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SOC and Security Information Event Management (threat intelligence): QRadar, Splunk, Exabeam and AlienVault
Endpoint Protection: Carbon Black, Palo Alto, Check Point, Sophos, CrowdStrike, McAfee and Symantec
Network and Firewall: Cisco, Check Point, Fortinet, Juniper, Palo Alto and HP Aruba
Web Application Firewall: zScaler, f5, CloudFlare and Palo Alto
Cloud Application and Email Security: NetSkope, zScaler, Palo Alto and Proof Point
Identity and Access Management: Okta, ForeScout, Pulse Secure and HP Aruba
Vulnerability Scanning: Rapid7, Qualys, IBM and Alien Vault
DDoS Mitigation: Incapsula, Akamai, CloudFlare, RadWare, Arbor and Corero
DNS Security: Palo Alto, CloudFlare and zScaler
File Integrity Monitoring: NXLog, Snare and Varonis
Wireless Access Points: Cisco, Meraki, HP Aruba and Juniper Mist
Attacker Deception: TrapX Security and Illusive
Industrial Control Systems and Operational Technology: Palo Alto and ForeScout
QRadar Prices for All-in-One SIEM Appliances start at $38,500.00 to $102,000.00. Pricing is calculated based on the volume of events and network flows ingested by the SIEM.
QRadar prices for All-in-One appliance includes the following licenses for out of the box deployment:
Configuring the IBM i to forward security and system event logs to QRadar SIEM can be done a few different ways, but in order to do it correctly; in LEEF format, in real-time, with GID and enriched event log information, you need an IBM i event log forwarding tool designed for the QRadar SIEM. There are IBM i security event log forwarding tools that can be used for QRadar that will send event logs in real-time and in CEF SYSLOG format, and even a couple that support LEEF, but only one includes QRadar QID for mapping, log enrichment and is on DSM support list. These features are important for QRadar's automatic log source discovery, parsing IBM i event logs properly for offenses, alerts and reports, and so that SOC operators can make sense of the logs. Similarly, all the IBM z Mainframe event log sources also require a forwarding tool that is able to format all the unique event log types and designed specifically for IBM QRadar.
The IBM i has many different event log sources, of which most SYSLOG and SIEM forwarding tools can only format and send System Audit (QAUDJRN) and Message Queues like QHST. However, most companies will also need to forward other event log types for compliance and audit requirements, like sensitive database access logs for File Integrity Monitoring (FIM), Network, SQL Statements, Open Source protocols, Privileged Access Management (PAM) events, Port usage, and Commands issued from a workstation. Other logs sources that companies also sometimes forward are web application logs, third party application and performance data, but these log sources are not typically required.
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Since IBM mainframe event logs do not conform to SIEM and SYSLOG industry standards, many IBM z shops are running batch reports and scrapping mainframe event logs manually before forwarding to their SIEM. As a result of this labor intensive process, only a few key event log sources end up being forwarded to the SIEM. With the huge volume of mainframe transactions, many important security event log sources are not getting forwarded to the SIEM: SMF records, RACF, Top Secret, SYSLOG, log4j, SyslogD, RMF, IMS, ACF2, Unix services, DB2, FTP, USS files, SYSOUT, and perhaps some application or other mainframe logs all contain critical security data for a SIEM’s AI and User Behavior Analytics algorithms.
Which IBM z event log sources contain security data a SIEM needs to identify a security breach? There are many event log sources that contain critical security data that a SIEM can use to discover internal and external threats, even simple workstation log-in attempts from one of many SMF record types can help identify a compromised asset or intruder. The number of records written to the SMF files or datasets can be astronomical, and is compounded by the number of vendor products installed. The IBM z/OS can create terabytes of security, operational, historical, diagnostic and like data in SMF daily. Of the 256 SMF record types, roughly 140 are actually used on most z/OS systems. SMF record types 0-127 are for z/OS components, and types 128-255 are used by other vendors to record activity and information related to their products.
IBM QRadar pricing is determined by the number of event logs per second and network flow logs per minute the SIEM must ingest.
On average, QRadar will replace 6 customer installed security products. Furthermore, QRadar is considered by industry experts to be one of the most advanced and mature SIEM tools on the market, that can also integrate with a customer’s existing security defenses.
Even most zero-day exploit attacks can be defended against with proper artificial intelligence, an advanced QRadar SIEM, end point security and a good plan, would minimize or prevent damage to company assets. IBM QRadar SIEM exist because companies discover cybersecurity breaches long after the damage is done. Consequently, in the following weeks and months security personnel and executives will exhaust all resources investigating and responding to the all the events that led up to the attack, and tackle a host of other costly post-incident damage control and prevention initiatives. If the attack was not the result of a zero-day exploit, post analysis will involve a painful discovery process identifying the vulnerabilities that allowed the successful attack.
Security breaches are affecting companies of all sizes at an alarming rate for a number of reasons, and private citizens are often suffering the consequences. It would be impossible to accurately list the source of problems in order companies face, but the most commonly general reasons are as follows: