Gartner Research

How and When to Use Co-managed Security Information and Event Management

Published: 04 April 2017

ID: G00322700

Analyst(s): Kelly Kavanagh , Mitchell Schneider , Toby Bussa


Co-managed SIEM services enable security and risk management leaders to maximize value from SIEM and enhance security monitoring capabilities, while retaining control and flexibility. It's important to identify and select providers with the expertise to avoid the most-common implementation problems.

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 the 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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