Gartner Research

Evaluation Criteria for Security Information and Event Management

Published: 30 June 2014

ID: G00262712

Analyst(s): Anton Chuvakin

Summary

SIEM is a pivotal and widely used security technology, and a deep understanding of SIEM technology is critical for success in acquiring the right SIEM product. This evaluation criteria document helps define and refine SIEM buying criteria.

Table Of Contents

Evaluation Criteria

  • SIEM Enterprise Maturity
  • Enterprise Deployments
  • Criteria Defined
  • Deployment and Support Simplicity
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Real-Time Event Data Collection
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Event Normalization and Taxonomy
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Scalable Architecture and Deployment Flexibility
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Real-Time Monitoring
    • Required
    • Preferred
  • Log Management and Compliance Reporting
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • User Activity and Application Monitoring
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Analytics and Behavior Profiling
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Threat Intelligence
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Incident Management Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional

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