of a world-class SIEM, AlienVault USM also includes the essential security capabilities in a single platform with no additional feature charges. Our focus on ease of use and rapid time to benefit makes USM the perfect fit for organizations of all shapes and sizes.

Features:

AlienVault USM

Traditional SIEM

Management:

Features: Log Management
AlienVault USM: Yes
Traditional SIEM: Yes
Features: Event Management
AlienVault USM: Yes
Traditional SIEM: Yes
Features: Event Correlation
AlienVault USM: Yes
Traditional SIEM: Yes
Features: Reporting
AlienVault USM: Yes
Traditional SIEM: Yes
Features: Trouble Ticketing
AlienVault USM: Built-In
Traditional SIEM: $$
(3rd-party product that requires integration)
Security Monitoring Technologies:
Features: Asset Discovery
AlienVault USM: Built-In
Traditional SIEM: $$
(3rd-party product that requires integration)
Features: Network IDS
AlienVault USM: Built-In
Traditional SIEM: $$
(3rd-party product that requires integration)
Features: Host IDS
AlienVault USM: Built-In
Traditional SIEM: $$
(3rd-party product that requires integration)
Features: Netflow
AlienVault USM: Built-In
Traditional SIEM: $$
(3rd-party product that requires integration)
Features: Full Packet Capture
AlienVault USM: Built-In
Traditional SIEM: $$
(3rd-party product that requires integration)
Features: File Integrity Monitoring
AlienVault USM: Built-In
Traditional SIEM: $$
(3rd-party product that requires integration)
Features: Vulnerability Assessment
AlienVault USM: Built-In
Traditional SIEM: $$
(3rd-party product that requires integration)
Additional Capabilities:
Features: Continuous Threat Intelligence
AlienVault USM: Built-In
Traditional SIEM: Not Available
Features: Unified Management Console for security monitoring technologies
AlienVault USM: Built-In
Traditional SIEM: Not Available

Discover a Smarter Way to Prioritize Your Incident Response

The promise of SIEM software is particularly powerful—collecting data from disparate technologies, normalizing it, centralizing alerts, and correlating events to tell you exactly which threats to focus on first. Unfortunately, achieving and maintaining the promise of SIEM is time-consuming, costly, and complex.

AlienVault USM centralizes all the security capabilities you need plus a graphical alarm dashboard that utilizes the Kill Chain Taxonomy to focus your attention on the most severe threats.

For each alarm in USM, you have a complete view of threat evidence: attack methods, related events, source and destination IP addresses, as well as remediation recommendations in a unified view, so you can investigate and respond to threats faster. USM works to reduce noisy alarms and false positives, making your work more efficient.

The Kill Chain Taxonomy in USM

USM breaks out attacks into five threat categories to help you easily identify attack intent and threat severity, based on how threats interact with your environment.

  • System Compromise – Behavior indicating a compromised system
  • Exploitation & Installation – Behavior indicating a successful exploit of a vulnerability or backdoor/RAT being installed on a system
  • Delivery & Attack – Behavior indicating an attempted delivery of an exploit
  • Reconnaissance & Probing – Behavior indicating a bad actor attempting to discover information about your network
  • Environmental Awareness – Behavior indicating policy violations, vulnerable software, or suspicious communications

Investigate Threats Deeper with Advanced Security Analytics

When an incident happens, you need immediate 360° visibility of the actors, targeted assets, exploitable vulnerabilities on those assets, methods of attack, and more. USM delivers all this data in a unified console with rich security analytics, so you can instantly get the context you need to make fast, effective decisions.

Search and Analyze Events

In USM, all relevant security data is available at your fingertips with intuitive search and filter capabilities, making incident investigation a fast and efficient process. In USM, you can easily:

  • Search events to identify activity and trends
  • Apply filters to find more granular data
  • Sort by event name, IP address, and more
  • Create, save, and export custom data views
  • Examine raw log data related to alarm activity
  • Access OTX pulses and “in the wild” security information

Unified Security Visibility of Assets, Events, and Vulnerabilities

For every alarm raised in USM, you can drill down to see the related assets, vulnerabilities, events, and much more from a single consolidated view. All-in-one unified security management means that you can:

  • See all alarms and events per asset
  • Know if your vulnerabilities affect high-priority or business-critical assets
  • Correlate vulnerabilities with malicious activities
  • Drill down in an alarm to see the individual events that triggered the alarm
  • View forensics data about what triggered events

Stay Vigilant with AlienVault Labs Threat Intelligence Updates

One of the most significant challenges to securing your environment is having the knowledge required to identify vulnerabilities, prioritize which are the biggest threats to your environment, and then remediate any issues found. While many tools provide an initial set of vulnerability signatures, keeping them up to date and developing new ones is often up to the user. You have little time to research new threats and develop vulnerability intel, especially when securing your environment isn’t your only responsibility.

That’s where the Threat Intelligence produced by AlienVault Labs Security Research Team steps in to assist. Think of it as an extension to your IT team – they are constantly performing advanced research on current threats and developing updates to AlienVault USM’s threat intelligence. In addition to the vulnerability signatures, you receive updates to SIEM correlation rules, IDS signatures, knowledgebase articles, and more.

AlienVault Labs delivers continuous threat intelligence updates in the form of eight coordinated rulesets:

  • Network IDS signatures
  • Host-based IDS signatures
  • Asset discovery signatures
  • Vulnerability assessment signatures
  • Correlation rules
  • Reporting modules
  • Dynamic incident response templates
  • Newly supported & updated data source plug‐ins

AlienVault Labs leverages community-sourced threat intelligence from the Open Threat Exchange (OTX), the world’s first open threat intelligence community. OTX enables collaborative defense with ready-to-use threat data from a global community of over 50,000 security information and IT professionals.

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