December 6, 2017 By Nicole Trager 2 min read

The 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant is now available – and IBM is still the leader.

For the ninth consecutive year, IBM Security is included as a leader in Gartner’s SIEM Magic Quadrant.

We don’t take this lightly and consider it quite an honor. Our teams work tirelessly year-round to continue innovating, making our clients happy and traveling the world to educate potential clients about what they can accomplish with QRadar. This strategy is working for us, as we saw yet another year of strong, faster-than-the-market double-digit growth. Recently, we’ve also seen major changes in the Leader section, with established brands slipping into the Challenger section, while IBM Security has ramped up investments and innovations.

Read the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

The Past, Present and Future of SIEM

Security information and event management (SIEM) is best defined in three phases: past, present and future.

Circa 2007, SIEM was purchased and installed to help organizations become compliant, among other basic functions. These use cases still ring true today, which is why SIEM technology will live on for years to come.

Fast forward 10 years to 2017, and SIEM has evolved into a solution that can detect threats in real time. Why is this so important? Because the longer it takes to detect a threat, the quicker it turns into a real security problem — take WannaCry and Petya, for example.

Taking out our crystal ball — that is, conversations with clients about what they want their security operations centers (SOCs) to look like in two, five and 10 years — SIEM will continue to be the lead, core technology empowering security teams, but will evolve to enable these teams to better operationalize their investments. In simpler terms, it’ll become the bridge between security and IT operations teams.

Learn More

To learn more about the past, present and future of SIEM, read Chris Meenan’s article, “The Evolution of the SIEM.”

Read the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

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