Since the acquisition of Q1 Labs in 2011, IBM has sold its QRadar Security software management technology in the traditional way, through which customers pay one price and download the version they want. However, the company launched two new cloud services that make the technology is available through a software-as-a-service model.
The new cloud solutions will provide companies the ability to prioritize quickly real threats and free up critical resources to combat cyber-attacks. According to the IBM 2014 Cyber Index report, organizations dealing globally with an average of 91 million potential security events each year, creating vast amounts of data that must be stored and analyzed. Cloud-based threat monitoring and analysis provides the simplicity of a hosted implementation, combined with analytical capabilities and security services needed to monitor IT environments.
The first of the solution, IBM Security Intelligence in the cloud, helps organizations determine whether security-related events are simply anomalies or potential threats. Built as a cloud service using the IBM QRadar, organizations can quickly correlate the data security event with information about the risk of more than 500 data sources with support for devices, systems, and applications. It is complemented by over 1500 predefined reports for use cases such as compliance, vulnerability management, and security incident response.
The Log Intelligent management in the cloud tool is designed to simplify security and compliance data collection and reporting needs. Equipped with IBM QRadar technology, Intelligent Log Management uses analytics and hosted technology, and provide overall compliance with high correlation in real time and anomaly detection capabilities. Through support for over 400 platforms, security managers can also capture records from virtually any device in the security operation.
IBM has also announced it will make available its extensive library of data security intelligence by IBM X-Force Exchange, a new platform for sharing information on cyber threats. From X-Force Exchange, security experts can freely access decades of practical information about IBM and third threats, also including real-time indicators of attacks that are taking place at all times. Currently, X-Force Exchange contains more than 700 terabytes of aggregated raw data provided by IBM, an amount that will continue to increase.
These new offerings are supported and delivered through the next generation of IBM managed security services platform, handling more than 15 billion security events per day for more than 4,000 customers worldwide. This approach helps companies better integrate intelligence on security threats, big data analytics, and personalized services. Furthermore, users may experience better threats response time, potentially reducing the overall cost of security in the average of 55 percent. It also significantly improves threat detection, helping customers to automatically sorting up to 95% of security events.
It is estimated that the growth of hybrid cloud will reach about $84.67 billion in 2019. The recent MarketsandMarkets report found that hybrid cloud provide excellent high-end solutions such as integration, cloud management, cloud security, networking, and consulting to offer highly scalable resources that can be adjusted on-demand.
IBM, through its analytics solutions, wants to remove the burden of enterprises integration, service and support of new infrastructure and solves the problems associated with major IT issues such as security and compliance with regulatory requirements.