Case Study #4: Technology Product Review for an SIEM Solution
Agile Belair (the “client”) is a high technology company with multiple locations (“satellite
campuses”) within a metropolitan area. Due to the sensitive nature of their business and the risk of
intellectual property theft, the company needs a robust Security Information and Event Monitoring
solution (SIEM) which is capable of detecting and responding to attacks. The company had tried building
its own SIEM solution to collect and interpret log files and event data. But, during pilot testing they
determined that the product was lacking in its reporting and alerting capabilities. Their custom solution
also had problems handling the high volume of event data being reported from its satellite campuses.
The client’s Chief Technology Officer has asked your company to research and recommend a
product which will allow them to incorporate a next generation SIEM solution into their multi-campus
infrastructure. The CTO specifically wants an SIEM solution that combines real-time monitoring, threat
analytics, and event management / reporting.
1. Review the Week 7 readings.
2. Choose one of the SIEM products from the Gartner Magic Quadrant analyses.
3. Research your chosen product using the vendor’s website and product information brochures.
(Vendors for highly rated products will provide a copy of Gartner’s most recent Magic Quadrant
report on their websites but, registration is required.)
4. Find three or more additional sources which provide reviews for (a) your chosen product or (b)
general information about SIEM technologies and solutions.