How Many Alerts is Too Many to Handle?

According to a recent worldwide survey(1), many large businesses rely on their security people to fulfill multiple roles and responsibilities. And that can prove disastrous in finding and escalating a critical cyber alert because those people have to wade through too much data, false alarms, and duplicate alerts—all that noise. As a result, an attack can slip by defenses, unnoticed for weeks or even months, compromising the enterprise.

In this special report, “The Numbers Game”, IDC details the survey results of all aspects of alert management—where alerts originate, how they’re categorized, and how they’re managed, as well as how the process can increase the likelihood of a breach being successful.


  • Why alerts are not fool-proof
  • Why having more consoles may not be the answer to your security needs
  • How your IT team may not be prepared to handle critical alerts
  • How long it takes other organizations to respond to alerts, and how you compare
  • Why outsourcing could save you money and mitigate risk

Download the report and #StopTheNoise.


(1) IDC Survey, sponsored by FireEye. Advanced Threat Readiness Assessment, September 2014

Download the special report now!