What are the top SIEM products?
When facing a cybersecurity incident, there is nothing more important than managing the event before things get too out of hand and end up costing your organization time, money, or damage to your reputation.
SIEM, or Security Incident and Event Management are designed for this express purpose. It uses artificial intelligence to make sense of user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) to tell you when a potential problem arises, or could arise in the future.
It will also log any additional data so that the issue is comprehensively managed. A SIEM analyst does most of the work when it comes to finding – and dealing with – the problems at hand. This is an asset to any business looking to protect itself.
But in a relatively new industry, it can be tough to know what SIEM products are out there, and which are right for your organization. We’ve put together the following list of SIEM products which are leading the industry.
1. LogRhythm Security Intelligence Platform
LogRhythm is extremely popular amongst businesses looking for security, and it is easy to see why. It’s considerably easier to use and interface with existing infrastructures than some of its other SIEM counterparts. This makes LogRhythm a SIEM product that is better suited to smaller businesses, municipalities, and other organizations. It’s also not as costly as some of the alternatives out there. We at BitLyft use and love the LogRhythm product as a comprehensive security solution for most IT architectures.
2. Micro Focus ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager
Micro Focus ArcSight is another top SIEM product. It does the job well, and not only logs all of the data that you might need, but also enables you to carry out the data analysis that you need to in order to identify those problems. This can be a decent option for bigger businesses with large event logs, as the logging services are fairly easy to use.
3. Splunk Enterprise Security
Splunk is another popular choice amongst business owners and IT departments, and it’s pretty highly rated amongst the top SIEM products. Unfortunately, that comes at a steep price tag. It is fairly simple to use, allows you to monitor your analytics on a real-time basis, and provides for customized incident reviews.
4. SolarWinds Log and Event Manager
SolarWinds doesn’t offer all of the services that you may need, but it can be a solid addition to your existing security systems. It is one of the most cost-efficient options out there, and it’s also pretty easy to use. It’s a solid entry-level choice for those with limited knowledge of SIEM systems and smaller, more limited IT departments… if you’re not partnering with a cybersecurity team.
5. AlienVault Unified Security Management
AlienVault is another SIEM product that is better suited to small to mid-scale businesses, and it can be fairly budget friendly for those looking to cut back on security spending. It also boasts an open threat exchange, so that users can compare the threats that they are experiencing, which is helpful for those first-time users and veterans alike.
6. RSA NetWitness
RSA is worth considering if you have a bigger business. It offers a comprehensive list of qualities that larger companies would undoubtedly be looking for. If your knowledge of the world of SIEM is a little more advanced, and you have the staff to support it, it may be a solid choice. However, if you’re not too sure about how these things function, then you may want to give the RSA a miss for now.
7. IBM QRadar
QRadar is an impressive SIEM offering. It is especially detailed where the analytics side is concerned, and it’s a well-rounded option for those in bigger companies with a wide range of qualities. This is a quality SIEM product with a big name behind it.
8. McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
McAfee is certainly trailing behind IBM a little here, but the SIEM products that it offers are still quite solid. Again, it’s a good one for analytics, and if you’re looking to keep an extensive database of logs, then McAfee is one of the top options. It’s easy to use, so can isolate any issues with efficiency. McAfee, like IBM, has a decent support service because of its well-known name, and it may be a good fit for medium to large companies.
9. Trustwave SIEM Enterprise and Log Management Enterprise
Trustwave is a good option for those who have medium-size businesses and, most importantly, are looking to complement the Trustwave systems that they already have. Unfortunately, you need these other tools if you’re going to buy the SIEM, as you can’t use it alongside other non-Trustwave products. With that being said, it’s ideal if you’re already running a lot of these services.
10. Micro Focus Sentinel Enterprise
This is one of the other Micro Focus options in the running for the top SIEM products, but it doesn’t have too much in common with the ArcSight. This product is a better option if you’ve got a smaller business, and you don’t rely too heavily on your SIEM for your overall security.
Regardless of the product you choose, you’ll need to make sure that you have a team of expert analysts to help you program, monitor, and react to the data that it provides. Remember, a SIEM is a tool, and a tool is only as good as the team that uses it.
If you’re interested in partnering with Bitlyft to implement a strong SIEM solution that fits your technology landscape, we’d love to hear from you. Set up a short conversation today to explore a potential partnership to secure your IT environment.