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"Those 400 days of hot data mean that people can look for trends and at what happened in the past. And they can not only do so from a security point of view, but even for operational use cases. In the past, our operational norm was to keep live data for only 30 days. Our users were constantly asking us for at least 90 days, and we really couldn't even do that. That's one reason that having 400 days of live data is pretty huge. As our users start to use it and adopt this system, we expect people to be able to do those long-term analytics.""Being able to build and modify dashboards on the fly with Activeboards streamlines my analyst time because my analysts aren't doing it across spreadsheets or five different tools to try to build a timeline out themselves. They can just ingest it all, build a timeline out across all the logging, and all the different information sources in one dashboard. So, it's a huge time saver. It also has the accuracy of being able to look at all those data sources in one view. The log analysis, which would take 40 hours, we can probably get through it in about five to eight hours using Devo.""In traditional BI solutions, you need to wait a lot of time to have the ability to create visualizations with the data and to do searches. With this kind of platform, you have that information in real-time.""The real-time analytics of security-related data are super. There are a lot of data feeds going into it and it's very quick at pulling up and correlating the data and showing you what's going on in your infrastructure. It's fast. The way that their architecture and technology works, they've really focused on the speed of query results and making sure that we can do what we need to do quickly. Devo is pulling back information in a fast fashion, based on real-time events.""The most valuable feature is definitely the ability that Devo has to ingest data. From the previous SIEM that I came from and helped my company administer, it really was the type of system where data was parsed on ingest. This meant that if you didn't build the parser efficiently or correctly, sometimes that would bring the system to its knees. You'd have a backlog of processing the logs as it was ingesting them.""The ability to have high performance, high-speed search capability is incredibly important for us. When it comes to doing security analysis, you don't want to be doing is sitting around waiting to get data back while an attacker is sitting on a network, actively attacking it. You need to be able to answer questions quickly. If I see an indicator of attack, I need to be able to rapidly pivot and find data, then analyze it and find more data to answer more questions. You need to be able to do that quickly. If I'm sitting around just waiting to get my first response, then it ends up moving too slow to keep up with the attacker. Devo's speed and performance allows us to query in real-time and keep up with what is actually happening on the network, then respond effectively to events.""The user experience [is] well thought out and the workflows are logical. The dashboards are intuitive and highly customizable.""The user interface is really modern. As an end-user, there are a lot of possibilities to tailor the platform to your needs, and that can be done without needing much support from Devo. It's really flexible and modular. The UI is very clean."

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"The threat policies of the solution are always very advanced and the best in the market. They are very persistent in terms of keeping up with security protocols.""The most valuable features of this solution are the data correlation and vulnerability assessment.""The dashboard is the solution's most valuable aspect. It brings everything into one central point where I can actually look at it and go, "Okay, I understand what's going on."""Its user-friendliness is the most valuable. It is very easy to use and explore. The dashboard is very well packaged and integrated. You don't have to spend a lot of time in configuring it and checking out the RPM etc. It is also free and very powerful.""Inbuilt IDS, inbuilt integration with threat intelligence platform and with vulnerability assessment modules.""Better than other SIEM solutions because almost everything can be integrated.""The most valuable feature is the logging capability.""The paid version of the solution has reporting and better scalability options."

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"The filters and the ability to do what you want are the most valuable features. There is nothing that you cannot do in this solution. It has all the features, which makes it very dynamic.""The solution is pretty stable.""The solution offers very good monitoring.""I really like the correlation part and the way the logs are correlated. I have never faced issues with parsing in this product. I like the way it parses, and everything is so clear to me.""ArcSight gives us better visibility into threats that were unknown earlier.""There are many features that are good for clients who are looking for a good SIEM solution. They like the ease of creating a business that is effective and impressive.""The feature that I have found the most useful is that it can be deployed to the cloud.""I am satisfied with the solution's stability."

