Gartner Research

SIEM Technology Assessment

Published: 12 October 2017

ID: G00325571

Analyst(s): Anton Chuvakin , Augusto Barros


Security information and event management is a crucial security technology, yet many organizations struggle to get value from their often expensive deployments. Technical professionals require deep understanding of SIEM technology, current SIEM products and emerging technology trends to succeed.

Table Of Contents


  • Modern SIEM Defined
  • Who Does Need SIEM (and Can Use It Well)?
    • SIEM or Log Management?
    • SIEM Drivers
    • Prerequisites for Success With SIEM Technology
  • SIEM Technology
    • SIEM as Center of Security Monitoring
    • SIEM Capabilities
    • SIEM Tool Generic Architecture
    • SIEM Use Cases
    • SIEM Tools and SIEM Content
    • SIEM Alternatives
    • Popular SIEM Integrations
  • The SIEM Market
    • Market Basics
    • New Market Players
    • Market Trends
    • SIEM and Services
  • The Future of SIEM
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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The Details

  • Additional Details on SIEM Technology and Functional Components

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