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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


As this ebook edition doesn't have fixed pagination, the page numbers below are hyperlinked for reference only, based on the printed edition of this book.


accumulator service 6

Active Directory (AD) server 108

active protocols 46

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) 96

Advanced Search, QRadar 77-79

Adversary-in-the-Middle 125

aggregated data view limit

reference link 82

all-in-one deployment 19-21

anomaly detection rules 89

anomaly rules 89

App Framework 138

App Host 20

Ariel database 78

Ariel proxy server service 73

Ariel proxy service 6

Ariel Query Language (AQL) 78, 128

Ariel Query Language (AQL), in QRadar user interface

reference link 78

Ariel query server service 73

Ariel query service 6

Artificial Intelligence (AI) 119

autoupdate issues 150

reference link 150


basic search, QRadar 76, 77

behavioral rules 90

bonding interfaces

reference link 34