Understanding Microsoft Sentinel's True Cost of Adoption

August 30, 2023 | 3 min read

Micah Heaton

Executive Director, Managed Security Center of Excellence

Micah Heaton Square Calcite Duotone

Migrating Your SIEM, So It Can SOAR

Transitioning to a new SIEM (security information and event management) solution like Microsoft Sentinel represents a significant undertaking that requires careful planning, consideration, and a clear understanding of costs.

Understanding the True Costs

BlueVoyant’s new SecOp Diagnostics will guide you through that process, which includes uncovering the real-world costs before you take the first step. That is essential for budgeting, long-term planning, and understanding how to maximize the value of your Microsoft investments. Our experts will roll up their sleeves and help you get the answers you need.

  • Dig into the details and find out what Sentinel will really cost
  • Analyze your expected data volumes, types, and security use cases
  • Provide a detailed forecast of estimated monthly Sentinel expenses
  • Help you gain visibility to avoid pricing surprises in the future

Sentinel's flexible cloud architecture means you only pay for what you need. BlueVoyant will thoroughly assess your organization's unique data and workloads, which will help us estimate real-world costs based on your environment. We will deliver a personalized report outlining forecasted Sentinel expenses so you will understand your costs before deploying. Once up and running, you will be less susceptible to billing surprises because costs are matched to your usage, which you will understand and know how to control. Moreover, if needs change, you will know how to scale the Sentinel workspace up or down to accommodate new requirements.

Planning a Seamless Migration from Your Legacy SIEM

Migrating business-critical security operations takes careful planning, which we have done over 500 times with other clients. To help lay the proper foundation, we will conduct an in-depth scoping diagnostic session.

  • Review your existing infrastructure, data flows, correlations, and dashboards
  • Deliver a 6-week step-by-step migration plan with timelines, resources, risks, and dependencies
  • Use a phased migration approach to minimize disruption to existing capabilities
  • Map required capabilities from incumbent solutions to Sentinel equivalents where possible.

Migrating business-critical security operations and workflows from an incumbent SIEM platform like Splunk, IBM QRadar, or LogRythm is not something that happens overnight. It takes careful planning and phased execution to minimize disruption to your security operations.

BlueVoyant's pre-sales consultants will review your existing infrastructure; data flows, correlations, dashboards, and essential workflows. We will deliver a comprehensive 6-week migration plan outlining recommended timelines, resources, potential risks, and dependencies and ensure your team knows what to expect during each stage. Our phased plan incrementally shifts functionality to Sentinel while avoiding any degradation in security visibility. We will also map the required capabilities from your incumbent platforms into their Sentinel equivalents, where possible, ensuring continuity of critical threat detection, investigation, and compliance use cases.

Realizing the Full Potential of Microsoft Sentinel

Sentinel powers Microsoft's leading threat protection capabilities but realizing its total value requires customization to address all your needs. Our diagnostic sessions will deliver a roadmap that will have Sentinel working the way it should from day one.

Microsoft Sentinel is at the center of Microsoft's industry-leading cloud-native security stack. But simply deploying the tool does not automatically unlock its total value. That requires extensive tailoring to your organization's unique needs, data, and use cases. You will have access to our years of experience with a few meetings to ensure you are taking the necessary steps forward.

Our pre-sales engagements will generate a diagnostic readout of how your infrastructure, workflows, and team can begin the Microsoft Sentinel transition. We will provide a detailed roadmap for customizing Sentinel, so it delivers full value. That includes everything from well-thought-out log ingestion pipelines to implementing orchestration playbooks tailored to meet the needs of your environment.

Team with our Experts and Migrate with Confidence

Our experience with hundreds of clients includes small deployments of 500GB of log data per day to enterprise-scale platforms with multiple Sentinel instances across dozens of business entities generating over 50TB per day.

Our diagnostics and pre-sales engagements will build you a move-forward path. You will gain insights into how we can help you achieve the highest possible security with Sentinel at a cost you can predict and control.

Dive deeper in our solution brief or watch the video below to learn more about how our team can help you with the visibility and guidance required to migrate with confidence.