Gartner Research

Innovation Insight for SIEM as a Service

Published: 23 February 2017

ID: G00324781

Analyst(s): Toby Bussa


Security information and event management solutions delivered as a service are emerging as viable options for security and risk management leaders. Selecting the correct approach and solution is critical to meeting the requirements for threat management, compliance and other SIEM use cases.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
  • Benefits and Uses
    • The Time to Deploy SIEM Tool Hardware/Software Is Offloaded to the Provider
    • Deployment Costs Can Be Avoided
    • Resources to Operate the SIEM Infrastructure Are Not Required
    • License Costs Are More Flexible
    • SIEM Use-Case Expansion Is Less Constrained by Existing Hardware Capacity
    • Customers Benefit From Reductions in Computing and Storage Costs
    • Contract and Budget Complexity Is Avoided
  • Risks
    • Licensing Models and End-to-End Costs
    • Implementation
    • Alignment With Use Cases
    • Advanced Capabilities
    • Security Event Data Located in Third-Party Premises
    • Returning Event Data
  • Alternatives to SIEM as a Service
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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