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What is Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)?

What is SIEM? A Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system gives security managers a holistic overview of multiple security systems. SIEM tools centrally store and analyze log from different locations in order to spot patterns and trends that might signal an emerging security threat or attack. SIEM security combines a security information management (SIM) system with security event management (SEM) to form a single SIEM software solution. In this way, SIEM blends the best of event management tools with security event and incident management technologies.

There are multiple SIEM vendors competing in the market today. IT Central Station members offer a number of recommendations for those considering SIEM solutions.

One phrase that comes up repeatedly in IT Central Station dialogues about SIEM products is “real time.” According to reviewers, SIEM technology should possess real-time threat analysis and reporting capabilities. Solutions should offer real time security related logs and incident reporting. Reports need to specify possible risks and damage to infrastructure. A SIEM tool should ideally provide real time gathering of logs and Log Correlation. Notification event Triggering and the availability special Event Collectors with different environment is viewed as a most important criterion.

Some IT Central Station members stress the importance of SIEM being able to combine information from multiple sources. The solution has to be capable of intelligent queries on these combined sources. Put another way, SIEM must offer compatibility with diverse security data sources and be able to adapt to new or unknown sources. Then, the SIEM solution should perform multilevel correlation on those sources of data.

Efficient use is important. A SIEM tool must be easy to deploy, configure and use. SIEM can be more effective if it integrates with Identity and Access Management.  Alerting and workflow integration adds to administrative efficiency.

Specific features recommended include packet analysis, audit trail creation, threat intelligence and search. Users encourage potential buyers to have confidence in the power of a SIEM solution’s search performance and the performance of its threat intelligence engine.  The solution should be capable of parsing any log format.

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ctsanders→ What are the must-haves for a SIEM solution? I think to the point of Vikas,... more »
Vikas RainaWell from solution perspective one can have as many ... I wanted to draw... more »
Vikas RainaBefore the start of a SIEM , it is very important to set a scope. The scope... more »
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Carel CramerWorking with Identity and Acces Management, is at the first place a... more »
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Mikael TakeoIt all depends on the purpose of the purchase. Security Information and... more »
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Kevin BoddrellFrom bitter recent experience, gaining easy access to evaluation software.... more »
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Senior Information Assurance Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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Peter Limbuhan, CISA, CEH, CHFINessus is a remote security scanning tool, which scans a computer and raises... more »
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Ahcene OubaghaHi, Both are important piece of complete security infrastructure solution,... more »
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Eric PinkertonNessus is a Vulnerability Scanner (Made by Tenable who also make SIEM... more »
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ctsandersI asked this question in a previous discussion, what is your experience with... more »
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Rajendra Kumar NagI cannot respond to the query as I have worked with solutions based on NetIQ... more »
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Lilet Tandoc GanHi, I disgree for SME installation since Q1 is usually on a large... more »
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Santha Kumar
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Alex AdlerArcSight and McAfee(Intel) Nitro are really strong SIEM solutions, but the... more »
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Jean-Luc LabbéHi Kumar, I strongly believe that before anyone makes any attempt to compare... more »
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Krishnaraj Raveendran NairHi Kumar, We are using RSA envsion and we are having a tough time with the... more »
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Information Security Advisor, CISO & CIO, Docutek Services
About my business: Docutek is a leading business and technology consulting company specializing in the development and implementation of healthcare technology since 2008. We deliver Consulting, Integration, Support and Training. We also provide clients with security assessment. network... more>>
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Security Manager
I am an Security guy and have the title: Security Manager. This is only a title and not a limitation. My knowledge of Management, IT, Processes and people are broad and i love to do many things and help people wherever I go. The last nineteen years has been a road from Novell Netware to... more>>
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Senior IT Security Consultant
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Manager, Enterprise Risk Consulting
Dynamic 9 years of IT career, reflecting progressive experience and performance in the computer and Internet industries. Specialized in providing cutting-edge solutions to traditional Security issues; establishing strategic ideas in various domains and demonstrating self-motivation, creativity,... more>>
Reviewed IBM Security QRadar SIEM: Qradar vs. ArcSight
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Cyber Security Advisor / CISO / Healthcare Security Pro
Mr. Christly is a seasoned Technology and Cybersecurity Executive and Consultant. He has demonstrated success aligning technology investments to streamline operations, secure corporate assets, reduce operating costs, grow sales, and develop the business in healthcare, education, telecom, and... more>>
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Reviewed IBM Security QRadar SIEM: It captures and processes large volumes of event...

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