Cloud computing has become so readily adopted that some business applications are now consumed almost exclusively as cloud services. This adoption of cloud services has also extended to security platforms. The cloud delivers unlimited computing power and provides a natural fit for monitoring an organization’s cloud-based and on-premise infrastructure.
In our modern age of the cloud, traditional, on-premise security information and event management (SIEM) strategies no longer work. Remember that the two primary functions of a SIEM platform are to:
In today’s world of massive data volumes and advanced analytics capabilities, the SIEM on-premise model has cracks that are now becoming widely recognized across users. Ultimately, SIEM platforms are ready for a move to the cloud. And it must be cloud-native.
There’s no debate that data processing and analytics are better done in the cloud with the scale and power it provides. The cloud provides SOC teams with leap-level benefits by rapidly computing high data volumes and performing vertical and horizontal traffic analysis.
However, cloud solutions that are not built for the cloud from the start are simply migrations of the on-premise application with a few modifications. These are simply “cloud-based” or “SaaS-ified” solutions.
SIEM solutions built for the cloud support the full capabilities of a cloud-native solution—and deliver several benefits that are essential for the success of a SIEM platform, including:
Ultimately, the performance of SIEM platforms delivered from the cloud depends on a strategy that is built in the cloud and for the cloud.
Learn the three questions to verify your solution is cloud-native. Read the Cloud-Native SIEM Platforms Whitepaper.
Ken Liao is the Vice President of Product Marketing at JASK. With over 13 years of experience in information security, he is responsible for bringing JASK’s solutions globally to market. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley.