IBM expands the function of its hybrid-cloud safety package deal

By | August 13, 2021

IBM is increasing the function of its security-software package deal for hybrid-cloud deployments by enhancing the gathering of safety knowledge collected inside buyer networks and drawing on third-party threat-intelligence feeds, amongst different upgrades.

IBM’s Cloud Pak for Safety, which options open-source expertise for searching threats and automation capabilities to hurry response to cyberattacks, can deliver collectively on a single console knowledge gathered by prospects’ present safety level merchandise.

IBM Cloud Paks are bundles of Pink Hat’s Kubernetes-based OpenShift Container Platform together with Pink Hat Linux and quite a lot of connecting applied sciences to let enterprise prospects deploy and handle containers on their alternative of personal or public infrastructure, together with AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba and IBM Cloud.

“Prospects are overwhelmed with level safety merchandise—the common buyer has greater than 50—that make gaining insights and shortly responding to threats and assaults troublesome,” stated Justin Youngblood, vice chairman of IBM Safety.



Cloud Pak for Safety was rolled out a few 12 months in the past, and a brand new launch expands its integration capabilities to incorporate feeds from knowledge saved and accessed from distributed areas. The system now helps IBM’s Safety Guardian system that Huge Blue gives to guard databases, knowledge warehouses and large knowledge environments similar to Hadoop.

With that info the safety workforce can decide the place delicate knowledge resides throughout hybrid-cloud environments, in addition to who has entry to it, how it’s used and the easiest way to guard it, Youngblood stated.

Traditionally, prospects have had totally different, siloed groups similar to safety operations administration and knowledge administration that maintain databases, for instance, and getting the data from these two teams to resolve issues was sluggish and troublesome, Youngblood stated. Cloud Pak for Safety coordinates safety and knowledge on one console so prospects can extra shortly remediate issues or outline automated responses to threats, Youngblood stated.

IBM stated that the present Cloud Pak for Safety launch contains 25 pre-built connections to IBM and third-party knowledge sources in addition to 165 case-management integrations which describe out-of-the-box automation and orchestration playbooks to streamline response actions for safety groups.

The brand new launch additionally contains help for multivendor threat-intelligence databases.  Other than its personal X-Drive Risk Intelligence Feed, the platform may even embrace pre-built integration with  AlienVault OTX, Cisco Threatgrid, MaxMind Geolocation, SANS Web StormCenter and Virustotal.

“The thought is to assist prospects get enriched, up-to-date risk info from as many sources as attainable to allow them to precisely and shortly reply to a risk state of affairs,” Youngblood stated. He stated the continued integration of safety intelligence is essential as prospects tie in additional sources from cloud suppliers and help rising COVID-era remote-network workloads.

IBM stated it’ll additionally supply a brand new managed service providing primarily based on Cloud Pak for Safety that will supply enterprise prospects or different service suppliers a turnkey platform to help end-to-end risk administration.