IBM X-Force

Updated 2 weeks ago by TruSTAR

This document explains how to set up and use the IBM X-Force premium intelligence source with the TruSTAR Web App.

IBM X-Force Exchange is a cloud-based threat intelligence sharing platform enabling users to rapidly research the latest security threats, aggregate actionable intelligence and collaborate with peers. Supported by human- and machine-generated intelligence, the Exchange leverages the scale of IBM X-Force to help users stay ahead of emerging threats

  • Source Type: Premium Intel
  • Update Type: Query-based
  • Time to install: 10 minutes

Data Types

The integration pulls the following Observables:

  • IP
  • URL
  • MD5
  • SHA1
  • SHA256
Source scoring for this premium intel source uses two different methods, depending on the Observable. A continuous score is provided for URLs and IP addresses whereas a categorical risk score (Low, Medium, High) is provided for SHA1, SHA256, and MD5.


  • A subscription to IBM X-Force
  • IBM X-Force API Key
TruSTAR Admin rights are required to activate this Premium Intelligence feed.

Getting Started

  1. Log into the TruSTAR Web App.
  2. Click the Marketplace icon on the left side icon list.
  3. Choose Premium Intel.
  4. Click Subscribe on the IBM X-Force box.
  5. Enter your IBM X-Force API key and click Save Credentials & Request Subscription.

TruSTAR will validate the integration within 48 hours and send an email when the integration has been enabled.

TruSTAR Report Mapping



Report Title

<IOC Type> <IOC Value>

External ID

Encoded value of (​<IOC Type> <IOC Value>)

Report Body

Full json response

Time Begun

FirstSeen ​field of response

Example: 2010-04-27T12:46:51.000Z



Client Type


Client Meta Tag


Known Issues

No reported issues.

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