Check Point’s SmartEvent and SmartReporter blades have made quite some progress over the last two years. The database used for collecting log data has been made more robust and querying capabilities have been expanded.
As we sometimes get asked how indeni compares with these two software blades, I thought I’d spend the time to share our thoughts.
If you read the product datasheets available at the links above, or use it live in your environment, you will notice that both blades focus on security log data. Essentially: how do you identify when there is a threat, where it is and how to stop it? This is very much in line with what customers have been using tools such as HP’s ArcSight for. These are known as Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) solutions.
indeni is generally not focused on identifying security incidents, threats and attacks. Instead, it is an operational tool focused on ensuring the health of various devices, including enterprise network firewalls such as Check Point firewalls. Utilizing SmartEvent and SmartReporter in tandem with indeni will ensure you have both layers of visibility – the health of your security infrastructure as well as what security risks you are dealing with.
For more information, please read the official Check Point and indeni solution brief. You can also go ahead and set up indeni in your environment, takes just 45 minutes.
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