Monday, October 5, 2015

The Difference between Security Identity Event Management (SIEM) and User Behavior Analytics (UBA)

The Difference between SIEM and UBA

Insider threats continue to be a top security concern and, as employees go rogue, User Behavior Analytics (UBA) is proving to be an effective insider threat prevention technology that is instrumental for IT security. For those companies who already use a Security Identity Event Management (SIEM) tool to monitor use for threat management, the question may be "Do we need UBA?" Although at first glance they may appear to be very similar, they in fact do different things and, in some use cases, it may be better to have both rather than one or the other. This article provides an overview of both SIEM and UBA, how they work and their pros and cons; a comparison of the two tools, and how they differ; and recommendations to help you decide which one is best for your organization.