Business, Security Connected

How Volusion Used McAfee SIEM to Meet New Security Needs

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By on Jul 01, 2014

As a leader in e-commerce solutions, Volusion not only has to manage its own endpoints, but also those of its 40,000 customers worldwide. Online shopping is now a major aspect of global retail sales culture, and criminals are naturally following the money. While network security should be a crucial part of every business, e-commerce providers deal in some of the most valuable data—customer credit card numbers and personally identifiable information (PII), which is regulated by strict PCI compliance standards for retailers.

With this dilemma in mind, Volusion turned to McAfee to replace their aging security management solution, which lacked the ability to handle the company’s current growth. Volusion’s information security manager, Lance Wright realized that they needed a tool that would quickly and cost-effectively scale as the business expanded. After exploring several of the available options, Wright chose the McAfee® Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution, McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), to better accommodate their network and growing customer base.

With help from the McAfee support team, Volusion was able to implement a comprehensive system that could monitor all web application servers, database servers, and mail controllers in a stack, as well as offer both defensive and offensive security strategies. Additionally, they were able to translate rules from the previous solution to McAfee ESM and add new data centers as needed.

“We’re able to use the McAfee SIEM to quickly and cost-effectively scale to meet growth, which is key,” said Wright.

Once implemented, McAfee ESM helped Wright continue to meet compliance requirements and improve the quality of reporting data. McAfee ESM’s automated intelligence actions even helped them to reduce management time and improve operational efficiency by 40% overall.

Speed was a key factor when choosing a new SIEM solution, and creating a scalable alternative that matched Volusion’s needs was made possible by utilizing McAfee’s Security Connected framework. Event, threat, and risk data work together to provide Wright and his team with key security intelligence and flexibility. McAfee ESM is tightly integrated with other high-performance products like McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO), McAfee Risk Advisor, and McAfee Global Threat Intelligence to protect businesses and state governments alike.

Read more about how McAfee helped Volusion create comprehensive and scalable security here and visit the McAfee Service Portal for SIEM support.

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