By Kandyce Tripp, Partner, Global Security Services Alliances, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software
Cybersecurity is about people and skills, not just technology. Yet many organizations have too many security solutions, with not enough skilled people to manage them. To help our clients meet these challenges, IBM Security Services is excited to launch our new Alliance Program with leading security vendors, to help customers simplify and streamline their security approach and manage their existing security investments.
We know how tough it is to manage disparate and disconnected security solutions in the face of growing threats and limited resources. Based on thousands of IBM Security engagements, we have seen many clients use up to 85 security products across 40 different vendors. Security complexity and the skills shortage were among the top factors leading to increased costs for organizations suffering a breach, according to the 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report. To support our clients, IBM Security Services has relationships with the top security vendors worldwide, and every year trains and certifies our consulting and delivery teams so that you do not have to maintain those skills yourselves.
To help you cut through complexity, we’re formalizing how we work with these technology vendors, bringing IBM Security Services global cybersecurity advisors together with integrated, leading technologies – the ones that you may already use today.
As the world’s largest cybersecurity vendor, we already have a strong network of partners connecting with our technology in the IBM Security Technology Alliance Program and others collaborating on threat intelligence with IBM X-Force® Exchange. In addition, IBM Security is a founding member of the Open Cybersecurity Alliance where we are working to help make cybersecurity truly interoperable. The new IBM Security Services Alliance Program builds on this long history, and works to help you reach your desired security outcomes – faster.
Our offerings help you meet security goals such as managing risk, protecting data, managing threats and digital transformation and modernization, including hybrid cloud security.
Whether you work at home, at the office, or on the road we make your work environment more secure. IBM Security provides consulting, cloud and managed security services in more than 170 countries managing over 4.7 trillion security events per month. We secure 100 percent of the US Fortune 100 and 95 percent of the Global Fortune 500. Our global and regional SOCs are strategically placed around the world enabling us to provide our managed security services 24 x 7 x 365.
At IBM Security, we’re here to help you simplify and navigate wherever you stand in your cybersecurity journey. Discover more about us and how your organization can participate in streamlining your security by visiting our Alliance Program website.
 Ponemon Institute, Cost of a Data Breach Report 2020, sponsored by IBM Security, July 2020.