Computing pioneer IBM has launched white-label managed security services for operators to add to their portfolios. And it’s not a moment too soon: Based on data from IBM’s security services client base of 3,700, there has been a 30 percent increase over the last 120 days in network and Web-based security events, with the total number rising from 1.8 billion per day to more than 2.5 billion worldwide. And there’s been a 40 percent increase in client’s access of IBM virtual security operations centers.
“We are currently in a perfect storm of security threats as businesses are cutting costs, insider threats are rising, and cyber-criminals are using the ensuing confusion to create opportunities for themselves,” said Val Rahmani, general manager of IBM’s Internet Security Systems.
Here to help, IBM has opened eight global virtual security operations centers (VSOC) from service providers that can offer private-label managed security services to shore up offerings like hosted IP and cloud offerings (and legacy offerings too).
The managed offerings let end-users access the VSOCs via a branded portal to monitor and verify network and Web-based attacks. They can also leverage new identity and access management services that help combat online threats. Those services help organizations define system users and manage who has access to sensitive data and applications.