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News and Notices

QRadar 7.4.3 Fix Pack 4 released

14 November 2021: QRadar 7.4.3 Fix Pack 4 is released to IBM Fix Central. This release replaces QRadar 7.4.3 Fix Pack 3, which was removed from IBM Fix Central for all on-premise QRadar SIEM users due to a reported issue. The release of QRadar 7.4.3 Fix Pack 4 corrects 12 issues.

QRadar Software 101

QRadar Auto Update 9.11

12 November: QRadar auto update software version 9.11 is released to all users. Most administrators receive this update when they connect to the IBM Cloud auto update servers. However, Consoles installed with old versions of auto update might be required to update their PEM file or run an auto update utility from IBM Fix Central. If you experience issues with auto updates, review the following technical note from QRadar Support.

Troubleshooting auto update 9.11

Threat Intelligence App

8 November: Administrators who use Threat Intelligence feeds with QRadar can download the latest version of the application. Recent updates allow administators to use STIX/TAXII 2.0 for single observables in a pattern, updates for direct links to reference sets from the app, and a hotfix for a domain certificate issue reported by users.

Threat Intelligence app download

QRadar 7.4.3 Fix Pack 3

30 October: An important issue has been reported for users on QRadar 7.4.3 Fix Pack 3. These issues only affect on-premise QRadar SIEM users and not QRadar on Cloud. QRadar 7.4.3 Fix Pack 3 is now removed from IBM Fix Central and an re-release is planned as QRadar 7.4.3 Fix Pack 4. For more information, read the following technical note from QRadar Support.

QRadar SIEM version 7.4.3 Fix Pack 3 removed

Replays for Master Skills 2021

17 September: Users can watch replays for the Threat Detection, Advanced Searching, Network & Behavior Analytics session tracks. All sessions, with the exception of the live sessions are now posted and available for review. If you missed a QRadar session, use the provided link to watch a replay. It is expected that the live sessions will be posted in the next 7-10 days.

QRadar replays All topic replays

News and Notices

QRadar 7.4.3 Fix Pack 4 released
QRadar Auto Update v9.11
Threat Intelligence App
QRadar 7.4.3 Fix Pack 3 removed
Replays for Master Skills 2021

Auto Updates

Current: 22 November 2021 (Build 1637611556)

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22 November: Resolves an issue in the Microsoft Windows Security Event Log where the Log Activity tab can display the log source time incorrectly due to a format change when the payload includes nine decimal places for precision. This RPM release updates the time format parsing in the DSM to ensure time stamps from the payload display correctly in the user interface.

Software Versions

Features and what’s new

What’s New in QRadar v7.4.3?

Operational Efficiency

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

Flow Improvements

  • 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

What is Changed or Removed?

  • 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

QRadar Network Insights

  • Simplified installation process
  • Deprecation notice for some inspectors

QRadar Incident Forensics

  • 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.

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

What’s New in QRadar v7.4.2?

Operational Efficiency

Adjusting the number of MAC addresses allowed for an asset

DSM Editor Enhancements

Generating regex for parsing event properties

Flow Improvements

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

What is Changed or Removed?

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

QRadar Network Insights

  • 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

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

What’s New in QRadar v7.4.1?

DSM Editor Enhancements

  • 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

Workflow Enhancements

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

Security Enhancements

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

Flow Sources Improvements

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

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

What’s New in QRadar v7.4.0?

Performance Enhancements

  • 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.

Application & Framework Enhancements

  • 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

Security Enhancements

  • 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

API & Core Improvements

  • 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

Release notes Upgrade Guide What’s new

What’s New in QRadar v7.3.3?

Performance Enhancements

  • Enhanced parsing support for Name Value Pair events in the DSM Editor
  • Enhanced parsing support for Generic List events
  • Removing reference data when you uninstall a content extension
  • Export content faster in the DSM Editor

Security Enhancements

Inactivity timeout for user accounts

As an administrator, if you have users who require longer periods of inactivity before they are logged out of the system, you can configure their inactivity timeout threshold individually. The default is 30 minutes.

Flow Improvements

  • A new Flow Aggregation Count field displays a total number for each flow that contributed.
  • VXLAN flow information now available
  • Flow ID enhancements now give unique values to the flow session

QRadar Network Insights

  • New inspector for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)
  • New inspector for Berkeley remote commands
  • Protocol name and version information is now available
  • TLS inspector now extracts more data

Release notes Upgrade Guide What’s new

Events

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.

Events

Open mic events are hosted by QRadar Support to discuss technical topics or present content we feel is beneficial to users. Join an open mic to learn about a topic, ask questions from panelists and learn about QRadar.

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