IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center Protects Data and Assess Risk Across Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Environments

IBM is expanding the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center, a suite of modernized cloud security and compliance solutions designed to help enterprises mitigate risk and protect data across their hybrid, multi-cloud environments and workloads.

Research from IBM revealed that more than 77% of global business leaders have adopted a hybrid cloud approach, yet more than half of respondents are still concerned about security and believe compliance in the cloud is too difficult to maintain.

To help clients overcome these challenges, the next evolution of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center aims to help clients continuously monitor and manage their security and compliance from a central dashboard across their hybrid and public cloud environments—not just IBM Cloud.

With the new addition of IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center Data Security Broker, developed in collaboration with Baffle, Inc., the capabilities of the solution suite extend beyond compliance posture management and workload protection capabilities to include application-level security, according to the company.

The new IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center Data Security Broker solution provides a transparent layer of data encryption with format preserving encryption and anonymization technology to protect sensitive data used in business applications and AI workloads.

"IBM Cloud has a long history of working with clients in financial services and other highly regulated industries, especially when it comes to helping them to drive innovation while protecting their sensitive data," said Rohit Badlaney, general manager, IBM Cloud Product and Industry Platform. "The expansion of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center demonstrates our continued focus on industry-specific capabilities that help address real world business challenges for our clients. For example, clients have the ability to utilize the IBM Cloud Framework for Financial Services, which can help them address evolving rules, laws and regulations surrounding cloud risk.  The new capabilities showcase our commitment to supporting clients on their hybrid cloud modernization journeys, designed for security, compliance, privacy, and trust at the forefront of our product roadmap."

In addition to IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center Data Security Broker, the expanded IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center suite will include several new capabilities to support clients, especially those in regulated industries, address industry security, compliance, and data residency requirements:

  • Enhanced cloud security posture management (CSPM), workload protection (CWPP), and infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) to help protect hybrid, multi-cloud environments and workloads.
  • Intelligent automation technology with deployable architectures, which has the potential to accelerate secured cloud adoption, without requiring developers to have extensive compliance knowledge, nor engage in complex post deployment detection and mitigation.
  • Visibility into third- and fourth-party risk posture through integrations to risk management solutions.

Expanded compliance capabilities will be available in Q42023 and will include the automation of implementation and management of compliance controls and centralized data collection to help clients support new regulatory compliance standards, according to the company.

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