Who Owns Security in a Hybrid Multicloud World?

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How IBM can help you with a security-first approach.

In our recent blog, “Is APAC Ready for the Hybrid Cloud?,” we explored how businesses in APAC are preparing to embrace the accelerated shift to hybrid multicloud environments. In wake of the new normal, with increasingly remote working environments, most enterprises in APeJ have increased spending on security. Clients are looking for a secure-first approach while embarking on the journey to a hybrid multicloud world.

Securing hybrid multicloud is easier said than done

Hybrid multicloud environment comes with nuances that need to be addressed. For example, in hybrid multicloud deployments, it is common for businesses to access and derive insights from multiple data sources – as many as 400 to 1,000 [1], in some cases. In order to secure these sources, companies rely on 85 tools from 40 different vendors.

The real complexity, though, is not just due to the usage of many tools or lack of seamless integration. The main concern arises from the expectation of managing and operating this hybrid multicloud environment with strong security and governance.

Key considerations for choosing the right security platform provider

Choosing the right security platform that fits best for your enterprise has to be a deliberate choice. It is important to look for a vendor who can leverage existing investments and tools and has the flexibility to be compatible in a hybrid multicloud environment. Also, the platform should be open enough to support integration with your current environment and fundamentally integrate threat intelligence adjusted to the new reality of impending cyberattacks and increased systemic vulnerabilities, keeping teams focused on innovation and business acceleration.

IBM: A trusted advisor and vendor of choice

IBM is a trusted partner with proven security, compliance, and governance embedded into hybrid cloud architecture, providing a wide range of solutions and secure-by-design infrastructure that power the industry’s most trusted security-first cloud platform. IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Services have hardware and data security standards that are unmatched in the industry. IBM Threat Management solutions — built on open standards — give a unified view across security tools, enabling quick action to mitigate threats. And IBM Cloud Pak® for Security — an open, integrated security platform — can connect multiple security tools to generate deeper insights into threats across hybrid multicloud environments.

Why IBM: Analysts speak

Truly Open: The idea of a unified management platform is not new, and several companies are developing similar architectures. But IBM Cloud Pak for Security framework is accepting of open source and competitive cybersecurity tools, while competitors are creating automation for their own platforms - Christopher Kissel, Research Director, Security and Trust Products, IDC

How companies are succeeding by partnering with IBM

To stay ahead of emerging cyberattacks, Indonesia’s Bank Mandiri wanted to reinvent their security platform with a holistic cyber resilience approach. They partnered with IBM Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Services to detect advanced security threats and respond to and recover from disruptive events.

Sri Lanka’s Cargills Bank wanted to enhance its defensive security capabilities and implement stronger preventive protocols to keep sophisticated threats at bay. They deployed IBM’s cognitive security solution and used AI to proactively detect advanced threats and expedite investigation and response processes by turning a huge amount of security information into actionable insights for faster decision making.

Having a security-first approach is no longer a choice — just like the decision to embrace cloud for digitization is no longer a choice. With proven industry-leading solutions, IBM can help you deliver on this premise.

Learn more about how IBM can revolutionize security in a hybrid multicloud environment.

[1] IDG and Matillion Market Pulse Survey: Optimizing Business Analytics by Transforming Data in the Cloud, 2019

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