The old IBM System X servers that still use the IMM v1 with the latest firmware has an unpatched bug, making the Web GUI inaccessible with any recent browser.
You can format a USB flash drive to boot the ESXi installation or upgrade, however VMware don't makes it easy for you.
IBM is bringing free QRadar to a wider audience with Community Edition. Community Edition is a fully-featured version of QRadar that is low memory, low EPS, and includes perpetual license.
If you are not just try to meet the very minimal password policies that your service providers try to enforce, but really care about your security and privacy, you should already use a of password manager...
redsocks is a transparent proxy relay solution for those dummy applications that do not support communication via proxy servers. Transparent because the clients will not even notice if this traffic is passed to a proxy. As this solution is working on TCP/UDP layers, this means almost any application's traffic can be pushed through and forced to use a real proxy.
I'm already mentioned in my previous article about Traffic Analysis in Qubes OS, that the IDS system alerts and logs should be passed to a log management system where we can correlate them with other logs and alerts. That system can be called SIEM
However a real SIEM system makes sense in an enterprise environment only, because it is requires 7x24 monitoring, and it is also needs special knowledge and experience to analyze the results.