On April 27, 2021, two tech giants – HCl Technologies and IBM – announced a collaboration, which will help streamline threat management services through a unified modern security operation center (SOC) platform. It will also help security teams with a unified security platform that consists of tools and processes across the threat lifecycle.
As per the announcement, HCL’s Cybersecurity Fusion Centers will now be designed in a manner that it can smoothly integrate and take advantage of IBM’s Cloud Pak for Security. This collaboration adds to HCL and IBM’s recent alliance for helping organizations with digital transformation.
HCL’s Cybersecurity Fusion Centers
HCL’s Cybersecurity Fusion Centers (CSFC) provides threat management services to clients around the world through six global security operations and response facilities based across Europe, Asia, and North America. The CSFC integrates multi-domain security teams, processes, and cutting-edge analytics enabling organizations to detect threats faster and resolve incidents efficiently. Apart from monitoring, alerting, resolving and remediation of security incidents, HCL’s CSFC also helps organizations to comply with local data sovereignty regulations like GDPR.
IBM’s Cloud Pak for Security
Cloud Pak for Security is an open, containerized software platform that allows companies to quickly integrate a wide range of security data, tools, and clouds for deeper insights into threats across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. The increased visibility and flexible growth capabilities make it a hot choice amongst its customer bases. IBM’s Cloud Pak for Security will serve as the foundation to connect security tools, data, and workflows with HCL customers.
What the Collaborators Said
Maninder Singh, Corporate Vice President, Cyber Security Services at HCL Technologies said,
Enterprises operating in today’s fast-moving digital world need a cybersecurity strategy capable of tackling increasingly sophisticated threats. Collaboration is key in the cybersecurity industry to build and implement the solutions to stay one step ahead. This collaboration enables us to combine the threat detection and response technologies with the development of technological processes and the experience of our professionals across all areas of cybersecurity.
Adding to this, Justin Youngblood, Vice President, IBM Security said, “Many companies today are struggling with the complexity of security operations amidst cloud adoption and fragmented IT infrastructure, which can hamper their ability to discover and respond to threats. Modern security demands an open platform that leverages AI and automation to help security operations teams connect disparate tools, provide insights and orchestrate response across hybrid cloud environments.”