Success Story

360° view for the Bühler Group: Log management and monitoring for visibility, security and stability in the global corporate network

mimacom's log service solution has created a backbone for IT security and availability of the IT infrastructure across the entire company of the internationally active Bühler Group. For Bühler, IT security is a central factor in ensuring the success of the company. The Security Event Management and Incident (SIEM) solution provides group-wide transparency, helps to identify weak points and increases efficiency in the company.

«mimacom already convinced us during the evaluation phase with the highest level of competence in the areas of Apache Kafka® and elastic. Our choice proved itself in the project. The cooperation has been cooperative and efficient - despite the difficult conditions caused by the pandemic. The log service designed and developed by mimacom was convincing in every respect.»

Thomas Wick, Security Engineer, Bühler Group

The challenge: Ensure availability of resources in the global corporate network

The Buhler Group employs over 12,500 people and runs subsidiaries and production sites worldwide. The availability of resources around the clock is central to ensuring productivity. IT security on a global scale is a monumental task: hacker attacks, data misuse, or theft are omnipresent dangers for any industrial company. Bühler's design plans and innovation inventions are valuable and must therefore be protected against industrial espionage. This makes IT security and the associated goals of availability, confidentiality, and integrity a key factor for Bühler in ensuring the company's success.

The solution: SIEM & Data Lake: Control over BigData


The Bühler Group log service includes a Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) and also serves as a data lake. It thus enables 360° transparency of logs and events across the Group. The log service collects information from a wide variety of sources in the heterogeneous IT environment of Bühler Group, processes it, and makes it available to the various user groups in near real-time on a dashboard (Kibana).

With its agile project approach and extensive technological experience, mimacom created a high-performance log service with a clear dashboard for the Bühler Group in a very short time.

Project Details

Industry: mechanical engineering

Team: 1 software engineer, 1 scrum master

User: security team, global service desk, automation team, network team, infrastructure and server team, consumer services team

Development period: March to September 2020

Technologies used: Elastic Stack (Elastic Search, Elastic Beats, Logstash), Kibana, Apache Kafka, rsyslog, Java, Spring Boot, Jira and Confluence (Wiki)

mimacom's log service is an important component of Buhler's IT security. Not only does it contribute centrally to IT security at Bühler, but it also helps to increase efficiency on many levels within the company. In order to enable Buhler to implement simple adjustments without the help of mimacom, great importance was attached to the training of the personnel involved in the development of the project scope. Because the solution designed by mimacom is largely based on the standard Elastic stack, it can be easily extended by Bühler at any time or in collaboration with mimacom as a partner.

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