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7 Reasons your existing SIEM is not enough

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For many enterprises, SIEM has evolved into a ubiquitous and useful tool. It is meant to detect, correlate and alert users to potential threats. In fact, it is an excellent tool to collect and aggregate information in real-time from across the enterprise and present an actionable review of security issues... HOWEVER there are several mission critical aspects of the current generation of SIEM that don't meet modern security needs.

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7 Reasons your existing SIEM is not enough

  1. 1. 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  2. 2. For many enterprises, SIEM has evolved into a ubiquitous and useful tool. It is meant to detect, correlate and alert users to potential threats. In fact, it is an excellent tool to collect and aggregate information in real-time from across the enterprise and present an actionable review of security-critical issues... HOWEVER… 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH THE CHALLENGES ARE CLEAR
  3. 3. …Current SIEM deployments struggle with • Bottlenecks of information • Lack of headcount or expertise to properly investigate all the data in a timely manner • Inability to centrally analyze all the silos of security data • Detection of usage patterns from a multiplicity of changing and varied devices, sources • Escalation cost of maintenance and fine tuning Let’s take a more detailed look… THE CHALLENGES ARE CLEAR 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  4. 4. 1. FIXED DEPLOYMENT FORM FACTOR 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  5. 5. Current generation SIEMs offer fixed forms; You get an appliance or software. However, for most enterprise environments, one size does not fit all. You need the flexibility to mix and match form factors based on your organization’s requirements and enterprise logistics. You should be able to run software on an existing server or deploy an appliance based on your specific problem. In today’s security- conscious world, you shouldn’t have to be locked into on- premise or cloud if policies and situations dictate the need for adaptability. 1. FIXED DEPLOYMENT FORM FACTOR 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  6. 6. HOW CLOUDACCESS IS DIFFERENT Deployment models shouldn't be a distraction. We provide either an on premise or cloud-based solution. CloudAccess recognizes the continued de-perimeterization of corporate networks and the emergence of varied communication channels that require more than traditional blocking. Our SIEM solution provides the flexibility to deploy in any configuration and unlocks SIEM’s true potential with on-demand scalability. 1. FIXED DEPLOYMENT FORM FACTOR 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  7. 7. 2. TOO MANY FALSE POSITIVES 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  8. 8. SIEM systems are notorious for issuing false alarms. The potential torrent of alerts forces security teams to deal with an overwhelming amount of unnecessary information. This often leads to The Boy Who Cried Wolf syndrome whereby incidents needing investigation are ignored as insignificant events. Obviously, current correlation and anomaly detection algorithms are not efficient enough. Whether signature-based or anomaly-based, existing SIEMs are not designed to correlate behavior patterns and the fine tuning of an IDS is resource draining. 2. TOO MANY FALSE POSITIVES 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  9. 9. HOW CLOUDACCESS IS DIFFERENT SIEM’s full potential can be unlocked when it incorporates data beyond NetSec events...when it can correlate identities, access rights, user and application activities, audit logs, geo-location, and NetSec events to prevent and control suspect behavior based on discovered patterns. This proactive focus is automated and does not require hours of fine tuning or script writing. It leverages the function of each data source to triage an event in order to determine its threat level and create true actionable events. 2. TOO MANY FALSE POSITIVES 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  10. 10. 3. BLIND TO NETWORK FLOWS 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  11. 11. The network never lies. Attackers always leave a network trail, and flow data (if collected) can provide you with another clue that an attack is happening. By analyzing flow data you can develop a baseline for network traffic with which you can compare suspect behavior. Unfortunately, most of today’s SIEMs don’t pay attention to network flows. 3. BLIND TO NETWORK FLOWS 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  12. 12. HOW CLOUDACCESS IS DIFFERENT Our SIEM solution focuses more on detection and prevention by correlating with other security tools and seeing their part in the entire network flow schema. No existing SIEM solution (except CloudSIEM) analyzes network flow out of the box to better recognize patterns of behavior. 3. BLIND TO NETWORK FLOWS 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  13. 13. 4. DIFFICULT TO SCALE 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  14. 