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IBM QRadar Named as a Leader in Security Analytics Platforms by Independent Research Firm


CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Security (NYSE: IBM) today announced IBM QRadar, the company's security intelligence platform, has been named a "Leader" and received the highest scores in the three categories – current offering, strategy, and market presence - of all evaluated solutions in the March 2017 report, "The Forrester Wave™: Security Analytics Platforms, Q1 2017," by Forrester Research, Inc.1


For this report, Forrester evaluates companies based on a number of criteria, including deployment options, detection capabilities, risk prioritization, log management, threat intelligence, dashboards and reporting, security automation, end user experience, and customer satisfaction.

Forrester surveys indicate that 74% of global enterprise security technology decision makers rate improving security monitoring as a high or critical priority2.  According to the report, IBM Security "has an ambitious strategy for security analytics that includes cognitive security capabilities from its Watson initiative and security automation from its Resilient Systems acquisition."

Forrester also notes IBM's investments in security with its QRadar Security Intelligence Platform emerging as "one of the key pieces of its portfolio."  The analyst firm also notes that "those looking for advance capabilities and a flexible deployment model should consider IBM."

"IBM Security is honored to be recognized as part of Forrester's first ever Security Analytics Wave," said Jason Corbin, VP of Strategy and Offering Management, IBM Security. "Our investments to advance the development of QRadar over the past decade from network anomaly detection and SIEM into the center of the Cognitive Security Operations Center are paying off. Bringing Watson to security analysts is going to be a major game changer in the fight against cybercrime."

A full downloadable version of the report is available here.

About IBM Security
IBM Security offers one of the most advanced and integrated portfolios of enterprise security products and services. The portfolio, supported by world-renowned IBM X-Force® research, enables organizations to effectively manage risk and defend against emerging threats. IBM operates one of the world's broadest security research, development and delivery organizations, monitors 35 billion security events per day in more than 130 countries, and holds more than 3,000 security patents. For more information, please visit, follow @IBMSecurity on Twitter or visit the IBM Security Intelligence blog.


Michael Rowinski
IBM Security - Media Relations


1 Forrester Research Inc. "The Forrester Wave™: Security Analytics Platforms, Q1 2017," Joseph Blankenship with Stephanie Balaouras, Bill Barringham, Peter Harrison, March 6, 2017
2 Source: Forrester Data Global Business Technographics Security Survey, 2016.


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