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GreySpark vs. Analysis and Reporting Solutions
|GreySpark Security Operations Business Intelligence||Security Information and Event Management||Governance, Risk and Compliance||In-House Custom Data Analytics||Generalized Business Intelligence Solutions|
|Vendor-agnostic Data Ingest||Any security product - Supports syslog, SNMP, APIs||Yes for supported data sources and a fee||No automated data ingest capabilities||Difficult to implement. Significant and ongoing effort.||Yes for supported data sources and a fee|
|Empirically Proven Metrics||Patent Pending Metrics incorporated into product||Some have included queries - not sure though||No metrics - report only||None - requires extensive data science effort to build||No - certainly not for cyber security|
|Internal Visibility to Operation||DCA deployment within your network - on-prem and Cloud-based||Yes for supported data sources and a fee||No automated visibility - focused on controls only||Yes with extensive internal effort for gathering and analyzing||User can configure a BI solution to accept visibility but requires extensive customization|
|Customizable Queries||Elastic Stack backs event storage for extensive querying capabilities||Yes for supported data sources and a fee for querying raw data||None - basic report format only||Yes with extensive internal effort for gathering and analyzing||Yes|
|Configurable Storage||Extendable data storage for minimal fees for extended data retention for Cloud-based and on-premise deployments||Yes for expensive per GB fees and internal effort from the storage team.||Limited information does not require mass storage.||Yes with extensive internal effort for configuring||Yes - not sure about time to configure, fees, or time to implement.|
|Configurable Reports||Canned and custom reports within the product and full Kibana interface for additional reporting capabilities.||Yes||None - basic report format only||Yes with extensive internal effort for configuring||Yes - not sure about time to configure, fees, or time to implement.|
|Implement in Hours/Days||Deply DCA within minutes for collection, fully autommated deployment process for Cloud-based deployments have metrics within 2 weeks.||Average SIEM deployment is 15.3 months and costs $1.3MM.||No - requires significant investment in configuration and ongoing maintenance||No - requires significant investment to build, deploy, and configure.||No - extensive time to deploy and configure. Requires Professional Services.|
|Comprehensive Key Control Indicators (KRI)||Cyber Defense Matrix Control Coverage, Operational Status and Compliance Challenge Indicators||Yes, but requires customized reports||Partial - if configured properly shows snapshot of status, no continuous monitoring||No - requires significant investment to build, deploy, and configure.||No - extensive time to deploy and configure. Requires Professional Services.|
|3rd Party Risk Metrics||Vendors can be instrumented without divulging sensitive information.||Yes, but with privacy/security concerns||Yes, but with privacy/security concerns||No||No|
|Key Risk and Control Indicators||Out of the box, contiuous 6 quantitative, 3 qualitative metrics and cyber defense matrix||Yes, but requries extensive customization||Primarily Control Indicators Manually Entered. Not Automated/Continuous||No - requires significant investment to build, deploy, and configure.||No|
|Summary:||Does everything quickly, cheaply, with proven quantitative metrics||An expensive and time-consuming log management toolkit with limited provided metrics.||Limited manual entry on control activities.||Expensive and time-consuming build decision||Expensive and time-consuming deployment and configuration - comes with no security intelligence.|
Get a comprehensive business intelligence solution with pre-defined metrics specifically designed for an organization’s security operations.
Greyspark deploys in hours or days, costs are minimal especially with a Cloud-based deployment where there is no need to coordinate your networking, security, and storage teams, and delivers proven quantitative and qualitative metrics to trend your organization over time.
“Greyspark provides an instant visual representation of our cyber security posture. With their cloud-based technology, we can quickly drill down into the data to discover what impacted our risk score - no long waiting for queries to finish. In addition, FourV systems has built a robust flexible system which can ingest many kinds of data available now, and could easily be adapted for future data types.”
Kevin T. Johnston, Cyber Security Manager, SRC, Inc.