Speed identification and disruption of threats before they cause damage
Forensic analysis of data breaches usually finds that clear evidence of malicious activity was sitting in audit logs. If the security team had known about the activity, they could have stopped, or at least mitigated, the security threat. But it is difficult to know which activities pose real or potential threats, and require investigation.
To quickly identify threats before they cause damage, you need real-time information and analysis of security events as they occur. You need to rapidly spot things that are out of the ordinary and may require a closer look.
Use of SIEM technology helps you establish baselines of normal activity patterns in your environment. This allows real-time security analytics to help you identify inconsistencies, without knowing exactly what you are looking for. To more deeply enrich the context of your security intelligence, you can complement the capabilities of SIEM with a change monitoring solution. This extends the ability of SIEM by alerting on unauthorized access and changes to critical files and systems, speeding alert and response times while significantly reducing the risk of a serious data breach.