IBM Security QRadar

IBM again a Leader in the Forrester Wave for Security Analytics, Q4 2020

By Jeremy Goldstein posted Tue December 01, 2020 11:33 AM


IBM Security™ QRadar® was again named a Leader in the Forrester Wave for Security Analytics, Q4 2020 with the highest-rated current security analytics offering of the 11 vendors evaluated. Our continued presence at the top of the Leaders section is a strong validation for our solution and a reflection on what Forrester is hearing about us from customers.

We believe Forrester recognized the depth and breadth of the IBM Security threat management offering beyond the core QRadar SIEM, including QRadar Advisor with Watson, IBM Security SOAR (formerly Resilient), and X-Force threat intelligence, as well as commenting on our cloud strategy with IBM Cloud Pak® for Security.

We see our placement in this year's report as due to our continual investment in industry-leading security analytics capabilities and are bolstered by:

Innovation – IBM Security continues to innovate across the threat management portfolio. Recent releases for QRadar have seen the introduction of a new, modern UI, aligning the analyst experience with the Cloud Pak platform. As well as this, we have delivered significant customer value with OOTB support for a wide range of cloud services with the Universal Cloud Connector; enhancements to Use Case Manager to provide customers with more granular insights into their ability to detect tactics and techniques associated with the MITRE ATT&CK framework; easy visibility into pre-built content available based on MITRE technique and/or log source; and continual improvements to QRadar Advisor with Watson to help analysts triage their threat workload and support better AI and automation in the SOC

Security Services – Our ongoing partnership with X-Force Threat Management (XFTM) and the Security Intelligence Operations Consulting (SIOC) teams means that we have a range of complementary consulting and delivery services that other vendors cannot equal. The SIOC team can work with clients to design and plan their next-generation security operations architecture, and the XFTM team has unrivaled experience in running and managing QRadar implementations for clients, as well as offering a range of supporting services to cover the entire threat management lifecycle.

Global Reach – With our global team of threat management pre and post-sales specialists, as well as regional SOCs in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas, we are uniquely well-positioned to meet customer requirements across the world. For global customers, the ability to have a local point of contact and expertise is critical to the successful implementation and ongoing support of a SIEM solution. Customers can also tap into our global MSSP partner ecosystem, for additional value-added services and local delivery capability.

Scalability – helps assure customers that as their enterprise changes, they won’t need to change their security tools. QRadar is proven to scale to support some of the world’s largest organizations while covering both IT and OT environments.

Cloud Pak for Security – enable customers to use QRadar’s leading security analytics capabilities regardless of where they are on their cloud journey or on the maturity scale. Customers can run QRadar: on-premises, in IaaS, as SaaS, or via an MSSP. The new integration between QRadar and Cloud Pak for Security in v1.5 will allow security analysts to work the threat lifecycle from detection to response in a single, unified interface, driving efficiencies and improving time to detect and respond to security incidents.

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