IBM Watson for Cyber Security Overview

IBM Watson for Cyber Security is the #24 ranked solution in our list of top Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools. It is most often compared to Splunk: IBM Watson for Cyber Security vs Splunk

What is IBM Watson for Cyber Security?
Watson for cyber security can draw security intelligence from millions of security blogs, online forums and white papers - so you can see threats unseen by other systems.
IBM Watson for Cyber Security Buyer's Guide

Download the IBM Watson for Cyber Security Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: January 2021

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about IBM Watson for Cyber Security pricing:
  • "The price of this solution should be lower, although I understand why IBM charges a premium price."

IBM Watson for Cyber Security Reviews

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CraigBotha
Enterprise IT Architect at BCX
Reseller
Top 5
Sep 8, 2020
An innovative and stable product that is well maintained and always up-to-date

What is our primary use case?

I am a solution architect and IBM Watson is one of the products that I have experience with. We are in the telecom industry and we implement this product for our customers. Our customers use IBM Watson as part of their security solution. Some of them implement it as a preventative measure, whereas others only choose to purchase it once they have had a problem. It varies from customer to customer, depending on what sort of budget they have.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature of this product is innovation, where the research and upgrading of technology never ends."
  • "This is an expensive product, so making it more cost-effective would be an improvement."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering IBM Watson for Cyber Security is to research it properly and make sure that it's a product that you need because it's expensive. Engage with the IBM team early so that they can help you scope the best possible product, and get as much help as possible. This is definitely a product I recommend. IBM is normally one step ahead and they come out with better features before I can even think of them. The only problem is that this product is expensive for customers who are just starting out. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
CraigBotha
Enterprise IT Architect at BCX
Reseller
Top 5
Jun 4, 2020
A stable product that is easy to set up, and the technical support is good

What is our primary use case?

We are a reseller and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. Our client for this solution is a large telco.

Pros and Cons

  • "IBM Watson for Cyber Security is very stable."
  • "They need to continue to build the AI capabilities."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to make sure that they understand what they're getting. It is a premium product and it is going to be expensive, so they have to be sure to make full use of it. From what I have seen so far, this is an excellent product. That said, there is always room for improvement. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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Gian Michele Roletto
Senior IT Specialist at Nais Srl
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Nov 21, 2020
Connects the dots between threats and provides actionable insight

What is our primary use case?

I work for a cybersecurity company. I use this platform to help our customers with security. My colleague and I are analysts and penetration testers. We use Curata on a daily basis.

What is most valuable?

I can't think of a specific feature that really stands out, but this tool is very important for my job.

What needs improvement?

IBM Watson's website in general could be improved. In the future, I would like to see threat intelligence included.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for roughly two years.

How are customer service and technical support?

The customer support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

The complexity of the initial setup depends on the platform. In regards to Curata, deployment…