Key Features Needed in a SIEM Solution

Implementing a security information event management (SIEM) tool is widely used as a trusted method of providing additional protection, an extra layer of security on top of your hardware and IT team. SIEM solutions collect and aggregate log data that was generated through an organizations technology infrastructure and then identifies, categorizes and analyzes events on a network. With SIEM, there is continuous log collection, tracking for activity and log storage for compliance purposes in the event of an attack. Paired together, these practices provide increased security for your company data and brand integrity. It’s a simple way to “double down” on security and significantly minimizes vulnerability.

At its core, most SIEM capabilities include threat detection and threat management and includes the following features:

  • Collecting log information from security platforms, hardware and other applications
  • Analyzing data in real-time
  • Aggregating security data from enterprise IT networks
  • Correlating security events

While all SIEM solutions serve the same purpose, not every SIEM has the same features. When it comes to identifying which SIEM is best for your business, here’s a list of must-have features in a SIEM;

  • Cloud-based: A cloud-based SIEM solution allows for a seamless integration. No hardware to install on-premises, and no server to set up. That equals less time and money spent on implementing your SIEM, and more time for administrators to spend on other tasks - better for your organization’s bottom line.
  • Threat Intelligence: With the threat landscape consistently evolving, it’s important that the SIEM solution is changing and evolving with it. At Nuspire, we have experts dedicated to updating and fine-tuning the SIEM solution with the latest threats. Better yet, we perform these updates in-house so no onsite updates are needed. 
  • Log Management: With log management, you can collect and store log files that allows your IT security experts to easily access information and analyze when and how events occurred on a network. Some companies vary with how much data they store. At Nuspire, our SIEM includes 400 days of active logging. A lot of times when a company gets breached, they don’t know they’re breached until weeks, months and sometimes even years later when it’s too late. This logging allows for extensive drill-drown reporting to trace back 400 days to determine exactly where and how the event occurred.

If you're not using Nuspire’s SIEM tool and want to learn more, now is a great time to get started.