Gartner Research

Security Operations Centers

Published: 24 January 2019

ID: G00384655

Analyst(s): Consult the Board Research Team


This summary contains input from nineteen members on Security Operations Centers (SOCs). We begin this summary with an overview of members' SOCs, including structure and resourcing, leadership, and the relationship between Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and members' SOCs. We then review the functions performed by members' SOCs. We close with a look at the technology solutions that members use in their SOCs and their satisfaction with those solutions.

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