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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
September 2022
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Director - Technology Risk & Cyber at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Efficient and helpful for identifying the security issues and responding quickly, but lacks simple documentation and specific training
Pros and Cons
  • "It is quite efficient. It helps our clients in identifying their security issues and respond quickly. Our clients want to automate incident response and all those things."
  • "Its documentation is not so simple. It is easy for somebody who is Microsoft certified or more closely attached to Microsoft solutions. It is not easy for those who are working on open-source platforms. There isn't a central point where everything is documented, and there is no specific training or certification."

What is our primary use case?

We internally do not use this solution. We provide advisory for Azure Sentinel because we are Microsoft's partner.

Our clients use it for Security Operations Centers. Some of the clients wish to build a Security Operation Center. They want to perform threat analysis and see that the environment is secure and monitor it. That's why we deploy SIEM solutions.

In terms of deployment, what we see here in Asia, specifically in Malaysia, are hybrid and public cloud deployments.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps our clients in enhancing their security. 

What is most valuable?

It is quite efficient. It helps our clients in identifying their security issues and respond quickly. Our clients want to automate incident response and all those things.

What needs improvement?

Its documentation is not so simple. It is easy for somebody who is Microsoft certified or more closely attached to Microsoft solutions. It is not easy for those who are working on open-source platforms. There isn't a central point where everything is documented, and there is no specific training or certification.

For how long have I used the solution?

It has been almost three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable. Those who have adopted it are okay with it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a cloud solution, so it is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

Most of us know how Microsoft operates. They are quite good at that.

How was the initial setup?

Its setup is of moderate complexity for me, but I have heard it is complex for others because of the query language and other things.

There is documentation, but I don't think Microsoft is providing a central point where everything is documented. In fact, there is no specific training or certification. There is Microsoft Secure training, but it is not so dedicated. All these things make it moderate.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I have had mixed feedback. At one point, I heard a client say that it sometimes seems more expensive. Most of the clients are on Office 365 or M365, and they are forced to take Azure SIEM because of the integration.

What other advice do I have?

We see that a lot of clients are trying to explore more apart from Azure. Some of the clients are interested in Splunk. Some of the clients are interested in seeing what's available from AWS. This year is quite different in Malaysia because the government has opened up the adoption of public cloud in all sectors, especially in the financial sector. So, we are seeing new requirements coming up. 

I would rate Azure Sentinel a seven out of 10.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
Buyer's Guide
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
September 2022
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