Understanding IBM Immune System for Cybersecurity

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Understanding IBM Immune System for Cybersecurity



Just like a human immune system is designed to intelligently identify and stop attacks on the body, security needs to become more agile so that it moves, adapts and scales along with the business.




In a market flooded with more than 1,200 point-product vendors, IBM offers leading solutions that work together across your ecosystem, for unmatched protection with lower costs and complexity.

IBM Security helps you identify and respond to threats with increased speed and reliability with stronger connectivity of logical security domains centered around the guiding forces of analytics and intelligence.

IBM Security helps securing critical assets from the core to the cloud, with Information Risk and Protection, keeping client information protected while enabling the secure interaction between employees and consumers.

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Watch the following video that explains how does the IBM Security Immune system work:


IBM’s Security Orchestration and Analytics tools rely on the centre of the Immune system. It’s the Security Intelligence Platform that uses existing data, analytics, AI and intelligent orchestration to identify threats 60 times faster and automate incident response.

One of the resources that IBM QRadar is constantly using is the threat research that is fed by IBM X-Force Threat management solution. The following two sections will explain in few lines about the role of these great solutions of IBM Security Immune system in identifying, detecting and investigating the Cyberthreats.

IBM X-Force Exchange

In an era of information overload, security analysts struggle to make security data actionable.
IBM X-Force is a collaborative threat intelligence sharing platform that helps analysts speed security investigations and reduce the time to act on potential threats.
IBM X-Force Exchange helps add external context to internal security data, simplifying indicators of compromise research and speeding the investigation workflow.
X-Force Exchange helps teams to quickly gain access to threat intelligence from trusted sources like the National Vulnerabilities Database, while confidently collaborating with peers on a secure platform.
QRadar SIEM needs these resources to make the investigation and identification process of the Cyberthreats faster and up to date.


IBM QRadar (Security Information and Event Management), is a modular architecture that provides real-time visibility of your IT infrastructure, which you can use for threat detection and prioritization. You can scale QRadar to meet your log and flow collection, and analysis needs. You can add integrated modules to your QRadar platform, such as QRadar Risk Manager, QRadar Vulnerability Manager, and QRadar Incident Forensics.

The operation of the QRadar security intelligence platform consists of three layers, and applies to any QRadar deployment structure, regardless of its size and complexity. The following figure shows the layers that make up the QRadar architecture.

QRadar accepts event logs from log sources that are on your network. A log source is a data source such as a firewall or intrusion protection system (IPS) that creates an event log. It also uses the research results from IBM X-Force to keep up to date with the recent Cyber threats.



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