IBM Rolls Out New Cross-Enterprise Data Security Tools
The new Dynamic Cloud Security packages use advanced analytics to protect a business's data and applications across the entire enterprise.IBM, which continues to pivot more and more of its intellectual property from servers and mainframes to the cloud, said Nov. 5 that it has built what it claims is the first intelligent security portfolio for protecting people, data and applications in hybrid clouds. Big Blue's new Dynamic Cloud Security portfolio is designed to identify and fix security gaps that can exist between on-premises, 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. Developed during the past 12 months by about 200 IBM engineers, the new tools can be deployed in the cloud or on-premises, matching the hybrid IT environments customers are managing. The new service packages use advanced analytics to protect a business's data and applications across the entire enterprise, whether the data resides in public or private clouds, separate onsite storage arrays or mobile devices, said Brendan Hannigan, general manager of IBM Security Systems.
IBM, along with many other IT vendors, is seeing a stepping-up of workloads being transferred into cloud services for processing due to improved cost, speed and agility factors. While this is happening, most enterprises continue to get headaches making their existing IT systems airtight against attackers, who are becoming increasingly sophisticated and more difficult to detect.