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 log and event information from hundreds of third-party devices including firewalls, IDS/IPS devices, UTMs, 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, as well as an encrypted collection validated to FIPS 140-2 Level 2.

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 architectureMcAfee Enterprise Security Manager supports fully centralized “all-in-one” event collection and management, or fully distributed event collection using dedicated Event Receiver appliances, 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.

McAfee Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SIEM

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

Hardware Specifications ERC-4600 ERC-3450 ERC-2600 ERC-1250
Description McAfee Event Receiver collects third-party logs, events, and data for correlation and analysis by McAfee Enterprise Security Manager McAfee Event Receiver collects third-party logs, events, and data for correlation and analysis by McAfee Enterprise Security Manager McAfee Event Receiver collects third-party logs, events, and data for correlation and analysis by McAfee Enterprise Security Manager McAfee Event Receiver collects third-party logs, events, and data for correlation and analysis by McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
Collection Rates 20,000 events per second 15,000 events per second 10,000 events per second 5,000 events per second
Analytical Performance N/A N/A N/A N/A
Local Storage 3 TB 1.8 TB 1.8 TB 1 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.

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

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%.

News / Events

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 Security 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.]

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Community

Blogs

  • Embrace and Secure Shadow IT
    David Bull - July 22, 2014

    “Shadow IT” is stepping out into the light of day. Business users are eagerly embracing the cloud and especially Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in search of cost-effective productivity tools for file sharing and storage, collaboration, social media, and anything else that makes them more effective on the job. But the problem is these well-intentioned, hardworking employees are […]

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  • 10 Experts, One Topic, 800 Million AETs
    Pat Calhoun - July 21, 2014

    To say cyber threats are getting more advanced may be the understatement of the year.  Every minute, our 500-plus team at McAfee Labs learns something new about the behavior of malware and other types of network attacks.  The most commonly undetected threat these days is the advanced evasion technique (AET).  In the most basic terms, […]

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  • July #SecChat – Targeted Attacks Set Sights on Vital Systems
    Rees Johnson - July 18, 2014

    Targeted attacks can take on many different forms and are flexible enough to adopt a variety of tactics. Think of them as a specialized unit for cyber criminals. They are utilized for very specific missions and operate with the precision of a surgical strike, rather than the carpet-bombing techniques used by other malware variants. Whether […]

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  • Texas Tech University HSC Unifies Security and Compliance with McAfee SIEM Solutions
    Karl Klaessig - July 16, 2014

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is a leader in education and research. With seven schools across six campuses, research facilities, and health care clinics, the university’s IT security team has the lofty task of protecting electronic medical records and health information in compliance with HIPAA regulations. Previously, TTUHSC lacked a centralized security management […]

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  • Continuous Incident Response
    Barbara Kay - July 15, 2014

    At last week’s Gartner Risk and Security Management Summit, Anton Chuvakin mentioned that 1-3% of systems are compromised today. He called it “a low intensity fire, not a conflagration.” This seemed like a great analogy for our challenge with incident response. As a security industry—indeed, as a society—it’s much more straightforward to detect, contain, and […]

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