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Cloud security and information management (SIEM) provides companies with options no matter where they are on the digital transformation scale.

Cloud security and information management (SIEM) tools offer advantages no matter where businesses stand in their digital transformation. Thanks to cloud capabilities and the new era of flexible solutions, companies can build security solutions in-house or work with service providers. Let’s find out how Cloud SIEM is reshaping how companies think about and deploy security solutions.

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Companies expect their tech solutions to mold to their needs and not the other way around. A recent study from 451 Research Pathfinder discovered that 52% of respondents were switching to a cloud delivery model, accompanying a small decline in those currently using an on-premises model. This indicates that flexible cloud approaches could drive the next wave of SIEM.

SIEM is a complex deployment that takes time, resources, processing, and storage. Companies that want to achieve scale cannot rely on the current on-prem architecture. Instead, a move to the cloud allows companies to build their solutions without frustrating restrictions or obstacles in processing power. Instead, cloud providers can provision their resources at scale.

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More advanced analytics and accessibility come with cloud adoption

Because the cloud provides flexibility in compute resources, companies can build in more advanced analytics as they need to. An on-premises solution could reach a ceiling with processing power, forcing the company to sacrifice projects or undergo expensive upgrades. Using a cloud solution instead, companies can receive analytics in real-time and respond to threats just as quickly.

Those companies taking advantage of service providers also possess resources from that provider to shorten response times. In addition to automating upgrades, for example, companies using cloud deployment can also patch in experts to troubleshoot any flags. In addition, accessibility provides even remote teams instant access to systems for monitoring and response.

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Companies at any maturity level can implement SIEM solutions right away

Security solutions can be challenging enough for companies with specific needs. Cloud SIEM provides the flexibility to meet organizations no matter where they fall on the scale. Companies just beginning their digital transformation can implement security tools without overpaying for massive processing. Organizations with complex security needs can scale operations to meet even their remote workforce. And, once again, it’s compatible with third-party service providers and accessible for those who handle their security in-house.

A closer look at Cloud SIEM use cases

The security process for those who implement their own SecOps can look different from those with managed service. Here’s what to expect.

Managed security services

The survey found a sharp increase in those using managed services—25% of respondents as opposed to just 6% from the 2020 survey. Cloud SIEM creates a highly accessible and flexible set of services to meet clients where they are while ensuring that security operations remain at peak proficiency.

Initial adoption provides an out-of-the-box, ready-to-deploy solution that can grow or shift with the company over time.

According to the survey, companies frequently have trouble staffing for security, making managed services backed by the cloud even more welcome. From there, the platform can support innovation, create dedicated channels between support teams, and optimize all interactions without sacrificing governance.

Companies with their own SecOps processes

Customers who manage their own security solutions can also benefit from a shift to the cloud. At initial adoption, companies may need more dedicated capability. Cloud SIEM lowers barriers to adoption and ensures rapid deployment of necessary security measures.

As these companies expand, the cloud provides the flexibility they need to develop their range of operational tools and directly integrate threat intelligence. Two-thirds of respondents within this group listed this capability as very important. Along with automation capability, these organizations can implement advanced level analytics later on as their data processing needs change and mature.

Embracing change and innovation in SecOps

Cloud SIEM provides companies with options no matter where they are on the digital transformation scale. It provides continuity and stability that underpins a successful security operation while opening doors for the innovation companies need for the future.

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Elizabeth Wallace

About Elizabeth Wallace

Elizabeth Wallace is a Nashville-based freelance writer with a soft spot for data science and AI and a background in linguistics. She spent 13 years teaching language in higher ed and now helps startups and other organizations explain - clearly - what it is they do.

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