Splunk Enterprise Security & Aura Asset Intelligence: The Perfect Splunk Cybersecurity Pairing
We outline how Aura Asset Intelligence complements Splunk Enterprise Security to form the perfect Splunk cybersecurity pairing.
You Can’t Protect What You Don’t Know
A SIEM solution like Splunk Enterprise Security offers powerful security functionality and visibility but the value of this solution is hugely diminished when you lack a good understanding of your IT assets. You can certainly use the solution to create security alerts and gain visibility across your network, but when alerts start triggering and you only have an IP or hostname to run with, the value of a complete and accurate asset inventory quickly becomes apparent. Perhaps worse, the IP or hostname you are investigating could be associated with the wrong asset, resulting in hours of wasted effort.
Enterprise Security requires inventories of your assets and identities, in order to add value and enrichment when using the solution. However, many businesses struggle with this, as they simply do not have an accurate or complete asset inventory. In addition, an inventory starts becoming stale as soon as it is added, as network assets are constantly evolving and changing and these inventories are rarely updated. Continuous, accurate and complete asset discovery is where Aura Asset Intelligence can help – read on to find out more!
Aura Asset Intelligence Provides Complementary Security Benefits
Adding Aura Asset Intelligence to your Splunk security stack greatly advances your security visibility and posture and has seamless integration with Splunk Enterprise Security. The following table illustrates the advanced security benefits unique to Aura Asset Intelligence that are unavailable in Splunk Enterprise Security. Each of these are outlined in more detail below.
|Aura Asset Intelligence||Splunk Enterprise Security|
|Continuous Asset Discovery||✅||❌|
|Complete & Accurate Asset Records||✅||❌|
|Track Asset Changes Over Time||✅||❌|
|Investigate Asset Relationships||✅||❌|
|Accurately Associate Assets to Events||✅||❌|
|Endpoint Compliance Reporting||✅||❌|
|Software Inventory & Discovery||✅||❌|
|Comprehensive Asset Reporting||✅||❌|
Continuous Asset Discovery
Aura uses a patented data-driven approach to continually discover all assets on your network and keep asset records updated, ensuring that data is always up to date and never stale.
Complete & Accurate Asset Records
The complete and accurate asset record data provided by Aura adds context and enrichment to your security alerting and reporting, which leads to better decision making and faster investigations.
Track Asset Changes Over Time
Aura keeps track of all asset changes over time to reflect the dynamic and constantly changing nature of assets.
Investigate Asset Relationships
Aura maps relationships between assets and identities, allowing for instant investigations into who is associated with what assets and when.
Accurately Associate Assets to Events
Aura can quickly and accurately identify what assets or identities were associated with IP addresses in your log events across any time range, so security teams no longer have to spend hours doing this during investigations.
Endpoint Compliance Reporting
Aura’s built-in metrics builder allows for fast creation of metrics that can measure real-time endpoint compliance against all your security controls.
Software Inventory & Discovery
Aura can discover all the software running on your assets, allowing you to instantly identify your exposure to software vulnerabilities.
Comprehensive Asset Reporting
Only Aura has the comprehensive reporting required to aid in all aspects of asset discovery, security investigations, intelligence and compliance.
Fast to Deploy
Aura Asset Intelligence can be deployed and configured within your on-premise or Splunk Cloud environment and seamlessly integrated with your Splunk Enterprise Security implementation in just days, not months.
Wrap Up – Your SIEM Needs Asset Intelligence
In summary, the value of a SIEM solution like Splunk Enterprise Security will always be limited if you do not have a good understanding of your network assets. Security alerts will lack the asset association or context required to provide a good understanding of severity or risk and security teams could spend hours time during investigations figuring out who was associated with what and when.
You need accurate and complete asset inventory, that continually updates over time and Aura Asset Intelligence is the tool for the job. It deploys in days, offers industry leading functionality, and seamlessly integrates with Splunk Enterprise Security.
Aura Asset Intelligence runs on Splunk. If you would like to find out more or to get a demo or free trial, please contact us us today.