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McAfee ESM (Enterprise Security Manager)

Enterprise security management solution for large data volumes
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McAfee ESM (Enterprise Security Manager)Product Overview

  1. About McAfee ESM
  2. Pros of McAfee ESM
  3. Cons of McAfee ESM
  4. Breakdown of core features

McAfee ESM product overview

McAfee ESM, formerly McAfee SIEM, is a solution deployable in the cloud or on-premise that identifies, investigates, and resolves threats. It enables customers to build a security operations center that can ingest data or search and scale correlation rules faster—all in a single, frictionless application that is simple to use.

McAfee ESM provides immediate visibility into all activity on systems, networks, databases, and applications. It is a solution for organizations with large data volume requirements or subject to data privacy laws that require them to store information within corporate boundaries.

The software delivers a real-time understanding of the world outside and a view of the systems, data, risks, and activities inside the enterprise. It offers security teams access to the content and context needed for fast, risk-based decisions. As a result, organizations can invest resources efficiently in a dynamic threat and operational landscape.

Pros of McAfee ESM

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  • The solution’s embedded compliance framework and built-in security content packs simplify analyst and compliance operations.
  • It promotes an analyst-centric user experience—it allows users with any level of experience to prioritize and respond to evolving threats faster.

Cons of McAfee ESM

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  • It can be overwhelming for non-technical users.

Breakdown of core features

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Enterprise security manager

McAfee ESM brings intelligent, fast, and accurate SIEM and log management. Furthermore, its actionable analysis guides triage and expedites investigations and threat remediations. Users can analyze data for patterns that may indicate a larger threat. With this solution, prioritized alerts surface potential threats before they cause problems.

Log search

Users can hunt faster by searching events in seconds and get immediate access to raw logs for context. The solution facilitates searching data to uncover additional context concerning security incidents. Users can also tap into the power of raw log search from the McAfee Enterprise Security Manager console without switching windows. The software gives quick access to the information needed to accelerate investigations.

Advanced threat interpretation

The software calculates baseline activity for all collected information and provides prioritized alerts with the goal of discovering potential threats beforehand, while at the same time analyzing that data for patterns that may indicate a larger threat. In addition, McAfee ESM leverages contextual information and enriches each event with that context for a better understanding of how security events can impact real business processes.

Global threat intelligence (GTI)

McAfee GTI for big security data puts the power of McAfee Labs directly into the security monitoring flow. With this feature, businesses can pinpoint malicious activity in real-time. Companies can also ensure that servers and systems continually have a precise reputation score, shrinking the incident response time window and providing risk analysis. McAfee Labs extends an understanding of the global threat landscape, constantly updating threat intelligence with newly detected infected and malicious systems.

(Last updated on 04/14/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

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    Enterprise Businesses, Mid Sized Businesses




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