SIEM Magic Quadrant 2013

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The Gartner Group published in June of this year the result of the Magic Quadrand for SIEM solutions. For the folks that don’t know what is a magic quadrant, it is a chart comparison between all the SIEM solutions in therms of “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision”, dividing the competitors in 4 categories: Niche Players, Challengers, Visionaries and Leaders.

Since IBM aquired the Q1Labs, every year the QRadar is classified as Leader, and in 2013 it was not different. The following image is the Gatner Magic Quadrant for SIEM solutions of 2013:


Just to remember, this chart evaluate only the SIEM solution, not considering the several another features from QRadar (Risk Management, Vulnerability Assessment/Management, Network Analysis, etc).

To read more about the results of 2013, read this article in the Security Intelligence blog.

What is your opinion about the QRadar facing the competitors? Leave a comment!


Migration from IBM TSIEM to QRadar

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A couple of months ago one friend ask me how to migrate from the IBM TSIEM solution to the QRadar.

Pause: For the folks that don’t know what is the Tivoli Security Information and Event Management (aka. TSIEM), it was the old SIEM solution from IBM that was discontinued in 2011, when IBM acquired the Q1Labs (and the QRadar). Who only worked with TSIEM will be impressed about how simple QRadar is compared to the TSIEM.

After some research, I found this documentation from IBM explaining thoroughly how to migrate from the old TSIEM solution to the QRadar. The documentation is based on the version  7.0 of the QRadar, but it can be easily used as base for the migration for any QRadar version (including the new 7.2).

QRadar Official Documentation

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Finding the official documentation sometimes is a painful task. In this post you can find the IBM official product documentation for all the recent QRadar versions.

Current IBM QRadar 7.2.1 Documentation:

IBM QRadar 7.2.1 SIEM: All the documents related with the SIEM solution, including administration guide, user guide, etc.

IBM QRadar 7.2.1 Vulnerability Manager: All the documentation related with the new Vulnerability Manager feature.

IBM QRadar 7.2.1 Risk Manager: Documentation regarding with the Risk Manager feature, part of the QRadar framework.

Old Versions:

IBM QRadar 7.1 MR2 SIEM: All the documents related with the SIEM solution version 7.1.

IBM QRadar 7.0 SIEM: All the documents related with the SIEM solution version 7.1.

For more QRadar documentation, please visit the IBM QRadar Documentation Centre.

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