In this blog post, we'll discuss how to make the most out of your Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software with the aid of a Next-gen File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) tool such as CimTrak. By the end of this article, you will better understand SIEM and FIM and why pairing them together will significantly benefit your organization.

 

What is Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)?

SIEM stands for security information and event management and is software that gathers and analyzes security-related data from various points in your infrastructure, such as firewalls, servers, and applications. The ultimate goal of a SIEM is to correlate data and help you detect security incidents with actionable data to react swiftly and effectively.

SIEM tools allow users to:

  • Log event collection and management
  • Analyze log events and other data across different sources
  • Provide operational capabilities such as dashboards and reporting and incident management
  • Map operations with existing frameworks

 

How FIM and SIEM Work Together

File integrity monitoring software detects unauthorized changes as well as tracks and verifies the integrity of vital system configurations. Organizations use FIM tools for various reasons, such as hardening systems, complying with regulations, and defending against threats. A next-gen file integrity monitoring tool such as CimTrak will monitor any files you specify for changes and immediately notify you if any unauthorized changes occur and allow you to restore that system or file to a previously trusted state.

Combining your SIEM with file integrity monitoring software allows your SIEM to correlate local change events with network-wide security events, providing a comprehensive, real-time picture of your organization's entire security posture.

The benefits of integrating SIEM with FIM include:

  • Increased visibility into changes within your infrastructure.
  • Faster detection of security incidents.
  • Improved regulatory compliance.
  • More robust security system
  • Improved threat intelligence
  • Noise reduction

 

How to Get Started Using FIM and SIEM

Selecting the right FIM tool is crucial. To ensure that you maximize your SIEM software's potential, CimTrak has teamed up with LogRhythm to provide deep integration and automated smart responses. Integrating LogRhythm's advanced threat detection capabilities with CimTrak's real-time monitoring and alerting will help organizations enhance their security posture and reduce the risk of security incidents with real-time visibility into every change in your network. 

With CimTrak+LogRhythm, your organization will gain deeper insight into your security posture, quickly detect security incidents, and save time with a single pane of glass to see everything. Download our document today to learn more.

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Jacqueline von Ogden
Post by Jacqueline von Ogden
April 18, 2023
Since 1999, Jacqueline has written for corporate communications, MarCom agencies, higher education, and worked within the pharmacy, steel and retail industries. Since joining the tech industry, she has found her "home".