McAfee Event Receiver

McAfee Event Receiver

Easy, highly distributed deployment collecting up to 20,000 events per second

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Overview

McAfee Event Receiver appliances are responsible for the collection of event and flow information from hundreds of third-party devices, including firewalls, intrusion prevention system (IPS) devices, unified threat management (UTM) solutions, switches, routers, applications, servers and workstations, identity and authentication systems, vulnerability assessment scanners, and more. McAfee Event Receiver uses a variety of collection methods, including passive log collection, authenticated log collection, CEF, OPSEC, SDEE, XML, ODBC, and encrypted collection validated to FIPS 140-2 Level 2. The McAfee Event Receiver is offered as part of an all-in-one SIEM event collection and management solution or as part of a fully distributed event collection deployment using dedicated McAfee Event Receiver appliances, which are rated for several thousand to tens of thousands of events per second. Deployment models support redundancy for continuity of data collection.

Robust collection, powerful correlation — When a McAfee Event Receiver collects an event, it parses all relevant details into a fully normalized event taxonomy, and then provides full correlation against all events to detect larger incidents. McAfee Event Receiver correlates events collected by other distributed receivers for system-wide threat detection.

Flexible collection architecture — McAfee Enterprise Security Manager supports fully centralized “all-in-one” event collection and management, or fully distributed event collection using dedicated Event Receiver appliances, both physical and virtual, rated for several thousand to tens of thousands of events per second.

High reliability — Deploy McAfee Event Receiver redundantly for maximum reliability without any risk of data loss.

SIEM tools are key to improving incident response

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McAfee is a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

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Features & Benefits

Get immediate access to data

Preserve and store all details of parsed and correlated events in a highly indexed database for fast retrieval and analysis.

Leverage flexible deployment options

Make highly distributed deployment easier and more cost effective with virtual appliances.

Retain and collect large amounts of security data

Collect over 20,000 events per second with a single McAfee Event Receiver. Every Event Receiver caches all collected data locally to preserve data in the event of a network communication error or outage.

System Requirements

Scalable deployment options — Hybrid delivery choices include physical and virtual appliances.

McAfee Event Receiver

Hardware Appliance Specifications*
McAfee Event Receiver 4600 McAfee Event Receiver 3450 McAfee Event Receiver 2600

McAfee Event Receiver 1260

Collection Rates 24,000 events per second1 18,000 events per second1 12,000 events per second1 6,000 events per second1
Local Storage 3 TB2 + 480 GB SSD3 1.8 TB2 + 240 GB SSD3 1.8 TB2 1 TB2

McAfee Event Receiver

Virtual Appliance Specifications*
McAfee Event Receiver 32 Core VM McAfee Event Receiver 12 Core VM McAfee Event Receiver 8 Core VM  
Collection Rates 15,000 events per second1 5,000 events per second1 500 events per second1  
Recommended Storage 2 TB2 + 480 GB SSD3 500 GB2 250 GB2  

 

  1. Based on typical network environments using average event and flow aggregation.
  2. Represents usable event and flow storage, after RAID configuration.
  3. Minimum 50K IOPS for SSD; additional storage should be a minimum of 100 IOPS.

*The product specifications and descriptions herein are provided for information only, are subject to change without notice, and are provided without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied.

Demos / Tutorials

Demos

Built for big security data, McAfee Global Threat Intelligence for McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) puts the power of McAfee Labs directly into the security monitoring flow using McAfee’s high-speed, highly intelligent security information and event management (SIEM) solution.

Awards / Reviews

Gartner
McAfee Positioned as a Leader by Gartner in MQ for SIEM Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

The security information and event management (SIEM) market is defined by the customer's need to analyze security event data in real time for internal and external threat management, and to collect, store, analyze and report on log data for regulatory compliance and forensics. The vendors that are included in Gartner’s analysis have technologies that have been designed for this purpose, and they actively market and sell these technologies to the security buying center.

SC Magazine Awards 2012
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager Gets 5-Star Rating by SC Magazine

The McAfee Enterprise Security Manager is able to gather, store, and analyze logs and data from a large amount of sources and then correlate events based on rules, possible risk, or historical trends.

Customer Stories

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)

Leveraging the Security Connected strategy, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation implemented SIEM, network IPS, data protection, and endpoint security solutions to secure its distributed IT environment over 37 locations.

Highlights
  • Compliance with policy standards.
  • Dashboards enable centralized security management and provide easy access for executive reporting.

Resources

Data Sheets

Enterprise Security Manager

For a technical summary on the McAfee product listed above, please view the product data sheet.

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McAfee Collector Plug-in

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McAfee Solution Services

Essential Services for McAfee SIEM Solutions

Infographics

When Minutes Count

Fight advanced threats with real-time SIEM and eight key indicators of attack.

Reports

McAfee rated in Gartner Critical Capabilities for SIEM.

As a companion to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM, the Gartner Critical Capabilities report for SIEM helps IT security organizations compare their requirements with the most common SIEM use cases. Discover in-depth how Gartner rates McAfee SIEM by critical capabilities.

When Minutes Count

How experts fight advanced threats with real-time SIEM and identification of eight key indicators of attack.

SANS Analytics and Intelligence Survey

This paper explores the use of analytics and intelligence today and exposes the impediments to successful implementation. Organizations that are deploying analytics and intelligence properly are experiencing faster response and detection times, as well as greater visibility. However, many are confused about how to integrate and automate their intelligence collection processes.

