IBM QRadar Pricing and License Cost

DAX Paulino
Cybersecurity Practice Lead at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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. So you have to understand the difference between a flow and an event, and then you have to forward that to the resellers, the distributors, and to IBM. That part took a long time for us. Now we're adjusted to the process. View full review »
BALA
Program Manager at a tech services company
The solution is a subscription-based model. It is a yearly subscription from my understanding. In terms of additional costs, it depends on the subscription that you choose. There are plenty of options to choose from. There is the EPS licensing cost (Event per second licensing), which is a parameter that you choose. By adding countries to our solution, we have to increase the EPS. View full review »
Vulnera08667
Vulnerability Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
QRadar is quite expensive. It wouldn't be worth it for a small business unless, through a third-party company, they used it in a software-as-a-service type of arrangement, rather than buying the licenses outright. There are additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees. For example, there are add-ons like the QRadar Vulnerability Manager. View full review »
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Omar Sánchez (Mr.Tech)
Information Security Advisor, CISO & CIO, Docutek Services at Docutek Services
It is a pricey product. It is very expensive. View full review »
Cyberspec67
Cyber Security Specialist at AEC
The licensing is every year. 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. View full review »
Dameer Siddiqui
Senior Associate Consultant at Skill Orbit (Pvt.) Ltd.
We do licensing on a yearly basis. It's for deployment. If the client wants more services, we support the license. There are no other costs for the product. View full review »
D.M.Hashim-Ul- Alom
Senior Server Security Engineer
Licensing is very expensive, IBM QRadar is a very expensive solution. If you want to minimize costs then IBM QRadar is not for you. View full review »
Reviewer258
Managing Director at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The cost of this product is expensive. View full review »
Daniel Sichel
User at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
This is not a trivial undertaking. You will need at least one experienced user and considerable infrastructure to support this if you use the on-prem version which we did. The cloud version has less overhead but there are some limitations so choose carefully. View full review »
Muhammad Adeel
Senior Security Engineer at dig8labs
IBM has subscriptions plans that run for one year. View full review »
Phillip Okemwa
Senior Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We do licenses once a year. View full review »
Dr Trust Tshepo Mapoka
Senior Cybersecurity Consultant at CIA Botswana
The licensing depends on the customer. The pricing is good. View full review »
Senio9887
Senior Information Security Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It is cheaper than ArcSight. View full review »
Rossella Falcone
Sr. Security Engineer at OmnitechIT
Our licensing costs for this solution is on a yearly basis. View full review »
Yong Chen
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It's too expensive. View full review »
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