IBM upgrades Cloud Pak for Security platform for better cyberthreat management

IBM upgrades Cloud Pak for Security platform for better cyberthreat management
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15 Oct, 2020

Technology giant IBM said it has rolled out a data security solution for its flagship open security platform to detect and protect against threats across hybrid cloud environments.

The  Cloud Pak for Security platform will now include new data sources, integrations and services that allow security operations teams to manage the full threat lifecycle from a single console, the New York headquartered company said in a statement. 

The average cost of data breach in 2020 for Indian companies increased 9.4% year-on-year to an average of Rs 140 million, as per the IBM Cost of Data Breach report. 

“The advancements in Cloud Pak for Security will augment the security posture of Indian organisations and empower them to get deeper intelligence by linking data-level insights and user behaviour analytics with threat detection,” Sudeep Das, technical leader, IBM security systems for India and South Asia, said.   

Additionally, the platform will offer users access to six threat intelligence feeds, 25 pre-built connections to IBM, third-party data sources and 165 case management integrations, all of which will be connected through advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to prioritise threats and automation playbooks to streamline response actions for security teams. 

“Cloud Pak for Security is built on open, cloud native technologies from the ground up to connect any tool within the security ecosystem. With these updates, we will be the first in the industry to bring together external threat intelligence and threat management alongside data security and identity, helping organisations to modernise their security operations and create the foundation for a zero-trust security strategy,” Justin Youngblood, vice president at IBM security, said. 

With the increased adoption of cloud amid the new normal, IBM earlier this week split itself into two public companies, to focus on its cloud computing and AI solutions. It also reportedly decided to move about a third of its employees to NewCo, the recently created cloud and infrastructure services entity.