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Building a Next-Gen SOC with IBM QRadar

By : Ashish M Kothekar
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Building a Next-Gen SOC with IBM QRadar

By: Ashish M Kothekar

Overview of this book

This comprehensive guide to QRadar will help you build an efficient security operations center (SOC) for threat hunting and need-to-know software updates, as well as understand compliance and reporting and how IBM QRadar stores network data in real time. The book begins with a quick introduction to QRadar components and architecture, teaching you the different ways of deploying QRadar. You’ll grasp the importance of being aware of the major and minor upgrades in software and learn how to scale, upgrade, and maintain QRadar. Once you gain a detailed understanding of QRadar and how its environment is built, the chapters will take you through the features and how they can be tailored to meet specifi c business requirements. You’ll also explore events, flows, and searches with the help of examples. As you advance, you’ll familiarize yourself with predefined QRadar applications and extensions that successfully mine data and find out how to integrate AI in threat management with confidence. Toward the end of this book, you’ll create different types of apps in QRadar, troubleshoot and maintain them, and recognize the current security challenges and address them through QRadar XDR. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to apply IBM QRadar SOC’s prescriptive practices and leverage its capabilities to build a very efficient SOC in your enterprise.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Understanding Different QRadar Components and Architecture
Part 2: QRadar Features and Deployment
Part 3: Understanding QRadar Apps, Extensions, and Their Deployment

QRadar FAQs answered

We have come a long way and covered all fundamental aspects of IBM QRadar. In this appendix, we will cover all the major queries that QRadar admins and SOC analysts will have when working with QRadar.

Query 1

What are the other major IBM security products that can be integrated with IBM QRadar?

In this book, when we talk about IBM QRadar, we also mean the IBM QRadar Security information and event management (SIEM) solution. QRadar SIEM deals with collecting data in terms of flows and events and generating security alerts. Out of all the IBM security products, IBM QRadar SOAR best complements IBM QRadar SIEM.

SOAR stands for security orchestration and response. IBM QRadar SOAR is a different product (from QRadar SIEM), which was previously known as Resilient. The offenses that are generated in IBM QRadar SIEM are sent to IBM QRadar SOAR, where they are known as incidents.

QRadar SOAR can integrate with different products too, to receive security incidents...