Top Use Cases for IBM i Data in Splunk: Compliance
Data is arguably your organization’s most valuable asset. But, if it’s not properly managed and secured, it can turn into a significant liability due to the complexity of complying with government and industry regulations. That’s why many organizations are adopting Splunk as their single platform to collect, store, analyze, and report on data needed for regulatory compliance.
IBM i Data in Splunk
Data is the most valuable asset that most organizations can have, as it drives strategic business decisions, new product development, customer service and more. However, if not properly managed and secured, data can become a significant liability due to the proliferation of government and industry regulations.
Not only are the number of regulations on the rise, but the rules for complying with each of them is constantly evolving. At the same time, the IT environments in which the data is generated, transmitted, used and stored, is increasing in complexity. This makes it extremely challenging to know what data exists, what type of data it is, where it’s located, who is accessing it, and for what purpose it’s being used.
Enterprises, and even government agencies themselves, are turning to Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technology to help face these daunting challenges. SIEM solutions support 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. They also collect, store, analyze, and report on data needed for regulatory compliance to ensure that audit requirements are met as directed.
In part 2 of our 3-part series on the top use cases for including IBM i data in Splunk, we explore why including IBM i in your enterprise-wide view in Splunk, you can easily comply with current and future regulations, pass audits and avoid costly fines. Download the ebook.