This month, SC reviewed several Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions. Although we have tested these products before, we are impressed with the development and innovation that occurs year after year. SIEM capabilities have expanded well beyond security and event management. They drive threat detection and response with auto-remediation and guided responses based on machine learning and forensic analysis. The user and entity behavioral analytics (UEBA) capabilities layered in is rapidly moving SIEMs toward next-generation technology.

The expanding digital surface and maturing threats in the digital landscape are winning out against organizations because of the security skills shortage and subsequent security professional burnout rates. As organizations seek efficient and cost-effective security investments is near desperation, SIEM solutions are a promising piece, the glue holding other security technologies together by alerting on detected threats and adding the visibility security teams need to reconfigure existing technologies and bolster security posture. Therefore, SIEMs should be considered a staple in any organization.

Although some of these solutions are more time consuming than others, they all perform up to standard and would serve any organization well. The differences arise in usability features and some SIEMs may suit certain organizations better than other options. However, we found all the technologies we evaluated this month to be impressive and worthy of consideration.

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