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Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management

Published: 22 November 2022


SIEM solutions are a security system of record with threat detection, investigation and response capabilities, often demanded as SaaS or cloud-native. Security and risk management leaders who require SIEM solutions should evaluate critical capabilities in their selection processes.

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Key Findings
  • Gartner clients often prefer software-as-a-service security information and event management deployments. With many outsourcing large portions of their IT functions to single vendors as SaaS, they require complementary and tightly integrated solutions for cloud-first businesses.

  • SIEM functionality is diverging from having a role central to security operations centers, with many realizing they need a wider set of integrated threat detection, investigation and response capabilities that stretch beyond traditional, log-driven solutions.

  • Many SIEM solutions are simplifying their operational capabilities and focusing on more immature buyers, with more out-of-the box-content, automation and wizards to assist with the set-up of log ingestion. This

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  • Devo
  • Elastic
  • Exabeam
  • Fortinet
  • Gurucul
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Logpoint
  • LogRhythm
  • ManageEngine
  • Micro Focus
  • Microsoft
  • Rapid7
  • Securonix
  • Splunk
  • Sumo Logic
  • Architecture and Deployment
  • Data Collection
  • Add-On Components
  • Content
  • Compatibility
  • Integration
  • Roadmap
  • User Interface
  • Out-of-the-Box SIEM
  • Customizable SIEM
  • Threat Detection, Investigation and Response

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