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Detect and identify cyber threats

Whether researching the latest threat intelligence or expanding on the details of a high priority alert, security teams often need to search and pinpoint indicators of compromise (IOC). They need threat hunting tools that are easy to use, powerful, fast and accurate to better identify and disrupt potential threats against their organization.

With IBM Security® QRadar® Log Insights and IBM Security® QRadar® SIEM, threat hunting teams can rapidly uncover time-sensitive insights about cyber threat actors and their motivations, disrupting malicious activity and enhancing security measures against future threats.

How to boost detection rates and save time hunting for threats

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Benefits Find hidden threats faster

Detect, investigate and remediate threat more quickly by uncovering hidden patterns and connections.

Generate comprehensive intelligence

Help your analysts hunt for potential threats in near-real time with security tools that turn disparate data sets into action.

Reduce operations costs

Improve security posture with a cost-effective solution that reduces training, maintenance and deployment costs.

How it works

Threat detection in QRadar Log Insights

QRadar Log Insights helps you find threats by using the latest malicious IP addresses, URLs and malware file hashes. It applies threat intelligence to both manual investigations and automatically-created cases. QRadar Log Insights leverages Sigma Rules and uses Kestrel Threat Hunting as the AI base component. The AI model acts as a security analyst who knows exactly what to hunt for. After threat intelligence capabilities identify risky behavior or critical security threats, QRadar Log Insights aligns the security data to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, which reduces the triage process to minutes. If your system identifies a threat, it will recommend incident response actions based on industry best practices and methodologies.

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Normalized activity in QRadar SIEM

With hundreds of data sources in a typical IT environment, searching for vulnerabilities or anomalies can be complicated. If you don’t know what to look for, it can take days. QRadar SIEM (security information and event management) makes searching for IOC easier by normalizing the activity from log sources and network traffic. Searching normalized activity improves results, decreases the time to search and reduces false positives. Unlike other security solutions that warehouse and index activity, QRadar device support modules (DSMs) are built with the understanding of the log source data it is ingesting. The events are parsed and normalized into a common structure. This allows for simplified queries. For example, “login failed” versus “log-in not successful”. Simple search tools such as Visual Query Build or AQL help security analysts with proactive threat hunting.

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Related use cases

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

Advanced threat detection

Correlate analytics, threat intelligence and network and user behavior anomalies to help threat hunters focus on investigating and remediating the right threats.


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Detect and react to ransomware and other malware quickly, before it has time to do real harm.


Cyber threat hunting solutions IBM Security QRadar Log Insights

Accelerate insights from fast-growing log volumes with cloud-scale ingestion, fast queries and visualizations.

IBM Security QRadar SIEM

Use intelligent security analytics for actionable insight into the most critical threats.

IBM Security® QRadar® NDR

Detect hidden threats on your networks before it's too late.

IBM Security® QRadar® SOAR

Respond to security incidents with confidence, consistency and collaboration.


Resources What is threat hunting?

Learn more about cyber threat hunting, how it works and different threat hunting models.

What is threat management?

Learn more about the process used to prevent cyberattacks, detect cyber threats and respond to security incidents.

SIEM and threat intelligence: Stay current on trending threats

Learn about benefits of incorporating threat intelligence within a SIEM platform for proactive defense through threat hunting.

Supercharge security operations: How to unlock analysts’ productivity

Organizations struggle with multiple security tools, leading to fragmented data and weakened cybersecurity fundamentals. Embracing AI and automation can streamline threat responses. Learn more here.

Rallying troops against cybercrime with QRadar SIEM

Discover how eSec Forte partners with IBM to deliver cutting-edge SOC solutions, including security monitoring, analytics, audits, compliance management, forensics, and incident response services powered by IBM Security QRadar Suite.

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