McAfee Enterprise Log Manager

McAfee Enterprise Log Manager

Compliant log collection, storage, and management

Overview

McAfee Enterprise Log Manager collects, compresses, signs, and stores all original events with a clear audit trail of activity that can’t be repudiated. Security events are collected and linked directly to the original record stored on it, enabling one-click access for event management, forensic investigations, and compliance monitoring. It accommodates different log management needs via flexible storage pools spanning local or remote storage devices and configurable retention periods.

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 McAfee Enterprise Security Manager. Log information is immediately available for real-time security investigations and incident response.

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

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

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

McAfee Enterprise Log Manager

Hardware Appliance Specifications*
McAfee Enterprise Log Manager 6000 McAfee Enterprise Log Manager 5600 McAfee Enterprise Log Manager 4600 McAfee Enterprise Log Manager and Event Receiver 4600 Combination McAfee Enterprise Log Manager and Event Receiver 3450 Combination McAfee Enterprise Log Manager and Event Receiver 2600 Combination
Collection Rates 90,000 events per second1 60,000 events per second1 48,000 events per second1 12,000 events per second1 9,600 events per second1 6,000 events per second1
Local Storage 14 TB2 + 240 GB SSD3 8 TB2 + 240 GB SSD3 3 TB2 3 TB2 + 480 GB SSD3 1.8 TB2 + 240 GB SSD3 1.8 TB2

McAfee Enterprise Log Manager

Virtual Appliance Specifications*
McAfee Enterprise Log Manager 32 Core VM McAfee Enterprise Log Manager 12 Core VM McAfee Enterprise Log Manager 8 Core VM McAfee Enterprise Log Manager and Event Receiver 12 Core VM Combination McAfee Enterprise Log Manager and Event Receiver 8 Core VM  Combination  
Collection Rates 70,000 events per second1 30,000 events per second1 1,500 events per second1 5,000 events per second1 1,500 events per second1  
Recommended Storage 2 TB2 + 480 GB SSD3 500 GB2 + 240 GB SSD3 250 GB2 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.

Customer Stories

Airport Cologne Bonn

The Cologne Bonn Airport optimizes its IT security with McAfee SIEM solutions.

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

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.

McAfee

See how McAfee implemented SIEM solutions to stay compliant, reduce administrative time, and improve security posture.

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

The Standard for a Vastly Improved Security Posture

Learn how McAfee SIEM solutions reduce administrative, analytic, and compliance time.

Highlights
  • Provides the highest level of visibility and situational awareness to protect critical information and infrastructure
  • Achieves PCI compliance
  • Leverages virtual machines in the McAfee security infrastructure.

Volusion

The McAfee SIEM solution secures e-commerce provider Volusion's vast web farm while allowing room for continued growth.

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

Resources

Data Sheets

Enterprise Log Manager

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SIEM Solutions from McAfee

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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

ESG Lab Validation Report: McAfee Next Generation SIEM

ESG Lab focused on the McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), the core product of McAfee’s end-to-end solution for addressing comprehensive threat detection and remediation. Testing was designed to explore how the solution accurately detects advanced threats using a layered approach, the speed and effectiveness of responding to an attack, and the operational efficiencies of this integrated solution.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Community

Blogs

  • Predictive Analytics: The Future Is Now
    Vincent Weafer - April 16, 2015

    Enhanced analytical capabilities will help organizations better understand how attacks will unfold, and how to stop them in their earliest stages.  Prediction is as old as humankind, as we’ve search for clues to the future. Big data, computer models, and sophisticated algorithms have brought us much closer to accurately predicting things such as actuarial tables, […]

    The post Predictive Analytics: The Future Is Now appeared first on McAfee.

  • Botnet to Cybersecurity: Catch Me If You Can
    Raj Samani - April 15, 2015

    Tracking and disrupting the crime ring behind a polymorphic botnet.  On April 8, global law enforcement, with the assistance of Intel Security/McAfee, took down the Beebone botnet, which propagates a particularly tricky polymorphic worm. Law enforcement and criminals often act like predators and prey, each evolving and adapting, trying to gain an advantage. A few […]

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  • Microsoft Patch Tuesday – April 2015
    PageOne Pr - April 15, 2015

    Hello everyone, This is Greg Blaum again with the Microsoft Patch Tuesday newsletter for April 2015. The month Microsoft released a total of eleven (11) security bulletins. For this month, four (4) of these are rated Critical, which Microsoft terms as a vulnerability whose exploitation could allow code to execute without any user interaction. These […]

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  • RSA Conference 2015: Shaking Up Security
    McAfee Enterprise - April 14, 2015

    With RSA Conference drawing near, the information security industry is abuzz. In today’s digital, always-on (rather, always-online) world, it is more critical than ever to keep data protection top of mind. RSA Conference provides an open forum for security professionals to do just that, from learning the latest industry trends to exchanging ideas on how […]

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  • Securosis White Paper: Implementing and Managing a Data Loss Prevention Solution
    Cindy Chen - April 13, 2015

    Chapter 4: “Managing Your Data Loss Prevention Solution” Congratulations on a successful DLP deployment and configuration! If your policies are priorities are well defined, then management won’t pose any difficulties for you and your team. Developing and following efficient day-to-day processes is described in the fourth and final chapter of the white paper Implementing and […]

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