IBM launches open-source technology to speed cyberattack response on clouds

U.S. tech major IBM has announced the launch of its new platform called ‘Cloud Pak for Security,’ which will connect any security tool, cloud, or on-premise systems without moving data from its sources.

In a statement issued by the company on Wednesday, IBM said, “This platform includes open-source technology for haunting threats, automation capabilities to help speed response to cyberattacks, and the ability to run in any environment.”

The statement added, “This is a first platform to leverage new open-source technology, which can search and translate security data from a variety of sources, bringing together critical security insights from across a company’s multi-cloud It environment.”

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“The company’s attempts to protect the fragmented IT environment often require security teams to undertake complex integrations and continuously switch between different screens and point products.,” the statement added.

Speaking on the launch, Mary O’Brien, General Manager, IBM Security, was quoted as saying, “With Cloud Pak for Security, we’re helping to lay the foundation for a more connected security ecosystem designed for the hybrid, multi-cloud world.”

Further adding to the statement, Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, said: “Organizations have rapidly adopted new security technologies to keep up with the latest threats. but are now juggling dozens of disconnected tools that don’t always work well together.”

“The industry needs to solve this issue for customers by shifting to more open technologies and unified platforms that can serve as the connective glue between security point tools. IBM’s approach aligns with this requirement and has the potential to bring together every layer of the security stack within a single, simplified interface,” he added.