The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Strengthening its security posture with in-depth global intelligence

Published on 19 Jun 2015

We can identify threats as they emerge, and act quickly so we can stop them very early on, before they can do any damage.

A Senior Security Analyst, Center of Surveillance and Security, The McGill University Health Centre

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)


Deployment country

Trend Micro


The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is one of the world’s foremost academic health centers. Each year, the MUHC treats almost 40,000 inpatients and realizes more than 700,000 ambulatory visits while performing almost 35,000 surgeries. Its Research Institute is the second largest medical and life sciences research facility of its kind in Canada.

Business need
MUHC security staff wanted to more quickly identify and assess potential threats and security exposures.

A security intelligence solution based on IBM and Trend Micro software helps MUHC rapidly detect and respond to attacks, and offers a platform to reduce the time and cost of vulnerability management

The platform currently analyzes 700 events per second, correlating network noise into a coherent story that helps staff uncover and stop approximately five major security attacks annually.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

IBM Security QRadar Risk Manager, IBM Security QRadar SIEM, IBM Security QRadar Vulnerability Manager

Legal information

Statement of Good Security Practices: IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, misappropriated or misused or can result in damage to or misuse of your systems, including for use in attacks on others. No IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product, service or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper use or access. IBM systems, products and services are designed to be part of a lawful, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products or services to be most effective. IBM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY SYSTEMS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ARE IMMUNE FROM, OR WILL MAKE YOUR ENTERPRISE IMMUNE FROM, THE MALICIOUS OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY PARTY.


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