With today’s increasingly common and sophisticated hacking attacks, cybersecurity is a concern for any business owner. Security information and event management (SIEM) technology provides peace of mind and the tools your IT team needs to identify threats and respond effectively. Understanding the benefits of SIEM technology and implementing it in your company may help prevent data theft, compliance issues, and liability claims.
What Is SIEM Technology?
Every action on your network leaves a digital footprint, which means your system could be logging thousands of data points every minute.
SIEM systems are designed to identify potential threats in this sea of information by collecting data from your servers, network equipment, and your employees’ devices. If a cybersecurity threat is detected, such as a download of a program that could contain malware, the SIEM system can collect additional entries, issue a warning to the user, and activate security programs.
What Are the Benefits of SIEM Systems?
They scan for threats based on a variety of parameters, and may even use statistical analyses to identify relationships between different types of activity. For example, a certain program could be linked to network errors, which might flag a piece of malware. These sophisticated analytics identify malicious activity that might have gone unnoticed by traditional antivirus software or your employees.
Preventing data loss or breaches is especially important if your business maintains health care or financial data, which are subject to strict federal regulations. SIEM ensures you stay compliant with the law, preventing costly fines and damage to your company’s reputation.
If you run a small business that may not have the resources to pay liability claims stemming from data breaches, this system will also help you stay safe and protect your bottom line.
With industry-leading expertise, Network Solutions & Technology helps companies throughout the New York Metropolitan Area protect themselves from the evolving threats of the digital world. No matter what industry you’re in, their experts will recommend and implement cybersecurity solutions tailored to your needs. Visit their website to learn more about SIEM systems, or call (877) 678-8080 to schedule a consultation.