Why Milliseconds Matter
With proper installation, tuning, monitoring, and response, your SIEM allows you to address threats in minutes or hours. Is that fast enough?
Consider this scenario...
Your lending officer has been working on a loan package for a great real estate deal. The poten- tial client is harried, and when putting all of the schematics and loan documents onto a thumb drive, inadvertently uses one she picked up at a tradeshow.
The lending officer plugs this thumbdrive into his laptop and your network, not realizing there is an agent that immediately seeks out your data and begins sending it across your network to a foreign country. Your SIEM flags this immediately as a high probability threat, and you respond as soon as you receive the alert.
The result: you shut down the offending computer within 5 minutes of detecting the threat. But, in those 5 minutes, 50,000 customer account numbers and passwords are now in the hands of the bad guys.
Yes, milliseconds matter. Thieves aren’t going to wait for you to respond and will likely be long gone no matter how fast your human response time. An intelligent, automated response in machine time from Netshield would have prevented the loss of a single customer record.