What is Reactive IT Security Monitoring?
Reactive security monitoring encompasses activities such as collection, analysis, correlation and reporting of logs, flow data threat intelligence, security analytics, and incident detection and response. These activities are reactive because you are detecting and responding to events that are in progress or have already occurred. The key focus of reactive security monitoring is to gain greater visibility into activity patterns, anomalies, and user actions. Over the years, security conscious organizations have come to rely on SIEM and Log Management technologies for help detect security issues that evade signature based technologies such as anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-malware, next-gen Firewall, IDS/IPS and others.
Why Does Reactive IT Security Monitoring Matter?
Reactive security monitoring as a component of a comprehensive security program ensures that an organization can quickly detect and respond to threats to reduce their impact. The longer an attacker operates undetected, the greater the long-term impact on the business will be and higher the probability of data loss. Planning and executing the right reactive measures can be every bit as important as implementing proactive defenses.
How Does Cygilant Help?
Cygilant’s SOCVue Security Monitoring service combines both reactive and proactive security monitoring into a single service, helping customers to detect and respond to incidents as they occur, providing incident investigation and remediation guidance to prevent a potential security breach.
Cygilant GSOC security analysts deploy SIEM and Log Management technologies to collect, analyze and correlate log, flow, vulnerability and other security events from a wide variety of network devices, servers, and applications. The incoming data is analyzed and correlated with other contextual data such as threat intelligence by the SOCVue platform, managed on a 24x7x365 basis by Cygilant’s expertly trained global Security Operations Center (SOC) teams. The GSOC security analysts provide incident analysis, notification, and remediation guidance that is delivered in a timely manner so that you can focus on incident response and risk mitigation.
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