McAfee Enterprise Log Manager

McAfee Enterprise Log Manager

Compliant log collection, storage, and management

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Overview

McAfee Enterprise Log Manager automates log management and analysis for all log types, including Windows Event logs, Database logs, Application logs, and Syslogs. Logs are signed and validated, ensuring authenticity and integrity — a necessity for regulatory compliance. Out-of-the-box compliance rule sets and reports make it simple to prove your organization is in compliance and policies are being enforced.

Using this tightly integrated log collection, management, and analysis environment will both strengthen your security profile and dramatically improve your ability to comply with over 240 standards, such as PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, NERC-CIP, FISMA, GLBA, and SOX.

Intelligent log management — Enterprise Log Manager collects logs intelligently, storing the right logs for compliance, and parsing and analyzing those logs for security. You can retain logs in their original format for as long as you require for specific compliance needs. Since we do not alter the original log files, McAfee supports chain of custody and non-repudiation efforts.

Integrated with Enterprise Security Manager — Enterprise Log Manager is an optional, integrated part of McAfee Enterprise Security Manager. While Enterprise Log Manager stores the logs, they can be deeply parsed, normalized, and analyzed by Enterprise Security Manager. Log information is immediately available for real-time security investigations and incident response.

McAfee Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SIEM

Features & Benefits

Meet compliance log retention requirements

Collect, sign, and store any log type in its original format for as long as you require to support your specific compliance needs.

Adapt storage and retention to each log source

Use easily customizable storage pools to ensure that your logs are stored correctly and for the right amount of time.

Analyze and search logs conveniently and appropriately

Differentiate logs stored for compliance from logs to be parsed and analyzed for security.

Store logs locally or via a managed SAN

Choose the best storage option for your needs — with up to 7.5 TB of usable HDD storage on the appliances, and optional fiber channel cards for high-speed SAN storage.

Integrate log management with situational awareness

Get one-click access to original log files and even the specific log record from any point in the event management process.

Leverage use cases

Provide log management and retention capabilities to support advanced use cases, including:

  • Establishing and automating compliant data/log retention
  • Establishing non-repudiation of evidence
  • Establishing an audit trail for administrator activity
  • Establishing an audit trail for user account activity and changes
  • Establishing automated reporting

System Requirements

Hardware Specifications ELM-6000 ELM-5600 ELM-4600
Collection Rates 75,000 events per second 50,000 events per second 40,000 events per second
Analytical Performance 14 TB 8 TB 3 TB

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.

Customer Stories

Airport Cologne Bonn

The Cologne Bonn Airport is optimizing its IT security with the help of the SIEM solution from McAfee.

Highlights
  • Extended options for Security Incident Response and Forensic processes
  • Results-based analyses
  • Improved options for auditing and compliance tasks
  • Automatic and targeted handling of threats and faults

McAfee

McAfee integrates NitroSecurity products into its portfolio, improving its SIEM offering.

Highlights
  • Significantly shortens time to analyze security events from four to six days to less than 10 minutes
  • Decreases time to produce PCI compliance reports from eight to 12 hours to 10 minutes
  • Saves administrative time and manual maintenance while eliminating unnecessary activities
  • Facilitates disaster recovery and allows for proper use of virtual machines
  • Improves the organization’s overall security posture in the industry

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) offers programs in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, biomedicine and health sciences.

Highlights
  • Extensible compliance reporting.
  • Block thousands of attacks.
  • Security audits in minutes.
  • Improve visibility and productivity.

Volusion

Volusion creates comprehensive and scalable security and compliance strategies with McAfee SIEM.

Highlights
  • Scaled to support growth.
  • Query 300 million events in five seconds.
  • Decreased maintenance time by 40%.

Wüstenrot Gruppe

Wüstenrot selected McAfee ESM model ETM-4600-ELM. With the ability to log at least 1,000 events per second (EPS), McAfee ESM was the ideal choice to meet Wüstenrot’s requirements.

Highlights
  • Implementation in only 15 days
  • High-performance, accurate logging of data from 100 sources
  • Handling of more than 1,000 events per minute
  • Robust log archiving and encryption capabilities
  • Configurable dashboards to support a full range of data types and reporting

Resources

Brochures

Focus on 5 - Threat Intelligence SIEM Requirements

McAfee spoke with customers about integrating SIEM with Threat Intelligence and how it helped their effort to mitigate bad actors.

Data Sheets

McAfee Collector Plug-in

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

Enterprise Log Manager

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

Reports

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.]

SIEM: Keeping Pace with Big Security Data

How Intelligent and scalable SIEM solutions help IT security professionals stay on top of an ever-evolving, data-driven environment. A report from McAfee and CIO.

