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Negotiate a Favorable Contract for Security Event Monitoring Technologies by Analyzing Licensing Models

Published: 27 February 2019

ID: G00343970

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


Multiple licensing models are used in the security event monitoring market, which makes understanding the required budget size particularly hard. Gartner provides security and risk management leaders guidance on the various licensing models to help identify a format and budget that fit their needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine If Switching From a Capex Licensing Model to an Opex Licensing Model Will Offer More Pricing Flexibility
    • Security Event Monitoring Vendor Delivery Methods and Models
    • Pricing Frameworks for Subscription-Based Licensing Models and Considerations for Adopting Them
    • Vendor Consolidation and Purchasing Security Event Monitoring Products from VARs
  • Evaluate and Test Scenarios Where Your IT Infrastructure Could Change
  • Ensure the Vendors Provide a Detailed Quote That Itemizes or Defines How Each Component of the Solution Is Priced

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