Solutions Review’s listing of the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems is an annual mashup of products that best represent current market conditions, according to the crowd. Our editors selected the best SIEM systems based on each solution’s Authority Score, a meta-analysis of real user sentiment through the web’s most trusted business software review sites, and our own proprietary five-point inclusion criteria.
The editors at Solutions Review continually research the most prominent and influential SIEM systems to assist buyers in search of the tools befitting the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process; it requires constant market research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities. Yet it’s essential; Security Information and Event Management can help bridge gaps in security monitoring, threat hunting, and incident response for businesses struggling to fill their IT security teams.
Solutions Review picked out the best SIEM systems for 2021 and beyond. Vendors and solutions are listed in alphabetical order.
Best SIEM Systems for 2021 and Beyond
AT&T Cybersecurity aims to help businesses of all sizes stay ahead of threats. The AlienVault® Unified Security Management® (USM) platform combines SIEM and log management capabilities with other essential security tools—including asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, and intrusion detection (NIDS and HIDS)—to provide centralized security monitoring of networks and endpoints across cloud and on premises environments– from a single pane of glass.
CYBERShark, powered by BlackStratus, is a SIEM technology and service focused solution provider headquartered in New Jersey, provides reliable and innovative security event correlation, compliance, and log management capabilities. CYBERShark offers a huge portfolio of solutions with offerings including LogStorm, SIEMStorm, and SOC-As-A-Service. CYBERShark is a cloud-based SIEM-as-a-service designed for digital transformations.
Cygilant’s origins lie in the analysis of enterprise log files across web servers, file servers, firewalls, and other network devices. The company seeks to reduce cyber risk and enable enterprises to implement comprehensive strategies to combat cyber risk by combining security programs with insurance coverage. The SOCvue solution provides 24/7 security operations designed to singularly meet enterprises’ regulatory and industry compliance objectives.
Cysiv operates in the field of security operations center-as-a-service (SOCaaS). It works with enterprises to reduce the risk of a damaging cyber-attack or data breach by providing 24/7 threat detection and response. Its team of experts operates as a seamless extension to your IT security team to accelerate and improve the process of detecting, investigating, hunting for, and responding to actionable threats across the complete IT application environment.
empow is the developer of an SIEM system that detects cyber-attacks and automatically orchestrates adaptive investigation and mitigation actions in real-time, without the need for human-written rules. empow’s i-SIEM platform automatically understands the fundamental nature or intent of threats, finds the actual attacks hidden in the “noise,” and marshals the right security tools to respond when those attacks occur.
Exabeam offers its Security Intelligence Platform as a collection of components that can be selected and deployed separately. The vendor’s Log Manager component handles the data management, including collection and storage, and can collect from both local endpoints and cloud-based applications. Its Advanced Analytics component is a stand-alone UEBA tool. The threat hunting component, appropriately called Threat Hunter, is built on user-based timelines instead of the customary queries.
Fortinet’s platform FortiSIEM provides SIEM, file integrity monitoring (FIM), configuration management database (CMDB), and availability and performance capabilities. Analytics-driven IT operations and cloud management are provided, helping companies manage and monitor network performance, security, and compliance requirements. FortiSIEM detects network services and profiles network traffic from sources such as network flows and firewall logs.
IBM Security’s QRadar Platform offers log and risk management that can be deployed as an appliance, a virtual appliance, or an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); this makes them well-suited to different IT environments. They
also deliver a hybrid option, with on-premises QRadar deployment combined with a SaaS solution hosted on their IBM Cloud. This includes optional remote monitoring from their managed security service operations centers
Lacework automates security and compliance across AWS, Azure, GCP, and private clouds, providing a comprehensive view of risks across cloud workloads and containers. Lacework’s unified cloud security platform provides unprecedented visibility, automates intrusion detection, delivers one-click investigation, and simplifies cloud compliance. Lacework was noted as an Emerging Security Vendor to Know in 2019 by CRN.
Logentries offers a real-time log management and analytics service built for the cloud. These SIEM solutions securely collect log data while preventing unencrypted sensitive data from leaving your IT environment without consent from the security team. Logentries’ SIEM products include search and analysis tools, alerts to identify security threats and investigate malicious activity, and allows users to send files to an Amazon long-term cloud server.
LogPoint extracts security events and incidents from logs existing in IT infrastructures and environments of any size. Filtered and correlated real-time results are displayed in dashboards that can be configured based on the specific roles and responsibilities of each user. LogPoint also creates real-time, actionable insights from raw machine data to help increase operational efficiency and streamline compliance for regulatory mandates; this strengthens enterprises’ overall security posture.
