Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management

Published: 06 December 2017

ID: G00315430

Analyst(s): Toby Bussa , Kelly Kavanagh


SIEM solution purchases are primarily driven by threat detection use cases. Security and risk management leaders buying a SIEM solution should leverage this research to evaluate their use cases and requirements against an increasingly complex vendor landscape with varying degrees of capabilities.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • AlienVault
    • BlackStratus
    • Dell Technologies (RSA Security)
    • EventTracker
    • Exabeam
    • FireEye
    • Fortinet
    • IBM
    • LogRhythm
    • ManageEngine
    • McAfee
    • Micro Focus (ArcSight)
    • Micro Focus (NetIQ)
    • Rapid7
    • Securonix
    • SolarWinds
    • Splunk
    • Trustwave
    • Venustech
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Real-Time Monitoring
    • Incident Response and Management
    • Advanced Threat Defense
    • Business Context and Security Intel
    • User Monitoring
    • Data and Application Monitoring
    • Advanced Analytics
    • Deployment and Support Simplicity
  • Use Cases
    • Basic Security Monitoring
    • Advanced Threat Detection
    • Forensics and Incident Response
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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