Compliance and data privacy

Ensuring protection of sensitive data is critically important for both brand reputation and compliance with regulations such as GDPR. Keeping sensitive and critical data out of the hands of cyber criminals is the first step, but data privacy also requires knowing what data is being used within your organization, who is accessing it, and how it moves across organizations.

Organizations spend a tremendous amount of time and effort protecting data in known locations. But they also need to track data moving across the network to ensure critical or private data doesn't end up in unauthorized hands.

Compliance and data privacy

Detect threats faster to stop attackers in their tracks

The IBM® QRadar® Security Intelligence Platform is designed to help organizations easily detect sensitive data on the network, identify potential risks and quickly alert security teams to suspicious activities that may signal an attempt of data theft. QRadar continuously analyzes network traffic to detect new assets on the network and determine which systems store what types of data. An optional vulnerability scanner prioritizes risks and vulnerabilities, and integrations with complementary security solutions help provide valuable insights into sensitive databases and access entitlements throughout the network.

By continuously monitoring changes to the network topology and access to sensitive systems, QRadar security analytics can help security teams detect activities – such as suspicious movement of data or anomalous access to data – that may signal an attempt to steal or corrupt sensitive information. By detecting these activities early in the attack cycle, security teams gain the ability to respond to these threats before attackers are able steal or alter sensitive data.

Related offerings


Learn how this powerful security analytics engine can help you better protect critical data.

QRadar Network Insights

Analyze network traffic to locate critical data, monitor its usage and detect threats in real-time.

QRadar Vulnerability Manager

Automatically detect vulnerabilities on sensitive systems and prioritize remediation activities.

Related resources

Watch: Overview of IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform

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