Most Helpful Review
Identifies threats that would not have otherwise been identified, but needs better integration with ServiceNow
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Providing real-time visibility for threat detection and prioritization - QRadar SIEM provides contextual and actionable surveillance across the entire IT infrastructure.
It is very stable. We have not faced interruptions in the past four and a half years.
It has improved comprehensive visibility for what is going on in the perimeters, and on the inside, as well.
This solution has allowed us to correlate logs from multiple sources.
We get events and make the correlation, or rules. In IBM, we can implement our customer's rules. We can have very clear status threats and severity of antigens.
Provided that the report is prebuilt and I can find what I am looking for, the reporting is the most valuable feature in this solution.
This solution provides me with various alarms, and I have found security issues with some of my other products.
It is a very optimized engine.
One of the most valuable features it has is the thread chaining. One of the common issues that we always had was the number of anomalies that we used to get and the number of alerts that we used to get. But with this approach of thread chaining, we've found the false-positive rate has decreased very significantly. That was something that we never could have achieved before.
When we were looking for products for our security monitoring needs, our biggest requirement was that we wanted something based on machine-learning and analytics. If you go with rules, it can raise a lot of noise. Securonix, with its UEBA capability, had the best analytics use-cases.
The machine-learning algorithms are the most valuable feature because they're able to identify the 'needle in the haystack.'
The feature that is most valuable is the fact that it's an open platform, so it allows us to modify policies and tune policies as needed. There's also a feature called Data Insights which allows us to create different dashboards on specific things of interest for us.
What I like most is that the threat models and risk scoring are very accurate and very helpful to the analysts on my team. They help highlight the most important things for them to look at.
The second feature is that within the SNYPR product there is a functionality called Spotter. We use that for link analysis diagrams and to run the stats command. That's extremely useful because it replaces a tedious, manual process we used to use, using Microsoft Excel and a couple of other methods, to bring data together.
The customizability of the tool is valuable. We are able to customize the use cases and create them easily without a large amount of Securonix assistance. It's very flexible. We do not have to rely on Professional Services to modify or create a new use case.
The most valuable feature is being able to look at users' behavioral profiles to see what they typically access. One of the key events that we monitor is people's downloading of objects... It's very easy to see people's patterns, what they typically do.
AI is superb but need improvements.
Technical support is good, but not great.
We would like to see better instrumentation for debugging changes in the log flow.
The interface is very old. IBM should remake it into a more modern interface.
There are reports that I would like to generate that are either not included, or I cannot find.
There is a lot of manual configuration required in order for the product to run smoothly, and I think that it could be made more automatic.
It is very difficult to activate all of the network equipment, and it would help if it were made easier.
The tool is very complicated. One place for improvement would be to have a more user-friendly interface. Having better support in Spanish would be cool.
One of the things they can improve on a little bit is the usability side, to make some things simpler... The tool does have a lot of knobs, you can turn a lot of things on and off and you can change things. Sometimes, it can become a little overwhelming. They should remove some confirmation options and make it simpler for the less mature customers and people who are still trying to grasp it.
We have compliance needs. We have investigation needs. And we have situations where an analyst needs to look at threats. These three things require a different view of how they look at the threats. What would be good is to have Securonix create three different views of their Security Command Center so that, depending on the persona of the person logging in, they'd get the relevant data they need and not see everything.
There is room for improvement in the product's integration with ServiceNow and in the reporting features.
Securonix implements risk scores based on different policies that are triggered. We've seen some challenges with the risk scores and how they trigger. These are things that Securonix has recognized and they've been working with us to help improve things.
A helpful feature would be an event export. A way to create more substantial summary reports would be nice.
Other than issues with the training, there have been issues with the encryption. There have also been issues with some of the reporting, minor glitches that they have fixed as they've gone along.
We have a lot of users who, because they're engineers and they're bringing down product data - where, at times, a top-level product could be 10,000 or 15,000 objects - it's difficult for us to determine what should be a concern and what shouldn't be a concern. We work with the Securonix folks to try to come up with better ways to identify that.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing needs to be such that they are more competitive with other vendors.
There are additional costs, such as the cost associated with the different hardware required for implementation and deployment. Along with the add-on apps, these are all additional costs, and they require licensing as well.
In terms of additional costs, it depends on the subscription that you choose. There are plenty of options to choose from.
Our licensing costs for this solution is on a yearly basis.
It's too expensive. The licensing is also a little bit difficult to understand because you have to license it per event and per number of flows.
QRadar is quite expensive. It wouldn't be worth it for a small business...
I would like for them to lower the price.
The pricing is good.
We have a license from our 5.0, so that license just continued. We paid them the extra cloud-hosting costs for a year which were about $300,000.
A good thing about Securonix is that they don't charge by volume of data or number of devices... They charge by the number of employees, which is a much more predictable number for me, versus data. Our costs are in the $100,000 range over a three-year subscription.
We have an annual license. We pay $200,000 for the base licensing and we pay another $50,000 for the software as a service.
We went in on a three-year agreement which has an annual licensing fee, based upon the number of people that we're monitoring. There have not been any additional costs to the standard licensing fees.
out of 42 in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
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out of 42 in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
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Also Known As
|QRadar SIEM, QRadar UBA, QRadar on Cloud, QRadar||Securonix|
The IBM QRadar security and analytics platform is a lead offering in IBM Security's portfolio. This family of products provides consolidated flexible architecture for security teams to quickly adopt log management, SIEM, user behavior analytics, incident forensics, and threat intelligence and more. As an integrated analytics platform, QRadar streamlines critical capabilities into a common workflow, with tools such as the IBM Security App Exchange ecosystem and Watson for Cyber Security cognitive capability.
With QRadar, you can decrease your overall cost of ownership with an improved detection of threats and enjoy the flexibility of on-premise or cloud deployment, and optional managed security monitoring services.
SNYPR is a next-generation security analytics platform that transforms big data into actionable security intelligence. Built on a Hadoop big data security lake, SNYPR combines an open data model, log management, security incident and event management (SIEM), user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) and fraud detection into a complete, end-to-end platform that can be deployed in its entirety or in flexible, modular components.
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|Clients across multiple industries, such as energy, financial, retail, healthcare, government, communications, and education use QRadar.||Dtex SystemsPfizerWestern UnionHarrisITG|
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Comms Service Provider6%
Software R&D Company28%
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