LogRhythm’s SIEM solution consists of several unified components: the Event Manager, Log Manager, Advanced Intelligence Engine (AI Engine), and Console. LogRhythm combines SIEM capabilities with endpoint monitoring, forensics, and management abilities to ease enterprise-level deployments and maintenance. Its other solutions can serve as optional add-ons for network and host monitoring or FIM functioning.
Logsign Next-Gen SIEM provides comprehensive visibility and control of data lakes. It allows security analysts to collect, store, and backup unlimited data, and investigate and detect threats and anomalies in real time. Focusing on comprehensive and security analytics-oriented visibility, Logsign supports many log collection methods such as SYSLOG, SMB, WMI, FTP, SFTP, LEA, SQL, ORACLE, and Flow. Logsign classifies and normalizes data and enriches with embedded threat intelligence services in real-time.
ManageEngine Log360 simplifies IT management with an affordable software solution that offers the ease-of-use smaller enterprises need and the powerful features the largest enterprises demand. Log360 features the ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer which collects, analyses, archives, and reports on event logs from distributed Windows host and syslogs from myriad data sources including UNIX hosts, routers, and switches.
McAfee’s Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) consolidates, correlates, assesses, and prioritizes security events for both third-party and Intel Security solutions. McAfee also provides integrated tools for configuration and change management, case management, and centralized management of policy to improve workflow and efficiency. McAfee’s Advanced Correlation Engine is designed for dedicated correlation and risk and behavior-based correlation.
Micro Focus offers two SIEM solutions: Micro Focus ArcSight and Micro Focus Sentinel. The latter incorporates NetIQ brand technologies, but it is ArcSight that serves as their primary SIEM platform; ArcSight’s portfolio includes Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) software for large-scale, SEM-focused deployments. Micro Focus also offers ArcSight Express, which is an appliance-based solution for the SIEM midmarket with preconfigured monitoring and reporting.
Rapid7 InsightIDR, a cloud SIEM solution for modern threat detection and response, seeks to unify your security data with cloud-based log and event management. Rapid7 aims to assist with enterprise compliance, detect the behavior behind breaches, and monitor lateral movement. Specifically, Rapid7 monitors for lateral movement involving stolen credentials by traffic manipulation and hash extraction and facilitates the searching and visualizing of your security data
RSA’s NetWitness suite provides visibility from logs, full network packet, NetFlow, and endpoint data capture. The NetWitness Logs facilitates the automated collection, analysis, alerting, auditing, reporting, and secure storage of all logs. Alerts can be delivered through the intuitive user interface, via SMS or email, and auditors can even be granted read-only access to the enVision platform so that they can access the reports whenever they need them.
Securonix offers the Snypr Security Analytics solution as its SIEM platform. Their capabilities include a library of threat signatures, UEBA functionality, and event and data collection. Other functions include configuration, indexing via Search Service, data parsing and normalization via enrichment services, and correlation services. Securonix supports advanced threat hunting and incident investigation capabilities.
Splunk’s security intelligence platform provides event and data collection with visualization options and use-case agnostic data analysis capabilities for IT operations. Splunk also provides out-of-the-box support for the most common security data sources including network security, endpoint solutions, malware and payload analysis, network and wire data, identity and asset management systems, and threat intelligence to accelerate deployment.
Sumo Logic enables enterprises to build analytical power that transforms daily operations into intelligent business decisions. It offers customers cloud-to-cloud integrations to simplify setup and deliver business operational insights. Sumo Logic’s purpose-built cloud-native service scales to over 4 petabytes of data. Above all, Sumo Logics’ greatest asset is its log aggregation capabilities, especially concerning big data security analytics and machine data logging.
Tenable offers SIEM which leverages the log management capabilities of their Log Correlation Engine (LCE) to collect all logs, software activity, user events, and network traffic across the entire IT environment. Tenable analyzes data for correlated events and impacts on security and compliance posture. Event context and threat-list intelligence about any system is provided by Tenable Nessus vulnerability and configuration scans and real time monitoring with the Tenable Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS).
Trustwave’s Managed SIEM services provide threat intelligence, efficiency, and automation to organizations of all sizes. The service includes the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Trustwave works with point-of-sale (POS) vendors to develop specific logging support for in-store payment solutions. The company offers capabilities for additional correlation, reporting, and ad-hoc analysis, both locally on the appliance and via services provided through their Security Operations Centers.
Our Buyer’s Guide for SIEM helps you evaluate the best systems for your business use case and features profiles of the leading profiles, as well as a category overview of the marketplace and a Bottom Line Analysis for each vendor profile.
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