IBM works with with AWS on security for hybrid cloud

IBM Security has announced new technology initiatives leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS), designed to help clients simplify and extend their security visibility across AWS and hybrid cloud environments. The projects include integrations with AWS security services, quick start deployment for key IBM Security technologies, as well as consulting and managed security services support.

“IBM Security is focused on an open approach, allowing for deeper connections and visibility across the broader security, cloud and IT ecosystem,” said Aarti Borkar, Vice President, IBM Security. “Working with cloud providers like AWS is a critical part of this equation, helping provide a more seamless client experience in order to reduce security complexity for customers as they move further into the cloud.”

Through a combination of security technology and services that embrace AWS services, IBM Security states that it can work to help clients securely migrate to AWS and modernise workloads as part of their broader hybrid cloud strategy.

IBM Security QRadar (Security Information and Event Management solution) is now available as a paid listing on the AWS Marketplace, allowing customers to deploy security analytics within their environments. IBM Security is an AWS Technology Partner and QRadar delivers integrations across a broad set of AWS security services – including the recently announced AWS Network Firewall service, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Security Hub and Amazon GuardDuty among others.

IBM has published a Quick Start guide to help clients automate deployment of IBM’s flagship open security platform, IBM Cloud Pak for Security, across AWS environments. Cloud Pak for Security runs on Red Hat OpenShift containerised software and includes pre-built connectors for AWS, allowing security teams to search for threats across AWS and other environments from a single, unified security platform without migrating data.

IBM Security Services is recognised as an AWS Premier Consulting Partner that has achieved the AWS Security Competency designation, demonstrating consulting and managed security services (MSS) technical proficiency and evidence of customer success across a broad set of AWS security services offerings. IBM Security Services includes support for a number of AWS native security services including AWS Network Firewall, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon Inspector, Amazon Detective and Amazon GuardDuty.


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