IBM X-Force Overview

IBM X-Force is the #10 ranked solution in our list of top Threat Intelligence Platforms. It is most often compared to IBM QRadar: IBM X-Force vs IBM QRadar

What is IBM X-Force?
IBM X-Force Exchange is a cloud-based threat intelligence sharing platform enabling users to rapidly research the latest security threats, aggregate actionable intelligence and collaborate with peers. IBM X-Force Exchange is supported by human- and machine-generated intelligence leveraging the scale of IBM X-Force.

IBM X-Force is also known as X-Force Exchange, X-Force.

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IT Infrastructure Security Lead at South Consult / Phakalane Data Center
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Top 5
Speed threat assessment ,security investigations leveraging on real time actionable threat intel integrated to your Security Intelligence Platform

What is our primary use case?

IBM X-Force is a SaaS version. X-Force is integrated with a Security Intelligence Platform, but it's a SaaS version. In short, we use a platform called the a Security Intelligence Platform based on IBM Qradar SIEM, which is what we enrich from the X-Force engine so that we actually get threat intel from IBM X-Force. We also different leverage on content packs that we download from X-Force. We have thousands of rules that come out of the box with QRadar, which is the SIEM platform. But we need to leverage X-Force to get real time threats feeds and have an understanding of what will be… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "It's quite integratable so you can actually integrate and get IP malware and URL information. It also gives you some form of intelligence into what you're trying to investigate or what you're trying to understand."
  • "You have to look for the new information from X-Force. X-Force will provide it but you have to look for it. We need clearer visibility."

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend IBM X-Force. If you want to get threat intel and protection feed, and you require to integrate with other Threat Intel Feeds through STIX & TAXII go for XFE. If you are looking to get early warning and timely feeds, and you require faster investigation times with enrichment of your Security Intelligence platforms relevant intel that speaks to what is current and want to protect your environment from, you will have to leverage a trusted threat intelligence platform equivalent to that of X-Force . If you want to speed your security threat identification with what you…