Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

The underlying principle of a SIEM system is that relevant data about an enterprise’s security is produced in multiple locations and being able to look at all the data from a single point of view makes it easier to spot trends and see patterns that are out of the ordinary.

SIEM systems collect logs and other security-related documentation for analysis. Most SIEM systems work by deploying multiple collection agents in a hierarchical manner to gather security-related events from end-user devices, servers, network equipment – and even specialised security equipment like firewalls, antivirus or intrusion prevention systems. The collectors forward events to a centralised management console, which performs inspections and flags anomalies. To allow the system to identify anomalous events, it’s important that the SIEM administrator first creates a profile of the system under normal event conditions.

Log & Event Management automates and simplifies the complex task of security management, operational troubleshooting, and continuous compliance, enabling IT professionals to immediately identify and remediate threats and vital network issues—before critical systems and data can be exploited.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance has traditionally driven SIEM adoption in large enterprises, however concerns over Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) have led SMBs to look at the benefits a SIEM managed security service provider (MSSP) can offer.

Zinopy partners with Symantec, RSA and IBM to provide three of the leading SIEM solutions in the industry.

Related Partners & Resources

IBMZinopy is an IBM Partner

IBM Security QRadar SIEM Data Sheet (PDF)

KBC case study: Find out why KBC Bank, Ireland implemented IBM QRadar SIEM to defend and detect against cyber threats.