Security information and event management technology has existed since the late 1990s, but it has always been somewhat controversial in the security industry due to its initial promise of a "security single pane of glass" combined with slow adoption across smaller organizations. More recently, traditional SIEM has been joined by the broad use of log management technology that focuses on collecting a wide variety of logs for a multitude of purposes, from security incident response to regulatory compliance, system management and application troubleshooting.
In this paper, we will analyze the relationship between SIEM and log management, focusing not only on the technical differences and different uses for these technologies, but also on architecting their joint deployments.
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