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Why SIEM Is Driving New Security Investments

Why SIEM Is Driving New Security Investments

As more security managers embrace a proactive approach to security and prioritize real-time threat analysis, detection and response, spending on security information and event management (SIEM) solutions continues to increase. While Gartner has predicted 5 percent to 10 percent annual growth in the overall IT security market through 2020, sales of SIEM software rose by 15.8 percent in 2016.

SIEM combines security information management (SIM) and security event management (SEM) into a single solution, enabling organizations to take a more holistic, integrated approach to security.

Detective Work

SIEM systems help overworked IT teams wade through alerts and event logs to better detect and respond to security incidents.

Common sense would dictate that the longer it takes to discover a security breach, the greater the potential damage. Unfortunately, insider attacks, zero-day exploits and advanced persistent threats are increasingly difficult to detect, giving cybercriminals the advantage of lengthy “dwell times” in compromised systems and networks.

Limiting Risk

Increasing cyberattacks underscore the value of cyber insurance.

Virtually all organizations are now dependent on technology to one degree or another, which means they are at risk of cybercrime. Given the increasing frequency and sophistication of threats, it is no surprise that there is growing interest in cyber insurance.

Understanding the Value of Flash

With dramatic performance and capacity gains,flash storage delivers a lot of bang for the buck.

Flash storage has made significant inroads into the data center in recent years, as more organizations seek to tap the performance advantages of flash to support their most demanding workloads.

Unmasking Threats in Encrypted Web Traffic

Unmasking Threats in Encrypted Web Traffic

Cybersecurity is a cat-and-mouse game in which IT professionals and cybercriminals continually refine their tactics in an attempt to stay one step ahead of one another. The evolution of web traffic encryption provides a good case study of this process.

Studies show that more than half of all web traffic is now encrypted, largely due to increased usage of HTTPS, the secure version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol.

Improve Security by Minimizing Human Error

Improve Security by Minimizing Human Error

What’s the weakest link in your network security chain? It probably doesn’t involve hardware or software. Numerous industry and government reports find that more than 90 percent of all security incidents are the direct result of human error.

The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak was a jarring reminder that even the most advanced security technology can be undone by mistakes and miscalculations.

Without Analytics, the Contact Center Is Flying Blind

Without Analytics, the Contact Center Is Flying Blind

In a previous post, we talked about how a multichannel contact center – one that enables customers to seamlessly communicate with organizations through phone, email, chat, text and other channels – is becoming a business necessity. Customers are demanding this flexibility and convenience, and organizations can use solutions such as ShoreTel Connect Contact Center to resolve issues quickly, improve agent productivity, and boost overall contact center performance.