As you start thinking about deploying a SIEM for your clients’ cybersecurity solution, there are three different options you will have to consider: basic SIEM management, SIEM-as-a-service, and SOC-as-a-service. In order to make a decision, or to simply understand the difference between each separate product, here is a breakdown.

SIEM Management vs. SIEMaaS

When it comes to the actual set up of a SIEM solution, you can either host the SIEM locally at the business’s office, or have your cybersecurity company host it remotely from their headquarters. A company that wants to host their own SIEM locally will choose SIEM Management, while allowing StratoZen (or your cybersecurity company of choice) to host the SIEM from our own headquarters, is considered SIEMaaS. The end result of the cybersecurity monitoring is unchanged — both options provide the user with notifications, daily monitoring, fine-tuning, and checking the activity noise level — but the payment and overall set up differs.

The payment we speak of deals more with what the company will have to do in order to host their own SIEM. If they deploy the SIEM at their offices, they will have to build up the infrastructure that is needed to support a SIEM. This includes creating the space, having a data center and paying for the license needed. From there, the SIEM Management is a flat monthly rate. However, with SIEMaaS, the company doesn’t need to worry about licenses, space, etc., rather just paying a flat rate that is based on the devices covered per month.

These two options essentially give you the same result but differ in deployment location and the additional setup. Now, SOCaaS is something different entirely.


While SIEM Management and SIEMaaS are two options for companies to choose how they want their SIEM to be set up, SOCaaS is an add-on that can be applied to your basic SIEM deployment. This means that whether you purchase SIEM Management or SIEMaaS, you can take advantage of SOCaaS as well.

There are three reasons as to why enterprises would like to utilize our SOCaaS: to have us take care of any daily compliance requirements, so they don’t have to build out their own SOC and in order to receive additional insight and expertise. It is estimated that supporting your own in-house Security Operations Center costs up to three million dollars in employee salaries and training sessions each year. Obviously, if there are compliance regulations that a company must abide by, they will be better off relying on a cybersecurity company like us to help them make sure they are following the set guidelines accordingly. Lastly, and arguably most importantly, with our SOC services, you get a support team that customizes your SIEM as needed, verifies all the fine-tuning, provides you with questions 24/7 services, and enhanced remediation help.


Cybersecurity can be confusing, but these distinctions should give you enough information to distinguish the difference between these three products and services. If you have any other questions or inquiries about SIEM solutions or our services, call one of our representatives today.