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Cons
"Their documentation could be better. They are growing quickly and need to have someone focused on tech writing to ensure that all the different updates, how to use them, and all the new features and functionality are properly documented.""There is room for improvement in the ability to parse different log types. I would go as far as to say the product is deficient in its ability to parse multiple, different log types, including logs from major vendors that are supported by competitors. Additionally, the time that it takes to turn around a supported parser for customers and common log source types, which are generally accepted standards in the industry, is not acceptable. This has impacted customer onboarding and customer relationships for us on multiple fronts.""Devo has a lot of cloud connectors, but they need to do a little bit of work there. They've got good integrations with the public cloud, but there are a lot of cloud SaaS systems that they still need to work with on integrations, such as Salesforce and other SaaS providers where we need to get access logs.""There's always room to reduce the learning curve over how to deal with events and machine data. They could make the machine data simpler.""There's room for improvement within the GUI. There is also some room for improvement within the native parsers they support. But I can say that about pretty much any solution in this space.""One major area for improvement for Devo... is to provide more capabilities around pre-built monitoring. They're working on integrations with different types of systems, but that integration needs to go beyond just onboarding to the platform. It needs to include applications, out-of-the-box, that immediately help people to start monitoring their systems. Such applications would include dashboards and alerts, and then people could customize them for their own needs so that they aren't starting from a blank slate.""I would like to have the ability to create more complex dashboards.""Some third-parties don't have specific API connectors built, so we had to work with Devo to get the logs and parse the data using custom parsers, rather than an out-of-the-box solution."

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"Lacking in depth of reporting.""There needs to be more support or some kind of training program so users can self-learn the system more effectively.""They can add more compliance templates.""The correlation engine needs to be improved.""The price of this solution is very high and it could be cheaper.""GUI could be improved.""The documentation could be improved.""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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"The customer experience could be improved.""Its search part can be improved. When I go to the console and search for a few logs or something else, it takes a lot of time. When I try to search for three days or one week, it takes too much time. This is a major area of improvement. I wanted them to include features like SOAR, threat intelligence, and automation, and they seem to have included all these features in version 7.3 or 7.4.""When I asked our networking juniors for a comparison between LogRhythm and ArcSight, they said that both platforms are almost the same. It is just that LogRhythm is more modern with a digital platform, which probably gives it some advantage over ArcSight. ArcSight is a very old and mature product that is running on an old platform. It is an old legacy platform. In terms of new features, it just requires platform upgrades so that it becomes lighter and easily adaptable, specifically in the cloud. It would be a good thing if they can also make reporting easier.""The solution could be more stable.""Currently lacks SOAR feature.""The roadmap is not clear.""I am having issues with report generation with older versions. I don't know if this is because of compatibility issues, but report generation has been a little bit difficult in older versions. It is not similar to the newer and current versions. We are looking at moving to the cloud. It would be good if ArcSight ESM can move to the cloud. They already seem to be working on this. It would also be very helpful and great if we can integrate external threat intelligence, machine learning, and AI into this solution. It has good dashboards, but they can always be better. Its stability can also be improved.""Micro Focus does not have a physical presence here in Pakistan, although IBM does."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Devo is definitely cheaper than Splunk. There's no doubt about that. The value from Devo is good. It's definitely more valuable to me than QRadar or LogRhythm or any of the old, traditional SIEMs.""I'm not involved in the financial aspect, but I think the licensing costs are similar to other solutions. If all the solutions have a similar cost, Devo provides more for the money.""It's a per gigabyte cost for ingestion of data. For every gigabyte that you ingest, it's whatever you negotiated your price for. Compared to other contracts that we've had for cloud providers, it's significantly less.""We have an OEM agreement with Devo. It is very similar to the standard licensing agreement because we are charged in the same way as any other customer, e.g., we use the backroom.""Be cautious of metadata inclusion for log types in pricing, as there are some "gotchas" with that.""[Devo was] in the ballpark with at least a couple of the other front-runners that we were looking at. Devo is a good value and, given the quality of the product, I would expect to pay more.""Our licensing fees are billed annually and per terabyte.""Devo was very cost-competitive... Devo did come with that 400 days of hot data, and that was not the case with other products."

