Main Advantages of SIM Software
All the information that security programs acquire and store in their logs often amounts to very large quantities, making it infeasible for someone to process it properly. In addition, the cost of a security breach in a system can be quite high, especially if the system at hand contains sensitive data (often irreplaceable). Therefore, the need of a program to manage all that becomes apparent. A SIM program does exactly that and is an essential component of any organization’s computer systems.
However, there is more to the story. A SIM also provides reports, which allow the user to have an understanding of what is happening, and in some cases take action. With the intrusion attempts growing more and more sophisticated and in larger numbers, often the specialized security software being used may miss certain compromises of security, which don’t comply with the known hacking attack / virus signatures. However, a SIM may capture this event and, even if it doesn’t sound an alarm, it may bring it to the user’s attention for further examination.
Finally, a SIM program is more reliable in its alerts than a single computer security device. This is because it takes into account various sources and compares the output of each one of them with the others.