SIEM stands for Security Information and Event Management and these solutions have been around since 2000. They were developed with the goal of helping organizations in the early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches. But SIEMs have struggled to keep pace with the security needs of modern enterprises, especially as the volume, variety and velocity of data has grown. As well, SIEMs have struggled to keep pace with the sophistication of modern day threats. Malware 15 years ago was static and predictable. But today’s threats are stealthy, and polymorphic. “Often times when presenting at conferences, people will ask “Is SIEM Dead”? Such a great question! Has the technology reached its end of life? Has SIEM really crashed and burned? I think the answer to that question is NO. SIEM is not dead, it has just evolved. Please read the attached white paper from Sumo Logic to learn how the SIEM market has evolved from threat management to security analytics.
Today’s SOC teams are fatigued and under pressure from overwhelming alert volume. Many SOCs were built around legacy solutions designed with SIEM technology invented years, even decades ago. With the threat landscape evolving at an unprecedented rate, SOC teams are limited by these technology restrictions and unable to keep pace with the volume and sophistication of modern attacks.