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"The licensing fees for the non-community edition are paid on an annual basis, and there are no costs in addition to this.""We are using the community version, which can be used for free.""We are using a free version of the solution. If you purchase a license there are more features available but the price is a little high. The solution should be cheaper to allow more customers to be able to afford it.""AlienVault OSSIM is free."

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"There is a license required for this solution.""ArcSight can be a little bit expensive because of the area that we work in and the cost. Licensing is mostly on a yearly basis, not monthly.""It's a good price, it's one of the cheaper solutions."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It's very, very versatile.
Top Answer: Devo, like other vendors, doesn't charge extra for playbooks and automation. That way, you are only paying for the side… more »
Top Answer: I need more empowerment in reporting. For example, when I'm using Qlik or Power BI in terms of reporting for the… more »
Top Answer: The paid version of the solution has reporting and better scalability options.
Top Answer: We are using a free version of the solution. If you purchase a license there are more features available but the price… more »
Top Answer: When comparing AlienVault OSSIM to other solutions it looks a bit outdated. Additionally, they need to improve their… more »
Top Answer: In my market, a lot of financial companies had or have an ArcSight installation. Just because in former times it was… more »
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Also Known As
OSSIM
Micro Focus ArcSight, HPE ArcSight, ArcSight
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Overview

Devo is the only cloud-native logging and security analytics platform that releases the full potential of all your data to empower bold, confident action when it matters most. Only the Devo platform delivers the powerful combination of real-time visibility, high-performance analytics, scalability, multitenancy, and low TCO crucial for monitoring and securing business operations as enterprises accelerate their shift to the cloud.

AlienVault OSSIM, Open Source Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), provides you with a feature-rich open source SIEM complete with event collection, normalization and correlation. Launched by security engineers because of the lack of available open source products, AlienVault OSSIM was created specifically to address the reality many security professionals face: A SIEM, whether it is open source or commercial, is virtually useless without the basic security controls necessary for security visibility.

ArcSight is Micro Focus' leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution. ArcSight helps businesses protect their data through compliance solutions and security analytics.

There are a number of different products and solutions in the ArcSight family so you are able to pick and choose those that are best suited to your business requirements.

With ArcSight, IT can:

  • Monitor IT infrastructure.
  • Manage insider security with secure identity and access control.
  • Automate compliance.
  • Monitor applications.
  • Manage security risks.
  • Identify APTs.
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Sample Customers
United States Air Force, Rubrik, SentinelOne, Critical Start, NHL, Panda Security, Telefonica, CaixaBank, OpenText, IGT, OneMain Financial, SurveyMonkey, FanDuel, H&R Block, Ulta Beauty, Manulife, Moneylion, Chime Bank, Magna International, American Express Global Business Travel
Council Rock School District
Lake Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bank AlJazira, Banca Intesa, and Obrela.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
REVIEWERS
Insurance Company29%
Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Security Firm14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company19%
Educational Organization6%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm34%
Comms Service Provider21%
Computer Software Company10%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise36%
REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise14%
REVIEWERS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise83%
Find out what your peers are saying about AlienVault OSSIM vs. ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

AlienVault OSSIM is ranked 15th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 9 reviews while ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) is ranked 7th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 15 reviews. AlienVault OSSIM is rated 7.2, while ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of AlienVault OSSIM writes "Very good out-of-the-box, pre-integrated features, which save us time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) writes "A mature and simple to use product, but needs a cloud deployment option". AlienVault OSSIM is most compared with AT&T AlienVault USM, Elastic SIEM, Splunk, IBM QRadar and Securonix Security Analytics, whereas ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) is most compared with Splunk, IBM QRadar, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, McAfee ESM and Rapid7 InsightIDR. See our AlienVault OSSIM vs. ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) report.

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