Cost

Per-Table retention in Sentinel

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The log retention period in any SIEM can have a big impact on your cost as well as your investigation and threat hunt capabilities. Defining a low period can be cheaper but it also limits your capabilities to find patterns in your network, to do proper incident response, and to carry out a threat hunt on older data based on newly discovered techniques. All the logs have different values in the long run.
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The best Commitment Tier for you

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A SIEM is the foundation of a modern, well-working SOC. This also means a significant part of the SOC budget can be the cost of the SIEM. Azure Sentinel offers you various payment options based on your usage. Choosing the proper one can make a big difference and can save you a lot of money compared to the default setting. Even though choosing the best one is not too difficult, a lot of companies tend to pick a suboptimal one and then stick with it for a long time.
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