Expanding Splunk to Monitor & Analyze IBM i Security Data
Splunk Enterprise Security (Splunk ES) is the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) at the center of many businesses’ security ecosystems, allowing them to gain organization-wide visibility and intelligence regarding what’s normal activity and what’s suspicious.
However, Splunk ES does not natively collect essential security and compliance data from IBM i servers. Ironstream for Splunk® expands the read of Spunk ES by seamlessly integrating IBM i security data to ensure that critical security data can be analyzed across the entire IT landscape.
IBM i systems in large enterprises process massive volumes of critical and sensitive information every day. These systems are typically handling transaction-heavy, mission-critical workloads. In the past, they operated in relative isolation, but today most are connected to a network or the Internet, making them vulnerable to cybersecurity threats and incidents.
Sensitive data has become such a valuable commodity that not only are external threats increasing in form and fury, but internal threats are increasing as well. Even innocent mistakes can put the organization at risk. To protect data and the business in the modern landscape, IT administrators must be able to determine what’s normal activity and what’s suspicious. Once identified, they need the tools to react quickly to suspicious activity.
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technology supports threat detection and security incident response through the real-time collection and historical analysis of security events from a wide variety of event and contextual data sources. It also supports compliance reporting and incident investigation through analysis of historical data from these sources.
Read this eBook to explore how:
- Splunk turns data into visual insights that can be used for compliance auditing, reporting, analytics, and security monitoring.
- SIEMs leverage real-time collection and historical analysis of security events to alert administrators of any potentially harmful patterns or events.
- Splunk ES and Ironstream for Splunk work together to provide complete visibility into the health and security of all systems in the enterprise.