Security information and event management systems (SIEM) centralize logging capabilities on security events for enterprises, and are principally used to analyze and/or report on the log entries received. The analysis capabilities of SIEM systems can detect attacks not discovered through other means, and can direct the reconfiguration of other enterprise security controls to plug holes in enterprise security. Some of the top SIEM products -- assuming an attack is still in progress -- can even stop detected security breaches.
In addition to detecting incidents that would otherwise not be detected and improving the efficiency of incident handling, the primary reason to deploy a SIEM system is to streamline compliance reporting. The latter is made possible through SIEM systems' robust centralized logging and customizable reporting capabilities. Most SIEM products also have built-in support for the most common compliance efforts, such as those related to HIPAA, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and SOX.
In this buyer's guide, readers will learn which of the top SIEM systems are for their organizations, as well the use cases and ways SIEM systems are used to boost enterprise security and compliance efforts. It also lays out what enterprises need to know before making an investment in SIEM products, and presents direct SIEM product comparisons and product overviews of some of the top SIEM products on the market today.
An introduction to the top SIEM products
This examination of the top SIEM products and systems explains why they are crucial for enterprise security. This feature looks at the specific value proposition and features of SIEM systems for enterprise customers.
2Do I need?-
The business case for SIEM products
Discover the use cases and ways that SIEM products can boost enterprise security. This article offers specific scenarios where SIEM systems can be beneficial to enterprise customers.
3How to buy-
Procuring the right SIEM products
Many questions need to be asked before an enterprise makes a purchasing decision for a SIEM system. Consider the following criteria and steps as part of any evaluation when looking to find the top SIEM products for your organization's needs.
Expert Karen Scarfone examines important criteria for evaluating SIEM products for use by an organization. Continue Reading
4Which should I buy?-
The top SIEM products compared
What makes a particular a SIEM system right for particular enterprises and their networks? Here we compare the top SIEM products vendors and review the pros and cons of their products to help you decide which might be right for your organization
5Top product overviews-
A who's who of the market-leading SIEM products
Security information and event management systems are essential for monitoring and protecting enterprise networks. Here's a look at some of the top SIEM products in the industry.
Expert Karen Scarfone analyzes HPE's ArcSight Enterprise Security Management (ESM), a security information and event management (SIEM) tool used for collecting security log data. Continue Reading
Expert Karen Scarfone examines SolarWinds Log and Event Manager, a security information and event management (SIEM) tool for collecting and analyzing event data to identify malicious activity. Continue Reading
Expert Karen Scarfone examines LogRhythm's Security Intelligence Platform, a SIEM tool for analyzing collected data. Continue Reading