IBM QRadar Pricing, License Cost and Setup

Willem Albertus Potgieter
Vulnerability Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
IBM's Qradar is not for small companie. Unfortunately, it would be 'overkill' to place it plainly. The pricing would be too much. View full review »
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 »
Horacio Agustin Lo Brutto
Senior System Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The pricing and licensing policies are really competitive. These solutions are not for a really small business, but having just one license variable is really good. You simple tell the partner or sales representative the number of EPS you want to receive in your appliance and that's it. Other solutions have a 'correlation' license, which is more like a trap than anything else. View full review »
Informat59d6
Information Security Analyst at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Most of the time, it is easier and cheaper to buy a new product or the QRadar box. For example, with the QRadar Event Collector 1605, as and when you need to expand your EPS and the number of log sources; it’s much cheaper and the boxes usually ship with the default 1000 EPS and 750 log source limit. They have another advantage, i.e., the storage. View full review »
Damian Scott
Sr SIEM Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Go through a vulnerability assessment review for price breaks. A virtualized solution will also cut down on cost. 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 »
Srijan-Sivakumar
Director of Market Enabling Solutions at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I do not have control over pricing, though I do help customers with their sizing. View full review »
SecurityOps35453
Security Operations Center Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Do your due diligence. I found other solutions, with more features at the same cost or less. You don’t have to leave the Gartner Magic Quadrant to beat their price. View full review »
it_user489405
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Licensing was simplified two months ago. I don’t have insight into pricing. But as with any software, the price can probably change depending on your negotiation skills :) View full review »
Mathieu Dorckel
Cybersecurity Engineer Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Think what you will integrate into QRadar. It is a SIEM. You need to send it logs, but not everything. Pricing (based on EPS) will be more accurate. View full review »
TomaszMazurek
Cybersecurity Expert at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Put some efforts and evaluate what license (EPS) you need for which collector before making an order. It is worth hiring a professional to do it for you (somebody who has experience with QRadar sizing). View full review »
MazenHindawi
Network and Security Technical Team Leader at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
It is expensive. It is not a product that I can provide for SMBs. It is a program that I can only provide for really large enterprises. Also, the maintenance costs are high. View full review »
Stephen Van Dyke
Senior Security Engineer at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's worth the cost. There are a lot of other options out there that are way more expensive, and that may be better in certain areas, but in my opinion, the overall best solution is QRadar. View full review »
Toney Tse
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
You only need to worry about the number of events per second and the number of flows per minute. Storage size is not an issue with QRadar. View full review »
Miguel Angel Beltran Vargas
Director SOC at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
QRadar is a very expensive application but it is a good product. My advice is to validate with other correlator solutions and validate which product is right for the organization. View full review »
Luis Yndigoyen
Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
IBM is a Ferrari if you are beginning with a concept. If it will be a pilot project, take a look at Red Hat Process Automation Manager or jBPM. Be realistic about the users' quantity. A good approach would be to begin with an On Cloud subscription, then later on do a more exact sizing. View full review »
reviewer810204
Lead Security Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Pricing and licensing are competitive. Their new licensing options allow logs to bypass the correlation engine for a flat rate, which is also appealing for log data that is compliance-driven for a small amount of money. View full review »
Adil Khan
Sr. Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The pricing will definitely vary according to your EPS, but it is worth spending money on this product. View full review »
Ambuj Bhalla
IT Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing policy is a bit on the higher side. IBM offers discounts when applicable. View full review »
Youssef Boukari
IT Security Manager at a tech services company
It is a bit more expensive than some others, SIEM, but it is more efficient. View full review »
Raheel Iqbal
Assistant Manager-Information Security at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing policy is good. View full review »

Sign Up with Email