NetGain Insights – What is SIEM?
In this issue, we take a closer look at NetGain SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) – what it is, and why NetGain Systems has included it in its solution portfolio.
For those not too familiar with SIEM, according to Wikipedia a SIEM solution provides real-time analysis of security alerts generated by applications and network hardware, and logs security data and generates reports for compliance purposes.
While a SIEM solution is a cybersecurity solution, it is clearly not a point solution dealing with a specific area of cybersecurity. Instead, it sits above such point solutions, creating threat intelligence by correlating and analysing the security alerts and log data from such solutions and other devices in the IT infrastructure, and presenting a holistic and integrated view of cybersecurity threats. As a result, it can identify suspicious trends and potential threats which might otherwise be dismissed as isolated and inconsequential. So, while it may not be practical to have a 100% secured IT infrastructure, a SIEM solution does add another layer of protection, and also enables an organization to conform with various cybersecurity frameworks such as CIS, NIST and ISO 27001.
NetGain Systems introduced NetGain SIEM in mid-2020, together with a new version of its award-winning IT Monitoring and Data Analytics solution, NetGain EM (Enterprise Manager). NetGain SIEM is a full-fledged SIEM solution with 3 key distinctives:
- Easy to Use
1. Easy to Use
While SIEM was previously mainly the domain of larger organizations due to its complexity, NetGain has made NetGain SIEM to be simple to setup and operate, so that any organization regardless of its size can now deploy and enjoy the benefits of SIEM.
- Intuitive Graphical User interface (GUI)
Using the same GUI as NetGain EM, users can easily customize IT monitoring dashboards to keep an eye on critical cybersecurity threats as well as devices in the IT infrastructure.
- Tools that simplify operations
NetGain SIEM includes Advanced Intelligence (AI) Workflow, a unique tool that lets users create new rules using a visual workflow containing the rules’ detection logic. With this, users can quickly and easily create new rules without requiring extensive coding.
Other tools that help simplify operations include:
- Tools that enable the wide range collection, normalization, and ingestion of log data.
- Report templates to easily generate reports, including for standards compliance such as HIPAA, GDPR, SOX. Users can also easily customize these and create new report templates according to their requirements.
By incorporating the Elasticsearch engine, NetGain SIEM can ingest and aggregate huge amounts of all kinds of data. It has powerful search and query functionalities with excellent performance, and can return a query of millions of log data in less than a second.
NetGain SIEM has several features that give it the flexibility to be relevant in the ever-changing threat landscape, effectively making it future proof. These include:
- Auto-threat hunting
This improves threat detection by correlating seemingly innocent stand-alone events on different devices and different locations in the IT infrastructure.
- Highly customizable
NetGain SIEM can be customized to suit the organization’s threat profile. New rules can be added to address new threats, and existing rules modified as threats change.
WHY DID NETGAIN INTRODUCE NETGAIN SIEM?
The adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the cloud has extended the IT infrastructure, creating new opportunities for an organization to improve its IT capabilities, business reliability and operations. At the same time, however, it has created a new threat surface that needs to be protected against cyberattacks.
“When we developed NetGain SIEM, it was clear to us that its security monitoring and management had to extend to the extended IT infrastructure, including the cloud and hybrid cloud, and IoT devices,” said James Chia, CEO of NetGain Systems. “At the same time, as cloud and hybrid cloud become more commonplace, we made NetGain SIEM simple to deploy so that organizations of all sizes can enjoy the security of a SIEM solution.”
With NetGain SIEM, you can have threat protection for your entire IT infrastructure – be it on-prem, hybrid cloud, or fully in the cloud. Whether you have a private cloud or public cloud, such as Microsoft Azure, AWS or Google Cloud Platform, or business cloud offerings like Windows 365 or Google Workspace. Everything’s simply covered.
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