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Q1 Labs

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Q1 Labs

Associated Brand or category: IBM Security Systems

IBM has completed its acquisition of the privately held Q1 Labs, a provider of security intelligence software. Q1 Labs will join the newly-formed IBM Security Systems division. The move aims to accelerate IBM’s efforts to help clients more intelligently secure their enterprises by applying analytics to correlate information from key security domains and creating security dashboards for their organizations.

Q1 Labs software collects and analyzes information from hundreds of sources across an organization such as the network, applications, user activity, mobile endpoints, and physical security devices such as badge readers. Its security information and event management (SIEM) software also helps IT staff and auditors manage the tracking of security incidents and model risk to better protect customers, while giving executives insight into the security and risk posture of the organization.

Q1 Labs technology will create a common security platform for IBM’s software, hardware, services and research offerings. Clients will benefit from more tightly integrated products, a unified roadmap and accelerated time-to-value on investments to build more intelligent security systems.

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Authorized product group: Security Systems

Announced on 4 Oct 2011

Closed on 25 Oct 2011

Transfer of business Europe 1 Aug 2012*

Transfer of business WW 1 Jan 2013*

Planned availability 1 Jan 2013*

* Dates are subject to change based on needs of the business.

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