Gartner Research

Use Central Log Management for Security Operations Use Cases

Published: 20 March 2020

ID: G00466644

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


Central log management is an important, but often undervalued, tool for an organization’s threat management capabilities and compliance requirements. Security and risk management leaders can benefit from the adoption of a log management tool for multiple security operations use cases.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use a CLM Capability and Tool When There Are Budget and Staff Constraints, Basic Security Monitoring Requirements, and Compliance-Specific Use Cases
  • Implement a CLM Approach to Expand Log Collection and Analysis When an SIEM Solution Would Be Too Expensive or Complex
  • Invest in CLM Tools With Efficient Storage, Fast Search and Flexible Visualization to Enhance Investigation/Analysis of Security Incidents and Support Threat Hunting
  • Ensure That Applicable Factors and Considerations Are Addressed Before Implementing a CLM Solution

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