Augmenting Your Cyber Resiliency Strategy with NextGen SIEM

The cybersecurity challenge centers around a fundamentally simple concept: Email keeps businesses running and stores critically important corporate and personal data, but email is also the top vector for cyberattacks. The cyberattack trends and numbers speak volumes:

Cyberattack Trends Figure 1: PlugX Component Files Figure 1: Cyberattack Trends Reported in the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has helped garner momentum recently by stressing the importance of having a cyber resilience strategy. Cyber resilience involves extending email security beyond a 100 percent prevention-centric approach. Instead, it encourages the adoption of a resilient-centric cyber approach that applies threat prevention and adaptability to new types of threats, while combining built-in durability and rapid response.

Distinguishing NextGen SIEM from a Legacy SIEM

Integrating Mimecast’s email security data with the security and business context available in LogRhythm’s NextGen SIEM Platform can further protect your business posture and enhance your cyber resilience. Did I just win some Buzzword Bingo?

To understand the benefits of this integration, you need to first focus on the difference between a legacy SIEM and a NextGen SIEM. NextGen SIEM distinguishes itself from legacy SIEM by focusing on end-to-end, real-time threat detection, classification, and response. With a NextGen SIEM, automation and business risk-based threat management are central to the solution. These key differentiators enable you to reduce mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR) from months or years to seconds, minutes, or days.

The Mimecast-LogRhythm Integration

The Mimecast-LogRhythm integration enables you to better assess email-borne attacks through advanced security analytics across the entire security stack. It also improves response through automated actions that facilitate quarantining malicious attachments, updating block policies, and disabling accounts. By integrating Mimecast and LogRhythm solutions, you’ll deal with less noise and alert fatigue, and be able to proactively hunt for threats.

To learn more about the API integration, download the joint solution brief.