Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management

Published: 10 August 2016

ID: G00292470

Analyst(s): Kelly Kavanagh , Oliver Rochford, Toby Bussa


SIEM technologies are pivoting from compliance to threat management, with vendors offering divergent security monitoring visions. When evaluating SIEM, IT security managers should align their needs with one of the three most common use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • AlienVault
    • BlackStratus
    • EMC (RSA)
    • EventTracker
    • Fortinet (AccelOps)
    • HPE (ArcSight)
    • IBM Security
    • Intel Security
    • LogRhythm
    • ManageEngine
    • Micro Focus (NetIQ)
    • SolarWinds
    • Splunk
    • Trustwave
  • Context
    • Scalable Architecture and Deployment Flexibility
    • Real-Time Event Data Collection
    • Event Normalization and Taxonomy
    • Log Management and Reporting
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Real-Time Monitoring
    • Incident Response and Management
    • Advanced Threat Defense
    • Business Context and Security Intel
    • User Monitoring
    • Data and Application Monitoring
    • Advanced Analytics
    • Deployment and Support Simplicity
  • Use Cases
    • Basic Security Monitoring
    • Advanced Threat Detection
    • Forensics and Incident Response
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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