IBM QVM identifies vulnerabilities in real time

IBM QRadar Vulnerability Manager gives prioritised view of vulnerabilities across entire network

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IBM QVM identifies vulnerabilities in real time The IBM QVM will help companies to identify vulnerabilities and prioritise actions.
By  Mark Sutton Published  August 5, 2013

IBM has released a new security solution, that will help companies to identify vulnerabilities in real-time, and improve responses to security threats.

The IBM QRadar Vulnerability Manager gives security officers a prioritised view across their entire network, helping them to quickly strengthen and fortify their defences. By aggregating vulnerability information into a single view, security teams can see the results from multiple network, endpoint, database or application scanners where it can be quickly reviewed and managed.

Part of the IBM Security Intelligence Platform, QRadar Vulnerability Manager (QVM) combs through security holes to help close them to potential exploits, excluding those hidden behind firewalls, associated with inactive applications or otherwise unreachable from external attacks. By simply activating a license key, this new software can automatically scan the network and perform the analysis helping security teams more effectively direct their limited staff resources.

"Security Intelligence is about putting all the available data into context, and making it useful for each client's unique security needs," said Ahmed Auda, Business Unit Executive, Software Group, IBM Middle East. "We have relentlessly expanded QRadar's capabilities, and tight integration of vulnerability management is the next natural extension."

The QVM aggregates vulnerability information into a single risk-based view so that security teams can prioritise their reponse. Security teams can see the results from multiple network, endpoint, database or application scanners alongside the latest X-Force Threat Intelligence alerts and incident reports from the National Vulnerability Database. The new offering also includes its own embedded, PCI-certified scanner which can be scheduled to run periodically or triggered based on network events.

IBM has also announced enhancements to its intrusion prevention platform, with the introduction of the IBM Security Network Protection XGS 5100, which has been designed to provide ongoing network data feeds to help identify stealthy Secure Socket Layer attacks, in addition to helping provide real-time protection from advanced threats and heightened levels of network visibility and control. This enhanced intrusion prevention platform also includes IBM's ‘virtual patch' technology to provide vulnerability protection when a software patch is not yet available.

Additionally, IBM is also announcing a new version of the IBM Security zSecure Suite, a mainframe security solution with IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform integration. This combined solution helps provide organizations with enterprise-wide visibility of mainframe security events, supported with automated real-time threat alerts and customized compliance reporting.

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