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IBM Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management

1/07/2014 by


Today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned IBM Security Systems as a leader in providing Security Information and Event Management software in the newly published Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM Technology 1 This report follows the recent recognition of IBM moving up Gartner’s worldwide security software rankings to the number three spot.

“We believe Gartner’s recognition helps validate IBM’s approach to security that focuses on helping customers benefit from security intelligence and analytics, and overcome challenges created by fragmented point solutions,” said Brendan Hannigan, General Manager, IBM Security Systems. “Our IBM Security QRadar  SIEM solution is also part of a broader integrated  Threat Protection System  that goes far beyond the traditional approaches of protection.  We can now disrupt advanced persistent threats, prevent data breaches and anticipate behavioral changes in applications regardless of whether they are from known or unknown threats.”

Among the 15 vendors evaluated in the report, IBM was placed furthest on the completeness of vision and highest on the ability to execute axes.  With regard to completeness of vision, Gartner analysts evaluated market understanding among seven other evaluation criteria which is the “Ability of the vendor to understand buyers’ wants and needs and to translate those into products and services. Vendors that show the highest degree of vision listen to and understand buyers’ wants and needs, and can shape or enhance those with their added vision.”

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