14. Many existing SIEM products are built on relational databases, which significantly limits their scalability in an enterprise environment. Based on an enterprise’s exponential need to capture and analyze events, it won’t work without expensive equipment for a distributed architecture. Additionally, this also needs complicated rule sets which require a dedicated database administrator to manage them. 4. DIFFICULT TO SCALE 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  15. 15. HOW CLOUDACCESS IS DIFFERENT Part of CloudSIEM’s differentiation is can be a cloud-based service. It can quickly and effectively right size to any organization’s need without investing in any more architecture or expensive hardware like servers. Using natural economies of scale, these costs are already absorbed and changes are more fluid and immediate. And, as a service, we provide the additional live analysts to analyze, respond, alert, and administrate 24/7/365 . 4. DIFFICULT TO SCALE 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  16. 16. 5. LACK OF BIG DATA ANALYTICS 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  17. 17. The reality is that traditional SIEM tools are just not able to capture unstructured data from across an organization that is relevant to enterprise security. The collection of logs is what current SIEM deployments do best. Therefore, since output is log-based, no matter how often they are reviewed, these events have already occurred. Without the input of multiple parallel silos (i.e. Active Directory, application activity, device location, etc…, ), SIEM doesn’t provide Big Data context. 5. LACK OF BIG DATA ANALYTICS 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  18. 18. HOW CLOUDACCESS IS DIFFERENT The key to CloudSIEM is the provision of wider context through integration with other security silos. It can correlate multiple levels of intelligence looking for behavioral anomalies that might otherwise get overlooked. Because CloudSIEM (via CloudAccess REACT) adapts to Big Data, its analytics put businesses in a better position to predict attacks in advance by comparing network states before and after attacks. It’s not that it correlates all the data, but offers a clearer picture of how it all fits together. 5. LACK OF BIG DATA ANALYTICS 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  19. 19. 6. DOESN’T INTEGRATE WITH OTHER TOOLS 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  20. 20. Traditional network perimeters no longer exist. The nature of attacks aren’t standard and grow more sophisticated every day. Today’s SIEM is simply not equipped to keep up unless it communicates with other security assets. However, to incorporate and integrate all the various point solution tools, comprehensive policies, cover all the devices, endpoints and applications, network activity and devise all the configurations, collaborations and compliance requirements might take years and millions of dollars. 6. DOESN’T INTEGRATE WITH OTHER TOOLS 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  21. 21. HOW CLOUDACCESS IS DIFFERENT CloudSIEM is an integrated solution (REACT) that collects, correlates, and analyzes log data plus configuration, system, asset, and flow data. It serves as the processing hub for a fully functional unified security program. Together with REACT, it can integrate with any security asset such as single sign on, IDM, IDS, log management, etc. But, more than sounding alerts, this seamless integration enables efficient root-cause analysis. Because everything is interlinked, you can get to the bottom of an issue in minutes or seconds. 6. DOESN’T INTEGRATE WITH OTHER TOOLS 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  22. 22. 7. TIME TO VALUE 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  23. 23. The higher the cost of a product, the more time it takes to realize a return on investment. A 7 or 8-figure investment requires a huge value for payback. It is also a challenge to realize a return when the investment itself continues to grow. In the end, value is a risk versus reward sum. Whether dealing with the hard and soft costs of compliance, a breach, reputation, current SIEM deployments time to value are especially long; and often times, impossible to recover. 7. TIME TO VALUE 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  24. 24. HOW CLOUDACCESS IS DIFFERENT If security is weighted by a risk versus reward investment, CloudSIEM offers the most comprehensive, feature-rich, and proven- effective option for any company looking to increase organizational control, identify and close vulnerability gaps, maintain compliance, and protect its most valuable assets. SIEM-as-a- Service is no longer an alternative, but a means to create a proactive advantage without sacrificing resources. 7. TIME TO VALUE 7 REASONS EXISTING SIEM IS NOT ENOUGH
  25. 25. LET US SHOW YOU SIEM-AS-A-SERVICE: CloudSIEM from CloudAccess provides SIEM-as- a-Service with the same level of protection as the top SIEM solutions, and includes enterprise log management at no extra cost. You get all the standard SIEM and Log features PLUS: • Vulnerability scanning • Asset discovery and management • NetFlow analytics • Live 24/7 analysis and escalation • Seamless integration with REACT (pattern recognition engine) www.cloudaccess.com 877-550-2568 sales@cloudaccess.com ASK FOR A DEMO OF CLOUDACCESS CLOUD SIEM

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