It’s an honor for AccelOps to be listed as a security leader in the SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls for 2014. In fact, AccelOps addresses 17 of the Top 20 Critical Security Controls.
The SANS Institute is quite an interesting organization. It is the largest cooperative research and education organization for information security training, certification and research.
The SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls, now in its fifth version, lists essential security controls that help define and guide strategies and solutions for effective cyber-defense. It is a valuable checklist that security and IT managers use to evaluate how systems and strategies address major threats and vulnerabilities. Inclusion on the list is validation that the vendor delivers a high level of security control.
SANS named AccelOps a SIEM solution provider for Security Control #14, Maintenance, Monitoring and Analysis of Audit Logs. This is a critical control because without collecting, managing and analyzing audit logs, cyber attackers can hide their location and undetectably steal data and disrupt an entire network infrastructure.
As recent high-profile cyber breaches demonstrate, even organizations with advanced security systems and adequate staffing find it difficult, if not impossible, to effectively fend off cyber-criminals. Processes are needed to control the discovery and management of security threats.
AccelOps automates the log analysis processes of all network servers and equipment with a continual audit of the environment. Anomalies are immediately flagged for security review. The system also includes advanced log analytic tools that allow for log aggregation and consolidation from multiple machines. Security administrators can more effectively focus on unusual activity, avoid false positives and more rapidly react to threats and anomalies.
AccelOps ensures that organizations never miss events buried in audit logs that could help detect, understand or recover from an attack. Using AccelOps’ world-class discovery and real-time correlation to enrich log data with real-time context leads to quicker problem resolution.
See how AccelOps automates log analysis and more details about the Critical Security Controls here.
If you’re attending the training for SANS Network Security 2014 next week in Las Vegas, come see us for a live demo in booth 19.
More details are in the SANS Critical Security Controls poster for fall 2014.