Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management

Published: 25 June 2014

ID: G00261642

Analyst(s): Mark Nicolett , Kelly Kavanagh , Oliver Rochford


SIEM technologies vary widely in capabilities because of the focus vendors have on their products. This research helps IT security organizations align their particular needs with one of the three most common use cases to pick the best solution.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • AccelOps
    • AlienVault
    • BlackStratus
    • EMC (RSA)
    • EventTracker
    • HP (ArcSight)
    • IBM Security (QRadar)
    • LogRhythm
    • McAfee (ESM)
    • NetIQ
    • SolarWinds
    • Splunk
    • Tenable Network Security
    • Tibco Software (LogLogic)
    • Trustwave
  • Context
    • Scalable Architecture and Deployment Flexibility
    • Real-Time Event Data Collection
    • Event Normalization and Taxonomy
    • Incident Management Support
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Real-Time Monitoring
    • Threat Intelligence
    • Behavior Profiling
    • Data and User Monitoring
    • Application Monitoring
    • Analytics
    • Log Management and Reporting
    • Deployment/Support Simplicity
  • Use Cases
    • Compliance
    • Threat Management
    • SIEM
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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