The Updated SIEM Glossary: Over 100 Terms Defined

In the past decade, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) has emerged as one of the most essential tools in IT security. In 2017, SIEM is a mature market, and a mainstay in enterprise security, but that doesn’t mean that dealing with SIEM and security analytics solutions has gotten any easier over the past decade.

SIEM has a reputation as a complex and convoluted product, and those complications often start with the most basic roadblock: jargon. There’s a seemingly endless torrent of terminology surrounding information security, and the acronyms just keep piling up—first there was SIM and SEM, now we have SIEM. CmDb, DLP, DPI—it can all get a little dizzying. Worst of all, you can hardly find an explanation that doesn’t reference another half dozen ciphered terms.

At Solutions Review, we do our best to provide IT professionals with the top Information Security news, best practices, and buyer’s guides, and in keeping with that mission, we now bring you a quick and easy way to decipher the growing collection of SIEM terminology: The Solutions Review SIEM Glossary.SIEM may be keeping security from drowning in event data but it’s burying them in acronyms.

From Active Response to vulnerabilities, Solutions Review’s A to Z SIEM Glossary has definitions for over 50 of the most popular SIEM and Security Analytics terms and acronyms.

Defined terms include:


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Jeff Edwards

Jeff Edwards is an enterprise technology writer and analyst covering Identity Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, and Cybersecurity writ large.He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and previously worked as a reporter covering Boston City Hall.
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