What is a Traditional SIEM?

We break down the different components of a traditional SIEM, from different security tool integrations to third-party threat intelligence feeds and creating rules to detect threats. The complexity of a traditional SIEM generates a ton of work for security teams – see how Blumira’s modern security platform automates the entire process to help you stop security threats faster.

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Traditional SIEM Video Transcription

Here’s how we break down the components of a traditional SIEM. A SIEM is a security information and events management tool.

It centralizes logs, alerts and events from different security tools within your environment, such as firewall, Active Directory, Azure and endpoint technologies.

Typically, a SIEM would be on-premises, although there are cloud SIEMs, as well. It requires compute, storage, and backup management in order to store information from all of your different systems.

Next, beyond a SIEM, an organization such as a security operation center (SOC) would need to then ingest third-party threat intelligence. You have to get different feeds, then correlate them into the SIEM in order to start doing threat detection.

Beyond that, you need to start putting the rules in place to determine when something is found, and what to actually do.

In addition to rules, organizations would likely prefer to do threat hunting as well. Threat hunting is the proactive search for security threats deep within your environment that have bypassed other security defenses.

As you can see, the complexity of a traditional SIEM generates a ton of work for security teams. And that’s why Blumira’s modern security platform takes a different approach through automating rules, threat intelligence, detection and response so you can stop security threats faster.