IBM Security QRadar SIEM consolidates log source event data from thousands of devices endpoints and applications distributed throughout a network. It performs immediate normalization and correlation activities on raw data to distinguish real threats from false positives. As an option, this software incorporates IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence which supplies a list of potentially malicious IP addresses including malware hosts, spam sources and other threats. IBM Security QRadar SIEM can also correlate system vulnerabilities with event and network data, helping to prioritize security incidents.

IBM Security QRadar SIEM:


 QRadar SIEM Overview

QRadar's Next-Generation SIEM is the most intelligent, integrated and automated SIEM system in the industry. What sets QRadar SIEM apart is its unrivaled platform architecture that delivers:

  • Unified, turnkey deployments and more efficient administration and management
  • Distributed correlation that allows for billions of logs and records to be monitored per day
  • Single log archival capacity ensures seamless reporting and comprehensive searching within SIEM system 
  • Centralized command and control reduces security management solution acquisition costs and improves IT efficiency
  • Advanced threat and security incident detection that both reduces the number of false positives and detects threats that other solutions miss
  • Compliance-centric workflow that enables the delivery of IT best practices that support compliance initiatives
  • Distributed appliance architecture scales to provide log management in any enterprise network

QRadar SIEM Key Benefits

Total intelligence and visibility:

First-generation SIEM technology was designed to monitor traditional security telemetry and reduce the data collected to a subset of suspected security incidents through rules and data correlation. This traditional approach to a SIEM system delivers visibility into servers, hosts and security systems but lacks the ability to collect from all possible sources or efficiently distinguish between true threats and false alarms. 

  • As the only SIEM solution designed from the ground up to deliver the benefits of next-generation SIEM technology, QRadar SIEM dramatically expands visibility into network activity, virtual activity, user activity and application activity, giving network security professionals unprecedented intelligence into potential offense sources across their entire network.
  • QRadar correlates log data from the security and network infrastructure in the context of network activity in order to detect incidents that other products miss and to accurately prioritize incidents.
  • Total intelligence also includes being able to provide a full impact analysis before, during and after an attack. First generation SIEM technologies provide value when the attack is going on but they are limited in their ability to profile attackers and targets in advance of an incident for better prioritization and response. They are also extremely limited in their ability to provide full forensics in the wake of a detected incident.

QRadar's Next-Generation SIEM provides value before, during and after an attack because it incorporates behavior and context. This means better security profiling, advanced detection and complete forensics.

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The integrated platform that delivers one-console security and unmatached scalability:

First-generation SIEM solutions rely on bringing multiple products together and attempt to deploy them in as a single SIEM solution. The result is an segmented solution that is unnecessarily complex, difficult to manage and even harder to scale. More importantly, filtered and selective data correlation, log duplication, multiple UI's and non-unified reporting and searching limit your ability to truly protect your network.

  • QRadar's Next-Generation SIEM was designed from the ground up to work as complete integrated solution. Unlike other offerings on the market that require the integration of multiple, distinct products and interfaces, QRadar provides a solution that, no matter what the scale requirement, offers a common platform and UI for all security intelligence tasks from searching and filtering, to reporting and response and eliminates the false choice between intelligence or simplicity that you are forced to make with first generation SIEMs.

Automation that allows you to better monitor, analyze and act:

Without automation you are dependent on your vendor to expend a large amount of time and effort simply configuring your solution for operation. This is even before they consider optimizing your solution in operation. Unlike first-generation SIEM solutions, QRadar's Next-Generation SIEM automates processes for customers from the discovery of log sources, to profiling applications and assets. Valuable out of the box content in the form of rules and building blocks is delivered with minimal customization required.

  • This content is also auto-updated on a weekly basis including content from third party intelligence sources. Thousands of out-of-the-box reports relevant to your specific roles, devices compliance regulations and vertical industry are also included. With QRadar SIEM, organizations are now better able to monitor, analyze and act with the most powerful auto-deployment, auto-prioritization, auto-reporting and efficient SIEM available.

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  • Auto-discovery of log source
  • Auto-discovery of applications
  • Auto-discovery of assets
  • Auto-grouping of assets
  • Centralized log management
  • Auto-tuning
  • Automated Config Audits
  • Auto-detect threats
  • Thousands of pre-defined rules
  • Easy-to-use event filtering
  • Advanced security analytics


  • Thousands of pre-defined reports
  • Asset-based prioritization
  • Auto-update of threats
  • Auto-response
  • Directed remediation

QRadar SIEM Detailed Overview

Provides near real-time visibility

Reduces and prioritizes alerts

Enables more effective threat management

Supports easier, faster installation

Produces detailed data access and user activity reports

Data Sheets


IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform

Learn more about how IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform products can help integrate log management, SIEM, risk management, anomaly detection, and configuration and vulnerability management to deliver improved threat detection and compliance.


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IBM Security QRadar SIEM

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