Glossary

Security and Information Event Management (SIEM)

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) products are tools that help organizations monitor and analyze their security posture in real-time. They do this by collecting data from a wide range of sources, including network devices, servers, applications, and security devices, and analyzing this data for patterns that may indicate a security threat.

SIEM products typically have two main components: a security event manager (SEM) and a security information manager (SIM). The SEM is responsible for collecting and aggregating data from various sources and generating alerts when it detects a potential threat. The SIM is responsible for storing and analyzing this data, and providing information and insights that can help organizations better understand their security posture.

One of the main benefits of SIEM products is their ability to provide a centralized view of an organization's security posture. This allows security teams to quickly and easily identify and investigate potential threats, as well as track and analyze trends and patterns over time. SIEM products also often include features such as customizable dashboards, reporting tools, and incident response capabilities, which can help organizations respond to threats more effectively.