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Consolidate and Centralize Logging and Monitoring with the help of a Security Information Event Manager.

What is a SIEM?

SIEM stands for Security Information and Event Management. A SIEM is a solution that helps to detect, analyze and respond to security threats before they can harm business operations. A SIEM consolidates event log data from multiple sources into one place where analysis of these logs can take place. The team that analyzes these logs is known as a SOC.

Example of a SIEM Dashboard

What types of systems and logs can be monitored?

A SIEM solution can collect, aggregate, and analyze data from multiple areas such as:

  • Intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS)
  • Endpoint protection software
  • Data loss prevention (DLP) software
  • Threat intelligence software
  • Firewalls
  • Honeypots
  • Web filters
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Servers
  • Databases
  • Internal applications
  • End-user devices

A SIEM gives organizations visibility into their network to respond to potential cyber-attacks. 

Is a SIEM a firewall?

No, a SIEM is not a firewall. A firewall is a network system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing Internet traffic. A SIEM is a place where these logs can be analyzed and interpreted. A firewall protects whereas SIEM monitors and detects security breaches.

What is the difference between SIEM and SOC?

SIEM is the place where logs are collected and analyzed. SOC stands for Security Operations Center and consists of people, processes, and plans to deal with security events noticed in the SIEM tool. So, in essence a SIEM is the tool used by the SOC to investigate potential security events.

How long does it take to set up a SIEM solution?

It depends on the organization’s infrastructure. However, we have an agent-based installation process that can start forwarding logs as soon as it’s installed. We also ingest logs from Office 365, Google Workspace, AWS Infrastructure and firewalls. Overall it would take 1-2 months for a complete SIEM Setup.