IT compliance management is often a manual process that requires you to deploy and monitor multiple IT security point products to satisfy regulatory or industry requirements. You also must aggregate data from multiple IT systems into a single view or set of reports to prove to management and auditors that your IT controls are in place and working. While a SIEM or log management tool can help automate that effort, it’s not enough to meet the stringent requirements of today’s widely-accepted regulatory compliance standards, such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, and others.
AlienVault® Unified Security Management™ (USM) is a unified solution for complete security and IT compliance management. It combines the essential security technologies needed to demonstrate compliance against today’s most challenging regulatory standards and to continuously monitor your networks, cloud environments, and endpoints—all in a single pane of glass. It combines asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection, behavioral monitoring, endpoint detection and response, file integrity monitoring, orchestrated incident response, SIEM, log management, compliance reporting, and continuous threat intelligence updates.
AlienVault USM breaks through the complexity and expense of having to manage multiple point security solutions, giving today’s resource-limited IT security teams a centralized security and IT compliance solution that’s affordable, easy to use, and can be deployed in as quickly as one day.
Discover how the AlienVault USM platform helps to accelerate and simplify security and IT compliance management:
* The ISMS that governs USM Anywhere, USM Central
AlienVault makes compliance a top priority for your organization and for ours. We have adopted the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), aligning our security controls and processes with industry-proven security best practices.
We use our own USM platform to demonstrate and maintain compliance, working with third-party auditors to regularly test our systems, controls, and processes. AlienVault is certified compliant for several regulatory and cybersecurity standards, including PCI DSS and HIPAA, among others.
Compliance is never done. Even after the auditors leave, you must continuously maintain your compliance practices, which if performed manually, can consume an overwhelming amount of resources, especially for small IT security teams. Still, failure to stay in compliance can result in substantial fines, along with damage to your company’s reputation or brand.
AlienVault USM makes it simple and automatic to maintain your IT compliance practices between audits, so you can focus on what really matters—keeping your organization secure from the latest threats.
To satisfy most regulatory standards, you must maintain visibility of all of your in-scope assets and their vulnerabilities. The AlienVault USM platform continuously scans your environment to dynamically discover all of your cloud and on-premises assets. Internal vulnerability scans run regularly, and you can run an on-demand vulnerability scan of any asset group, for example a PCI CDE asset group.
AlienVault USM automatically collects, aggregates, and correlates log data from systems, devices, and applications in your cloud and on-premises environments. And, with our lightweight, adaptable AlienVault Agent, you can collect in-depth endpoint data, even as your endpoints move on and off the corporate network. As such, you get full-environment correlation across your cloud, on-premises networks, and endpoints for the most comprehensive security visibility. You’ll automatically be alerted to suspicious and anomalous activities, and very importantly, have full context of the threat, so you can speed investigation.
To protect your organization from the latest malware-based threats and vulnerabilities, as mandated by many regulatory compliance standards, you need the up-to-date threat intelligence in your IT compliance management solution. Yet, most organizations simply don’t have the resources to stay ahead of emerging threats.
With AlienVault USM, that’s okay. The platform receives continuous threat intelligence updates automatically from the AlienVault Labs Security Research Team. This team scours the global threat landscape and delivers ready-to-use threat intelligence in the form of continually updated correlation rules, new intrusion detection and vulnerability signatures, optimized endpoint queries, up-to-date remediation guidance, and more, in order to combat the latest threats. The platform also receives crowd-sourced threat intelligence from the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange® (OTX™), a worldwide community of security practitioners and researchers who openly contribute threat data on new attacks as they unfold in real-time in the wild.
Next-generation compliance standards not only mandate that you prevent and detect intrusions in your environment, but also that you respond to incidents quickly and efficiently. AlienVault USM empowers you with proactive endpoint queries, automated response actions, and advanced security orchestration so that when an incident occurs, you can work to immediately contain or otherwise respond to the threat. This orchestration extends to third-party security tools like Palo Alto Networks and Cisco Umbrella, so you can centralize your threat detection and incident response activities in the USM platform.
AlienVault USM stores your log data in the AlienVault Secure Cloud. Up to your most recent 90 days of events are searchable in the USM platform, and logs are stored in cold storage for up to one year. And because the USM platform is certified compliant to widely-accepted compliance standards, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, and SOC 2, you can rely on our secure log storage as you pursue your own certification efforts.
To meet compliance mandates of PCI DSS, HIPAA, and other regulatory standards, you must demonstrate that you regularly monitor your IT environments and that your IT controls are working. This demands rigorous reporting on your assets, vulnerabilities, and potential threats, which can be very time-consuming if done manually and can slow down or jeopardize your audit process.
AlienVault USM delivers a vast library of “audit-ready” predefined reports for PCI DSS, HIPAA, and NIST CSF, helping you to accelerate your compliance process and be ready faster for your next audit. Also available are reports that facilitate regular review of events from key data sources such as your firewalls, or by key event types such as authentication events. The USM platform gives you centralized visibility of all your cloud and on-premises assets, vulnerabilities, threats, and log data from your firewalls and other security tools, so you always have the most complete and contextual data set at your fingertips.
In addition to predefined reports, AlienVault USM makes it incredibly simple to create custom reports, so you can satisfy the reporting needs of your compliance auditor, your executives, and your board. It provides a highly efficient and fast way to search, filter, and analyze your security-related data. You can save and export any custom search as an HTML or CSV report and add visual data elements, perfect for analyzing trends or presenting an executive-level summary.
Complementing the predefined and custom reports, the USM platform also gives you the ability to easily create and save custom views on events and alarms, so you can quickly and regularly review data related to a specific threat, user, or system that you want to focus on. You simply select the search terms and data fields you want presented in the view and save it for quick reference at any time.