What is SIEM software? How it works and how to choose the right tool



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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