December 15, 2022

Why your company should consider SIEM for improved cyber security

Cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) provides real-time insight into all activity on your IT network. Synthesising this information into a usable format is a key feature of this security and data analytics tool.

It’s able to analyse data produced on-site, or in hybrid and cloud environments. SIEM improves cyber security by ensuring high visibility into the entire network through machine learning algorithms and automated responses to security threats.

For businesses with distributed networks, multiple locations and complex enterprise-grade IT systems, SIEM is an essential cyber security solution. It enables a work-from-anywhere culture, ensuring that business networks are protected, even when personal devices are used.

By analysing data from multiple sources in real-time, SIEM allows businesses to maintain data security and ensure regulatory compliance. As a cloud-based solution, it provides effective storage and data-driven reporting capabilities too.

Quicker response to cyber attacks

Cyber security attacks can happen extremely fast. It's important for IT teams and security systems to maintain real-time insight into what is happening across the entire attack surface. Responding quickly and aggressively to cyber attacks can save businesses from damage and related costs.

SIEM tools automatically respond to various threats. This eliminates the need for manual monitoring and waiting for security teams to review alerts. Advanced tools use artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to analyse data and proactively identify potential threats. This includes on-site, hybrid or virtual environments.

A tailored solutions to cyber security

As an intelligent system, SIEM can be tailored to suit the needs of your business and industry. The inherent risks of your industry and strategic goals of your company can be woven into your SIEM solution.

Getting the most value out of SIEM means following a strategic approach to cyber security. IT leaders need to spend time outlining what exactly they want SIEM to do for their business. Planning and conducting research will set the right foundation for SIEM to be rolled out in complex environments.

After deploying a SIEM system, IT teams need to continue training the model to understand the unique environment. This may involve customising how data is represented and visualised. It may also involve activating automatic responses to specific alerts or triggers.

By reviewing and adjusting SIEM, it becomes a powerful and agile tool that can adapt as your business evolves. Companies that do not have large, dedicated IT teams can outsource their security management. Third-party providers ensure that all security tools operate at maximum efficiency and offer the best return on investment.

Ready to set up SIEM for your business?

The use case for SIEM in your company will depend on your business objectives, existing workflows, legacy systems and any industry-specific compliance. Some key factors to consider when implementing SIEM are:

  • The size and complexity of the datasets it will process.
  • The current and predicted rate of business growth.
  • The size and complexity of your enterprise network.
  • The level of expertise of internal IT teams.
  • Any regulatory or compliance obligations and your budget.

For more information or to get a quote for our SIEM or other cyber security solutions, email us at marketing@seacom.com or leave us a message.


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