Increasingly enterprises and organisations conduct business and maintain a presence on the Internet which has opened the door to evermore subtle and damaging threats, vulnerabilities and risky activities. Unfortunately enterprises and organisations are also as susceptible to attack from internal sources as they are from those external to their environments. In response, security conscious enterprises are deploying Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, often integrated with their Identity Management systems which effectively address security concerns, improve reporting and regulatory compliance and provide centralised monitoring which pro-actively manage risks and reporting in real-time thereby reducing the damaging effects from prolong exposure to threats and risks faced on a daily basis.

Four main areas should be assessed and a determination made as to how vulnerable an enterprise is to the threat of attack:
  • Visibility: Is your business or organisation globally exposed?
  • Threat Awareness: Are any of your assets potentially at risk and their loss would be ruinous to your business?
  • Mitigation and Remediation: How well or timeously does your business or organisation respond to threats and risks?
  • Compliance & Reporting: how compliant is your enterprise or organisation to current regulation and corporate governance?

Businesses face growing security challenges when exposing ICT services, these include:
  • No cohesion of event notification and monitoring systems across disparate systems.
  • Attacks on systems, services and data are becoming more complex, subtle and frequent.
  • Event correlation, analysis and reporting has traditionally been a time consuming and manual process performed on a system-by-system basis
  • Network Security has been typically reactive in nature.
  • No enterprise-wide implementation and adoption of security policies.
  • Increased exposure to internal threats.

Benefits that can be realised from deploying Ubusha's Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution include:
  • Providing a holistic, real-time and centralised view of security events.
  • Identifies threats (known & unknown), reduces risks and total cost of ownership (TCO) while addressing compliance requirements.
  • Automates IT practices that are aligned with business goals by incorporating enterprise wide policies and policy changes.
  • Can operate seamlessly with existing Identity and Access Management technologies improving integration and providing a good ROI.
  • Provides a real-time environment where automated and immediate action can be taken to address policy violations and act against threats.
  • Can manage the entire security spectrum (identify threats, correlate information, issue events, block access and alert the relevant security personnel to enterprise threats).
  • Provides a single point of control across the enterprise.
  • Simplifies the process of security and compliance reporting.
  • Provides a formalised process of tracking, escalating and responding to threats and policy violations across an enterprise.
  • Reduces the occurrences of failed audits with tight compliance with industry and governance regulations.

Typical services that are offered by the adoption of an Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution include:
  • Security Event and Log Collection.
  • Event Correlation into incidents.
  • Event and Incident Alerting, Monitoring and Reporting
  • Remediation of Security Incidents through work-flow or automated tasks.