Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) or Security Event and Information and Management (SIEM) tools collect log and event data that is generated by host systems, security devices, and applications and collate it on a centralized platform. SIEM/SEIM tools sort the data into categories, such as ransomware activity, failed and successful MFA logins, and other potentially malicious activity. When SIEM/SEIM tools identify a potential security issue, an alert is generated, triggering an automated or human response based on security policies.
Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) platforms are a collection of security software solutions and tools for browsing and collecting data from a variety of sources. SOAR solutions then use a combination of human and machine learning to analyze this diverse data in order to comprehend and prioritize incident response actions.