Having the ability to aggregate and analyze data across multiple systems is a necessity for companies of all sizes, primarily for security and compliance reasons. For most businesses, SIEM (security information and event management) tools fulfill this function. But SIEM solutions as they are traditionally used can be costly, a problem that eventually leads most security professionals to make important decisions based on dollars and cents rather than actual security needs.
That doesn’t have to be the case.
There’s no disputing the advantages of SIEMs, but there are ways to modify your workflow so you retain access to all the SIEM benefits of data logging without incurring significant costs. (Tweet this!) This article touches on some of the basics regarding SIEM usage, and offers a way to enhance your SIEM’s capabilities so it becomes more cost-effective.
The Advantages Of SIEM Technology: Why Use It?
At its core, SIEM technology aggregates and stores data, making it available for use in a wide variety of applications. Many organizations use SIEM to meet compliance requirements (SOC 2, HIPAA, PCI, etc.), but large enterprises also use SIEM as an integral part of their threat management program. It’s the ideal way to gather data from various sources—network devices, servers, endpoints, and more—and analyze it for possible security threats. Security notifications that arise from SIEM systems can then be investigated further to determine the appropriate response from your security team.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Uptycs Blog authored by Pat Haley. Read the original post at: https://www.uptycs.com/blog/advantages-disadvantages-siem