ACTON, Mass.--()--eIQnetworks, a pioneer in simplified security, risk and compliance solutions, today announced the results of its survey, Suffering a Case of SIEM?, that reveal several major pitfalls involving traditional Security and Information Event Management (SIEM). The survey reflects responses from 191 IT decision makers including security managers, and network and systems engineers across a number of industries including healthcare, government, financial services and retail, among others.
“From cost burdens and management headaches, organizations are looking for a cure to SIEM. The good news is that the remedy to this perpetual affliction is through simplified and cost effective security intelligence solutions that provide organizations with critical visibility across the entire spectrum of enterprise security data.”
The survey reveals that 44 percent of respondents reported it took a few weeks to more than a month to deploy their latest SIEM product. Organizations struggle with timely monitoring, managing and remediating security, risk and compliance issues. The harsh reality is that most SIEMs require fine-tuning to get real value and can take months to get useful data. The survey found that managing the complexity of the product is considered the biggest headache when using SIEM, followed by lack of trained personnel to manage the product and lack of integration with other products.
Thirty five percent of respondents stated that compliance requirements are the primary driver behind the use of SIEM. While the goal may be to make auditors happy when deploying a SIEM solution, most organizations continue to be unhappy with the results. A majority of breaches go undetected due to the complexities involved in correlating security and configuration data across IT assets, inadequate security controls, and lack of actionable and timely security intelligence.
“The survey results indicate that organizations continue to suffer from symptoms of traditional SIEM deployments,” said Brian Mehlman, senior director product management, eIQnetworks. “From cost burdens and management headaches, organizations are looking for a cure to SIEM. The good news is that the remedy to this perpetual affliction is through simplified and cost effective security intelligence solutions that provide organizations with critical visibility across the entire spectrum of enterprise security data.”
Key survey takeaways:
- 31 percent of respondents would consider replacing their existing SIEM solution for better cost savings
- 25 percent of respondents have invested more than a month in professional services since deploying their current SIEM product
- 52 percent of respondents require 2 or more fulltime employees to manage their current SIEM deployment
- Nearly 40 percent of respondents believe the mobility/BYOD trend in 2012 had the biggest impact on managing IT risk
- “Discovering Threats to my IT Infrastructure” is the most important function for 2013
- Networks is the biggest area of concern within the IT infrastructure when it comes to IT security
The full survey findings are available for download at: http://www.eiqnetworks.com/resources/suffering-from-a-case-of-siem.php.
eIQnetworks, a pioneer in simplified security and compliance solutions, is transforming how organizations identify threats, mitigate risks and enable compliance. Our solution, SecureVue®, is a unified situational awareness platform that proactively detects incidents, minimizes “false positives” and delivers timely and actionable intelligence by simplifying often-complex interactions between security, risk and compliance. Through a single console, SecureVue provides a unified view of your entire IT infrastructure for proactive security and risk analysis, continuous monitoring, configuration auditing, compliance automation and context relevant search. Over 175 Global 2000 companies and government agencies worldwide rely upon eIQnetworks to own their security, risk and compliance posture. For more information, visit: http://www.eiqnetworks.com.