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Why Security Teams Need an Integrated Security Operations Platform

Cyber security has never been more challenging. Almost daily, new threats expose companies’ vulnerabilities, forcing them to purchase more products and hire more talent. Such reactive approaches lead to escalating complexity – yet another vulnerability attackers can take advantage of.

For some time, legacy security information and event management (SIEM) tools have claimed to be the solution to security operations challenges, collecting alerts and logs from disparate security tools. However, while solving many information management issues, SIEM solutions have proven to be much less efficient at detection and response.

Legacy SIEMs take a static rule approach to detection, often leaving customers with an excess of alerts and no adequate tools or context with which to respond to them. This approach also makes it easy for new threats to bypass such solutions. 

To keep pace with adversaries, organizations – big and small – need more than data aggregation. They need a complete integrated solution that augments advanced analytics with automation and gives analysts the threat intelligence they need to make smarter decisions at key points in the response cycle.

FireEye took a large step toward that goal with a recent milestone release of FireEye Helix™, which now integrates next-generation SIEM capabilities with advanced orchestration and our leading threat intelligence.

Delivered via the cloud, FireEye Helix gives organizations one central platform to detect threats, automate response, and simplify compliance reporting. This closes the gap from detection to resolution, mitigating the impact of an attack.

Visibility in the Cloud

The benefits of an integrated security platform extend beyond data stored on-premise. Organizations that are adopting cloud infrastructures are finding that the cloud can be as vulnerable to attack as on-premise technology. Unfortunately, there are fewer tools available to protect it. Poorly configured authentication, ineffective key management, and unsecured APIs are just a few of the ways threat actors gain access to cloud infrastructures.

With the latest release of FireEye Helix, customers can now monitor their cloud infrastructures across platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft® Azure and Oracle® Cloud. FireEye Helix provides centralized visibility, configuration monitoring and user behavior analytics to detect advanced attacks both in the cloud and on-premise.

Connecting the Dots from Alert to Fix

For a deeper dive into the importance of building a holistic approach to security operations, join me on October 24 for my webinar "Connecting the Dots," part of the FireEye Cyber Resilience Virtual Summit.

I’ll delve into why it’s become the norm for organizations to deploy a veritable arsenal of security solutions – most of them equipped to solve only narrow problems – to defend themselves against attackers. We’ll discuss: 

  • Why security solutions today aren’t integrated, which causes complexity, inefficiencies and excessive alert noise.
  • The tactics threat actors use to take advantage of disjointed, complex security technologies.
  • The most critical threat vectors, and how the consolidation and integration of security tools can help you improve your security posture.

About the FireEye Cyber Resilience Virtual Summit

This webinar is just one of several sessions designed to help you map a plan for managing cyber risk and battling the latest threats. Over the three days of the summit (Oct. 22 to Oct. 24, 2018), our experts will share insights and intelligence from our latest breach investigations, and knowledge from our research into the threat landscape.

Bookmark the 2018 Cyber Resilience Virtual Summit page to stay up on the latest session additions and event details.