An exciting new journey for QRadar

In 2013, IBM® Security QRadar® added vulnerability scanning as part of the QRadar Vulnerability Manager (QVM) solution.

In 2020, as the market continues to consolidate around the leaders, we recognize the capability gap has grown and cloud transformation is calling for new and better-adapted approaches. We believe it is the right time to leave the vulnerability assessment market and focus on our integrations with market-leading solutions to deliver true risk-based Vulnerability Management through QRadar Vulnerability and Risk Manager.

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Key dates for QRadar Vulnerability Assessment

End of sale: November 10, 2020

Last renewals: April 30, 2022

End of service: April 30, 2023

Vulnerability Management partners

To help you in the transition, IBM has worked with vulnerability assessment market leaders Tenable and Qualys. When scanning and assessments identify vulnerabilities, IBM X-Force® Red Vulnerability Management Services (VMS) hackers are available to provide expert guidance in prioritization and mitigation. Licenses for both Tenable and Qualys can be purchased directly from the X-Force Red team and from the vendors respectively.


Tenable®, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 30,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk, via delivery on-premises, in the cloud or as a hybrid solution. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50% of the Fortune 500, more than 30% of the Global 2000, and large government agencies.


Qualys, Inc. is a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security, and compliance solutions with over 15,700 active customers in more than 130 countries. Qualys VMDR® - Vulnerability Management, Detection, and Response will discover, assess, prioritize, and patch critical vulnerabilities in real-time and across your global hybrid-IT landscape — all from a single application.

Vulnerability Management Services from IBM

The X-Force Red Vulnerability Management Services global team works with you to identify your most critical IT systems, tune existing or new scanners to explore your internal and external network infrastructure, identify the most critical vulnerabilities exposing those systems, prioritize and remediate those vulnerabilities.