What is the difference between SIEM and Next-Gen SIEM solutions?

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SiddhantMishra - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 16, 2023

SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) is a security management system that uses software to collect, store, and analyze security-related data from various sources. It provides a centralized view of the security posture of an organization by correlating events from different sources, such as network devices, servers, and applications.

Next-gen SIEM solutions, also known as "modern" or "advanced" SIEMs, build on the basic functionality of traditional SIEMs by adding new capabilities such as:

- Machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve threat detection and reduce false positives

- Cloud-based deployment for greater scalability and flexibility

- Integration with other security tools such as endpoint protection and vulnerability management

- Automated incident response and threat hunting

- Greater visibility into modern technologies such as cloud environments and IoT devices.

In summary, Next-gen SIEMs offer more advanced analytics, automation, and improved scalability, to help with detecting and responding to cyber threats in real time.

Wazuh is an open-source security platform that provides an integrated solution for threat detection, incident response, and compliance. It is built on top of Elastic Stack and provides an agent-based architecture for data collection and centralized management. Wazuh focuses on providing endpoint security by monitoring and alerting system activity, file integrity, and vulnerabilities.

Gurucul, on the other hand, is a security analytics platform that uses machine learning and behavioral analytics to detect and respond to cyber threats in real time. It also provides a centralized view of security-related data and can integrate with a variety of security tools. Gurucul focuses on providing user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) and fraud detection, it can identify anomalies and suspicious activities in an organization's network, applications, and user behavior.

In summary, Wazuh is an open source endpoint security platform, while Gurucul is a security analytics platform that uses machine learning and behavioral analytics to detect and respond to cyber threats in real time.

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Real User
Top 5
Jan 14, 2023

"SIEM" and "Next-Gen SIEM" are often used in marketing and may not have a clear definition. Each vendor may have their own interpretation of these terms. The main difference between SIEM and Next-Gen SIEM (often called XDR) is the responsibility for creating security detections. Next-Gen solutions typically offer more pre-built detections and require less maintenance compared to traditional SIEMs, which primarily focus on collecting log data.  

Comparing Gurucul and Wazuh, some key differences between the two include:

  • Wazuh is open-source, while Gurucul's SIEM solution is proprietary.

  • Wazuh focuses on providing detailed visibility and control over an organization's endpoint security, whereas Gurucul's SIEM solution provides a broader range of security features such as threat intelligence, user behavior analytics, and incident response.

Aaron Branson - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Top 5
Jun 21, 2023

@Peter | SOC | SOAR | AI Both answers are spot-on! I just want to tack on to an important thing Peter brought up... XDR. Many XDR vendors have entered the market trying to claim SIEM is antiquated and XDR has displaced it. Frankly, that's not true. In fact, its about evolution of the SecOps platform... from SIEM to next-gen SIEM because it has integrated UEBA machine learning and some SOAR capabilities, and to XDR because it has integrated more and more telemetry types and incident response workflows. But an XDR is best if it has SIEM underpinnings as its foundation. Ultimately, whatever you call it, you're looking for a solution for security monitoring, threat detection, and incident response. 

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