IBM QRadar Review

A stable, scalable, and easy-to-use solution that lets you view users' activities


What is most valuable?

The UBA feature is the most valuable because you can see everything about users' activities. 

What needs improvement?

The threat intelligence functionality can be better. In addition, it can have more monitoring capabilities.

For how long have I used the solution?

I started to use it two to three years ago.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Its stability is very good. I don't have any problem with it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has good scalability. It is easy to scale, but it is a little bit expensive to scale because you have to pay a lot for everything.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have also used Kibana. It is a good tool. The biggest difference between Kibana and QRadar is that Kibana is an open-source SIEM integration solution. So, you need more professionals, and you have to do everything by yourself, whereas in the case of QRadar, you get everything. You are paying not only for QRadar but also for other things like support and integration. In an open-source SIEM integration solution like KIbana, you don't get these things.

How was the initial setup?

It is an easy tool for me, so the initial setup was easy for me, but it might not be easy for everyone. If you compare it with Kibana, QRadar is easier to implement.

The implementation strategy was to follow the users, collect the logs, and then implement QRadar.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it ourselves.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Its price is good in terms of efficiency and the number of people required for implementing various things. You might pay more in terms of money, but you might save on the number of people. For example, if you are using Kibana, you have to pay more for people or experts, which is not the case with IBM QRadar.

What other advice do I have?

When you go for this solution, you are paying not only for the product but also for integration, good staff to help you, scalability, and many other things. There are many things that you can use in QRadar. It is easy to use.

I would rate IBM QRadar a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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