IBM Collaborates with AWS on Security for Hybrid Cloud
IBM Security announced new technology initiatives leveraging Amazon Web Services. They are designed to help clients simplify and extend their security visibility across AWS and hybrid cloud environments.
The projects include integrations with AWS security services, quick start deployment for key IBM Security technologies, as well as expert consulting and managed security services support. As businesses move further into hybrid cloud operations, security teams may struggle to protect increasingly diverse and complex IT environments. Security system complexity is also a challenge and was identified as the top factor increasing data breach costs amongst surveyed organizations in the 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report from IBM and Ponemon Institute. As a result, companies are seeking solutions to streamline and modernize their security operations for the hybrid cloud era, which may be achieved through integrated offerings and collaboration between security leaders and cloud service providers.
"IBM Security is focused on an open approach, allowing for deeper connections and visibility across the broader security, cloud and IT ecosystem," said Aarti Borkar, Vice President, IBM Security. "Working with cloud providers like AWS is a critical part of this equation, helping provide a more seamless client experience in order to reduce security complexity for customers as they move further into the cloud." Through a combination of security technology and services that embrace AWS services, IBM Security can work to help clients securely migrate to AWS and modernize workloads as part of their broader hybrid cloud strategy, IBM said in a statement.