Almost every year since Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) became a relatively mature technology, SC Magazine has done one of their Group Tests with SIEM products. All sorts of SIEM and log management vendors are invited to put their products to the test in SC Magazine's lab environment, where the reviewers have spent a lot of time deploying, implementing, and testing all manner of security products. The reviewers not only test core SIEM product features and functionality, but also evaluate the whole package - what about technical support? Documentation? Knowledge base? What is the actual price? Is this a solid, reliable vendor? If I were in the customer's shoes, what would I need to know to make a decision on this product? Many products enter, but few leave without a few dents and dings in their armor (some more than that).


The SolarWinds (and previously TriGeo) Log & Event Manager team has elected to participate in SC Magazine's review process each year, and each year we wait with great anticipation as the results are tallied. This year's reviews were released on April 1 and, no foolin', LEM was awarded 5 stars in every category!


I don't want to spoil the details of the review for you, so go read SC Magazine's review of Log & Event Manager in the SIEM Group Test for yourself. You can also view the context for the Group Test, more information about SIEM, and the other reviews on the main Group Test information page.


LEM is also one of few fully-functional SIEM products in the SC Magazine Group Test (or anywhere, really) where you can download and evaluate the product for 30 days on your own network. They don't give stars for that, but they do polish our stars with a little extra shine.