IBM delivers disaster recovery, security services to SoftLayer clients

Companies can now quickly deploy business innovative critical applications on a SoftLayer platform


According to IBM’s 2013 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) study, 70 percent of CISOs are concerned about cloud and mobile security and with good reason—sophisticated and targeted attacks are on the rise and according to reports, less than 2 percent of breaches are detected in the first 24 hours and less than 46 percent in the first 30 days1.

With today’s news, IBM complements SoftLayer’s secure facilities and world class security infrastructure and processes with new managed security services. These new services deliver around-the-clock firewall, unified threat management for firewall and intrusion detection and prevention management and monitoring services for SoftLayer customers. Now customers can benefit from IBM's security operations and intelligence analysts who will help identify threats, often before they are known by the world at large, track incidents and collect data, pinpoint potential vulnerabilities and in the end safeguard a business’s operations. In addition to the cloud, these services capabilities can be integrated with on premise security equipment, which in the end enables customers to quickly obtain an integrated view of their overall Enterprise IT security.

Later this year, IBM will offer additional security services for SoftLayer customers including enhanced distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, Web and email protection, managed endpoint protection and more.

To find out more about the benefits of virtualized server recovery managed service visit the IBM Smarter Planet blog or watch the video at http://bit.ly/OQ4Uhf.

In addition to bringing these new services to SoftLayer customers, IBM and Novitex Enterprise Solutions today announced that they have signed an estimated $10-million agreement for IBM to provide cloud-based Infrastructure and Security services leveraging Softlayer’s open, scalable and secure infrastructure to support Novitex’s industry leading document outsourcing solutions.

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For more information about IBM Security Services, visit: http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/en/it-services/security-services/

For more information about IBM Business continuity and resiliency services, visit: http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/en/it-services/business-continuity/