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IBM Brings Security Intelligence, Log Management Services to the Cloud

IBM announced on Tuesday the launch of two new cloud-based threat analytics services designed to help companies prioritize security events and simplify log management.

Powered by IBM’s QRadar technology, the new services are available through a SaaS model and they can be acquired along with other Security Managed Services from IBM.

One of the new services is IBM Security Intelligence on Cloud. The solution is designed to help companies determine if the security events they detect are real threats or just anomalies. It allows IBM customers to correlate security events with threat information from more than 500 data sources.

The security intelligence service also provides over 1,500 reports that are predefined for various types of use cases, including vulnerability management, compliance, and incident response. Additionally, customers can leverage the IBM X-Force Exchange threat intelligence sharing platform which is integrated with QRadar.

Another new solution provided by IBM as a cloud service is Intelligent Log Management on Cloud, which simplifies an organization’s compliance and reporting needs.

“Intelligent Log Management uses analytics and a hosted, multi-tenant technology to rapidly deliver comprehensive compliance with powerful real-time correlation and anomaly detection capabilities,” IBM said.

Intelligent Log Management allows security teams to capture logs from almost any device in their organization because the solution supports over 400 platforms.

“Organizations are facing a security data tsunami that can overwhelm even the most sophisticated enterprise’s security program,” noted Jason Corbin, VP of product management and strategy at IBM Security. “Security leaders are telling us they want increased visibility through the cloud and control throughout their hybrid IT environments. The option of doing predictive analytics via the cloud gives security teams the flexibility to bring in skills, innovation and information on demand across all of their security environments.”

It’s not surprising that IBM is bringing an increasing number of its solutions to the cloud. In a Q1 2015 earnings report published on Monday, the company announced that its cloud revenue increased by over 60 percent to $3.8 billion compared to the first quarter of 2014.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.