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Does Cisco Need a SIEM? [VIDEO]

Chris Young, SVP of Security at Cisco, explains why Cisco doesn't have its own SIEM product.

 By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted Apr 14, 2014
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Cisco's product portfolio is massive, spanning nearly all facets of the IT ecosystem. In the Cisco security portfolio, however, there may be a missing piece. Namely, Cisco does not have its own Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution.

Other big IT vendors in recent years have positioned SIEM at the foundation of security. IBM has its qRadar solution, while HP has the ArcSight platform.

In a video interview with Enterprise Networking Planet, Chris Young, SVP of Security at Cisco, explains where SIEM fits and why Cisco is meeting the challenge in a different way.

"With SourceFire, we introduced Defense Center into our portfolio, which is a very event driven user-interface," Young said.

Cisco acquired SourceFire for $2.3 billion in October of 2013 and has been working on expanding the platform ever since. Young added that Cisco also has different types of services to help customers manage their security needs.

"I don't view it as a gap today," Young said. "Customers are attacking the problem from a variety of different angles. SIEM is nowhere near as ubiquitous today as a firewall or IPS," Young said.

Watch the full video interview with Chris Young, SVP of Security at Cisco, below:

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Enterprise Networking Planet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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