Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management

Published: 21 September 2015

ID: G00267508

Analyst(s): Kelly Kavanagh , Oliver Rochford


Security information and event management technologies vary widely in their focus and functionalities, with vendors offering divergent security monitoring visions. This research helps IT security managers align their needs with one of the three most common use cases to choose the best SIEM solution.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • AccelOps
    • AlienVault
    • BlackStratus
    • EMC
    • EventTracker
    • HP (ArcSight)
    • IBM Security QRadar
    • Intel Security
    • LogRhythm
    • Micro Focus International (NetIQ)
    • SolarWinds
    • Splunk
    • Trustwave Holdings
  • 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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