This page is for IBM Security technology business partners that want to develop applications and extensions to IBM QRadar. On this site, material is posted that describes the process for creating and validating QRadar applications and extensions, provides the list of collateral that the developer will need to provide during the submission and validation of their solution, and recommended marketing collateral to enable awareness and support for the solution. Technology partners can also create a community, focused on their specific solution(s), that can be access controlled and either privately or publicly visible.
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The Getting Started section will give you an overview of the process to develop validate and publish your QRadar application or extension.
- Get set up
- Obtain an IBM ID so that you can access the IBM Security App Exchange portal and obtain the SDK.
Nominating your solution will start your submission process. You will receive an email from IBM PartnerWorld upon the receipt of your nomination that confirms we have received it.
- Develop your application and/or extension
- Collect the required material for submission.
- Submit your application via the Submissions portal
Request access to the submission portal by sending your IBM ID to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Use your IBM ID to log into XForce Exchange via this link: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/new
You can log into the Submission Portal using this link: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/hub/dashboard.
- The Submission Portal link is displayed on the left menu.
- Complete your validation testing
- You will receive a note from the IBM Security App Exchange upon successful completion of the validation testing
- If you nominated your solution with IBM PartnerWorld, you will also receive a note from IBM PartnerWorld that validation has been completed
- Your application will then be posted into the IBM Security App Exchange
- If you nominated your solution with IBM PartnerWorld, your application with be listed in the IBM PartnerWorld global solutions directory.You will be given instructions on how to access the IBM Ready for Security Intelligence mark for your use
QRadar provides you the ability to add extensions. These extensions can provide QRadar with the ability to extend its functionality via your customization(s). You can provide additional security data and context, via security events, custom properties and reference maps and sets. This can be done via a Device Support Module (DSM) and Content Packages. You can also provide extended visualization and add to QRadarâ€™s Graphical User Interface via building a QRadar Application. See the cards below for more information on how to develop a QRadar extension.
QRadar can collect events from security products by using a plugin file that is called a Device Support Module (DSM). You can create a DSM using the DSM Editor which was introduced in QRadar Version 7.2.8.
QRadar Applications extend the QRadar Graphical User Interface. An SDK is provided to help you build, test and package your application. We have also provided samples, within the SDK as well as on this web site, of the various types of extensions that can be created. Finally, we have created videos that walk through the SDK and the QRadar capabilities that can be built.
New to the IBM Security X-Force App Exchange?
See this overview on QRadar to better understand its capabilities.
More Information on App Development
The following link provide additional content for creating workspaces, testing, troubleshooting, and more.
The Marketing section will provide you samples of collateral to be provided with your application along with the ability to create your own community to provide visibility and support for your solutions.
Thank you for participating in the IBM Security App Exchange. IBM offers you many different ways to market your validated application or extension, and your company itself. Once validated, your application will be posted to the IBM Security App Exchange and IBM will also offer you the opportunity to host your supporting marketing materials on this portal.
Please provide the following prior to the validation and posting of your application:
- Solution Brief â€“ IBM has a customizable template for you to fill out where you can describe the value of your QRadar application. The idea is for you to position the application relative to QRadar (include the base QRadar capabilities it leverages), describe the incremental value your app delivers on top of QRadar, the additional customer business problem(s) solved, and the overall business value of the combined solution. To edit the solution brief, follow these steps:
- Delete the text box saying Partner logo here.
- Click the gray rectangular box.
- n the Drawing Tools â€“ Format tab, in the Shape Styles group, click the arrow next to Shape Fill, and then click Picture.
- If you do not see the Format tab, make sure that you have selected the rectangle. You might have to double-click the rectangle to open the Format tab.
- Locate the folder that contains your logo file, click the file, and then click Insert.
- While your logo is selected, go to the Picture Tools â€“ Format tab.
- In the Size group, click the arrow under Crop. Then, click Fit.
- Powerpoint Slide â€“ describe your solution, its integration with QRadar, and the incremental customer value it provides. It is suggested that you include a screen shot in the slide . This powerpoint could be a summary of the Solution Brief above.
A Brief Video â€“ provide a video that lasts 3 minutes or less that describes your solution and its value. The video can contain a talking head, screenshot(s), diagrams, etc depicting your application and how it combines with QRadar to form a compelling customer solution.
Press Release â€“ if you desire to release a press release, we provide a draft press release. Please work with Amy Gelpey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to pursue a press release, as IBM will need to review this prior to your release.
Additionally, IBM has several other resources you can use to further highlight your solution:
- Security Intelligence Blog â€“ author a blog describing your thought leadership, highlights about your companyâ€™s expertise, and how you work with IBM to improve the customerâ€™s security. Details on how and what to contribute to the blog can be found here.
- IBM developerWorks Community â€“ develop your own IBM developerWorks community where you can blog, post materials, host forums and link back to your companyâ€™s Website to provide detailed information to prospects and partners. More information can be found here.
Provide newsletter and Blog materials on the integrated solution. Keep visibility to your application active by submitting periodic newsletter articles and social media content.