Gartner Research

Evaluation Criteria for Security Information and Event Management

Published: 25 October 2017

ID: G00312936

Analyst(s): Anton Chuvakin, Augusto Barros , Mark Judd

Summary

Security and information event management is a pivotal and widely used security technology, and a deep understanding of SIEM technology is critical for success in acquiring the right SIEM product. This document helps technical professionals to define and refine SIEM product buying criteria.

Table Of Contents

Evaluation Criteria

  • SIEM Enterprise Maturity
  • Enterprise Deployments
  • Criteria Defined
  • Deployment and Support Simplicity
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Real-Time Collection and Monitoring
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Event Normalization and Taxonomy
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Scalable Architecture and Deployment Flexibility
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Log Management and Compliance Reporting
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • User, Data and Application Monitoring
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Advanced Analytics
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Business Context and Security Intelligence
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Incident Response and Management Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Advanced Threat Defense
    • Required
    • Optional

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