AlienVault®’s USM Anywhere is the first all-in-one Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security monitoring platform designed to centralize threat detection, incident response, and compliance management of cloud, hybrid cloud, and on-premises environments from a single cloud-based console.

Built natively in the cloud to monitor hybrid cloud environments, USM Anywhere is a comprehensive, unified solution that significantly simplifies security and reduces deployment time, so that companies of all sizes can go from installation to first insight within minutes. USM Anywhere also provides advanced automated response orchestration with external security tools and applications, making it easier for IT teams to respond quickly and efficiently to identified threats.


Simplifying Threat Detection and Response

Security management can be a complex, time-consuming, and expensive undertaking for all organizations, but especially for those with limited security resources, time, and budget. Ninety percent of all companies also report that they are concerned about cloud security. AlienVault uniquely addresses these concerns by providing organizations of all sizes with the same threat detection capabilities as Fortune 500 companies utilize, without the headaches and hassles of deploying, integrating, and managing multiple products.

Key features of USM Anywhere include:

  • Centralized Security Visibility Into All Environments: Monitor cloud, hybrid cloud, and on-premises IT infrastructure from a single location. Lightweight cloud sensors monitor Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Cloud, and virtual sensors run on VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V to monitor physical and virtual IT infrastructure.
  • Powerful Security Analysis: Consolidates data collection, security analysis, and threat detection into one centralized SaaS platform hosted in the AlienVault Secure Cloud, allowing users to focus on finding and responding to security threats, rather than wasting time managing and maintaining their solution.
  • Continuous Threat Intelligence: Benefit from a continuous stream of threat intelligence—both from the AlienVault Labs Security Research Team and the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX) community — to stay up-to-date on the latest threat actors and to better identify and respond to threats.
  • Comprehensive Security Monitoring with SaaS Benefits: Lower total cost of ownership by eliminating data center, hardware, setup fees, and maintenance costs; continuously save on operational costs without sacrificing reliability; and scale security monitoring as business requirements change.


Extensibility of USM Anywhere

The essential capabilities offered in USM Anywhere are extended with AlienApps, out-of-the-box integrations with leading security tools such as Cisco Umbrella and McAfee ePO. With the ability to perform data extraction, data visualization, and security orchestration of third-party security applications and tools directly from within USM Anywhere, AlienApps enable users to leverage the USM Anywhere platform as a single point of security monitoring for their entire IT landscape.


This article was originally posted “Cloud Security Management from AlienVault” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.