Security is one of the most crucial components for any organization to invest in today. With exponentially growing data volumes, quickshift to cloud, and organizations exploring and adopting new platforms and applications, security has become a developer problem.
“During the third quarter of 2022, approximately 15 million data records were exposed worldwide through data breaches, which is an increase of 37% over previous years” – Statista Research Department.
The figure stated above is alarming and only puts more pressure on organizations must put in tools and processes to get visibility into their entire stack to identify security anomalies. At the same time, there is a visible shift in convergence between security and DevOps teams as they collaborate more and more both during system failures as well as during application development.
So, the question now is: How can you bring about this convergence?
The Solution: Employ SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) + Observability!
With so many applications operating within a business, how do you keep everything in your business up and running? Well, SIEM tools when combined with observability will help you understand what’s going on with all your endpoints and prevent cyber attacks that could potentially derail your business.
So how can Developers benefit from the convergence of security and observability?
Right now, it's typical for developers to have two separate tools in their stack. One for observability that gathers information from events and logs to gain timely insights into the functionality and performance of their application. The second tool for security monitoring, compliance and auditing.
While there are various tools that are specialized in SIEM and Observability, what would really benefit developers is a unified tool that can simplify workflows and help developers respond faster to security vulnerabilities.
Developers will be able to gain insights from realtime and past data trends and better manage application and infrastructure security. These insights are key to understanding the risks present in your stack and identify potential “unknown" dangers.
When combined with Observability, SIEM can offer several security and operational benefits.
Adopting a unified security and observability approach is the next best step that organizations can take to help developers deliver the best outcomes and best experiences for their customers and users. To help businesses do that, we have introduced a world-class SIEM solution integrated with observability in SnappyFlow.
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