McAfee Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SIEM

Broad adoption of SIEM technology is being driven by the need to detect threats and breaches, as well as by compliance needs. Early breach discovery requires effective user activity, data access and application activity monitoring. Vendors are improving threat intelligence and security analytics. Leading analyst firm Gartner has placed McAfee as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management.

[Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.]

Gartner Report: Designing an Adaptive Security Architecture for Protection from Advanced Attacks

Most enterprise security protection efforts and products have focused primarily on blocking and prevention techniques as well as on policy-based controls to block threats. However, perfect prevention is impossible. Advanced targeted attacks are easily bypassing traditional firewalls and signature-based prevention mechanisms. All organizations should now assume that they are in a state of continuous compromise.

Security Management 2.0—Time to Replace Your SIEM?

This report takes a candid look at triggers for considering a new security management platform, walking through each aspect of the decision, and presenting a process to migrate.

Solution Briefs

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, Services Solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager offers the advanced scalability, flexibility, and control you need to protect your customers’ business, and grow yours.

A Case for the Value of SIEM: The Security Evolution

With the advent of big data, traditional SIEM solutions that focus only on logging and compliance reporting fall short of the demands of today’s enterprises for threat intelligence, correlation, and remediation. McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, the core of the McAfee SIEM solution, is both smart and fast. Its proprietary information management back end, purpose-built for managing big data, offers the critical combination of intelligence and speed.

Manage Risk and Security

This solution guide addresses the importance of implementing a strategic security and risk management program focused on prevention and protection, reducing incidents and risks across the enterprise, across every device, and across the entire IT infrastructure.

SIEM Compliance Made Easy

The McAfee SIEM solution, Enterprise Security Manager, addresses today’s complex compliance challenges by combining an established unified compliance framework with superior abilities to collect, retrieve, and protect the data required to assess and demonstrate compliance in real time. It’s tightly integrated log collection, management, analysis, and reporting improves an organization’s ability to meet compliance requirements through frameworks, streamlined workflow, and automation.

SIEM: Five Requirements that Solve the Bigger Business Issues

McAfee spoke with SIEM users and asked them to tell us about their primary issues with SIEM. This brief lists the top five issues along with corresponding customer case studies and use cases.

Technology Blueprints

Investigate Data Breaches

McAfee enables enterprises to collect, analyze, and preserve security forensic information. With a solution that includes content- and context-aware SIEM, McAfee provides alerts to security events, as well analysis on how the attacked occurred, affected users, and compromised data — so you can better understand the severity of a security breach.

Achieve Situational Awareness

The McAfee solution has two primary components: McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software and McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, with additional integrations to extend visibility and control across the entire security and compliance management environment.

Look Inside Network Traffic

The McAfee solution has two primary components: McAfee Firewall Enterprise and McAfee Network Security Platform. The McAfee Firewall and the IPS appliance both have add-on features that can optimize your visibility into the network. McAfee SIEM and other optional products help extend visibility and analytics to more aspects of network traffic.

White Papers

Securosis: Leveraging Threat Intelligence In Incident Response/Management

To contain an advanced attack you need to respond faster and smarter. Focusing on shortening the window between attack and detection, coupled with a solid plan to contain and remediate an attack provides the best chance to overcome the attack. This is one of the key pieces of knowledge for security experts.

Low Hanging Fruits: The Top Five Easiest Ways to Hack or Get Hacked

How familiar are you with low-hanging fruit — the easiest ways for attackers to gain entry to your network and potentially run off with your valuable data? This white paper explores penetration tests that you can perform at your organization to gain an understanding of how to apply the proper defenses to prevent exploitation of the top five low-hanging fruit.

Achieving Security through Compliance

This paper will illustrate how a well-structured security governance program with fully developed and implemented policies, plans, and procedures will strengthen an organization’s security posture.

SANS White Paper: Be Ready for a Breach with Intelligent Response

How do we get more visibility into attacks across our environments, improve our response, and reduce response time? The solution is automating functions that should be automated and connecting the dots between detection systems and response. Connecting these dots and applying intelligence provides responders rich context into the observed behaviors for taking action. Integrating these processes improves accuracy, while reducing time, manpower, and costs involved in detecting and managing events. This white paper explores how to achieve this.

SANS Survey: Incident Response – How to Fight Back

SANS recently surveyed incident response (IR) teams to get a clearer picture of what they're up against today. The results are in; most organizations lack formalized IR plans, they expressed a need to collect and correlate threat intelligence and SIEM tools are their focus for improving IR capabilities.

Security Management 2.5 – Replacing Your SIEM Yet?

This paper will walk you through the entire process — from soup to nuts — of evaluating, selecting, and deploying a SIEM. It offers pragmatic advice on how to get it done based on years working through this process as both consumers and vendors of SIEM technology. The process is not always painless, but we are certain it will help you avoid foundering on bad technology and inter-office politics. You owe it to yourself and your organization to ask the right questions and to get answers. It is time to slay the sacred cow of your substantial SIEM investment, and to figure out your best path forward.

Emergency Incident Response: 10 Common Mistakes of Incident Responders

This paper summarizes the top 10 incident response mistakes in the field, highlights issues so you can review your incident response practices, and determines whether you suffer from these shortcomings.

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