As announced, the security services is designed in such a way that it brings together cloud-native, IBM and third-party technologies along with IBM expertise to help organizations create a unified security approach across their cloud ecosystems. Furthermore, the services are expected to help companies assess current cloud security posture, as well as build and manage access, policies and technical controls to safeguard both new and existing cloud resources.
The expanded Security Services is expected to enable companies adopt a consistent security strategy across their hybrid cloud environments including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure, amongst others.
“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 Vikram Chhabra, Global Director, Offering Management and Strategy, IBM Security Services.
According to IBM, the new and enhanced services include cloud native security services, cloud security posture management, container security, cloud security strategy as well as integration with IBM Security X-Force Red. In addition, the services is claimed to leverage AI and automation to help identify and prioritize risks, respond to potential threats across an organization’s cloud environments, and connect that data with their broader security operations and on-premises systems.
The company expects its new services to support clients in any stage of their cloud security journey – helping organizations on how to move data, users and workloads to the cloud as well as providing continual risk monitoring and threat management for their existing hybrid cloud architecture.