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AlienVault  is fanatical about putting its customers first in everything it does

AlienVault is on a mission to provide organizations throughout the universe with highly intelligent security that is affordable and simple to use. AlienVault was founded in 2007 to help organizations of all shapes and sizes achieve world-class security without the headaches and huge expense of other solutions. And it is passionate about its mission!

“We experienced firsthand just how frustrating and challenging security can be – the struggles with failing SIEM implementations; having to settle for inadequate security due to budget constraints; shelving hundreds of thousands of dollars of security software because it is just too hard to use; and, of course, the aftermath of security breaches that could have been prevented,” says CEO Barmak Meftah.

AlienVault is especial

To give its customers the very best threat detection and response, its unified platform – AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) – combines 5 key security capabilities with expert threat intelligence that is updated every 30 minutes with data from the Open Threat Exchange (OTX)that has been analyzed and classified by our AlienVault Labs team.

Every day, AlienVault Labs analyzes an immense amount of data submitted to OTX by more than 65,000 participants from 140+ countries. It is proud to say that OTX is the world’s first truly open threat intelligence community that enables collaborative defense with actionable, community-powered threat intelligence.

Customer is linchpin

AlienVault™ is fanatical about putting its customers first in everything it does. It wants to make it easy for you to start detecting threats on day one, without any frustration. As a result, it has packaged its tools and intelligence into beautiful products that are easy to use, simple to set up, and place the information you need right at your fingertips. Plus, you can choose the deployment option that is right for you – on-premise, in the cloud, or as a service through our MSSP partners.

Proffered solutions

Asset Discovery

AlienVault® understands that security practitioners and IT professionals have enough to worry about, and more than enough work to do. With AlienVault Unified Security Management® (USM), you can stop worrying about what’s connected to your network and what instances are running in your cloud environments.

Within minutes of installing the USM platform, the built-in asset discovery will find and provide you visibility into the assets in your AWS, Azure, and on-premises environments. You will be able to discover all the IP-enabled devices on your network, determining what software and services are installed on them, how they’re configured, and whether there are any vulnerabilities or active threats being executed against them. If you have cloud infrastructure, AlienVault USM’s built-in asset discovery capability will find and provide visibility into the assets in your AWS and Azure environments.

Intrusion Detection System (IDS)

AlienVault® Unified Security Management® (USM) delivers built-in intrusion detection systems as part of an all-in-one unified security management console. It includes built-in host intrusion detection (HIDS), network intrusion detection (NIDS), as well as cloud intrusion detection for public cloud environments including AWS and Microsoft Azure, enabling you to detect threats as they emerge in your critical cloud and on-premises infrastructure.

To ensure that you are always equipped to detect the latest emerging threats, AlienVault Labs Security Research Team delivers continuous threat intelligence updates directly to the USM platform. This threat data is backed by the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange® (OTX™)—the world’s first open threat intelligence community.

SIEM and Log 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, on-premises, and hybrid environments–all from a single pane of glass.

With AlienVault USM, you can start detecting threats in your environment from Day One. That’s because the USM platform includes an extensive and continuously growing library of correlation rules researched and written by the AlienVault Labs Security Research Team. This team of security experts tracks emerging threats in the wild and analyzes the crowd-sourced threat data of the Open Threat Exchange® (OTX™) to continuously update AlienVault USM with the latest security intelligence, so you have an always-up-to-date security monitoring platform.

Meet Barmak Meftah: President and CEO

Barmak is a veteran of the technology industry with a passion for building and leading great teams. Over his 20 years of experience in enterprise software, he has assembled an incredible track record for delivering award-winning products. Under his leadership since 2011, the company has become one of the fastest growing security vendors in the industry with thousands of customers and partners around the world.

Most recently he served as VP of the Enterprise Security Products division at HP. At HP he led the Fortify and SPI Dynamics business units after the successful acquisition of Fortify by HP in September 2010. Barmak graduated from the University of San Francisco with bachelors and masters degrees in computer science. He also serves on several boards, including LoopUp (LSE: LOOP) and SparkCentral. Barmak is also a limited partner and advisor to several venture capital funds.

“Thousands of customers worldwide trust AlienVault to protect their organizations – and it values their trust.”

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