Security incident and event management (SIEM) technology has been around for a while, with the fundamental capabilities of the platform dating back to over a decade ago. Since then, SIEM solutions have become more of an information platform, with enterprise demands for better security driving much of the SIEM market. In the last year alone, demand for SIEM technology has remained strong, with threat management as the primary driver, and general monitoring and compliance secondary.
Many of the newer capabilities offered on the market are a significant driving force behind the adoption of certain SIEM software. The Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) for SIEM highlights this growing set of criteria for customers and vendors alike, covering everything from risk-based monitoring and response to cloud and app security to options in deployment architecture.