IBM Launches Security App Exchange Marketplace
IBM's new Security App Exchange gives organizations access to collaboratively built security solutions.IBM has made a couple of moves to open up its security platform, including launching the IBM Security App Exchange, a marketplace for the security community to create and share apps based on IBM security technologies. Big Blue also announced it is opening its security analytics platform, IBM Security QRadar, enabling customers, business partners and other developers to build apps that take advantage of the platform's security intelligence capabilities. The opening of its security analytics platform is the second major step IBM has taken this year to advance industry collaboration and innovation to battle cyber-crime. In April, IBM opened its 700 terabyte database of security threat data through IBM X-Force Exchange. More than 2,000 organizations have joined the threat sharing platform since it was announced. With the combination of opening its security analytics platform and its database of threat intelligence, IBM is promoting deeper industry collaboration and enabling organizations to share both data and expertise to stay ahead of cyber-criminals.
IBM and partners including Bit9 + Carbon Black, BrightPoint Security, Exabeam and Resilient Systems already have populated the IBM Security App Exchange with dozens of apps that extend IBM Security QRadar security analytics in areas like user behavior, endpoint data and incident visualization. These new apps take advantage of new open APIs for QRadar. The platform uses data analytics and threat intelligence to detect security incidents for thousands of security operation centers across the globe, IBM said. Dozens of organizations have joined IBM App Exchange, and partners such as STEALTHbits and iSIGHT Partners also have apps in development.