What is SIEM software?

Security information and event management (SIEM) software gives enterprise security professionals both insight into and a track record of the activities within their IT environment.

SIEM technology has been in existence for more than a decade, initially evolving from the log management discipline. It combined security event management (SEM) – which analyzes log and event data in real time to provide threat monitoring, event correlation and incident response – with security information management (SIM) which collects, analyzes and reports on log data.

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