Gartner Research

How and When to Use Co-managed SIEM

Published: 13 August 2015

ID: G00289587

Analyst(s): Toby Bussa


Co-managed SIEM services allow organizations to maximize value from SIEM investments and enhance security event monitoring capabilities while retaining control and flexibility. This note will help organizations to identify and select a provider, and to avoid common implementation challenges.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Start With SIEM Goals and Use Cases
  • Identify Gaps in Internal Capabilities
  • Perform Due Diligence to Identify and Select a Provider
    • Identify Potential Providers
    • Verify Capabilities of the Provider
  • Post-Vendor-Selection Activities
    • Spend the Necessary Time Upfront to Establish a Comprehensive Agreement
    • Develop or Update Applicable Processes and Activities

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