Compliance with IBM Security QRadar SIEM
Show evidence of compliance with regulatory statues and internal audits with help from IBM Security® QRadar® SIEM
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Automate compliance

As cyberattacks become more widespread, proof of cybersecurity compliance becomes increasingly important to clients and governing bodies. However, ensuring compliance often requires cybersecurity teams to act across complex sets of standards and regulations that differ by industry and country. Automation can help.

IBM recognizes the critical importance of compliance and up-to-date certifications for clients relying on its products. IBM Security QRadar SIEM compliance solutions reduce vulnerabilities and help to manage complex compliance requirements by running your SIEM log data through compliance extension for most regulatory standards free of charge. It also delivers automatic compliance reporting against standards your organization needs to meet.

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The cost of a data breach with compliance failure

Noncompliance can be costly. QRadar SIEM compliance extensions keep your company compliant in a shifting compliance landscape.

5.57 million

The average cost of a data breach for organizations with high compliance failures is USD 5.57 million.¹

3.31 million

The average cost of a data breach for organizations with low compliance failures is USD 3.31 million.2

226 thousand

Good compliance reduces the average cost of data breaches by an average of USD 226,000.3

How it works
Simplified privacy reporting to meet mandates

Some regulations require notification within days after discovering a data privacy breach. Security teams can integrate privacy reporting tasks into their incident response process to better collaborate with legal teams to meet regulatory requirements with IBM Security® SOAR. SOAR, fully integrated with QRadar, includes an incident response solution that supports more than 180 privacy reporting regulations worldwide. 

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Immediate compliance

QRadar SIEM adheres to rigorous security, availability and privacy frameworks. It also complies with a range of industry-standard certifications and governance, including:

  • Common Criteria
  • FIPS140-2 (Level 1)
  • STIG / Hardening
  • ISO 27001
  • Section 508 VPAT reports

Additional compliance extensions 

Implement retention and detection policies for greater compliance with additional compliance extensions. These cover the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, ISO 27001, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and more. IBM updates these content extensions to help you stay up to date with the latest requirements.

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What's included
Compliance content extension

The compliance content extension provides near-real-time rules for log data to implement general compliance and policy controls. It also delivers daily, weekly and monthly reporting on authentication activities, attack and target summaries, top malware activities, DoS activities, exploit activities and more.  

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GDPR content extension 

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) content pack simplifies IBM custom properties as placeholders that are meant to be replaced by specific log sources properties. You can download other content extensions that include custom properties with these names or you can create your own. 

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HIPAA content extension

The HIPAA content extension provides rules and reports content to implement Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) controls. The content extension contains daily and weekly reporting on the remote access activity, top targets, top malware activity, top spam activity, traffic summaries and account management. The QRadar HIPAA Content Extension can be used to complement the QRadar Compliance Content Extension.

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But they also wanted a solution that was fully compliant with PCI DSS. And that’s QRadar. So Unibank reached out to us. Alex Nivin Security Solutions Leader ScienceSoft Read the Unibank Commercial Bank Open Joint-Stock Co. case study
Case studies Mohawk College

Mohawk College uses QRadar Data Store to provide centralized log management, which boosts Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance for the college.


To better detect potential data threats and facilitate compliance with rigid industry mandates, Unibank Commercial Bank Open Joint-Stock Co. needed to enhance its existing security systems. The bank deployed IBM QRadar SIEM software to facilitate compliance.

Askari Bank

Pakistan’s Askari Bank turns to the IBM QRadar platform to build a new security operations center.

Related use cases

Threat detection from center to endpoint with QRadar SIEM protects your organization in a number of ways.

Threat hunting

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Advanced threat detection 

Advanced threat detection from QRadar SIEM protects your assets from cyber criminals in near real time. 


QRadar SIEM helps you detect ransomware threats rapidly, so you can take immediate, informed action to minimize or prevent the effects of the attack.

Take the next step

Schedule time to get a custom demonstration of QRadar SIEM or consult with one of our product experts.

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