There’s no arguing that technology is increasingly evolving and shifting. In recent years, we’ve seen this as a shift towards the cloud, providing many advantages and offering an agility never seen before in computing. As a natural progression, it makes sense that security solutions are being offered from the cloud, in the ‘as a service’ format. Experts predict this will grow at five times the rate of traditional software delivery.
Cloud-based technologies have the upper hand in the fight against malicious attacks and software vulnerabilities. The remarkable speed in reaction, along with the abilities to analyze vast amounts of data, are compelling benefits. There is also a welcome factor of convenience. Service providers can deliver a truly scalable solution to clients, enabling business expansion and an increase in revenue streams. Let’s take a deeper look into the future of cybersecurity and how service providers can capitalize.
Enterprise-Class Security for Organizations of All Sizes
Previously, these capabilities would have come with a big price tag. The innovation, pace and expertise from IBM have equipped service providers with attractively-priced offerings that match their clients’ needs.
IBM is a marketplace leader for Security-as-as-Service (SaaS) technology and, quite sensibly, they’re not delivering their cloud-based solutions as a one-size-fits-all offering. Industries tend to have very specific needs and budgets and with IBM, service providers can address the market demand with a comprehensive suite of cloud-based solutions.
There’s also another factor in why the cloud has the edge over conventional solutions, particularly with IBM’s offerings—cognitive computing. As a security intelligence technology, it produces data-derived insights and endpoint analysis.
Cover Every Device, Every Endpoint
Here in the age of mobility, it’s reassuring to know IBM’s cloud-based security can cover all kinds of devices, from conventional computers to tablets and smartphones. Yet it doesn’t stop there. The coverage even extends to the Internet of Things (IoT), ensuring wearables and emerging gadgets can come under a BYOD policy.
The approach used by IBM is EMM—Enterprise Mobility Management, which covers applications, content and data. With everything wrapped up on this platform, end-users have a more consumer-like experience and complexities are significantly reduced. The end result is a lot more welcoming, with greatly improved efficiencies.
The cost of information loss can run into the millions and in some cases, causes irreparable harm to reputation. Thankfully, with IBM’s cloud-based security platforms the protection from existing and emerging mobile threats becomes faster, easier and stronger.
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Service providers must acknowledge that mobile is a productivity playmaker, and massive mobile adoption is a reality. It is spreading across all industries and impacting organizations of all types and sizes. Businesses demand a solution that fully enables the workforce to tackle any unique mobile use case such as:
- Doctors and nursesusing tablets to get immediate access to patient health care records in order to make informed, life-saving decisions.
- Banks and credit unionspivoting to secure data on mobile devices to uphold regulatory compliance.
- Retailersusing point-of-sale (POS) smartphones to scan bar codes, swipe credit cards and securely process transactions.
- Field service crews depending on mobile devices to pull down pertinent client data from the cloud anytime and anywhere.