iboss cloud Announces the Ability to Integrate with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Systems in Seconds While Eliminating the Need for Log Relays
BOSTON, Mass., March 21, 2019 iboss today announced advancements in log forwarding capabilities that send Internet activity and security logs from iboss cloud directly to any external logging database or SIEM. Many organizations have existing logging databases or SIEMs that store security event logs from various sources within the organization. The teams that manage security incidents rely on the data within the SIEM to make decisions and remediate potential threats. An important portion of the log events comes from Internet security platforms that monitor data as it traverses in and out of the organization between users and the Internet. The data is monitored for compliance, malware defense and data loss by security teams. When moving to a cloud-based Internet security platform, the need to obtain the Internet activity logs remains important, but getting those logs to existing reporting databases and SIEMs can be challenging. The iboss cloud protects users as they access the Internet from any location and generates log events based on interactions between users and the Internet. The direct log forwarding capability allows those logs to feed existing SIEMs directly from the cloud platform. This allows existing teams to continue leveraging existing processes while gaining visibility into securing mobile users.
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, 47% of enterprises use security information and event management (SIEM) tools. In addition, according to Gartner, cloud based security services will be worth $9 billion in 2020. While organizations move security to the cloud, seamless integration with existing SIEM will be an essential requirement.
Until now, organizations wanting the capability of forwarding security log events from a cloud-based security platform had to implement additional log forwarding server instances. The cloud security platforms rely on those log forwarder “relays” to send Internet security log data from the cloud to the existing logging database. The iboss cloud has eliminated the need for any additional logging relays and can send log events directly to any existing SIEM or logging database. This includes popular SIEMs such as Splunk. In addition, the advanced forwarding capability can concurrently send logging event data to multiple SIEMs at the same time to solve scenarios where organizations leverage multiple existing logging databases.
“The need to gain visibility into mobile Internet traffic is critical to provide adequate security and reduce unnecessary data loss,” said Paul Martini, CEO and co-founder of iboss. “The ability for iboss cloud to forward logs it generates from Internet security events to any existing external logging database easily and quickly allows organizations to gain a better security posture without unnecessary burdens on IT staff. We continue to innovate in the area of Internet security delivered in the cloud so that organizations can protect their users in a world with eroding network perimeters.”
iboss is a cloud security company that provides organizations and their employees secure access to the Internet on any device, from any location, in the cloud. This eliminates the need for traditional security appliances, which are ineffective at protecting a cloud-first and mobile world. Leveraging a purpose-built cloud architecture backed by over 100 patents and over 100 points of presence globally, iboss protects more than 4,000 organizations worldwide. To learn more, visit www.iboss.com.