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This report surveys the changing landscape in SIEM and considers what are some of the essentials of a successful strategy to stay relevant.


  • Over the last two decades, SIEMs have demonstrated an ability to evolve to stay relevant, and some SIEM vendors have acquired companies in the areas mentioned above to accelerate their evolution.

Features and Benefits

  • Describes the evolving security management market in detail.
  • Explains how and why the market is evolving.

Key questions answered

  • Will SIEMs become redundant?
  • Who is best placed to respond to changing requirements in security management?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises

Security management is in a state of flux

  • SIEMs go through generational change to stay relevant
  • Competing and complementary technologies emerge
  • The prize is a central role in security management

SIEM is in its third generation

  • SIMs were created to manage logs, SEMs to detect threats
  • Compliance was a major driver post-2000
  • SIEM 2.0 brought a more scalable architecture
  • Third-generation SIEM goes into the cloud

New technologies emerge to fill gaps in SIEM

  • UEBA and SOAR emerge to address SIEM shortcomings

There are new challengers in SIEM

  • Cloud natives come to the fore
  • IT majors have also launched SIEM services

SPIFs and TIPs are also in the mix

  • Platform plays collect and analyze heterogeneous security data
  • TIPs aggregate third-party threat intelligence

Vendor landscape

  • Established SIEM players
  • New kids on the block
  • Ones to watch in contiguous markets


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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