IBM acquires security and compliance firm Ounce Labs

IBM to integrate Ounce Labs into its Rational software business

From growing concerns around the increasingly advanced techniques of cyber criminals, to the concern of not being in compliance with mandatory business regulations, standards and policies, companies often need to take a more proactive and end-to-end approach to reducing risk and lowering costs. IBM helps customers quickly respond to many of these emerging regulation and compliance issues, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

This acquisition further reinforces IBM's overall security offering strategy. IBM can provide customers with security analysis solutions across multiple risk areas, spanning major business areas such as people, processes, applications, data, technology and physical facilities.