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My Evaluation Criteria for Security Information and Event Management Publishes

by Anton Chuvakin  |  July 2, 2014  |  4 Comments

It is with tremendous excitement that I am announcing the publication of my “Evaluation Criteria for Security Information and Event Management” document and SIEM selection tool (download link inside the document).

Love the “Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management” and “Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management” but want more details? [and I mean MORE DETAILS!!] Use our SIEM evaluation criteria!!!

There are numerous use cases for this essential document/tool, such as:

  • Figure out what to look for in a SIEM product
  • Create your very own set of SIEM selection criteria
  • Evaluate a SIEM product based on a set of criteria
  • Compare two or more SIEM products and choose the product that fits better
  • Build an RFP/RFI for SIEM
  • Understand the vendor materials and map vague claims to specific, measurable features
  • Impress your friends with knowledge of esoteric SIEM features such as “Agents and collectors should be able to operate within low-bandwidth requirements and throttle the data based on predefined rules and requirements” or “The ability to group assets, users, log sources and so forth automatically and/or based on external information.”

Without further ado, enjoy the …

Evaluation Criteria for Security Information and Event Management

30 June 2014 | G00262712

Analyst(s): Anton Chuvakin

SIEM is a pivotal and widely used security technology, and a deep understanding of SIEM technology is critical for success in acquiring the right SIEM product. This evaluation criteria document helps define and refine SIEM buying criteria.

And don’t tell me I didn’t warn you about the details :-)

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Anton Chuvakin
Research VP
5+ years with Gartner
16 years IT industry

Anton Chuvakin is a research VP at Gartner's GTP Security and Risk Management group. Before Mr. Chuvakin joined Gartner, his job responsibilities included security product management, evangelist… Read Full Bio


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