Cyberattacks are fast becoming a part of our daily lives. Multiple sources such as Norton Security and Forbes suggest that since the pandemic, attacks are not only increasing in number, but they are becoming more targeted and sophisticated. The attackers using Ransomware as a Service and double extortion techniques are prime examples of how sophisticated attacks are becoming these days. Norton Security states that there are more than 2,200 cyberattacks on a daily basis. These sources also mention that the recent hybrid mode of working has made it easier for hackers to scam users into becoming victims.
So, it is unsurprising that organizations are now focusing on ways to tighten their security and redefine their security policies and posture. But with so many security solutions out there, how do you know which one to choose? How do you identify the right solution for your organization? One way is to look at cybersecurity solutions that have proved their worth consistently.
But don’t panic yet because to make things easier for everyone, there exists a worldwide awards program—the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, produced by Cybersecurity Insiders in partnership with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn. This highly competitive program issues awards to honor products, individuals, and companies based on the strength of their nomination (in terms of excellence, innovation, and leadership) and voting popularity.
You can find the winners list for the 2022 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for the category Cybersecurity Product/Service here. If you are planning your security architecture and wondering which security information and event management (SIEM) solution to choose, then relax because with the winners’ list, and this blog post, your decision-making just got easier.
ManageEngine Log360 is a unified SIEM solution with integrated data loss prevention (DLP) and cloud access security broker (CASB) capabilities that offers real-time security monitoring, proactive threat hunting, instant threat detection, effective threat mitigation, and compliance management. Apart from being recognized by Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management for the fifth consecutive time last year, Log360 is now the Gold Winner of the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for the following categories:
- Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
- User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)
- Hybrid Cloud Security
- Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR)
You might be wondering: What makes Log360 so unique that it delivers excellence on time, every time? The answer to that awaits you, so keep reading.
Log360 is a unified SIEM solution that in addition to its UEBA and SOAR capabilities also offers integrated DLP and CASB capabilities. This means your organization will be able to monitor, analyze, detect, and respond to any threats and vulnerabilities, be it on-premises or in the cloud, in a timely and efficient manner.
Log360 can stay on top of threats because of its holistic approach towards achieving security and its ability to cater to organizations’ security use cases. Your accuracy of threat detection is largely dependent on the type of logs you feed into your SIEM, and different organizations would need to look out for different types of threats, which require different types of log data. And the team behind Log360 knows this—that’s why the solution allows data ingestion from over 750 log sources.
Your log data will be analyzed with a correlation engine and you’ll be alerted based on predefined or custom rules. Log360 also brings in intelligence from the MITRE ATT&CK framework. You can use this framework while building your custom detection rules. This, along with Log360’s ability to provide alerts based on risk score, will enable you to prioritize incidents and reduce false positives. You can also effectively manage your incident response with Log360 based on the workflow you have set in place.
Log360 offers anomaly detection with its UEBA capability. Powered by machine-learning algorithms, it analyzes a baseline of expected behavior or activity for every user and entity in your network. Any deviation from this baseline is recorded as an anomaly, and a suitable risk score is assigned. The degree of deviation will determine the risk score. UEBA looks for three types of anomalies: time, count, and pattern.
Time anomaly: When a user or entity performs an activity outside the expected baseline of their working hours, it is recorded as a time anomaly.
Count anomaly: If a user or entity performs an abnormal number of activities within a short span of time, it is a count anomaly.
Pattern anomaly: If an unexpected sequence of events results in a user account or entity being accessed in an atypical or unauthorized manner, it is termed a pattern anomaly.
You’ll also find that Log360 offers better risk scoring because it uses peer group analysis and seasonality factors while calculating the risk score. With peer group analysis, you’ll know the context of user behavior in comparison to other members of their peer group. This will decide the severity of the risk score. You can term an activity seasonal if it occurs with a specific degree of regularity, such as hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly. But if this activity occurs out of routine, your UEBA solution should consider it anomalous. Log360 is capable of detecting these anomalies as well.
Another reason that makes Log360 a suitable solution is its ability to allow organizations to define a behavior that is risky for them. That’s why you have the option of customizing your risk alerts and risk threshold based on your risk appetite.
Hybrid cloud security
Many organizations are adopting cloud technologies or moving to cloud platforms to accommodate the hybrid working during the pandemic, and also to scale up their operations. But without proper security measures in place, they are leaving themselves exposed to cyberattacks. Log360 ensures the smooth functioning of your business by protecting your data and applications in cloud and hybrid cloud environments.
Log360 ensures on-premises security by performing in-depth endpoint security monitoring for detecting and preventing sensitive data leakage via USBs, emails, printers, and more. It uses a combination of controls and features to protect against threats that happen across network devices, endpoints, and AD.
With its ability to provide complete cloud visibility, and control, of your organization’s web traffic and cloud-based activities, Log360 enables you to regulate cloud-based service usage across endpoints. Your data stays protected against spam, phishing, spyware, adware, and malware sites as Log360 will restrict the access of such malicious sites. In addition to monitoring and detecting unauthorized changes or activities on public cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure, it also provides visibility into shadow IT and identity and access management (IAM).
Simply put, with its DLP and CASB capabilities, Log360 will help you identify security vulnerabilities, audit data use, and protect sensitive data in hybrid environments, proving it is the right choice for you.
SOAR expedites incident detection and response by automating responses based on events and suggests recommendations to analysts based on threat intelligence. Once an analyst selects the best course of action, SOAR will automatically carry it out and quickly contain the threat.
Log360 provides STIX/TAXII feeds due to its integration with Webroot’s BrightCloud threat intelligence. When you use these feeds in tandem with the correlation engine, you get better insights into identifying security threats. If you orchestrate your SIEM solution with vulnerability scanners and antivirus solutions, you’ll get more enhanced insights on threat detection and incident management. You can also group multiple events as a single incident and assign the incident ticket to a specific technician.
Apart from giving you the ability to customize your workflow, its integrations with ManageEngine OpManager (for better network visibility), ManageEngine Password Manager Pro (for better security analytics), and ticketing tools such as JIRA, BMC Remedy, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, ServiceNow, and Zendesk (for efficient incident management) are just a few examples of what makes Log360 a one-stop, award-winning cybersecurity solution.
By now you must have realized the reasons for Log360 being the Gold Winner of four Cybersecurity Excellence awards. Realizing this, you’ve also probably arrived at the conclusion that all the features of Log360 pave the way for your organization’s data security. But if you are still uncertain, you can personally evaluate Log360 by requesting a personalized demo. Hope you find the right cybersecurity solution for your organization. Thanks for reading, folks!