The Magic Quadrant of SIEM Vendors in 2020

Technology research firm Gartner published their 2020 Magic Quadrant for SIEM. IBM has
been named in the report for the 11th consecutive time. The report highlights the strengths
and the cautions of 16 SIEM vendors and we believe identifies three common traits of Leaders:

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Innovation in early detection

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Adaptation to customer environment

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Strong market presence

IBM named a Leader in 2020 MQ for SIEM

We believe this recent recognition of IBM QRadar reflects over a decade of IBM being named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management.

We believe that our recognition as a MQ Leader in this year’s report is the result of our continuous strive to infuse security into the fabric of businesses, as well as a consequence of our commitment to innovation.

Our understanding of IBM QRadar SIEM Strengths

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It’s our understanding that we are appreciated for providing resources and partnerships for operations and operational support across multiple geographies.


Per our understanding, we are recognised for our multitude of flexible deployment architecture options, with the sole exception of the Network Insights component, available only as a physical appliance.


In our opinion, we are being appreciated for our open platform that enables both customers and partners to develop custom integrations or deploy existing ones — provided by IBM and third parties.


It’s our understanding that IBM QRadar is recognised for offering powerful capabilities for managing the collection of events.

Sales Strategy

We believe that one of our most prominent strengths is that we help keep costs under control by including user behaviour analytics (UBA) in the base licensing for QRadar.


Per our understanding, QRadar Advisor with Watson is appreciated for ensuring strong support for incident investigation, as it offers next-steps suggestions based on attacker actions and prioritised alerts for further action.

IBM remains committed to our clients’ cyber security

Our goal is to provide our clients with the essential insights they need for intelligent and proactive cyber security.

We drive security into the fabric of business: security that unlocks innovation, security that understands your business, security that unites your defenses.

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Legal information

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, Kelly Kavanagh, Toby Bussa, Gorka Sadowski, 18 February 2020

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In the Gartner 2011 Magic Quadrant for SIEM report, Q1 was recognized in the Leaders Quadrant, which had been acquired by IBM in October, 2011.