Gartner Research

Selecting the Right SOC Model for Your Organization

Published: 18 September 2018

ID: G00363821

Analyst(s): Pete Shoard , Gorka Sadowski , Rajpreet Kaur , Mitchell Schneider , Craig Lawson , Toby Bussa


A SOC provides centralized and consolidated cybersecurity incident prevention, security event monitoring, detection and response capabilities, and supports other business unit requirements. This research helps security and risk management leaders identify the best SOC model for their organization.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
    • SOC Models
    • SOC Model Alternatives
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Improved Threat Management
    • Reduction in Time to Detect Incidents
    • Centralization and Consolidation of Security Functions
    • Regulatory Compliance
  • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
    • Breach Response Failures
    • Skills, Expertise and Staff Retention
    • Return on Investment Demonstration
    • IT Infrastructure Visibility

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