IBM Security QRadar

IBM Security QRadar

Security information & event management (SIEM) platform

About IBM Security QRadar

IBM QRadar SIEM is a security information and event management platform for security analysts to accurately detect, prioritize, investigate and quickly respond to threats across cloud-based and on-premises environments. QRadar monitors the enterprise network using machine learning and AI algorithms, providing teams with intelligent insights which enable security analysts to formulate a response plan before attackers are able to damage systems, steal data, or disrupt business operations.

QRadar provides tools for advanced persistent threat detection which enable security analysts to collect data on low risk events in order to identify the high risk cyber attacks which are underway. By correlating current and historical security information, security teams are provided with a single view into the broader threat, as events related to the same threat are automatically chained together. QRadar helps security teams to formulate a response plan, speed up investigation times by leveraging cognitive intelligence, and begin activating automated incident response processes using the IBM Resilient integration.

For insider threat detection, QRadar provides advanced analytics and machine-learning algorithms to help identify high-risk activities, uncover compromised credentials, prioritize high-risk users, and alert security teams to serious incidents. Integrated identity governance solutions enable users to suspend high-risk users’ accounts to contain threats and block potential damage. Integration with cloud services including Amazon Web Service (AWS), Azure, Office 365, SalesForce, and traditional on-premises infrastructure help security analysts to better detect and respond to threats regardless of their location.

QRadar also includes tools for compliance and data privacy to ensure the protection of sensitive data for both brand reputation and compliance with regulations including GDPR. The platform alerts security teams to any suspicious activities that may signal an attempt of data theft, and continuously analyzes network traffic to detect new assets on the network. The optional vulnerability scanner feature prioritizes risks and vulnerabilities, while security features provide insights into sensitive databases and access entitlements across the network.


Key benefits of IBM Security QRadar

  • Discover cyber attacks sooner in the attack cycle, view all relevant events in one place, and formulate an effective response plan to block and contain advanced attackers.

  • Detect activities such as anomalous access to data or suspicious movement of data which may indicate an attempt to corrupt or steal sensitive information.

  • QRadar enables security teams to detect, investigate and react to insider threats before attackers are able to damage systems, steal data, or disrupt business operations.

  • QRadar's network insights help users to analyze network traffic and locate critical data, monitor usage, and detect threats in real time.

  • Identify and group related events by correlating current and historical security information, and prioritize alerts to the most critical threats.

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    Idaly
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    • Industry: Semiconductors
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    A feasible solution for the detection of incidents, all our information is safe.

    Reviewed on 2023/02/18

    With IBM Security QRadar we reduce the risk of being vulnerable to a cyber attack, since the...

    With IBM Security QRadar we reduce the risk of being vulnerable to a cyber attack, since the protection of this software is intuitive and prioritizes threats to be more effective in the security of our IT environment. It is a truly automatic process that guarantees the total protection of our data, has detailed reports and a very powerful response to cyber attacks.

    Pros

    It is a necessary software for all our business environment, since it guarantees that our information is safe, the dashboard is intuitive and understandable, the analyzes are effective so that threats do not enter and damage our information, I like the prioritization of threats, since neutralizes in order of importance, network forensics is very good, advanced searches are good, protection of our entire IT infrastructure is high, and we really like the trust that IBM Security QRadar places in us.

    Cons

    It has many features that somewhat limit the understanding of early adopters, it can be overwhelming the first time, but the quality of the results keeps our data safe and threats away.

    Machindra
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    QRadar The Best SIEM Solution

    Reviewed on 2024/01/30

    The QRadar is the one of the best Security Information and event management (SIEM) tool. It...

    The QRadar is the one of the best Security Information and event management (SIEM) tool. It collects the logs from company IT infrastructure at centralized locations and using correlation rules we can reduce the internal and external threat landscape. It makes special when we integrate different apps with like threat intel and other.

    Pros

    IBM QRadar has very simple user-friendly interface. The deployment and configuration of solution is very easy. The devices integration we can do easily with available Device Support Module

    Cons

    The integration get difficult when there is no available parser.

