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IBM rolls out SaaS version of IBM Cloud Pak for Security

IBM rolls out SaaS version of IBM Cloud Pak for Security
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6 May, 2021

Technology major IBM on Wednesday introduced a software as a service (SaaS) version of IBM Cloud Pak for Security, aimed at easy adoption of zero trust security architecture by enterprises. 

The company has also partnered with San Francisco, California-based Zscaler, a leading cloud and network security provider and has released new blueprints for common zero trust use cases.  

Zero trust is a framework for modernizing the companies’ overall security programs and help them adapt to the risks emerging from their changing business environment.  

Partnership with Zscaler, IBM said in a statement, is a critical component of the zero trust approach to assist organisations with simplifying remote work and network security modernisation. The partnership will offer clients end-to-end secure access service edge (SASE) by combining Zscaler Private Access and Zscaler Internet Access with core technologies from IBM Security, such as IBM Security Verify. 

"The only way to truly secure today's digital businesses is to adopt a zero trust security model where validated user identity is combined with business policies for direct access to authorized applications and resources. Our alliance partnership with IBM Security, as part of the Zscaler Zero Trust Ecosystem, is helping organizations and their employees fully embrace working from anywhere while protecting enterprise data," Jay Chaudhry, chairman, CEO and founder of Zscaler said in a statement. 

During the announcements, IBM also introduced four blueprints focusing on preserving customer privacy, securing the hybrid and remote work force, reducing risk of insider threat and protecting hybrid cloud.  

In April, IBM had announced partnership with HCL Technologies to streamline threat management for clients through a modernised security operation center platform.