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Guide to Managed SIEM systems

What is Managed SIEM?

What are SIEM Solutions?

Security Information and Event Managed (SIEM) are designed to gather log data across an organization’s network infrastructure. This includes items like routers, switches, servers, firewalls, personal computers, endpoints, apps and many more.

These SIEM systems then aggregate the data using varying analytical approaches in order to help detect and prevent threats from within the organization. These systems work to provide a comprehensive view of all possible events in an IT infrastructure. Capabilities of SIEM systems include:

  • Log Management
  • Threat Detection
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Event Correlation
  • Asset/User Management
  • Compliance Management

Managed SIEM

The term managed SIEM refers to outsourcing an organization’s SIEM capabilities to a third-party cybersecurity provider. Think of this as an alternative to on-premise, in-house SIEM deployment. Instead, Managed SIEM Service Providers host the SIEM application on their servers and help monitor the organization’s network for potential security threats.

This also enables faster deployment, reduced setup and training costs, and provides access to cyber security expertise and cutting-edge technology.

SIEM As A Service

In the past, the only way to deploy a SIEM platform within your organization was on-premise – You would also need to hire a team of security professionals to keep it running.

However, due to advances in technology, the capabilities of a SIEM tool can be moved to the cloud. Managed SIEM providers can even manage your on-premise SIEM tool for you, or simply move the entire system to the cloud.

Benefits of Managed SIEM Services

With cyber security threats continuing to grow in number and severity, protecting sensitive information from data breaches has become a top priority for many organizations.

Managed SIEM is a great way for an enterprise to close any security monitoring gaps that they may have.

Here are some key benefits of choosing a Managed SIEM service:

Reduced SIEM Deployment Cost

Outsourcing your SIEM systems to the cloud means that you do not have to deal with the long and arduous process of setting one up yourself. Your managed siem provider should already have an expert security team ready to deploy and monitor your SIEM, eliminating the need to hire and train your own dedicated security teams.

Additionally, the nature of a cloud deployment means that in-house appliances like servers and storage systems are unnecessary. What is usually a year-long deployment and implementation is accomplished in a matter of days.

Streamlined Operations

Gaining access to outsourced security expertise means that your in-house security team can focus more on the things that matter. No longer will they be inundated with monitoring logs and dealing with false positives – your new managed SIEM provider will handle it for you!

A managed services provider will also help with integrating the various components of your corporate security by taking the time to ensure that 3rd party software and integrations are kept up-to-date and monitored.

Access to Security Experts

Without a doubt, managed security services providers offer a wealth of cybersecurity expertise that can be used to enhance an organization’s overall security posture.

You can rest easy knowing that your cybersecurity strategy is being vetted by tested professionals – They bring security management expertise from various industries and can apply that knowledge to yours.

Access to Cutting Edge Security Tools

SIEM system providers are often well connected in the cyber security industry and as a result, will usually have access to the latest tools and resources needed to effectively deal with security risks.

Managed SIEM with Stratejm

At Stratejm, we’ve been securing complex network environments for some of Canada’s most successful enterprises for over 7 years.

Back in 2015, we were one of the first to offer the service when we first put SIEM software in the cloud. Since then, we’ve continued to expand our security capabilities and were recently placed on Gartner’s Managed SIEM providers list.

Contact us to find out more about how Stratejm’s managed SIEM service can help improve your organization’s security posture.