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Best Security Information and Event Management Products 2010

Security information and event management and log management software, appliances and managed services for SMB and enterprise security monitoring, compliance and reporting.

ArcSight ESM

ArcSight earned the gold with its ArcSight ESM/ArcSight Logger. Readers were most notably pleased with the product's ability to perform robust event correlation when compared to other SIM product. ArcSight got top marks for the effectiveness of its dashboard and did particularly well on data archiving and its policy engine.

Symantec Security Information Manager

Symantec came in second place but if you are interested in a SIM that has strong data archiving and integration and compatibility with existing systems, devices and applications, they received the highest scores in those categories. Users were also pleased with their dashboard and the ability to map information to security policy and regulations.

RSA enVision
RSA, The Security Division of EMC

A leader in the authentication market, RSA did well with its SIM offering dubbed RSA enVision. enVision took third place and users were generally pleased with the product's ability to integrate well with other systems, devices and applications. It also scored relatively well on the data archiving and event correlation.

"SIMs are evolving from intelligent log aggregators to operational business tools where SIMs can help uncover/identify business improvement opportunities. For example SIMs can identify excessive login failures, and with that information, a security team could alter its password policy or have a cost-justification for an SSO solution. SIMs are also integrating with "newer" technologies such as wireless IDS/IPS and virtual machines." -- Diana Kelley, partner, SecurityCurve


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This was last published in September 2009

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