How to choose the right SIM

There are dozens of security information management (SIM) tools on the market and they each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Choosing the wrong solution, however, is not just an issue of wasting your investment, but also potentially failing to accomplish critical business goals. Listen to this expert podcast and learn more about important differences between SIM appliances and software-based tools, leveraging SIMs for collecting and utilizing the right types of data for compliance and other security policies, and tips for evaluating SIM solutions and deciding which option is best for your organization.

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This podcast is a portion of SearchSecurity.com's Integration of Networking and Security School lesson, SIM product, tool and system deployment. Visit the lesson and school pages for additional learning resources, or visit our Security School Course Catalog to begin other lessons.


There are dozens of security information management (SIM) tools on the market and they each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Choosing the wrong solution, however, is not just an issue of wasting your investment, but also potentially failing to accomplish critical business goals.

Listen to this expert podcast and learn more about important differences between SIM appliances and software-based tools, leveraging SIMs for collecting and utilizing the right types of data for compliance and other security policies, and tips for evaluating SIM solutions and deciding which option is best for your organization.

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About the speaker:
Mike Adrian Lane is a senior security strategist with independent consulting firm, Securosis, LLC.

This was first published in December 2008

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