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    Reasons for Choosing IBM Security QRadar

    We were facing multiple integration and threat intelligence issue with exiting SIEM solution. We wanted have SOAR in place and QRadar provide all capabilities.

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    The Qraar SIEM having the capabilities as we were looking for. The feature of Qradar loke ease of navigation integration, real time monitoring is simplified.
    Kevin
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    • Industry: Computer & Network Security
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    QRadar Gets It Mostly Done At A Cost

    Reviewed on 2020/09/01

    I used QRadar for over 10 years, and have found great success in using it in a reactive sense when...

    I used QRadar for over 10 years, and have found great success in using it in a reactive sense when other staff bring up security or connectivity issues; the ability to quickly show normalized logs -- along with the raw log output for the skeptical staff out there -- is a real boon to quickly finding the root cause of an issue and moving on. The pricing and licensing schemes of the product have gotten more cumbersome since the purchase of the product by IBM, and their support channels exhibit the kind of mind-numbing bureaucracy you can expect out of such a large organization.

    Pros

    When aggregating log information, the ability to quickly click and pivot around between data sources and filter results on-the-fly worked very well for any reactive kind of events. The software also did a relatively decent job on identifying data and log sources and classifying them correctly.

    Cons

    The software can be very involved and cumbersome; expect to dedicate significant staff time towards it in order to keep it operational and to continually tune the software for false positives. For example, at an organization with over 2,000 employees I had to dedicate almost a single employee to perform tasks within QRadar, and nothing else. Along with that, in order to be successful your support staff must be extremely familiar with networking and understanding the reasons why devices send the logs that they do. This is not the case where you can point-and-click a few things and have a system that alerts you properly when attacks are taking place.

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    Reasons for Switching to IBM Security QRadar

    Ultimately, we were early adopters of the product and continued to utilize our initial licensing investment repeatedly when we upgraded our hardware. It was a known quantity that my staff had good familiarity in, although over the course of 10 years we were still not able to get the product to perform all of the features it said it could. This is partly due to my inability to get additional staff resources, as well as having a network layout that was decentralized and not relatively simple.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Banking
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    The Best Classical SIEM solution in the market

    Reviewed on 2023/08/05

    It's very convenient in terms of usage and visibility. We are mainly dealing with the Audits and...

    It's very convenient in terms of usage and visibility. We are mainly dealing with the Audits and Qradar is the main factor that we've passed the Audits.

    Pros

    Easy to use. Learning curve is short. It's the same product compared to 10 years ago. It functions as it's expected. Expansion of the solution is easy. Reporting is inside the product and works well. Support is adequate.

    Cons

    There's no DataBroker or in short Kafka etc for filtering. AI and ML models is missing. Within the digital transformation and cloud migrations, it falls behind for the 3rd party integrations. I need to do the integration from the scratch for Saas or Paas services. Api integrations does not work well compared to similar solutions.

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    We have switched over the Symantec SIEM. It's dropped the product and solution.

    Reasons for Switching to IBM Security QRadar

    Symantec SIM, HP Arcsight, Elastic, Splunk are the other vendors. Symantec is dropping the product SIM.HP Arcsight has a high maintenance cost and lacks in expansion.Elastics is super costly in terms of operation and getting Elastic support is cumbersome.Splunk is a high cost alternative as we have a very big EPS-Storage rates.
    Rajesh
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    IBM Qradar - an excellent tool for protecting our Digital security fortress

    Reviewed on 2023/06/24

    We needed a comprehensive security tool which can provide SIEM, SOAR, Threat intel, threat...

    We needed a comprehensive security tool which can provide SIEM, SOAR, Threat intel, threat hunting and UBA and IBM Qradar provides all, hence the overall experience has been superb. Also, the excellent support from OEM makes it a win-win proposition.

    Pros

    IBM Qradar is the most stable and well known product in the market when it comes to the selection of SIEM tool and hence is an obvious choice for any . Excellent support from IBM OEM and management connect makes things simple to implement and support.

    Cons

    At this stage, we are liking all features about the product.

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    201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

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    IBM Security QRadar integrates with the following applications:

    Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Salesforce Sales Cloud

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    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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