IBM QRadar Review

Robust monitoring that is scalable and includes the SOC service

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for monitoring the network.

What is most valuable?

Part of the SaaS offering is the SOC service. The best part of this solution is having a third-party SOC.

It's a robust solution.

What needs improvement?

The user interface is a bit difficult to get used to. Once you do, it's not difficult.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with QRadar for two years.

We are working with the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is excellent.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable. Everything is done through our third-party vendor.

We have four other people in my group that have access to it, and we have six people who use it.

How was the initial setup?

The third-party vendor manages the system

What about the implementation team?

We had a third party vendor to complete the installation, so it wasn't bad.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated all of the Gartner top quadrants.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend having a third-party vendor.

There are a lot of alerts and a lot of tuning that has to be done. Every time we add new rules to it, an alert goes up. Having the SOC to go through it all first is very beneficial.

For what we do, I would rate IBM QRadar a ten out of ten. We are satisfied with it.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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