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.
Preserve and store all details of parsed and correlated events in a highly indexed database for fast retrieval and analysis.
Make highly distributed deployment easier and more cost effective with virtual appliances.
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.
Scalable deployment options — Hybrid delivery choices include physical and virtual appliances.
McAfee Event ReceiverHardware 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 ReceiverVirtual 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|
*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.
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Topics : Risk & Compliance, Security Management, SIEM
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