IBM brings cyber-threat analytics to the cloud

  • Companies can quickly prioritise real threats, says IBM
  • They can then free up critical resources to fight cyberattacks

IBM brings cyber-threat analytics to the cloudIBM Corp said it is bringing its IBM QRadar security intelligence technology to the cloud, which it said would give companies the ability quickly prioritise real threats and free up critical resources to fight cyberattacks.
The new services are available to clients through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model with optional IBM Security Managed Services to provide deeper expertise and flexibility for security professionals, it said in a statement.

According to the 2014 IBM Cyber Index, organisations globally deal with an average of 91 million potential security events every year, creating vast volumes of data that needs to be stored and analysed.
Cloud-based threat monitoring and analytics provides the simplicity of a hosted deployment, combined with advanced analytics capabilities and the proven expertise from a security services provider needed to monitor today’s hybrid IT environments, the company said.
The two new cloud-based services are:

  • IBM Security Intelligence on Cloud: Helps organisations determine if security-related events are simple anomalies or potential threats. Built as a cloud service using IBM QRadar, enterprises can quickly correlate security event data with threat information from over 500 supported data sources for devices, systems, and applications. This is complemented by more than 1500 pre-defined reports for use cases such as compliance, vulnerability management and security incident response.
  • Intelligent Log Management on Cloud: Designed to simplify security and compliance data collection and reporting needs. Also, powered by IBM QRadar technology, Intelligent Log Management uses analytics and a hosted, multi-tenant technology to rapidly deliver enterprises comprehensive compliance with powerful real-time correlation and anomaly detection capabilities.

“Organisations are facing a security data tsunami that can overwhelm even the most sophisticated enterprise’s security programme,” said Jason Corbin, vice president of Product Management and Strategy, IBM Security.
“Security leaders are telling us they want increased visibility through the cloud and control throughout their hybrid IT environments.
“The option of doing predictive analytics via the cloud gives security teams the flexibility to bring in skills, innovation and information on demand across all their security environments,” he added.
These new offering are backed and delivered through IBM’s next-generation platform of managed security services, handling over 15 billion security events per day for over 4,000 clients around the world.
IBM Security experts, located in 10 global security operations centres (SOCs), are available on demand 24x7, the company said.
These IBM analysts and engineers help clients detect and protect themselves from security risks often before software fixes are released to the market – giving IBM clients an additional edge when it comes to safeguarding their computers, networks and corporate ‘crown jewels,’ it added.

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