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IBM unveils cloud security portfolio

IBM claims to have built the industry’s first intelligent
security portfolio for protecting people, data and applications in
the cloud. Built on IBM’s investments in cloud, security and
analytics software and services, the new offerings are designed to
protect a business’s most vital data and applications using
advanced analytics across their enterprise, public and private clouds
and mobile devices — collectively known as the hybrid cloud model.

IBM claims to have built the industry’s first intelligent
security portfolio for protecting people, data and applications in
the cloud. Built on IBM’s investments in cloud, security and
analytics software and services, the new offerings are designed to
protect a business’s most vital data and applications using
advanced analytics across their enterprise, public and private clouds
and mobile devices — collectively known as the hybrid cloud model.

Currently, 75 percent of security breaches take days,
weeks or even months to be discovered, significantly increasing the
damage inflicted by attackers.

“Customers are now moving actual critical workloads to the cloud
and they expect enterprise grade security to move with it,” said
Vaidyanathan Iyer, Country Leader, Security Systems, IBM India/South
Asia.

IBM’s new cloud security tools boast to use analytics to give
companies a clear line of sight into the security status of their
entire business—from private data centers, to the cloud—even to
an individual employee’s mobile device.

Designed to be used with different users, the portfolio also
includes analytics and security intelligence for public cloud
services such as IBM’s SoftLayer. In addition, the offering
features IBM’s Managed Security Services platform, which can help
secure the cloud for IBM clients as well as clients of companies like
Amazon Web Services and Salesforce.com.

According to a new IBM study of nearly 150 Chief Information
Security Information Officers (CISOs), while 85 percent say their
organizations are now moving to cloud, almost half expect a major
cloud provider to experience a security breach. Despite these
concerns, critical workloads processing customer and sensitive data
are still moving to the cloud.

IBM’s new Dynamic Cloud Security portfolio claims to address the
security gaps that can exist between on-premise, cloud,
software-as-a-service (SaaS) and mobile applications. The portfolio
is focused on authenticating access, controlling data, improving
visibility and optimizing security operations for the cloud.

 

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