How to Architect and Deploy a SIEM Solution

Published: 16 October 2018 ID: G00366351

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SIEM is expected to remain a mainstay of security monitoring, but many organizations are challenged with deploying the technology. This guidance framework provides a structured approach for technical professionals working to architect and deploy a SIEM solution.

Table of Contents

  • Problem Statement
  • The Gartner Approach
  • The Guidance Framework
    • Plan
      • Understand SIEM Technology
      • Define Scope and Objectives
      • Create SIEM Business Case
      • Estimate Ongoing Resource Requirements and Costs
      • Decide on an Initial Mix of Product and Services
    • Prepare
      • Form a SIEM Team
      • Define Initial Use Cases
      • Create the High-Level SIEM Architecture
      • Selecting a SIEM Product
      • Create a SIEM Roadmap
    • Deploy
      • Deploy Basic Architecture
      • Review the Availability of Logs
      • Follow Log Source Integration Sequence
    • Follow-Up
  • Risks and Pitfalls
    • Planning Stage Pitfalls
    • Deployment Stage Pitfalls
    • Related Guidance
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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