ArcSight ESM


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ArcSight ESM - Enterprise Security Manager

ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) is a comprehensive threat detection, analysis, triage, and compliance management SIEM platform that dramatically reduces the time to mitigate cyber-security threats. ArcSight allows security teams to move from enriched event data, to powerful real-time correlation, use workflow management and security orchestration, and to triage advanced persistent threats to mitigation and resolution.

Best SIEM Solution in the Market

HPE Security is thrilled to announce that ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) and ArcSight Data Platform (ADP) are the winners of “Best SIEM Solution” by SCMagazine in their 2017 SC Awards. Winners were announced on February 14th, 2017 at RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Key Features

Enriched Security Event Data

With ESM, the event variables and information that is collected, gets enhanced and enriched to provide more than 400+ individual and specific data points.

Powerful Real-Time Data Correlation

ESM allows for the collection of data and real-time correlation of events to accurately escalate threats that violate the internal rules within the platform. ESM is capable of correlating up to 75,000 events per second within an enterprise.

Workflow Automation and Security Orchestration

ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager creates an easy way for SOC monitoring teams to efficiently and effectively triage detected alerts through the ArcSight Command Center (ACC).

Multi-Tenancy and Unified Permissions Matrix

With multi-tenancy capabilities and permissions abilities, enterprises are able to use a centralized set of management abilities including rule-based thresholds and a unified permissions roles, rights, and responsibilities matrix.

Compatibility with ArcSight Data Platform and ArcSight Investigate

Compatibility with ArcSight Data Platform (ADP) and ArcSight Investigate providing a comprehensive suite of open architecture data collection, powerful real-time event correlation, and intuitive investigation to detect unknown security threats.

  • Clear Security Event Management

    Powerful visibility into real-time correlation of security events

  • Detailed Reports to Manage Your SOC

    Expansive reports to manage activity across your enterprise

  • Integration with ArcSight Investigate

    Seamless integration with Investigate to determine unknown security threats


Powerful visibility into real-time correlation of security events

When Good Users Go Bad

Keep your SOC ahead of the curve.


Data sheet


ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM)

(PDF 385 KB)

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ArcSight ThreatDetector Threat Detection

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ArcSight Compliance Insight Package for IT Governance

(PDF 622 KB)

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SIEM Technical Specifications

ArcSight ESM Suite with CORR-Engine Software Specifications Software Model

Software Model ESM 20 GB/d ESM 50 GB/d ESM 100 GB/d ESM 150 GB/d ESM 250 GB/d
Total Gigabytes Per Day (GB/Day) 20 50 100 150 2501
Average Events Per Second2 1,000 2,500 5,000 7,500 12,500
Network Devices 100 250 500 500 500
Named Web interface users 10 25 25 25 25
Named Console users 2 3 3 3 3
Vulnerability assets 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
IdentityView actors 50 50 50 50 50
Connector Management licenses included 4 4 4 4 4


System Recommendations Minimum Mid-Range High Performance
Processors 8 cores (16 preferred) 32 cores 40 cores
Memory 48 GB RAM (64 preferred) 192 GB RAM 512 GB RAM
Hard Disk Six 600 GB disks (1.5 TB) 
(RAID 10) 
15,000 RPM
20 1 TB disks (10 TB) 
(RAID 10) 
10,000 RPM
12 TB 
(RAID 10) 
Solid state



Supported Operating Systems  
System Red Hat Enterprise Linux, version 6.4 & 6.5 (64 bit) 
SUSE 11 SP3 (64bit)
Console Red Hat Enterprise Linux, version 6.4 & 6.5 (64 bit) 
SUSE 11 SP3 (64bit) 
Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, Server 2008 R2 
MacOS 10.7
Web Browsers Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome (Windows), Safari (MacOS)

1 - ESM can be expanded beyond 250 GB/d via licensing upgrades. GB/d is only limited by hardware capability. 
2 - Event per second (EPS) value is to be used as a guideline only. ESM is not licensed based on EPS.