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IBM Security Announces New Partnership with Google Cloud to Deliver New Security Consulting and Managed Services Designed for Google Cloud Customers

By Mike Sanders posted Mon December 16, 2019 12:00 PM


Today, IBM Security Services announced a new partnership with Google Cloud to deliver systems integration and managed security services for Google Cloud customers.

Under this new partnership, IBM Security will deliver high value security services and products to Google Cloud clients to enhance the alignment of Google Cloud’s defense-in-depth security capabilities with the enterprise’s security program. Using the combination of Google Cloud technology with IBM security capabilities, organizations can accelerate security as an enabler for innovation on cloud.

"We are delighted to partner with IBM Security to help customers move their critical data assets to Google Cloud with the highest degree of confidence in the security of their data,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice President, Global Ecosystem at Google Cloud.

As enterprises continue to adopt Google Cloud and hybrid cloud environments as the key enabler for their digital transformation journeys, they face challenges in enforcing and managing their security and compliance policies. Although Google Cloud provides valuable native security capabilities, organizations are ultimately responsible for security of their complex cloud and IT environments. Further, organizations often require additional expertise and tools to help configure, implement and manage cloud-native controls, including aligning cloud-native controls to their enterprise security program.

New IBM Security Solutions Designed for Google Cloud

For Google Cloud clients, IBM Security now delivers the following solutions designed to improve threat management effectiveness, visibility and policy on hybrid cloud while off-loading non-strategic activity:

IBM Managed Cloud Security Services designed for Google Cloud:

  • IBM X-Force threat management
  • Managed detection and response (EDR)
  • Managed container security
  • Orchestrated incident response
  • Centralized and simplified visibility for 3rd party security controls (endpoint, vulnerability scanning, etc.)

IBM consulting and system integration capabilities designed for Google Cloud:

  • Cloud security and compliance strategy
  • Data security services
  • Secure application design and development
  • Secure DevSecOps advisory
  • Secure operations and design with native Google Cloud security alignment
  • Cloud security posture management
  • Container security services
  • Offensive testing
  • Incident response planning
  • SAP security

Organizations using IBM Security’s deep security expertise with Google Cloud also benefit from many IBM technologies that can enhance native security capabilities including IBM QRadar SIEM (now available on the Google Marketplace), Resilient incident response with orchestration, Guardium Data Protection, and IBM Security Access Manager.

Stronger Together: IBM Security and Google Cloud

IBM Security solutions coupled with Google Cloud create a secure platform ready to maximize compliance and minimize risk. The combined solution enables the confidence needed to accelerate transformation to cloud.

Visit here to learn more about these GCP + IBM Security solutions.

1 comment



Tue December 17, 2019 07:26 AM

Good Updates