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Resilient Cybersecurity

Five Reasons LevelBlue (formerly AT&T Cybersecurity, formerly AlienVault) customers are moving to Stellar Cyber

One thing is for sure about 2024: There has been no shortage of drama in the vendor landscape for cybersecurity teams. With four significant transactions and dozens of other smaller ones, the vendor landscape will no doubt look a lot different this time next year. One company that has bounced more than most is AlienVault. …

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Five Reasons IBM QRadar SIEM On-Premises Users Evaluate and Choose Stellar Cyber Open XDR

By now, everyone knows the SIEM market is experiencing a never-before-seen consolidation, causing many security teams to re-evaluate their current SIEM products. That said, no user base is taking the brunt of this chaos more than current IBM QRadar On-premises SIEM users. This customer base is much like a 3rd baseman whose contract expires at …

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Bring Your Own Data Lake: Do It The Right Way

Having spent a significant amount of time in the SIEM industry, I’ve seen patterns and evolutions that define the landscape. One of the most notable changes has been the shift from traditional, monolithic SIEM deployments to more flexible, scalable solutions that allow organizations to adapt and grow without significant overhauls. The Evolution of SIEM Storage …

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Feature Focus: Stellar Cyber Open XDR Bring Your Own Data Lake

One of the challenges security teams face is managing the vast quantity of data required to identify threats effectively. While each new security control deployed brings new capabilities intended to improve security posture, it also brings with it another set of data to manage. Most organizations deploy a SIEM to consolidate data for analysis; a …

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We Need to Talk: Breaking up with Your SIEM Vendor

Relationships are challenging at times. Think of it like a seesaw. Like in a seesaw, every relationship, be it with your partner, a family member, or a friend, requires effort from both sides to keep it balanced and healthy. But what happens when one person pushes while the other is just along for the ride? …

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In a Cloudy World, On-Premises Still Might be The Way To Go

In 2012, I worked for one of the first vendors to deliver security-as-a-service. In those days, securing your environment from the cloud was cutting-edge, and many security teams were leery of introducing what they perceived as another point of failure into their security framework. Today, deploying a SIEM, XDR, or SecOps platform on bare metal …

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Data Management Approaches: Schema-on-Read vs. Schema-on-Write

Effective cybersecurity begins and ends with data. Since attackers can deploy their payloads in seconds, ensuring your security team isn’t waiting minutes or hours for their security operations platform to notice an attack is underway can mean the difference between an isolated threat and a widespread compromise. While most modern cybersecurity products can detect threats …

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SIEM-Apocalypse: How to Protect Your Security Team During a Time of Turmoil

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, it is evident that the long-anticipated consolidation of security products and vendors is well underway. With significant market players Exabeam and LogRyhthm merging, Splunk now officially under the umbrella of Cisco, and Palo Alto Networks scooping up IBM QRadar SIEM Cloud business, the market momentum for consolidation is …

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The Case for Building a Resilient Cybersecurity Framework

Market changes are not a threat, they are an opportunity. Unless you have been on a deserted island, you have seen the news about some of the cybersecurity market’s most prominent SIEM vendors making significant moves in the past week or so. Two well-known SIEM vendors, Exabeam and LogRhythm, are merging, and another major player, …

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