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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


In this chapter, we covered many practical aspects, such as troubleshooting QRadar. We discussed broadly the different categories of issues seen in QRadar and how you should address them. Then, we looked at a selection of FAQs on QRadar. Finally, in the last section, we covered how QRadar shapes up and how it is now part of a larger solution suite.

As they say, with great power comes great responsibility, which also applies when using QRadar. As a QRadar administrator or analyst, there are tons of features, apps, and extensions that you can use, and if you know how to maintain and troubleshoot basic issues of QRadar while using them, you will go a long way. IBM provides support for QRadar 24x7 and will always guide you on all aspects of maintaining and troubleshooting QRadar.