IBM QRadar Initial Setup

DAX Paulino
Cybersecurity Practice Lead at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It's straightforward. We just had to connect it to our servers, to our security solutions, and that was it. Everything was already communicating. We are just a small company, so the deployment did not take that long, about a month to a month-and-a-half. It didn't involve too much downtime since we're just monitoring a few servers and a couple of security tools. View full review »
BALA
Program Manager at a tech services company
Choosing the cloud platform gives a significant advantage in terms of the setup. I have been deploying the same solution across enterprise organizations from day one, and previously it used to take a month for implementation. Now, I think that it has been reduced to two weeks. The challenge with the old model is that you normally need to work with the hardware vendors to ensure the right patches or data is available. We used to install the physical hardware, but with the cloud version, you can just start your service and add devices. You can start populating and getting reports on alerts and such in a week's time. The implementation team is about three or four members. It has not yet grown to an operational stage because we are still implementing the solution. View full review »
Vulnera08667
Vulnerability Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The setup was very straightforward. It's basically, "next, next, and next”, and then you are finished. View full review »
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Vulnera08667
Vulnerability Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The setup is straightforward. The last one I did took me about three days. It only takes half an hour to set up QRadar, but getting the other systems to talk with QRadar, to forward syslogs, is what took the additional time, because I didn't have all the login information. If you've got all the relevant information, it shouldn't take you more than a day to set it up. View full review »
Cyberspec67
Cyber Security Specialist at AEC
The initial set up was a bit hectic the first time because, it's not about the QRadar application itself, it's about defining or configuring the data sources or the traffic sources to QRadar. We are going to use a small file through literally all of the traffic sources. We found it was difficult to merge with QRadar due to different IPs, different sources delaying the process and just technical issues. It's not an issue with the QRadar solution itself. View full review »
Omar Sánchez (Mr.Tech)
Information Security Advisor, CISO & CIO, Docutek Services at Docutek Services
The initial setup was complex, and it took six months. View full review »
Larbi Belmiloud
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The setup is really very easy. It takes a few hours. The integration, orchestrating all the components to send logs to, etc., is very, very complicated. In the last setup we did for our customer, it took us four months to integrate. The setup, on the other hand, took only half a day. View full review »
Dameer Siddiqui
Senior Associate Consultant at Skill Orbit (Pvt.) Ltd.
The initial setup is straightforward. It's very easy. I think anyone can install it within minutes. The deployment of IBM QRadar takes around 20 to 25 minutes if you have a good hard drive. View full review »
QRadar677
B.T. Güvenlik Yöneticisi at a recruiting/HR firm with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup for this solution is very easy. It is an image file, and we haven't had any difficulties in the setup. After installation, there are many things to do. Again, the difficult part is the configuration of the product. The installation period was very short, at perhaps one or two weeks. The configuration takes six months or more. View full review »
D.M.Hashim-Ul- Alom
Senior Server Security Engineer
The initial setup was complex. When it comes to the deployment, you can get it done in a day but if you want to fine-tune it can take a very long time. This isn't only for QRadar, but this applies to most solutions. It takes two or three people to deploy this product but if you want to do custom configuration then you need each and every part's expert. You need a network expert, forensic expert, and system expert. If you want an advanced system configuration you need many more people. If you only want to integrate this solution in your organization then two or three people is more than enough for the deployment. View full review »
Damian Scott
Sr SIEM Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. View full review »
Nimesh Bhatia
IT Security and Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup is fine. The moment we send the packets for an update it's easy but then there are challenges for the users. We have actually changed the hardware, so it got updated. We have to check if the problems are due to the hardware or due to the software. The initial setup normally will take a day. it depends on the number of users. We have 300 users on the system which took around ten days. We require five to ten staff members for deployment and maintenance. View full review »
SrSecAnalyst918
Sr. Security Analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is straightforward. View full review »
Reviewer258
Managing Director at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. It was not complex or difficult. It is not complicated. View full review »
QRadar6777
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup for this solution is complex. There are many different components, and only the IBM technicians have the permission, or credentials, to modify the system online. As a customer, I cannot go in and install it myself. Rather, I am dependent on the IBM professionals. View full review »
NetworkS3978
Network Security Engineer at a health, wellness and fitness company with 10,001+ employees
It was a whole different product when we installed it. View full review »
Muhammad Adeel
Senior Security Engineer at dig8labs
The initial setup was very straightforward. I didn't have to do anything once I installed it and configured it. It was very simple. Other solutions I have worked on, such as McAfee and LogRhythm, are a bit complex. This one is very easy to install and configure. The deployment takes one to two months, max. The implementation strategy is totally dependent on the number of EPS, the requirements, and the types of log sources. We collect this information and then create our strategy. I have been an engineer in many firms. I have deployed it by myself. One expert can deploy it. If there are 100,000 EPS you'll need more resources. If you have 5,000 to 10,000 EPS, one person can do it. View full review »
Mathieu Dorckel
Cybersecurity Engineer Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is very easy to deploy. It is not a user-friendly way to deploy, but for IT guys who have the skills of Linux servers, etc., it is easy. View full review »
Onyegbule Uche
Technical Consultant at Activedge Technologies
The initial setup wasn't straightforward. The setup is situation specific. The deployment for us took about 3 months. View full review »
Phillip Okemwa
Senior Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup wasn't exactly straightforward but the vendor who set it up for was helpful. It was very straightforward with their help. The deployment took two months. We require two admins for maintenance. View full review »
MazenHindawi
Network and Security Technical Team Leader at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
The implementation is complex. View full review »
Reviewer5570
Information Security Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was straightforward, but we had to do some customization. View full review »
Trust Mapoka
Managing Director at CIA Botswana
The initial setup was easy. It usually takes around three months or so. In terms of the implementation strategy, once we get the correct events sorted, the strategy is to connect enough events sources so that they give you an efficient solution. We require five to ten people for setup and maintenance. View full review »
Douglas Concepcion
Security Solutions Architect at Micro Strategies
It is a pain to set up; basically it is not that easy. View full review »
Luis Yndigoyen
Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Always the sizing on any BPM project is challenging, as with any BPM tool. View full review »
reviewer810204
Lead Security Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is incredibly easy to deploy. All the appliances are flexible in the roles that they serve and are all managed the in the same way. Adding log sources is very straightforward, along with device updates, etc., which are all centrally managed. View full review »
Marketdir9846
Marketing Director at a aerospace/defense firm with 1-10 employees
The initial setup was very complex. We are planning to take at least one year for the complete setup. Deployment went fast, between six and three hours. View full review »
Shaikh Jamal Uddin
Senior Information Security Consultant at Secure Coat
It was straightforward View full review »
Mohamed AFEILAL
Director General at New System Engineering
The initial setup of this solution is not complex. Deployment normally takes between one and three months. View full review »
Rajeev MM
Senior Analyst at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
There was some complexity in the initial setup due to bandwidth issues. The implementation took two to three days. View full review »
senior0997
Senior Field Manager at a tech services company
The initial setup was straightforward. The deployment time depends on each customer. We have customers who have different infrastructures and their deployments are quite different. If we rack and stack it, around two, three days, maximum a week, but configuration and optimization take up to somewhere between six months and one year. View full review »
Sebastian Osterc
Member at CIFAL Argentina
I was not involved in the initial setup. View full review »
Yong Chen
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We require eight staff members for the maintenance. View full review »
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