The rise of advanced persistent threats


increase in spam last year, a chief credential culprit


of insider and privilege misuse breaches took months, or even years to be discovered


of security experts expect hackers will start using AI

Why you’re missing the full advanced persistent threat picture

Tunnel vision

Tunnel vision

Traditional security won’t reveal low and slow lateral movement of advanced persistent threats across systems. The open-door access from mobile, shadow IT and increasingly sophisticated scams enables attackers to con unknowing authorized users to reveal enterprise credentials.
Even highly sophisticated Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions need simple and speedy scalability to clearly see beyond traditional log and event files to uncover attacker burrows. 

Analysis paralysis

Analysis paralysis

Too many events. Too many false alarms. Too many systems to track threats from root to damage. And not enough expertise to manage all this data and keep your team ahead of the enemy. If this is too familiar, you’ve woken up to the reality that analysts need an assist from artificial intelligence (AI). 

AI and machine learning make it easier and faster to find the root cause and chain of events comprising advanced persistent threats and insidious insider activity.

Slow to no stopping power

Slow to no stopping power

Let’s say your team is able to spot advanced threats, and they’ve mastered forensics to see all the places threats are stealing data. You still haven’t stopped the threat. There are just too many security systems to rely on manual processes for a rapid response across detection, identification and eradication. Finding threats is only effective if you can fight back without slowing down business.  

Three needs for finding advanced threats


Clearly visualize

advanced persistent threats, insider threats, and newer attack strategies like ransomware

  •  A direct line of sight between the SIEM, user behavior analytics, and identity and access governance
  • One window of truth for all security activity
  •  More eyes, supplement staff with field experts

Intelligently uncover

suspicious activity by turning data into tactile and actionable threat insights

  • Get to the real enterprise threats up to 60 times faster with AI and automation to help connect the dots
  • Data transformed into intelligence with visualized forensic trails
  • Security advisors to help address your skills gap with threat intelligence and analysis

Seamlessly stop

attacks with automation and orchestration of people, processes, and technology

  • Automate closing the time between detection, identification, and response
  • Dynamic policies to respond to threats with layered security
  • Helping hands, using services to bolster security teams

See integrated insider threat protection in action

If a user is suspected of malicious activity or their credentials are compromised, you must react quickly. See how user behavior analytics (UBA) identifies activity anomalies within a comprehensive security analytics platform, while identity governance and intelligence (IGI) automatically suspends the account exhibiting the shady behavior. A report is then generated in an incident response (IR) platform for additional follow-up. This integration provides automated, user-centric threat detection and mitigation from one window.

Detect and stop advanced threats offerings

Clearly visualize

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform

Detect and defend against network security threats with visibility across log events and network flow data from thousands of devices, endpoints and applications.

IBM Security Intelligence Operations and Consulting Services

Security operations center and solution expertise to help you deploy, repair and refine your security operations.

IBM Managed Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Information event management with around-the-clock security monitoring and reporting using IBM X-Force® research capabilities and data intelligence.

Intelligently uncover

IBM QRadar Advisor with Watson

AI to accelerate your analysis of advanced persistent threats and advanced attacks up to 60 times faster.

IBM QRadar User Behavior Analytics

Broaden visibility into behavior anomalies for faster response and remediation to insider and advanced persistent threats.

IBM Managed Detection and Response

IBM Security experts ready to help you detect, respond and understand advanced persistent threats from root-cause and through the kill chain.

Seamlessly stop

IBM X-Force Incident Response Intelligence Services (IRIS)

Let our trained security experts help analyze and respond to advanced persistent threats and advanced attacks.

IBM Security Access Manager

Simplify access to  enterprise systems for the right users, while strengthening defenses and simplifying management.

IBM Identity Governance and Intelligence

Strengthen security policies, governance, and regulatory compliance with intelligent identity management.

Advanced persistent threats resources

Advanced threat insights and action to hang on the wall and share to build stakeholder buy-in.

Dive a little deeper into the advanced threats facing enterprises today, and learn the key steps to thwart them.

IBM solutions help you detect and stop advanced threats.