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AlienVault OSSIM Room for Improvement

RJ
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I believe this solution still has a way to go. From a management console perspective and the maturity of the dashboards, I would probably put it slightly behind some of the other players that have been in the market for ages. The leading vendors of SIEM already have a very mature user interface with evolved dashboards and reporting mechanisms. There is a lot of depth in that, but not everybody is looking for that. If your requirements are functional and you're looking for something that's easily deployable and simple to understand and manage, without the necessity of a very large team, I would choose this solution. 

An additional feature I'd like to see would be an increase in the depth of reporting. IBM has AI enabled dashboards which are supposed to be intuitive. They are difficult to configure and that's a problem, but they are very rich in terms of the information that they provide. There is a lot of granular detail and different ways in which you can slice and dice and present the same data. I would also like to see the product handle larger scale deployments and more third party integrations.

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Co-Founder and Director - Information Technology at Techneow

The pricing of the solution needs to be improved.

There needs to be more support or some kind of training program so users can self-learn the system more effectively.

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Chief Wealth Cybersecurity Architect at PWcyber

I'm not sure if there's anything on the solution that needs improvement.

I would like the solution to be able to integrate with my firewall, my IDS and my Honeypot solutions so that it can provide real-time reporting as things occur and then have alert sent to me on my phone when suspicious activity is happening.

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FJ
Research Assistant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The GUI could be improved, and the solution could include a specialization tool. The correlation engine and the scalability of this product should be improved. And then I think it also needs to have the grid potential because when we talk about SIEM it's not just a few machines, it's hundreds and that means thousands of logs so the product should be more easily scalable.

The features I would like to see included will take some time to implement because the solution is open source and these are promotional products. On a basic level I'd like to see an open source visualization tool or a commercial visualization tool. 

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User at Besafe-tech

The price of this solution is very high and it could be cheaper. Normally it is sold to financial institutions, which is why it is high.

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SH
Solutions Architect - Team Lead at a computer software company with self employed

They can add more compliance templates.

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KB
System Administrator at a marketing services firm with 10,001+ employees

There needs to be more focus on the NOC and IIS in terms of developing applications for behavior detection.

The backup features use a lot of storage space.

The documentation could be improved.

Asset management and filtering are in need of fine-tuning and enhancement.

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Head of Infrastructure at Pearl Data Direct

The correlation engine needs to be improved.

The interface is not user-friendly, which is an area for improvement.

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IA
Chief Operating Officer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees

When comparing AlienVault OSSIM to other solutions it looks a bit outdated. Additionally, they need to improve their integration.

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