SIEM Market Consolidation: Recommendations on How to Adjust to a Changing Market

P. Musich
P. Musich

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  • Security information and event management (SIEM) market consolidation/evolution poses a different set of challenges and opportunities to enterprise security operations.
  • It is important to adjust expectations and buying strategies in light of the consolidation.

The SIEM market, although mature, is evolving at a more rapid rate than it has for some time.  Large IT vendors including HP and IBM are now throwing their weight around in the market, as is McAfee in the security market.  This is putting greater pressure on other vendors that have sat on the sidelines to make a move.  SIEM players are working to streamline deployments while at the same time scaling their ability to gather and correlate an exponentially larger data set.  Furthermore, a new crop of startups have a clean slate to address the complexity issues of traditional SIEM products by enabling true cloud-based SIEM services that can reduce the heavy maintenance and operational costs of first-generation, premises-based SIEM architecture.  Given such changes, here are a few practical recommendations for any current or prospective SIEM customer. Continue reading “SIEM Market Consolidation: Recommendations on How to Adjust to a Changing Market”