Last Updated on November 16, 2023 by InfraExam
When implementing a SIEM solution, why is it important to have a good estimate of the rate of events per second that are coming into the SIEM and the historical events storage requirements?
- determine the form factor of the SIEM
- determine the API requirements between the SIEM and the other security devices that are feeding events into the SIEM
- establish the analyst workflow requirements
- estimate the disk size of the back-end events storage
|Explanation & Hint:
When implementing a SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) solution, it is important to have a good estimate of the rate of events per second coming into the SIEM and the historical events storage requirements in order to:
Estimate the disk size of the back-end events storage.
Understanding the rate of incoming events and the historical storage requirements is crucial for determining the storage capacity needed to retain and analyze event data effectively. This estimation helps in planning for the necessary storage infrastructure and capacity to accommodate the volume of events generated over time. Accurate storage capacity planning is essential for the SIEM to function efficiently and retain historical data for compliance, investigations, and analysis.