Top 5 enterprise tools that have free home trials


Cybersecurity threats and attacks are coming faster and more persistently than ever, especially with the scattered nature of companies and the altered day-to-day operations of nearly every business in the world economy. Businesses in particular are ripe targets for cyber-attacks, as they store and process Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of customers or/and employees. 

Under such circumstances, in-house security teams are looking for any information security suites that can get rid of cyber threats and attacks, ideally with an eye on being able to “try before you buy” in case the service doesn’t do what it needs to for your company.

In this article, we will examine some popular enterprise tools with free home trials to see which products might be most effective against data breaches.

1. AlienVault OSSIM

AlienVault OSSIM, or Open Source Security Information Management, is an information security tool that enables cybersecurity folks to find, monitor, record and analyze cybersecurity events or incidents within a real-time environment and store data at a central place.

Effective SIEM solutions like an OSSIM need to support logs interpretation, profiling, security alerts, data aggregation, advanced analytics, forensics, dashboards and Threat Intelligence Feeds (TIF).

AlienVault OSSIM helps security teams in achieving essential security goals such as:

  • Intrusion detection
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Asset discovery
  • Behavioral monitoring

OSSIM also leverages AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTE) that allows government agencies, private organizations and independent security professionals to share and openly collaborate on the latest information about attack methods, emerging threats, and cybercriminals. Doing so enables enterprises to share threat intelligence feeds with one another. In other words, by using threat intelligence feeds, enterprises can share their cyber threat experience with one another. 

On the downside, some users have said that the reports generated by AlienVault OSSIM are clunky and a bit tedious to parse (Read more…)

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