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

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.

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.

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.

Set the Standard for a Vastly Improved Security Posture

Learn how McAfee IT uses the McAfee SIEM with other McAfee products to provide the highest level of visibility and situational awareness to protect critical information and infrastructure, achieve PCI compliance, and leverage virtual machines in the McAfee security infrastructure.

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.

Optimize Log Management

Deployment of McAfee Enterprise Security Manager and Enterprise Log Manager addresses the need for secure log collection, transport, handling, and storage, permitting your organization to prove non-repudiation and chain of custody of log records. Adding in McAfee Integrity Control ensures that the native log files being generated are a true and accurate record, preventing malicious users from interfering with the log generation process.

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.

White Papers

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.

SANS Institute: Correlating Event Data for Vulnerability Detection & Remediation

Learn how network attacks can be avoided by utilizing a SIEM platform that combines historical data with real-time data from network sources and security policies to provide context around application usage, user behaviors, and other operations — for better, more accurate reporting.

Achieving Security through Compliance - Part 1: Policies, plans, and procedures

This is the first part of a six-part series on compliance-driven security. 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.

Log Management—The Foundation for Federal Security and Compliance

In this paper, we will explore the fundamental requirements for a sound log management solution and review some examples of less than optimum product deployments. Finally, we will examine what a US federal agency should be looking for in an extensible log management strategy, and propose a workable solution for tighter integration into and support of an organization’s applicable and prospective security and compliance programs and initiatives.

Need for Speed: Streamlining Response and Reaction to Attacks

Today’s faster, newer and greatly improved malicious user requires a faster, newer and greatly improved response. Smarter attackers require more intelligent countermeasures, including faster and more reliable analysis, to react to security issues.

Security Intelligence in Action: SANS Review of McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) 9.2

Read SANS review of McAfee’s Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) 9.2 with a focus on fundamental SIEM features and capabilities to meet the demand for security and threat intelligence.

The Big Security Data Challenge

This paper addresses the Big Security Data challenge and highlights the key criteria organizations need to consider for processing security information in light of today’s dynamic threat landscape.

Continuous Compliance: Is It a Reality?

In this paper, we explore the subject of continuous compliance versus audit-driven compliance, as well as how an ongoing approach to compliance makes compliance a positive force for securing data and systems.

Security Information and Event Management

McAfee EDB data management technology handles all of these SIEM/logging requirements. It is designed, implemented, maintained, and tested by our world-class in-house development team to meet the demanding requirements of SIEM/logging and leverage all of the capabilities of appropriate emerging technologies such as modern operating systems, multicore CPUs, solid state and RAM drives, and large amounts of main memory.

Community

Blogs

  • How McAfee SIEM Helped Cologne Bonn Airport’s Security Take Flight
    Karl Klaessig - August 20, 2014

    Timing is everything in an airport and to handle the growth in travelers and airlines at Cologne Bonn, the IT infrastructure includes several large networks and various system architectures, which must be harmonized and centrally operated. Cologne Bonn is a thoroughly modern airport that has many advanced procedures in place to help them manage everything efficiently. […]

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  • July #SecChat Recap – Targeted Attacks Set Sights on Vital Systems
    McAfee Enterprise - August 12, 2014

    When targeted attacks such as Operation Dragonfly began their offensive against vital infrastructure systems, the security community took notice. These cyber-attacks use a multitude of intrusion methods with the intent to disrupt entire nations’ economies. Not only should targeted attacks be of significant concern for those who dwell within the infosec community, but members of […]

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  • The Evolution of SIEM: Part 1
    Karl Klaessig - August 7, 2014

    They say you can’t teach an old dog, new tricks—or can you? The technology landscape has changed dramatically over the last 10 years, and many security approaches organizations previously relied on are no match for today’s advanced threats. Tools like Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) have become critical to securing an increasingly complex network […]

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  • The Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage
    Michael Sentonas - August 6, 2014

    Extracting value from the computers of unsuspecting companies and government agencies is a big business for criminals. The past 12 months has seen a continued increase in the number and complexity of advanced malware threats affecting business and government operations.  The impact of cybercrime and cyber espionage is no longer a conversation amongst information security […]

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  • Air, Clouds and Factories = Transformation
    Lorie Wigle - August 5, 2014

    Intel estimates that 85% of industrial system devices are not networked today.  But that’s changing for very good reasons. Industrial control systems are part of the rapid evolution to exploit connectivity, big data and cloud computing.  Manufacturers are designing in new capabilities as their customers pursue advances in automation, and gateway devices are proliferating to […]

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