How to choose a SIEM solution: 11 key features and considerations

Get a clear, consolidated view of events and threats across your entire enterprise with SIEM (security and event management). Here’s how to select the best SIEM solution based on your company’s unique assortment of needs.

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To protect your enterprise against security threats, you need maximum visibility. That’s the fundamental notion behind SIEM (security information and event management) software, which is essential to the security defenses of most large and many medium enterprises.

SIEM aggregates event and log data in real time from a range of network equipment, servers, system software, and other infrastructure to identify patterns, flag anomalies, and send alerts when potential threats are detected. SIEM can also play an important role in incident response.

This is a rapidly evolving space, as SIEM offerings move from on-prem to the cloud, integrate with threat intelligence systems, pile on the analytics, and add machine learning along with other new capabilities. Selecting the right SIEM for your business is a crucial decision because the investment is nontrivial—and because the configuration process is something you probably want to go through only once.

11 key SIEM features and considerations

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