Gartner Research

How to Deploy a Security Information and Event Management Solution Successfully

Published: 14 March 2018

ID: G00345606

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


SIEM deployments may stall or fail if not implemented with the right scope, use cases, data sources, architecture, expertise or staff size. Security and risk management leaders deploying a SIEM solution should follow this structured approach to ensure a successful implementation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use a Phased Approach
    • Deploy Log Management First
    • Use-Case-by-Use-Case (Output-Driven) Approach
  • Refine Your Monitoring Policy
  • Follow Log Source Sequence
  • Use a Deployment Architecture
    • Context Data Source Integration
    • SIEM Integration Considerations
    • SIEM Architecture Dimensions
  • Additional Architecture Questions to Be Answered Before the Deployment Stage

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