Today’s security teams are facing more complexity than ever before. IT environments are changing and expanding rapidly, resulting in proliferating data as organizations adopt more tools to stay on top of their sprawling environments. And with an abundance of tools comes an abundance of alerts, leading to the inevitable alert fatigue for security operations teams. Research completed by Enterprise Strategy Group determined 40% of organizations use 10 to 25 separate security tools, and 30% use 26 to 50. That means thousands (or tens of thousands!) of alerts daily, depending on the organization’s size.
Fortunately, there’s a way to get the visibility your team needs and streamline alerts: leveraging a cloud-based SIEM. Here are a few key ways a cloud-based SIEM can help combat alert fatigue to accelerate threat detection and response.
Access all of your critical security data in one place
Traditional SIEMs focus primarily on log management and are centered around compliance instead of giving you a full picture of your network. The rigidity of these outdated solutions is the opposite of what today’s agile teams need. A cloud SIEM can unify diverse data sets across on-premises, remote, and cloud environments, to provide security operations teams with the holistic visibility they need in one place, eliminating the need to jump in and out of multiple tools (and the thousands of alerts that they produce).
With modern cloud SIEMs like Rapid7’s InsightIDR, you can collect more than just logs from across your environment and ingest data including user activity, cloud, endpoints, and network traffic—all into a single solution. With your data in one place, cloud SIEMs deliver meaningful context and prioritization to help you avoid an abundance of alerts.
Cut through the noise to detect attacks early in the attack chain
By analyzing all of your data together, a cloud SIEM uses machine learning to better recognize patterns in your environment to understand what’s normal and what’s a potential threat. The result? More fine-tuned detections so your team is only alerted when there are real signs of a threat.
Instead of bogging you down with false positives, cloud SIEMs provide contextual, actionable alerts. InsightIDR offers customers high-quality, out-of-the-box alerts created and curated by our expert analysts based on real threats—so you can stop attacks early in the attack chain instead of sifting through a mountain of data and worthless alerts.
Accelerate response with automation
With automation, you can reduce alert fatigue and further improve your SOC’s efficiency. By leveraging a cloud SIEM that has built-in automation, or has the ability to integrate with a security orchestration and automation (SOAR) tool, your SOC can offload a significant amount of their workload and free up analysts to focus on what matters most, all while still improving security posture.
A cloud SIEM with expert-driven detections and built-in automation enables security teams to respond to and remediate attacks in a fraction of the time, instead of manually investigating thousands of alerts. InsightIDR integrates seamlessly with InsightConnect, Rapid7’s security orchestration and automation response (SOAR) tool, to reduce alert fatigue, automate containment, and improve investigation handling.
With holistic network visibility and advanced analysis, cloud-based SIEM tools provide teams with high context alerts and correlation to fight alert fatigue and accelerate incident detection and response. Learn more about how InsightIDR can help eliminate alert fatigue and more by checking out our outcomes pages.