Life would be much easier for security teams if log files were able to flash an alert that says, “The system has a problem here.” However, the reality in most enterprises is that the amount of data contained in logs can be massive, especially when the operating system, applications, network devices, storage devices, servers and workstations all are generating multiple log files concurrently. It is not uncommon for IT departments to be dealing with millions of log entries daily. As this new eBook from SC Magazine explains, for the IT personnel in charge of enterprise security, separating the few really important alerts from all the noise becomes of paramount importance. A SIEM implementation can help here. But, it takes more than a machine to make certain the operations are managed properly.
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