IBM builds intelligent security for enterprise cloud

IBM has unveiled an intelligent security portfolio built on its cloud, security and analytics capabilities to protect people, data and applications in the cloud.

The new cloud security tools leverage 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.

This unprecedented “single-pane-of-glass” view shows exactly who is using the cloud, what data individuals are accessing and from where they are accessing it, IBM said.

The solution includes analytics and security intelligence for public cloud services such as IBM’s SoftLayer. It also 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

Customers can also take advantage of the intelligence from more than 20 billion daily security events that IBM’s Managed Security Services team monitors in more than 130 countries.

The cloud security portfolio is focused on authenticating access, controlling data, improving visibility and optimizing security operations for the cloud.

With the IBM Dynamic Cloud Security portfolio, enterprises can deploy proactive tools to automatically discover, classify and assess sensitive data stored in cloud-hosted repositories, including activity monitoring for both structured and unstructured data.

IBM Intelligent Threat Protection Cloud is a managed services platform that monitors the cloud environment.

IBM Global Financing can also provide financing options for the IBM Dynamic Cloud Security portfolio to help minimize up-front cash outlays and conserve cash for other strategic initiatives.

The new security solutions expand IBM’s enterprise cloud portfolio. IBM has already invested $1.2 billion to expand its global cloud footprint to 40 data centers in every major market as well as another $7 billion in key cloud acquisitions including the $2 billion acquisition of SoftLayer.

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