Gartner Research

Functional Requirements for the SIEM Market, 1H06

Published: 03 March 2006

ID: G00138079

Analyst(s): Paul Proctor , Mark Nicolett, Amrit T. Williams


Key functional capabilities for the security information and event management market are support for both security incident management and regulatory compliance reporting, deployment flexibility, and scalability.

Table Of Contents
  • SIM Capability
    • Data Acquisition
    • SIM-Optimized Log Data Repository
    • Customizable SIM Reporting
  • SEM Capability
    • Event and Data Collection/Correlation in Near Real Time
    • Dynamic Monitoring/Security Event Console
    • Automated Response Generation for Security Events
  • SIEM Functions to Support Regulatory Compliance
    • Host, Application and Object Access Logs
    • Integration With IAM
    • Support for Customer-Defined Sources
    • Ability to Express and Track Compliance With User-Defined Policy
    • Mapping of Events to Control Frameworks and Regulations
    • Incident Management and Workflow
  • Common Functions
    • Product Scope
    • Data Collection and Reduction
    • Scalability and Deployment Flexibility
    • Correlation and Taxonomy
    • Incident Management/Workflow
    • Enterprise Administration
    • Auto-Discovery
    • Asset Classification
    • Embedded Security Knowledge

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