IBM launches new business intelligence solutions
People in the IT GRC community have been talking about the next generation in security incident and event monitoring (SIEM) for a while now.
The key idea is that continuous monitoring of security issues needs to advance beyond hardware and move into a whole new real-time realm. The goal of many in the security monitoring industry is "security intelligence," which encompasses a wide devices, information and information types in heterogeneous computing environments.
These days, such environments encompass clouds of all types, devices of all types and new types of computing structures. So is there a way to think systemically about security, given all this? Is there a way to get intelligent in this terrain?
IBM thinks so.
Through its Q1 Labs investment, IBM has launched an array of new products and services that feature business intelligence applied to security issues regarding smart phones, cloud computing and Big Data, arguably three of the biggest IT trends buffeting companies. That one company has taken on security in these three areas speaks to the sort of ambitions the company harbors.In particular, it is calling its Big Data system the first security system ever built for Hadoop.
It would be tempting to think that this sort of rollout might prod some security executives to start thinking more holistically about security, but the reality is that most companies will continue to approach it all in piecemeal fashion for the foreseeable future.
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