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Making SIEM's Superior Security Protection Available to Your Customers

by McAfee Guest Blog
Oct 27, 2014

Effective security starts with real-time visibility into all activity on all systems, networks, databases, and applications. Security information and event management (SIEM) monitoring options and other technology can help. But can you or your customers afford the staff required to monitor a SIEM system 24 by 7? Here's a look at how new options can make sophisticated security protections available to you and your customers.

As the world’s largest dedicated security technology company, McAfee has long recognized the ongoing importance of ensuring the safety of IT systems and data in customer companies. As cyber-attacks become ever more sophisticated and costly, security measures must be reevaluated in tandem.

Effective security starts with real-time visibility into all activity on all systems, networks, databases, and applications. McAfee Enterprise Security Manager enables you to help your customers to optimize their security posture with real-time situational awareness and the speed and scale required to identify critical threats, respond intelligently, and deliver continuous compliance monitoring. With a broad portfolio of security information and event management (SIEM) monitoring options, virtualization support, and robust, centralized security management, McAfee Enterprise Security Manager works with your existing business models, or can help extend your business into new, high-growth services. And it offers the protection against advanced security threats, the capacity your customers need to stay productive, and the scale you need to grow revenue.

Deploying SIEM

Many of your customers will likely evaluating whether they need SIEM within their environment. Can they afford the staff to monitor a SIEM system 24 by 7 or have staff respond to off-hours alerts with the appropriate escalations? Does their team have the know-how for the required set up and configuration that is required, including integration with custom event sources and creation of custom correlation rules? Are they able to effectively leverage their SIEM to meet compliance requirements that they may need to adhere to? Would they prefer an option to reduce CAPEX spend associated with deploying a SIEM solution?

As an MSP you can offer McAfee’s SIEM, via our MSP program, to solve these problems. With the additional benefit of being able to deliver McAfee SIEM technology via a shared services model, you can deliver highly scalable and cost effective outcomes for your customers... Help your customers reduce their capital investment, ease their IT headaches, and scale their businesses by becoming a part of the McAfee Managed Service Provider (MSP) partner program.

Looking for more? Check out our blog here at MSPmentor in the months ahead for more details about some of the new offerings in McAfee’s Security Connected solutions portfolio for MSPs. And visit our website at www.McAfee.com/MSP or send email to MSP_Inquiry@McAfee.com for more information

Richard Bowman is the Senior Director of Managed Services and SaaS at McAfee. Monthly guest blogs such as this one are part of MSPmentor’s annual platinum sponsorship

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