twoheadedboy writes: "A year ago Q1 Labs was adamant it was not for sale. Now it has agreed to be acquired by IBM. Q1 Labs is set to be rolled into the new IBM Security Systems division as part of the proposed acquisition, with Q1 Labs CEO Brendan Hannigan to lead that department once the deal is closed. It marks a significant about turn by Q1 Labs, which claimed it wanted to be the "Oracle of the security intelligence world" just last September. Nevertheless, the big players are making major moves in the SIEM space, with Intel and HP both making notable acquisitions in recent times."