SIEM Definition:

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is the combination of Security Information Management (SIM) and Security Event Management (SEM), in one cohesive system. SIEM gathers and provides real-time analysis of security alerts and event notifications from security devices, vulnerability management applications, policy compliance tools, operating systems, database and application logs, end-user devices, network equipment, and servers.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Benefits

SIEM systems are expensive to setup, and can be difficult to manage after deployment. A Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) such as Warner Connect can simplify the entire process from determining your business’ needs, to configuration and deployment, to management. SIEM is no longer something only large enterprises can afford to take advantage of. Gain control over Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) with Warner Connect’s many years of experience in the IT security space. SIEM provides a single centralized system to more quickly identify and analyze security events so that necessary action can be taken before  an issue becomes a problem.

SIEM Features

  • Integrated global real-time view of emerging threats and bad actors from OTX, the world’s first truly open threat intelligence community that enables collaborative defense with actionable, community-powered threat intelligence
  • NetFlow monitoring
  • Intrusion detection
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • SIEM / event correlation
  • Asset discovery and inventory
  • Actionable, relevant threat intelligence
  • 2,000+ Correlation Directives
  • Always up-to-date

Log Management Definition:

Log Management is the process of log collection, centralized aggregation, long-term retention, log rotation, log analysis, and log search and reporting for all of the computer-generated log messages for an organization. Log messages are also known as audit logs, audit trails, event logs, etc. While SIEM involves Log Management, the major distrinctions that make the process of Log Management different are the lack of event reduction, real-time alerting, specific workflows to address security issues, and the incorporation of external threat data.

SIEM and Log Management for Regulatory Compliace

HIPPA, PCI-DSS, SOX, and other regulatory compliance standards often require both SIEM and Log Management. Log Managament is often defined as the retention for a set length of time of all required data generated from security, event, application, and OS notifications. Whereas, SIEM regulatory compliance requirements are focused on security incident reporting. Both SIEM and Log Management are a pivotal part of HIPPA, PCI-DSS, and SOX regulatory compliance requirements, and as such, having a partner who can manage all of these requirements is critical for many organizations.

Log Management Features

  • Deploy and search across on-premise, hybrid-cloud and private/public-cloud based installations
  • Turn searches into real-time alerts, reports or dashboards with a few mouse clicks
  • Drill down and up and pivot across data to quickly find the needle in the haystack
  • Scale from a single server to global datacenters
  • Securely make operational data available without requiring access to production systems
  • Index, search and correlate any data for complete insight across your infrastructure

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