What is a SIEM solution?
Security information and event management (SIEM) solutions allow organizations to improve their threat detection and incident response workflows by aggregating and analyzing log and event data. This makes it easier for businesses to identify and investigate anomalous activities.
The best SIEM tools offer robust reporting capabilties that give security teams detailed forensics of security incidents, including the root cause, how they've spread, and what damage they've caused. This acn help inform remediation processes and improve future incident response processes, as well as prevent similar attacks from occurring again. They also offer threat alerting, which notifies security teams of potential threats or malicious activiies so that they can investigate them more efficiently, reducing remediation time and thus the damage caused.
SIEM solutions can also be used prove compliance with data protection regulations such as GDPR, PCI-DSS, HIPAA and SOX, and to keep track of data usage, to help businesses manage their growth.