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Use the Gartner Playbook for a Successful SIEM Proof of Concept

Published: 12 September 2017

ID: G00338084

Analyst(s): Gorka Sadowski


Although due diligence is critical, organizations buying security information and event management solutions often take shortcuts during vendor selection. The proof of concept should be a focus of a security and risk management leader's vendor evaluation to ensure a best fit for the organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use a Structured Playbook
  • Properly Allocate Time and Budget for the POC
  • Build and Empower a Strong POC Task Force
  • Declare POC Goals
  • Inventory Existing Requirements on a SIEM Tool
  • Plan and Prepare POC
  • Purposefully Focus on What You Want to Learn
  • Engage Openly and Transparently With the Vendor
  • Learn Continuously and Measure Relentlessly
  • Debrief Systematically

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