IBM has announced a new solution today designed to help organizations identify security vulnerabilities across a network in real-time, giving security officers up-to-date visibility to sort and prioritize which vulnerabilities to immediately fix that pose the greatest risk to data. The solution is a predictive security information and event management (SIEM) product called QRadar Vulnerability Manager. This product is the latest in a wave of products that are forward looking in identifying advanced threats through Big Data analytics before these events even happen. The platform sifts through massive amounts of collected data, and uses analytics to reduce a previously untenable amount of data down to a manageable base of incidents that can be identified and remediated. This platform reaches into any number of sources of unstructured data, from sources like network data, social network information, email, machine data, business, and so on. The powerful ability to correlate from these sources without such a system would involve massive efforts and time consumption. QRadar Vulnerability Manager, can not only scan the corporate network, but it can also incorporate collected data from third-party scanners. So if you have systems like Nessus, Qualys, nCircle, Rapid7, McAfee – you can plug these right in. QRadar does these operations rapidly and throughout the enterprise, giving the company vast capabilities to analyze these threats and understand what they look like before they are threats.