What is Log Management & SIEM?
Log management is a process of collecting, analyzing, and archiving large volumes of machine-generated log messages. These log messages are used to audit system activity, understand user behavior, investigate security incidents or suspicious activity, and generate compliance reports. Security information and event management (SIEM) provides a more holistic view of an organization’s security posture by centralizing, normalizing, and correlating data from multiple sources to detect suspicious activity, unusual patterns, unauthorized access, and a potential attack in near real time.
Why Does Log Management & SIEM Matter?
Many compliance regulations require log management as a fundamental step in securing data. Without proper log collection, threat detection and incident response become near-impossible tasks. In addition, implementing a log management solution is critical for risk management, security incident response, and reporting. Without collecting log data, it is challenging to monitor and understand disparate network events taking place throughout your IT infrastructure.
SIEM automates the process of collecting, normalizing, and correlating large volume of data from disparate sources across one or many locations in real or near real time. SIEM helps correlate thousands of log events and correlate that with other data such as vulnerability and threat data to provide context around a security incident. Without SIEM, it is impossible to identify modern-day threats that can easily evade signature-based technologies such as Anti-Virus, Intrusion Prevention Systems, Next-Gen Firewalls, Anti-Spam, Unified Threat Management (UTM), Anti-Malware, End Point Protection, etc. SIEM centralizes the activity data from all sources and provides a unified view of your security posture. SIEM also helps detect potential Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) attacks that are designed to evade signature-based technologies.
How Does Cygilant Help?
Cygilant offers two service options that help you meet the challenges of Log Management and SIEM.
Cygilant Managed SIEM and Log Management: SOCVue Security Monitoring, which leverages Cygilant’s cloud and on-premises log management and SIEM platform. This approach is perfect for organizations who have not yet deployed a SIEM or are looking to replace an existing SIEM and Log Management product. The SOCVue Security Monitoring service helps your organization:
- Detect advanced security threats
- Investigate suspicious activity
- Monitor for unauthorized access
- Meet compliance objectives
Cygilant Managed SIEM and Log Management: SOCVue Co-Managed SIEM for Splunk ES, is a service which leverages your existing investment in Splunk Enterprise Security while providing access to Cygilant’s Security Operations Center to tune and tweak Splunk ES and deliver security monitoring. This option is ideal for customers who already have Splunk ES SIEM but lack the time or resources to manage the solution on their own, or don't have a large security team for 24x7X365 coverage.
With either service, the Cygilant SOCVue Global Security Operations Center (GSOCs) security analysts monitor your IT environment 24x7x365 to analyze alerts and reduce false positives, and provide incident notification, remediation guidance, and reporting. Cygilant’s trained IT security staff make it easy for organizations of all sizes to benefit from Log Management and SIEM.
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