Managing security events with powerful monitoring software within AlienVault Unified Security Management™ (USM) allows you to focus on the most important security events in your organization.
Every system in your IT enterprise generates a security event of some type. This can be very useful as it maintains a historical record of events that have happened and statuses of systems in a time sequential format as well as recording activity on the network.
Security events can assist in:
However, the amount of data generated can be overwhelming and without an effective security event management system, you could be missing critical events.
Knowing which activities and systems to monitor and when is key to filtering and locating the needle in the haystack of event data that could be the cause of a security breach.
AlienVault USM™ delivers essential security event management and monitoring capabilities:
Centralized Security Alerts
One of the best first steps in effectively monitoring and managing security events is to collect and correlate logs from across systems, applications and network devices. Within these logs lies an audit trail of who has done what, where, when and why.
However, monitoring events from disparate systems can be a huge challenge. These logs contain an enormous amount of information and identifying anomalies can be difficult.
AlienVault USM takes the guesswork out of security event management by analysing and correlating security events across all systems and builds all the monitoring and security event management capabilities you need into a centralized dashboard which is arranged using the Kill Chain Taxonomy. This allows you to focus on the most pressing events.
It breaks out events into five categories that help you to understand security events intent and severity, based on how they’re interacting in your environment.
Being able to monitor and collect security events across disparate systems is just half the challenge. The ability to find connections between seemingly unrelated events is critical. In order to do this, correlation rules need to be built in order to monitor and identify particular patterns of security events.
But building these correlation rules for both internal and external threats can be a time-consuming and resource intensive task.
AlienVault USM automatically monitors, analyses and correlates events from hundreds of sources to detect security events across systems, applications and network devices.
USM ships with over 2,000 pre-defined correlation directives so you don’t have to spend hours monitoring your systems and identifying relevant security events to create your own.
Continuous updates from AlienVault Labs include new correlation directives, threat indicators and remediation guidance.
Compliance isn’t a one-time event, rather a system of processes that need to be continually enforced. Although specific requirements for monitoring and security event management vary from one standard to the next, AlienVault USM can help you quickly achieve compliance with all the essential security capabilities you need in a single console.
Compliance benefits with USM include: