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

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

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

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.

Focus on 5 - SIEM Requirements

Learn about the top five issues with SIEM: Big Security Data, Content and User Awareness, Dynamic Context, Solution Customization, and Business Value.

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

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.

Pike Pulse Report: Smart Grid Cyber Security Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance

This Pike Pulse report presents an analysis of the current governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) vendors that are believed to be the best positioned for the future. McAfee scores the highest in assessment of GRC vendors for smart grid security.

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. 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.]

Solution Briefs

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.

Endpoint Aware SIEM

When there are indications that an attack may have occurred, security analysts require immediate visibility into the state of systems. McAfee Enterprise Security Manager seamlessly integrates with McAfee Real Time to gather system state continuously, introducing unprecedented situational awareness.

Technology Blueprints

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pike Research: Monitoring and Securing SCADA Networks

This white paper examines cyber security issues for industrial control systems with a specific focus on security event monitoring as it applies to industrial control networks such as SCADA.

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.

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.

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.

Community

Blogs

  • Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to ePO 5.1
    McAfee Enterprise - April 15, 2014

    Enterprises today are fighting an uphill battle when it comes to security. While there is a proliferation of security management and reporting tools available, the lack of integration and visibility can add more complexity and snags rather than less. Working between multiple security systems diverts attention from other tasks in addition to costing money and […]

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  • Securing the Internet of Things with McAfee
    McAfee Enterprise - April 11, 2014

    With Google Glass, FitBit, smart cars, smart televisions, and more, it seems like the world is getting closer to the reality of the Internet of Things. In fact, according to IDC, the installed base of the Internet of Things will be approximately 212 billion “things” worldwide by 2020. Whether it’s wearable technology, household items, transportation […]

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  • Keeping Domain Controllers Safe
    Swaroop Sayeram - April 10, 2014

      I came across an excellent book titled, Assessing Network Security. It’s written by three Microsoft security researchers who understand Domain Controllers (DCs) inside out. I found it quite insightful and I strongly recommend it if you are in charge of IT Security. They describe DC security with a single sentence – “Defending the keys to […]

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  • Microsoft Patch Tuesday: April 2014
    Doug Neuman - April 9, 2014

    Hello Everyone, For April’s edition of Patch Tuesday, we are presenting the final patches for the beloved Windows XP. Those of you still running Windows XP systems in your environment are highly recommended to speak with your McAfee sales team about Application Control. Application Control can provide your EOL systems protection against an unpatched vulnerability. […]

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  • Intel and McAfee Join Forces, Dazzle at Intel Security Innovation Summit
    Ken Kartsen - April 8, 2014

    Wow, what an incredible week we just wrapped up. In case you missed it, April 2nd was the Intel Security Through Innovation Summit, produced by FedScoop. We could not have been more thrilled with the outcome. Nearly 1,000 attendees came, including federal government and enterprise customers, McAfee and Intel personnel, partner companies and other DC-based […]

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