What is Security Monitoring?

Security monitoring is the automated process of collecting and analyzing indicators of potential security threats, then triaging these threats for appropriate action.

Security monitoring definition

Security monitoring, sometimes referred to as "security information monitoring (SIM)" or "security event monitoring (SEM)," involves collecting and analyzing information to detect suspicious behavior or unauthorized system changes on your network, defining which types of behavior should trigger alerts, and taking action on alerts as needed.

Why security monitoring?

From hackers and malware, to disgruntled or careless employees, to outdated or otherwise vulnerable devices and operating systems, to mobile and public cloud computing, to third-party service providers, most companies are routinely exposed to security threats of varying severity in the normal course of conducting business. Given the ubiquitous, unavoidable nature of security risks, quick response time is essential to maintaining system security. And automated, continuous security monitoring is the key to quick threat detection and response.

HPE ProLiant Gen10 server platform

HPE ProLiant Gen10 server platform

The world’s most secure industry standard servers offer high performance and secure silicon to protect your most confidential information.

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HPE iLO server management

HPE iLO server management

Manage your entire server environment with ease including firmware security policy settings.

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HPE StoreOnce data protection

HPE StoreOnce data protection

Back up your data with automated data encryption at rest. This helps you achieve the security policy and compliance goal of end-to-end data integrity.

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HPE 3PAR all-flash storage array

HPE 3PAR all-flash storage array

Our3PAR storage solutions provide automatic data encryption at rest and maintain end-to-end data integrity for production data.

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Resources

Blog Post : How to start your security monitoring

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In today’s always-on enterprise, tremendous productivity increases are driven by ubiquitous internet connectivity, cloud computing, and mobile-enabled applications.

White Paper : HPE locks down server security

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Reduce the cost of compliance failures and protect your IT hardware with HPE server security features for firmware protection, detection and recovery capabilities.

Presentation : Test your infrastructure security IQ

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Test your infrastructure security IQ. Based on your answers to the questions, we’ll provide a quick assessment of your IT security profile.