The main source of this knowledge are logs generated by systems, devices and applications. Their collection and analysis are also more and more often required by numerous standards and regulations related to security such as PCI DSS or SOX.
The SIEM-class products have been developed to meet these requirements. Such systems allow to:
A correctly implemented SIEM will allow administrators to:
Splunk Enterprise Security allows security management teams to quickly detect and respond to external and internal threats to the security of an enterprise.
Splunk Enterprise Security is a SIEM system that enables the analysis of any data coming from systems such as network devices, workstations, authentication system, antivirus protection system, identity management system or any other source of computer data.
It can be used for the purpose of continuous, real-time monitoring of IT and security infrastructure, quick responding to incidents, reporting important business-related threats to the management or for the purpose of building a Security Operation Center (SOC). The flexibility of Splunk Enterprise Security in creating correlations, alarms, reports and dashboards makes it possible to adapt the solution to specific requirements.
Splunk has prepared a ready-to-use Splunk App for Enterprise Security that uses the analytical features of Splunk and is a fully-fledged SIEM solution recognised in the market and which has been ranked in a quadrant of leaders in the Gartner report for several years.
Splunk Enterprise is a universal platform used for managing the so-called machine data. Machine data is one of the most rapidly developing types of application of systems in the field of BigData. The information that they carry may include user transaction logs, client's activities, sensor readings, behaviours of machines, threats to security, frauds and many other.
Splunk Enterprise gathers all machine data regardless of where it is generated, including from physical, virtual or cloud environments. It allows for searching, monitoring and analysing data from one place in real time. Problems can be resolved and security incidents can be investigated. The result becomes a matter of minutes, not hours or days.
Splunk Enterprise is used by many companies as a basic tool for managing machine data in the scope of information security and audit.
The application uses a wide range of options offered by the Splunk Enterprise platform in order to analyse events and data from the point of view of security, while providing the following functions:
The Splunk Enterprise solution offers many unique features that make it suitable to be used for the purpose of SIEM. Certain features are presented below: