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QRadar SOAR uses playbooks to automate key tasks

Playbooks automate key tasks and increase analyst productivity by providing a consistent user experience for all your analysts. Clients such as TalkTalk see cases resolve 8 times faster with SOAR playbooks. With QRadar SOAR, hundreds of prebuilt integrations can be used to easily automate the steps to investigate and resolve a case.

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Key feature details

Ensuring the right person gets the right information at the right time is crucial to incident response. IBM Security QRadar SOAR empowers your security team with robust case management capabilities that enable in-platform notifications and information sharing. It can also extend communications beyond the security operations center (SOC) to involve key players in functions such as IT, legal, communications and human resources by integrating with popular collaboration tools.

Users can create detailed tasks and workflow elements from a single location and quickly process and transform threat/enrichment data without code to accelerate response times. This allows for faster decision-making, with predefined, configurable blocks that present data to a case and provide built-in “getting started” experiences and in-context help.


With an extensive orchestration and automation ecosystem formed by more than 160 IBM validated, third-party supported and community applications published through the IBM App Exchange, IBM Security QRadar SOAR enables numerous integrations with other security tools. AppHost, IBM Security QRadar SOAR's new integration server, makes the installation and configuration of applications quick and simple with a step-by-step installation process that allows for editable settings and configurations.

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Use the artifact visualization graph to better see and understand the relationship between incidents and the details associated with each incident, which may help uncover a broader campaign or an advanced persistent threat (APT). Information about related closed or open incidents is also displayed in hover and timeline view in IBM Security QRadar SOAR.

IBM Security QRadar SOAR playbooks are dynamic and additive, which means they adapt and change with an incident as the known facts evolve during an incident investigation. This dynamism is critical to your SOC analysts because it amplifies your team’s ability to respond to incidents by providing a recommended course of action, offering the agility to pivot as required by changing events.

Track metrics and KPIs for incidents and users, including mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR), through IBM Security QRadar SOAR's comprehensive dashboards and reporting capabilities. Based on your results and analysis, you may choose to run simulations to train new employees, test new workflows and incident response plans, or practice different cyberthreat scenarios.

Workflows codify your organization's incident response processes and allow you to use automation to eliminate repetitive tasks, orchestration to integrate with other security tools, and human intelligence to make decisions. The visual workflow editor enables your team to design and build complex workflows with a business process management notation (BPMN) engine that requires no special programming or coding skills. Playbooks consist of a single or multiple discrete workflows.

Keep up with the ever-increasing challenges to address complex privacy breach reporting requirements and meet compliance standards with IBM Security QRadar SOAR with Privacy. The Global Privacy Regulations Knowledgebase, at the heart of the solution, tracks over 170 global regulations, including GDPR, PIPEDA, HIPAA, CCPA and all 50 stated breach notification rules, and provides your team with guidance through the breach notification process.

Product specifications

Flexible deployment options include on premises, in IaaS or as SaaS.

Technical specifications

IBM Security QRadar SOAR requires Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 to 7.7 or better.

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Software requirements

IBM Security QRadar SOAR web access requires the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Safari to log in.

Hardware requirements

IBM Security QRadar SOAR requires a server with 4 CPU cores, 16 GB of memory, and a minimum of 100 GB of disk space.

IBM Security QRadar SOAR on Cloud

IBM Security QRadar SOAR on Cloud supports your cloud-centric strategy, allowing you to scale and deploy quickly without compromising security, privacy or risk levels. It meets the following industry and global compliance standards:

  • ISO 27001, 27017, 27018
  • Operating in IBM Cloud SOC2 Type 2 (SSAE 16)
Case studies Doosan Digital Innovation (DDI)

DDI uses IBM Security Radar SOAR to accelerate threat reactions and cut nearly 85% from response times.

Silverfern IT

Siverfern IT manages the entire security incident lifecycle with IBM Security Radar SOAR.


TalkTalk, a leading UK broadband provider, resolves issues 8 times faster with IBM Security Radar SOAR.

How customers use it

Alert triage Security analysts manage numerous alerts daily, which can lead to analyst burnout and make it hard to separate the signal from the noise to triage alerts effectively. A SOAR platform can help reduce alert fatigue and improve security operations. IBM Security QRadar SOAR allows you to escalate alerts directly from your SIEM and to automate responses to low-level alerts, therefore optimizing alert handling.

Incident enrichment Collecting information to add context to an alert and determine its severity can be time-consuming because it requires analysts to search across other tools. Through its powerful orchestration capabilities, IBM Security QRadar SOAR integrates with numerous security tools. This enables automatic incident enrichment, which reduces investigation time and allows analysts to focus on analysis and response.

Automated phishing response Phishing attacks, which can do significant harm to an organization, are on the rise and security teams are seeing a higher volume of alerts related to them. IBM Security QRadar SOAR allows your security team to build and implement phishing playbooks, which are guided incident response plans that align with your organization's standard operation procedures, to resolve phishing incidents efficiently and effectively.

Vulnerability management Vulnerabilities present different risk levels depending on how easy it is to exploit them. Security teams must work closely with IT to identify and patch critical vulnerabilities fast. They can bridge the gap and improve collaboration between security and IT teams with IBM Security QRadar SOAR, which integrates with Red Hat Ansible to automate and accelerate remediation, along with ticketing systems to track and manage tasks across teams.

Meet compliance requirements It's challenging to keep up with evolving data breach reporting requirements and regulations, and to quickly provide authorities with comprehensive reports during audits. IBM Security QRadar SOAR is the only SOAR platform that integrates privacy use cases. With a global library of over 170 regulations, it guides your team through the breach notification process and generates detailed, audit-ready reports.

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