Information technology (IT) services major IBM on Tuesday announced a partnership with HCL Technologies (HCL) to streamline threat management for clients through a modernised security operation center (SOC) platform.
HCL’s Cybersecurity Fusion Centers will be designed to take work with IBM’s Cloud Pak for Security. This will enable them to create a unified security platform connecting security teams, tools and processes across the threat lifecycle, a statement said.
This collaboration builds on HCL and IBM’s recent alliance expansion to help organisations with digital transformation.
HCL’s Cybersecurity Fusion Centers deliver threat management services to clients around the world through six global security operations and response facilities. IBM’s Cloud Pak for Security will be the foundation to connect security tools, data and workflows with HCL customers.
HCL is part of IBM’s Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem, an initiative to support partners of all types -- whether they build on, service or resell IBM technologies and platforms -- allowing clients manage and modernise workloads with Red Hat OpenShift for any cloud environment, including the IBM public cloud.
“Enterprises operating in today’s fast-moving digital world need a cybersecurity strategy capable of tackling increasingly sophisticated threats. Collaboration is key in the cybersecurity industry to build and implement the solutions to stay one step ahead,” Maninder Singh, corporate vice president of cyber security services at HCL Technologies, said in the statement.
“This collaboration enables us to enhance the service that we provide to our clients and to combine the threat detection and response technologies with the development of technological processes and the experience of our professionals across all areas of cybersecurity,” he said.
Modern security demands an open platform that leverages AI and automation to help security operations teams connect disparate tools, provide insights and orchestrate response across hybrid cloud environments, Justin Youngblood, vice president, IBM security said.
“With this collaboration, HCL and IBM are modernising security operations and helping clients accelerate their security outcomes,” he said.