IBM has announced a new security service suite that will help enterprises apply a unified security approach across diversified hybrid cloud environments. The new services useAI and automation to help enterprises identify and prioritize risks, respond to potential threats across cloud environments, and connect that data with their broader security operations and on-premises systems.
Organizations today are leveraging a mix of cloud and on-premises resources to balance agility, security, and cost savings for their business. While the flexibility of a hybrid cloud can offer many benefits, many companies are challenged to maintain visibility and effectively manage the breadth of security controls across this dispersed IT environment.
"Cloud security can appear daunting, with defenders facing an expansive attack surface, shared responsibility models, and rapidly evolving cloud platforms and tools. We cannot assume that legacy approaches for security will work in this new operating model. Instead, security should be modernized specifically for the hybrid cloud era, with a strategy based on zero trust principles that bring together context, collaboration, and visibility across any cloud environment," said VikramChhabra, Global Director of Offering Management and Strategy for IBM Security Services.
IBM said that the expanded Security Services for Cloud portfolio is designed to help companies connect and simplify cloud security across ecosystems. It will help bring IBM and third-party technologies alongside support to manage security across cloud environments, including AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. The new services will add up to a portfolio of new advisory and managed security services that will reduce the risk of cloud misconfigurations and provide insights into potential risks and threats.