2018-06-03T09:17:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for IBM QRadar?


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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2019-12-05T02:59:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-04-29T07:11:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-04-17T08:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Our licensing costs for this solution is on a yearly basis.

2019-04-17T08:37:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

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.

2019-04-11T06:16:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

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.

2019-03-31T09:41:00Z
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Top 20Real User

IBM has subscriptions plans that run for one year.

2019-03-28T08:19:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We do licenses once a year.

2019-03-28T08:19:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

The licensing depends on the customer. The pricing is good.

2019-03-10T16:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-03-06T07:40:00Z
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Consultant

It's too expensive.

2019-02-26T08:25:00Z
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Reseller

Licensing is very expensive, IBM QRadar is a very expensive solution. If you want to minimize costs then IBM QRadar is not for you.

2019-02-25T08:45:00Z
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Top 10Real User

It is cheaper than ArcSight.

2019-02-07T12:28:00Z
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Real User

The cost of this product is expensive.

2018-10-29T15:46:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

It is a pricey product. It is very expensive.

2018-09-09T05:40:00Z
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Reseller

I do not have control over pricing, though I do help customers with their sizing.

2018-07-22T08:31:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2018-06-26T12:31:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-06-26T12:31:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2018-06-11T06:45:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-06-03T09:17:00Z
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