Co-Managed vs. Traditional SIEM

How and When to Use Co-managed Security Information and Event Management

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Security information and event management (SIEM) technology supports threat detection and security incident response through the real-time collection and historical analysis of security events from a wide variety of event and contextual data sources. It also supports compliance reporting and incident investigation through analysis of historical data from these sources. The core capabilities of SIEM technology are a broad scope of event collection and the ability to correlate and analyze events across disparate sources.

However, due to a lack of qualified analysts for in-house SIEM, organizations have failed to achieve the results they expected, which can cause SIEM to become “shelfware”. As a result, co-managed SIEM is on the rise.

Co-managed SIEM maximizes value.

According to Gartner’s How and When to Use Co-managed Security Information and Event Management report, “Co-managed SIEM services enable security and risk management leaders to maximize value from SIEM and enhance security monitoring capabilities, while retaining control and flexibility.”

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Why do organizations prefer co-managed SIEM?

Organizations have discovered that self-managing a robust SIEM solution is too expensive, arduous to maintain, and is difficult to staff for constant monitoring. Co-management is on the rise and expected to grow five-fold by 2020. Proper security management is a collaboration with our customers to deliver results and optimize your team's effectiveness.

Reduce Deployment Time

Experience faster implementation times. More than 41% of SIEM tool deployments take more than three months.

Control cost and Resources

Avoid the cost of diverting staff or bringing in a SIEM engineer to install the platform or routinely upgrade, patch and tune.

Simplify Contracts and Scalability

Gain scalability (up or down) and avoid up-front capital expenses as well as hardware-related expansion and refresh.

Maximize Security Capabilities

Optimize your use of capabilities beyond traditional SIEM like threat intelligence, vulnerability assessment, and HoneyNet deception.

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Gartner How and When to Use Co-managed Security Information and Event Management, Kelly M. Kavanagh, Toby Bussa, Mitchell Schneider, 04 April 2017.

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