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November 6 Introducing IBM QRadar Cloud-Native SIEM

IBM has announced QRadar SIEM (cloud-native) is here to introduce users to the new generation of QRadar SIEM. The new generation of QRadar SIEM was re-built from the ground up to solve challenges and serve the demands for users in multi-cloud environments. Join us on our upcoming webinar as we talk QRadar SIEM and the evolution of the QRadar Suite portfolio to help analysts and SOC teams succeed and evolve how they work.

QRadar SIEM (cloud-native) edition is here IBM Newsroom Join the webinar (15 Nov)
November 6 QRadar 7.5.0 Update Package 7 Interim Fix 2 is released

New software is available for QRadar users. The release of QRadar 7.5.0 Update Package 7 Interim Fix 2 resolves one reported issue where hostcontext can experience an out-of-memory issue when the service attempts to request more than the default memory allocation. The interim fix is a cumulative release, so administrators on QRadar 7.5.0 UP7 can apply the latest interim fix to get the fixes from both IF1 and IF2. For more information about this release and direct links to the download and release notes, see the QRadar Software 101 page.

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November 6 Upgrade path information for the transition to Red Hat Enterprise 8

A new flash notice was sent to users on 6 Nov 2023 about QRadar’s transition from Red Hat Enterprise 7 to move to Red Hat Enterprise 8. Administrators who plan to upgrade to a QRadar version that includes Red Hat Enterprise 8 must first install QRadar 7.5.0 Update Package 7. This restriction is to ensure all of the required packages needed to transition to RHEL8 are available when users attempt to upgrade. An upgrade to QRadar 7.5.0 Update Package 7 is required for users who plan to go to 7.5.0 UP8 or later.

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November 1 QRadar hits 400 apps on the X-Force App Exchange

QRadar hit a new milestone where 400 apps are now available for IBM QRadar SIEM. As of 1 November 2023, there are 243 Technology Partner applications and 157 IBM developed apps on X-Force. As all applications are reviewed and tested by IBM Security teams, this milestone represents an amazing achievement for both IBM and their partners who work with us every day to built better great security products.

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September 15 QRadar natively supports SIGMA for rule creation

A new version of the QRadar Manager for YARA and SIGMA Rules app is avaialble on the IBM App Exchange. The new app version 2.0.0 supports some great new features for users.

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August 30 WinCollect 10.1.7 is released

Administrators with stand-alone WinCollect agents can upgrade to the latest released version, which is 10.1.7. This release resolved five important issues for adminsitrators, such as virtual account install issues on Domain Controllers and non-English operating systems, an AD lookup configuration problem, issues collecting logs for ‘restricted group’ policies, and an installation issues for non-C drive installations.

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Recent updates


  • Microsoft Entra ID: Resolved an issue in the Microsoft Entra ID DSM where user reported a number of events were not parsing as expected with a categorization of ‘Stored’. This RPM release updates parsing to resolve issues where unexpected quote characters might cause a parsing issue and includes an QID map update to ensure new events categorize as expected.
  • Check Point: Resolved an issue in the Check Point DSM where the Action field in a VPN-1 & Firewall-1 payload might be Allow or Block and the action_reason field is ‘Domain resolving error – Check DNS configuration’, but the DSM incorrectly categorizes the event as ‘Firewall Deny’. This RPM release updates parsing to resolve the issue.
  • Microsoft Windows Security Event Log: Resolved a user reported issue where events can parse as ‘Unknown’ when the payload includes a Source field that equals MSSQLSERVER. This RPM release updates parsing as the EventID might always have the same ErrorIDCode value, but the message field includes a unique error code, which is used to properly categorize the MSSQLSERVER event. This RPM release includes a QID map update to resolve Unknown event categorizations.

Version information

Features and what’s new

What’s New in QRadar v7.5.0?

Operational improvements

  • Operating system updated to Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® version 7.9.
  • Local Only authentication allows administrators to prevent unintended access to users with accounts in external authentication systems.
  • Use secure boot to ensure that only trusted kernels and kernel modules are loaded
  • Two new offense rule tests: ‘when an offense is closed’ and ‘when an offense is modified’
  • A new AQL OFFENSE_TIME function to increase the speed of your offense queries
  • A new AQL DISTINCTCOUNT function to return the unique count of the value in an aggregate
  • Encryption of managed hosts enabled by default

Flow Improvements
  • Support for IPFIX bidirectional flows
  • Multi-threaded processing for external flow sources
  • Sequence number verification
  • Support for Network Address Translation fields from IPFIX and NetFlow v9
  • New application determination algorithms
  • Support for more fields from AWS VPC flow logs
  • Alias Autodetection field is renamed to DNS lookup for Alias Autodetection
  • Flow direction algorithms are now applied at the beginning of the flow parsing process
  • You can no longer delete the ‘Uncategorized’ category for tagged flow fields from your system
  • Only relevant IPFIX fields are encoded into the payload and extra fieds are added as TLV elements

What is Changed or Removed?

The hashing algorithm default is changed to SHA-512 for all Ariel hashing. Several algorithms, such as MD-2, MD-5, HMAC-MD5 are removed.

  • Network inspection performance
  • Performance improvements for the QRadar Network Insights 6500 appliance
  • Modified process for identifying file types
  • More integration with IBM X-Force
  • Improved application detection
  • Data aggregation and segmentation improvements
  • Some inspectors are no longer supported, such as web domain, Myspace protocol, and SPDY.

