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.