The only cloud provider that’s also a leading security company

When you partner with IBM, you gain access not only to a full stack of IBM Cloud security services, but also to a security team supporting more than 12,000 customers in 133 countries. As a proven leader in enterprise security, IBM holds more than 3,500 security patents and, by combining the security immune system with advanced cognitive computing, IBM Cloud enables organizations like yours to continue to innovate while reducing risk. Watch the video, The IBM Cloud: The Cloud for You.

Security and the IBM Cloud

Identity and access management

Gartner has named IBM a leader in its first-ever Magic Quadrant for Access Management, worldwide for 2017. IBM Security identity and access management solutions can strengthen compliance and reduce risk by protecting and monitoring user access in today's cloud environment. IBM Security identity and access solutions can also help safeguard valuable data and applications with context-based access control, security policy enforcement and business-driven identity governance.

Visibility and intelligence

For eight consecutive years, IBM QRadar® SIEM solution has been a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for security information and event management (SIEM). IBM is working to provide you with the visibility you need to detect and prioritize threats. IBM's intelligent approach to security analytics can help you find threats faster, dramatically accelerate investigation times, automate compliance and respond to incidents.

Data protection

In the Overall Leadership rating, Kuppinger Cole selected IBM based on the company’s global market presence, range of database-agnostic security solutions and impressive financial strength. Data in-motion and data at-rest, using a framework of foundational cloud security capabilities, can help you securely connect people, applications and devices to the cloud. State of the art data encryption, personally identifiable information (PII) monitoring and a network security program combine to offer a comprehensive solution for your data protection needs.

Network security

IBM Cloud provides unbiased guidance and deep knowledge on networking across industries. IBM Cloud uses a 360-degree approach that includes strategy, assessment, planning, design, implementation and management. Physical security, network isolation and protection and secure connectivity are core to network security for all workloads. IBM Managed Cloud Network Security services offer industry-leading technology to help secure your information assets, often at a fraction of the cost of in-house security resources.

Application security

IBM X-Force® research consistently reveals that a significant percentage of security vulnerabilities pertain to cloud and mobile applications. IBM Cloud application security testing solutions provide preemptive protection for mobile and web-based applications. They secure apps from malicious use today and help you remediate potential attacks in the future. IBM Cloud provides multi-tenant application isolation, and security for application runtimes and services.

Workload security management

Secure engineering, secure deployment and operations, availability and business continuity management are brought together in a DevOps model. IBM Cloud enables businesses to continuously develop and deploy applications on the cloud, incorporating customer feedback and new requirements as they arise. IBM Managed Security Services offers industry-leading tools, technology and expertise to help secure your information assets.

Physical security

IBM Cloud employees and clients host business workloads, including sensitive and regulated types, knowing that the physical environment is managed to be able to achieve 100 percent availability. IBM Cloud data center personnel follow strictly-controlled identity and access management policies, including proximity badges and biometrics. IBM Cloud maintains — under stringent third-party review — audit reports for compliance certificates tailored to suit the most stringent industry and regulatory requirements.

A leading portfolio of security products

Protect sensitive data from millions of kinds of malware, and secure it to the core.

Securing the next-generation platforms


IBM Blockchain has the only fully integrated enterprise-ready blockchain platform designed to accelerate the development, governance and operation of a multi-institution business network. This trio — accelerated development, democratic governance and always-on operations — gives you the edge to solve real problems and create new innovative business models. You and your ecosystem can quickly develop, govern and operate to take full advantage of blockchain for your applications.

Internet of Things

IBM Watson IoT Platform on IBM Cloud is recognized for cognitive analytics, multi-layered security, innovative blockchain technologies and global availability to local and multinational customers. IBM Watson IoT Platform has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape report. Take advantage of secure, globally distributed data, analytics and cloud facilities, edge capabilities and a rich ecosystem of suppliers and solution providers that only IBM Cloud, with its deep security and IoT expertise, can provide.

Internet of Things solutions from IBM

Why trust the IBM Cloud


IBM Cloud compliance and trust certifications are one more confirmation of our strong commitment to protecting your data and your cloud. Rest assured, when it comes to meeting the world’s global and regulated industry standards, we’ve done the work for you.


Protecting your data is mission critical to IBM. IBM Cloud services are designed to protect your proprietary content and data. Access to your data is strictly controlled and monitored in accordance with IBM’s internal privileged user monitoring and auditing programs.

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