During the upgrade to QRadar Incident Forensics 7.5.0, case data is exported and then imported back into the QRadar Incident Forensics managed host. As a result, the upgrade process takes longer to complete than in previous releases.

Vulnerability data scores and metric values are returned as CVSS version 3.0 or 3.1.


QRadar v 7.5.0


Upgrade release notes New installation release notes Upgrade Guide What’s new

What’s New in QRadar v7.4.3?

The operational efficiency improvements in QRadar 7.4.3 include adjusting the Asset Cleanup Batch Size Threshold.

  • Support for ICMPv6 ICMP messages
  • New inspector for Kerberos
  • New inspector for TFTP
  • New “Flow Source Types” field
  • Support for more fields from AWS Flow Logs
  • New API for managing flow applications
  • New API for managing common destination ports
  • Improvements to the Ariel Tagged Fields API

  • You can now set your own password for encrypted log files
  • Any authorized services with the “System Administrator” permission are expired, unless they are assigned to the “Admin” security profile
  • Several custom properties were either renamed or merged together

  • Simplified installation process
  • Deprecation notice for some inspectors

  • A new Kerberos inspector is available to parse Kerberos traffic that is sent to trusted third-party authentication providers.
  • A new inspector for Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) network traffic.
  • A new Kerberos inspector is available to parse Kerberos traffic that is sent to trusted third-party authentication providers.
  • A new inspector for Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) network traffic.


QRadar v 7.4.3


SFS Release notes ISO Release notes Upgrade Guide What’s new

What’s New in QRadar v7.4.2?

Adjusting the number of MAC addresses allowed for an asset

Generating regex for parsing event properties

  • MAC address support
  • Accumulated byte and packet counters
  • New “Common Destination Port” flow direction algorithms

  • User authentication with Active Directory (AD) is no longer supported
  • GlusterFS no longer supported

  • Support for 40 Gbps connectivity
  • QRadar Network Insights 1940 appliance stacking
  • Content flows are more easily identified
  • New TCP flow direction algorithms
  • Easily determine the direction of a content flow
  • More descriptive entity alerts


QRadar v 7.4.2


SFS Release notes ISO Release notes Upgrade Guide What’s new

What’s New in QRadar v7.4.1?

  • Parsing status is color coded in the user interface to display unparsed and unmapped data
  • An Override Delimiter option allows users to parse multiline event payloads more easily in the DSM Editor
  • Event ID and Event Category fields copied to Event Mapping

  • IBM QRadar Use Case Manager app installed by default
  • QRadar Analyst Workflow to help you investigate offenses

  • The core Operating System is updated to Red Hat Enterprise Linux® V7.7

  • Support for the flow ID field in NetFlow V9 flow records
  • Support for 40 Gbps Napatech card


QRadar v 7.4.1


SFS Release notes ISO Release notes Upgrade Guide What’s new

What’s New in QRadar v7.4.0?

  • Enhanced parsing support for XML events in the DSM Editor
  • Combined IPv4 & IPv6 columns to allow for more performant APIs and UIs
  • Added support for DSM Parameters in the DSM Editor
  • New event details provide extra context to how events are processed.

  • Apps can now run in multi-tenanted environments
  • Log Source Management app, now multi-tenanted
  • QRadar Assistant app can now manage installed applications
  • Pulse Dashboard V2.2 is now multi-tenanted and supports dashboard sharing

  • QRadar 7.4 is upgraded to Red Hat Enterprise Linux V7.6
  • SSH tunnel between two managed hosts can now be initiated from the remote host instead of the local host
  • A secure email server update allows you to send alerts, reports, or notifications with SMTP authentication and TLS

  • Content Management Export API expands the ability to export Custom Rules, Custom Searches, Reports, and required dependencies
  • Dynamic Search API allows users to complete advanced queries using a selection of fields available in the Offenses Rest API
  • Offense related searches possible in the Dynamic Search API
  • QRadar V7.4.0 introduces API V13.0 and marks V11.0 endpoints as deprecated

QRadar v 7.4.0


Release notes Upgrade Guide What’s new

QRadar events and webinars


Events and webinars are hosted by QRadar experts to discuss technical topics or present content teams feel is beneficial to users and administrators.

IBM Security Regional TechXchange User Forum for the Technical Sales Group in San Francisco

Join us at a live event in San Francisco, CA for a Super User Forum created to connect and discuss all things IBM Security. These user groups allow product users as well as IBM experts to meet, talk, and learn about upcoming product changes.

  • Learn what’s new in Data Security, QRadar, Identity & Access, Automation, and more.
  • Product road map and architecture discussions.
  • Demos, roundtables, and use cases.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Evening reception for all participants.
San Francisco: IBM TechXchange Security User Forum

Join us at a live event in Atlanta, Georgia for a Super User Forum created to connect and discuss all things IBM Security. These user groups allow product users as well as IBM experts to meet, talk, and learn about upcoming product changes.

Attend the Security Super Users Group in New York to:



  • Learn what’s new in Data Security, QRadar, Identity & Access, Automation, and more.
  • Product road map and architecture discussions.
  • Demos, roundtables, and use cases.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Evening reception for all participants.
IBM TechXchange Security User Forum in Atlanta

Join us for this Super User Forum created to connect and discuss all things IBM Security Identity and Access Management, Data Security, Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR), SIEM, and zSecurity with other product users as well as IBM experts.

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