Gartner Publishes 2013 Magic Quadrant for SIEM

Gartner Publishes 2013 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Just as surely as spring has established a foothold on Cape Cod, the SIEM Magic Quadrant for 2013 has published. The news is out, and IBM Security has improved our position as a Leader in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) [UPDATE: Links to 2014 Magic Quadrant that is now available] again — marking the 5th year in a row that IBM Security/Q1 Labs has achieved this leadership position. For the first time, IBM/Q1 Labs is in the top position in the SIEM MQ.

IBM/Q1 Labs also received outstanding scores and improved standings in the 2013 SIEM Critical Capabilities report, which provides numerical ratings of vendors by capability and use case.

Back to bragging: IBM Security (Q1 Labs) is rated #1 (above every other vendor) on “Ability to Execute” (the Y-axis).  This represents overall viability, product/service, customer experience, market responsiveness, product track record, sales execution, operations and marketing execution.

  • IBM/Q1 Labs is rated above major competitors (McAfee/Nitro, Splunk, LogRhythm, and RSA) on both “Ability to Execute” and “Completeness of Vision” (the X-axis).  Completeness of Vision represents product strategy, innovation, market understanding, geographic strategy, and other factors.
  • IBM/Q1 Labs is rated highest in the Critical Capabilities report for essential elements of Security Intelligence with Big Data: Analytics and Behavior profiling
  • IBM/Q1 Labs is the highest rated in the SIEM Use Case, Product Rating, and Overall Use Case categories.
2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

UPDATE: The 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM is now available.


Besides vendor chest-thumping, what does this mean to our customers? Simply this: the creation and development of the IBM Security Systems division concurrent with the acquisition of Q1 Labs ensured:

  • Customer-facing focus
  • Continued and increased investments in Security Intelligence
  • More opportunities to engage with more customers worldwide
  • More 3rd party partnerships to ensure Big Data collection from more and more sources
  • Resources unique to IBM. And face it, no one knows data like IBM.
Download the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

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John Burnham

Director, Strategic Communications, IBM Security

As Director of Strategic Communications for IBM’s new Security Systems Division, John Burnham has management and execution responsbility for the division’s communications efforts, primarily analyst relations while working closely with Media Relations, Product Strategy and the Division Field Organizations world-wide. Prior to IBM’s recent (October 2011) acquisition of Q1 Labs, Burnham served as the Vice President of Corporate Marketing for Q1 Labs, responsible for all of the company’s strategic branding, positioning, corporate communications, media, and finacial and industry analyst relations initiatives, and for helping to create and deliver the firm’s core messages to the IT security market and the larger Security Intelligence and Big Data markets.