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IBM - Cyber Resiliency

Vendor Analysis

by Mike Smart

published on May 22, 2019

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Report Overview:

IBM organizes its cybersecurity services portfolio around seven key competencies: security strategy, risk, and compliance; security intelligence and operations; X-Force Red offensive security; X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS); Identity and Access Management (IAM); data and access security; and Infrastructure and endpoint security.

Who is this Report for:

NelsonHall’s Cyber Resiliency profile on IBM is a comprehensive assessment of IBM’s offerings and capabilities designed for:

  • Sourcing managers monitoring the capabilities of existing suppliers of managed security services and identifying vendor suitability for resiliency services RFPs
  • Vendor marketing, sales, and business managers looking to benchmark themselves against their peers
  • Financial analysts and investors specializing in the IT services sector.

Scope of this Report:

The report provides a comprehensive and objective analysis of IBM’s cyber resiliency offerings and capabilities, and market and financial strengths, including:

  • Identification of the company’s strategy, emphasis, and new developments
  • Analysis of the company’s strengths, weaknesses, and outlook
  • Revenue estimates
  • Analysis of the profile of the company’s customer base including the company’s targeting strategy and examples of current contracts
  • Analysis of the company’s offerings and key service components
  • Analysis of the company’s delivery organization including the location of delivery locations.

Key Findings & Highlights:

This NelsonHall vendor assessment analyzes IBM’s offerings and capabilities in cyber resiliency.

IBM's security services are organized around seven competencies:

  • Its security strategy, risk, and compliance competency: aims to evaluate a client's existing security strategies, identify security and compliance gaps, and provide consulting and managed services to secure the client
  • Security Intelligence and operations: focus on the build and management of security operations centers (SOCs)
  • The X-Force Red Offensive Security competency: provides security testing programs using propriety and third-party tools
  • X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) competency: complements the X-Force Red Offensive Security competency by building incident response planning and services
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) competency: aims to build effective identity and access management and governance, with a focus on the cloud
  • The data and access security competency: focuses on the deployment and monitoring of data protection systems
  • Infrastructure and endpoint security: provide security infrastructure monitoring and management for endpoints and infrastructure for the cloud.

IBM provides security services from its six 24x7 security operations centers (SOCs) and its five none-24x7 SOCs.

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