IBM Named Leader in Worldwide Managed Security Services

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By Athena Yenko | July 27, 2014 9:16 AM EST

Analysts at IDC Marketplace names IBM as world's leader in its Worldwide Managed Security Services 2014 Vendor Assessment.

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A worker is pictured behind a logo at the IBM stand on the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover February 26, 2011. The world's largest IT fair CeBIT opens its doors on March 1 and runs through March 5. Credit: Reuters/Tobias Schwarz

On July 25, IBM announced that out of the 11 companies asses by IDC for its Worldwide Managed Security Services 2014 Vendor Assessment, analysts listed the company as the leader for its impressive "strengths in advanced threat intelligence, big data analysis of threat intelligence, cloud security, complementary services, and customer portal."

The recognition shows that IBM protects companies from growing cyber attacks and protects businesses' most valuable assets, including those in the cloud.

 "Companies today face an unprecedented number of potential threats which have pushed security to the top of boardroom agenda. With this evaluation, the IDC MarketScape recognizes the power of our security services offering and our ability to help customers around the globe analyze, identify and prevent threats that can potentially cripple their business," Kris Lovejoy, General Manager, IBM Security Services said in a statement.

IBM is proud to underline that the IDC report named it as the only one of the few "participants with managed security services delivery that can be considered truly global."

IBM also boasts of its Security Operations Center practice that according to the report helps "customers identify ways to improve results from their security information and event management solutions and assist customers that want to build their own security operation centers."

Through this recognition, IBM promises to uphold the excellent service it gives to its 130 country clients through 10 centers located in different countries. These centers monitor 15 billion security events 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"Today's news recognizes IBM's commitment to providing security intelligence that helps organizations holistically protect their people, data, applications and technology infrastructure. IBM has more than 3,000 security related patents and more than 1,200 security software developers, 2,000 security consultants, and 6,000 security researchers, developers and subject matter experts," IBM said in a statement.

IBM had also partnered a Latin American healthcare sciences publisher through servicing its medical mobile apps.

 "As healthcare providers increasingly seek greater efficiencies across clinical workflows, mobile and data analytics will continue to create new opportunities for innovation. The IBM MobileFirst portfolio is helping organizations like PLM take advantage of new market opportunities, while delivering exceptional value that can improve health outcomes," Julio Velázquez, software manager, IBM México said.

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A worker is pictured behind a logo at the IBM stand on the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover February 26, 2011. The world's largest IT fair CeBIT opens its doors on March 1 and runs through March 5. Credit: Reuters/Tobias Schwarz
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