As the technology company announced, the new system available today "is the first platform to leverage new open source technologies that IBM pioneered that can search and translate data security from various sources. "
The new Cloud Pak for Security platform is able to collect threat information from various sources without having to transfer data. The company says that data transfer can cause complexity in environments in cloud and so when unnecessary, it streamlines the work of analysts on various cloud tools and systems.
"Without this capability, security forces have to manually look for the same threat indicators (such as signing malware or malicious IP address) in any environment, ”says IBM.
In addition, the new platform is designed to bring together different environments and sources in a single dashboard and will run either on-premise or in private or public cloud.
IBM Cloud Pak for Security also comes with built-in container capabilities through Red Hat OpenShift. It also includes connectors for integration with security tools from suppliers such as IBM, Carbon Black, Tenable, Elastic, BigFix and Splunk, as well as public cloud settings from IBM, AWS and Microsoft Azure.
The company says the new platform is based on open source standards, so that additional tools can work together.
“As businesses transfer critical workloads to hybrid cloud environments, security data is spread across various tools, cloud and IT infrastructure, ”said Mary O'Brien, CEO of IBM Security. "This creates gaps that allow for the penetration of threats, requiring security teams to create and maintain costly, complex solutions and to intervene manually. With Cloud Pak for Security we lay the foundations for a more connected security ecosystem, designed for the hybrid environment. ”
Earlier this month, IBM announced a partnership with Bank of America to develop a public cloud suitable for financial services, from regulatory facilities to privacy.