December 13, 2022

SEACOM Business offers SIEM services

Security information and event management systems (SIEM) improves organisational efficiency and day-to-day cyber security. It offers advanced detection of unknown threats and provides visibility across the entire security estate. SIEM gives enterprises insight into what is happening on their networks, both in the cloud and on-premise.

More South African businesses are choosing SIEM services as part of their cyber security suite. The rapidly changing world of cyber security requires a tool that can identify and respond to all types of security threats using integrated threat intelligence and machine learning. SIEM has proven successful in a number of contexts, including internal and external cyber security threats.

It unifies multiple security appliances dispersed across the network, giving IT teams insights into what is happening across multiple software solutions in a centralised dashboard. This results in improved security while retaining existing vendors or legacy architecture.

SIEM protects your business from internal threats

Security vulnerabilities can originate from both within the organisation and externally. SIEM offers protection from security breaches from authorised individuals with access to the entire company network. It has the potential to detect changes to configurations, including the deletion of audit trails. For example, if an employee attempts to collect confidential information or send data to their personal email account, SIEM can be used to pick up on this.

Businesses can build up defences against data theft or exfiltration using SIEM. Data theft typically occurs because of compromised credentials or network access. SIEM tools can monitor user access and permissions to ensure that valuable data assets remain secure.

Protect your business from cyber attacks

Email phishing or other social engineering tactics still pose a serious threat to network security. Posing as legitimate users, cybercriminals can steal data, login credentials, confidential business or financial information. SIEM monitors networks on a 24/7 basis to provide real-time insight into what is happening on emails and within the IT network.

This can include employees working from home or on their own devices. SIEM can detect when employees receive a phishing email and also detect whether the employee then clicked on or replied to that email. This improves insight into security incidents and reduces the impact of these events.

SIEM is an effective tool in the prevention, detection and mitigation of larger scale cyber attacks, such as distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks. DDoS attacks flood networks and servers with extremely high volumes of traffic, which can lead to a system shutdown and leave the network vulnerable to further cyber security breaches.

Another example of how SIEM can improve your cyber security is in the defence against SQL injections. In this type of attack, cybercriminals can infiltrate networks using malicious code. Bypassing traditional security measures, SQL injections are picked up by SIEM software before they can add, modify or remove data records.

SEACOM Business provides SIEM services

SIEM is a modern tool for cyber security threat detection. Over time, this technology has been refined, combining security event management (SEM) and security information management (SIM) into one streamlined technology. Designed to gather, analyse and store data generated by the business IT system, SIEM detects malware or other malicious activity on the network.

It can provide advanced threat protection when properly configured. Catering for both large enterprises and smaller businesses, SIEM technology is flexible and scalable to meet specific requirements.

SIEM is a single pane of glass tool providing IT teams with granular visibility across the entire security estate. This allows businesses to benefit from immediate threat detection and response across dispersed appliances. The Cloud SIEM dashboard serves as a central location to view activity, providing insights into the organisation’s security posture and generating on-demand compliance reports. Here, IT teams can derive comprehendible insights to deal with cyber threats. SEACOM clients are supported by continuous monitoring facilitated by our globally positioned SOCs.

Whether your business network comprises servers, cloud resources, devices and network equipment, SIEM has the capability to meet any demands. For more information or to get a quote for our SIEM or other cyber security solutions, email us at or leave us a message.

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