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Overcoming Common Causes for SIEM Solution Deployment Failures

Published: 30 May 2017

ID: G00328573

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


Implementing SIEM solutions continues to be fraught with difficulties, with failed and stalled deployments common as well as solutions not meeting goals a year or more afterward. Security and risk management leaders can avoid the six most common SIEM failures by following these best practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Undertake Careful Planning to Avoid Stalled or Failed SIEM Deployments
    • Pitfall No. 1: Failure to Perform Detailed Planning Before Buying
    • Pitfall No. 2: Failure to Define Scope
    • Pitfall No. 3: Overly Optimistic Scoping
    • Pitfall No. 4: Monitoring Noise
    • Pitfall No. 5: Lack of Sufficient Context
    • Pitfall No. 6: Insufficient Resources

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