sb-au logo
Story image

New data logging service allows actionable cybersecurity insights

28 Sep 2017

Palo Alto Networks has released its new cloud-based Logging Service, enabling customers to amass large amounts of their own data.

According to the next-gen security company, this new service is designed for machine learning and advanced analytics in order to correlate potential threats and prevent successful cyber breaches – of which there have been many of late.

There is no doubt that cybersecurity products produce a mass of valuable data every day that can be used to surface evasive threats.

However, Palo Alto Networks argues traditional hardware-based log collection comes with admin overhead and scale limitations that make this useful data effectively unwieldy or unavailable.

To make use of stored logs across various applications, complex integrations are often required which makes it a difficult process to carry out cross-product workflows and generate correlated insights.

“The operational overhead of managing hardware to collect logs means that today’s organisations are unable to efficiently collect large amounts of data, with many being unable to action the data they do collect,” says Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst at ZK Research.

“With Palo Alto Networks Logging Service, organisations can deploy quickly, share information between different applications and sensors, and scale their capacity on a dime, empowering them with enhanced capabilities to spot and prevent successful cyberattacks.”

The Palo Alto Networks Logging Service essentially enables organisations to store, process and analyse as much log data as possible to obtain comprehensive visibility across their infrastructure and convert their data into actionable insights.

According to Palo Alto Networks, the service provides a centralised and scalable logging infrastructure without operational overhead, allowing customers to collect log data without local compute and storage limitations.

“As the foundation for the forthcoming Palo Alto Networks Application Framework, Logging Service delivers both scale and advanced functionality for organisations of any size,” says Lee Klarich, chief product officer at Palo Alto Networks.

“This new offering significantly reduces the complexity and economics of log management, enabling customers to make better correlations, and effectively respond to and prevent successful cyberattacks.”

The cloud-based service from Palo Alto essentially changes the economics of collecting log data, making it affordable to collect and store as much data as required.

Story image
75% of IT execs 'worried' about being targeted in cyber-attack
A new report from ConnectWise has shed light on the widespread concern about cyber-attacks, with 91% of SMB executives considering a move to an MSP if it provided the 'right' solution.More
Story image
Kaspersky finds red tape biggest barrier against cybersecurity initiatives
The most common obstacles that inhibit or delay the implementation of industrial cybersecurity projects include the inability to stop production (34%), and bureaucratic steps, such as a lengthy approval process (31%) and having too many decision-makers (23%). More
Story image
Gartner: By 2023, 65% of the world will have personal data covered under modern privacy regulations
“Security and risk management (SRM) leaders need to help their organisation adapt their personal data handling practices without exposing the business to loss."More
Link image
Why performance monitoring is essential to keep cloud costs down
Cloud comes with many different associated costs, which can sneak up on organisations and drive down efficiency. Here's how to reduce costs by up to 50%.More
Story image
OT networks warned of vulnerabilities in CodeMeter software
Manufacturers using the Wibu-Systems CodeMeter third-party licence management solution are being urged to remain vigilant and to urgently update the solution to CodeMeter version 7.10.More
Story image
Gartner: Security leaders must balance risk, trust and opportunity
Security and risk leaders must focus on balancing risk, trust and opportunity to help maintain the ability of their organisations to function.More