When a cyber-security threat emerges, SOC professionals must act quickly to mitigate risk and stop bad actors in their tracks. However, without a secure, comprehensive, reliable source of security data, or an effective platform for accessing that data, even the smartest security expert in the room can’t do much. In fact, without the right tools, a threat may not even be detected in the first place. That’s why the world’s most important organizations use ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), an SEIM platform that “dramatically reduces the time to mitigate cyber-security threats.”
ArcSight is a powerful tool, but security data alone is not always enough to effectively detect, analyze and solve security issues. For example, let’s say ArcSight detects a pattern of breaches in a new set of high end routers, but engineers can’t figure out why the breaches are happening. Layering on network data allows those professionals to correlate the breaches to a particular type of devices, and formulate a proper solution. For this reason, one of the features most commonly in-demand in the cyber-security sector is Consolidated Views.
Consolidating network and security data in one dashboard in real-time allows SOC personnel and other cyber-security experts to see correlations more clearly, and eradicate threats on a deeper layer. Logging in to half a dozen different platforms, and then trying to piece together information to present a clear view of security events is a laborious process that yields weaker results. Integrating data and UIs from disparate data sources is one step in the right direction for ArcSight users trying to contain threats in a more efficient manner by combining security and network data in one visualization. Incidents, changes, and application performance data are more layers of intelligence that can be leveraged.
According to the 2017 Security Operations Survey by SANS, 77% of respondents said their SOCs are using commercial SIEM tools to stitch together the disparate sources of data and look for patterns, but commercial level tools can open unforeseen vulnerabilities.
Maintaining cyber security and protecting against threats is crucial for any enterprise, military or governmental organization. Those using ArcSight are already on the right path, but adding a tool like Edge to the arsenal means eradicating threats even faster. Edge is not just any data visualization tool. The secure platform offers consolidated views of disparate data sources, role-based access control (RBAC), complex KPIs, and simplified visual displays of data that complement the more technical presentation of information inside ArcSight.