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Re: AlienVault SIEM
From: krymson () gmail com
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:23:32 GMT

I haven't used AlienVault, but I have used Logrhythm.

When you do check out a SIEM option, make sure you get past the bragging about how easy XYZ is to deploy. That's always 
going to be easy. Your real time sink will be in ongoing management, where you'll have 3 general questions:

- How elegantly and easily does it manage all the events that come in, 99% of which will be false positives? Think 
about spending 2 hours a day in front of the device for the next two years, and try to reveal which devices will be 
frustrating and which will be truly helpful. You don't have to spend that time, but pretend you do...

- How quickly and completely are new popular log formats implemented officialy? IE, if a new Cisco product comes out 
with a specific log structure how long will the vendor take to support that.

- For all other logs such as custom logs for your applications and one-offs, how easy is it for *you* to create 
rudimentary parsing rules so you can digest those logs?

These are your major challenges after the first week or a SIEM rollout.


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Hi All,
I am currently doing my research regarding Security Information Event Manager (SIEM). I just found out AlienVault SIEM. 
Do anyone experience using this product? And any sugesstion product of SIEM? Thanks.


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