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

Summary

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

Introduction

Analysis

  • 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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