Information Security tips for staff work from home

15th November 2021, Kathmandu

The leading cybersecurity company One Cover Pvt. Ltd. has been the partner with IBM USA for the 1st time to provide SIME and SOC solutions within Nepal and South Asia.

IBM QRadar is a security information and event management (SEIM) product that is designed for enterprises.

IBM QRadar is used to do real-time analysis of log data and network flows in order to detect and halt hostile activity as quickly as feasible.

As a result, IBM QRadar’s primary goal is to avoid or limit damage to its host organization.

IBM QRadar collects, processes, aggregates, and stores network data in real-time. QRadar uses this data to manage network security by providing real-time intelligence and monitoring, alerting and breaching, and responding to cyber threats.

It is used in many of the moderately regulated industries and Enterprise industries. It is efficient for medium to large industries that require core SIEM capabilities.

Product versions

IBM QRadar SIEM can be deployed as a hardware, software, or virtual appliance-based product.

The product architecture includes an event processor for collecting, storing, and analyzing event data, and an event collector for collecting and transferring data.

Flow processors for collecting Layer 4 network flows, QFlow processors for performing deep packet inspection of Layer 7 application traffic, and centralized consoles for SIEM management by Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts are also included in the SIEM solution.

Flow processors are similar to event processors, but they are used for network flows, and consoles are used by employees who use or manage the SIEM.

IBM QRadar SIEM component models include the following:

  • Integrated (all-in-one) appliance
    • 2100: up to 1000 events per second; up to 50,000 flows per minute; 1.5 terabytes (TB) storage
    • 3105: up to 5000 events per second; up to 200,000 flows per minute; 6.2 TB storage
    • 3128: up to 15,000 events per second; up to 300,000 flows per minute; 40 TB storage
  • Console
    • 3105: 6.2 TB storage
    • 3128: 40 TB storage
  • Event/flow processor
    • 1805: up to 5000 events per second; up to 200,000 flows per minute; 6.2 TB storage
    • 1828: up to 15,000 events per second; up to 300,000 flows per minute; 40 TB storage
  • Flow processor
    • 1705: up to 600,000 flows per minute; 6.2 TB storage
    • 1728: up to 1.2 million flows per minute; 40 TB storage

IBM QRadar can also gather log events and network flow data from cloud-based apps, and it can be used as a SaaS product on the IBM cloud, with deployment and maintenance handled by IBM.

Additional security capabilities

IBM QRadar SIEM supports threat intelligence feeds in addition to the core SIEM functionality that business SIEM packages generally provide.

An IBM QRadar SIEM has a license extension that enables the use of IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence, which identifies IP addresses and URLs associated with malicious behavior, can be purchased as an option.

The IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform contains modules for risk management, vulnerability management, forensics investigation, and incident response, as well as IBM QRadar SIEM.

Reporting capabilities

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Sarbanes–Oxley (SOX), and others are all supported by IBM QRadar.

A report building wizard is also included in the package, allowing security teams to produce unique reports.

Markets and use cases

Mid-sized to large businesses, according to QRadar, are more likely to have a lot of valuable data that cybercriminals can exploit on an open market.

Financial, the government, and healthcare verticals, as well as manufacturers with intellectual property, utilities sustaining key infrastructures, communications, and transportation corporations looking to maintain business continuity, and retail outlets, are all examples. Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) can run and manage the solution on behalf of their customer’s thanks to its multi-tenanted design.

Small and medium businesses use IBM’s SaaS product, QRadar on Cloud.

Overview of IBM Security QRadar SIEM

IBM QRadar SIEM is a modular, appliance-based SIEM that can scale to suit most enterprises’ event log and network flow monitoring and analysis demands. Additional, integrated modules for risk and vulnerability management, packet forensics analysis, and incident response (from the recently acquired Resilient Systems technology) are available as options, but they are not included.

About One Cover Private 

One Cover Pvt. Ltd. is a security company providing dependable security accommodations and verbalize-of-the-art security solutions to a diverse set of industries in Nepal and abroad. OneCover places itself at the frontier of the cybersecurity desiderata of every organization by providing bespoke security and jeopardizing management accommodations and solutions.

One Cover has put the best expertise with the right cognizance and skills to provide security accommodations and solutions in the domain of peril management, IT audit, security solutions, and security research & innovation.

About IBM

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology corporation headquartered in Armonk, Incipient York, with operations in over 171 countries.

The company commenced in 1911, founded in Endicott, Incipient York by trust businessman Charles Ranlett Flint, as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) and was renamed “International Business Machines” in 1924. IBM is incorporated in Incipient York.

IBM engenders and sells computer hardware, middleware, and software, and provides hosting and consulting accommodations in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is withal a major research organization, holding the record for most annual U.S. patents engendered by a business (as of 2020) for 28 consecutive years.

Inventions by IBM include the automated teller machine (ATM), the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, the magnetic stripe card, the relational database, the SQL programming language, the UPC barcode, and dynamic arbitrary-access recollection (DRAM).

The IBM mainframe, exemplified by the System/360, was the ascendant computing platform during the 1960s and 1970s.

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