Is your platform secure? Really?

Companies need to wake up and take note to the sophistication of today's cyber criminal. Sophisticated attack tools and practices that were once limited to Nation States (Countries), are now being used, and improved, by cyber criminal gangs across the globe who are bankrolled by for-hire services and their exploits. Additionally, attack profiles are driving down to the OS kernel level and virtualization hypervisor, which often go undetected using commercial security software and appliances.

Robert Bigman - CEO of 2BSecure and ex-CISO for the CIA

Every day, all day – data center security is front and center in today’s headlines. Trojan. Malware. Phishing. Virus. Worm. Spyware. Suffering a security breach can cause irreparable harm to your business, your clients and can also have a negative impact on you. Solitaire Interglobal Ltd. (SIL) has completed a study on the business impacts of IT security and has published ground-breaking research based on over 63,200 client data points.

Overall Average Intrusion Cost. Overall Expense (TCO) Summary If IT security has an impact on your company, your clients or you – hint: it really does – you will want to read this white paper by SIL. This quantitative analysis of the business differentiators among IBM and other vendor security technologies explores how the vulnerabilities in today’s virtualized, internet-connected, cloud-oriented environment can affect your businesses. It also illustrates how businesses struggle to understand the impact of IT security threats on their information delivery processes, support staffing and the different critical decision elements that need to be considered.

Download this leading-edge research today to learn about the critical business and performance metrics that can be used to assist an organization in choosing the optimal security platform.

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About the study

IBM engaged research firm Solitaire Interglobal Ltd. (SIL) to examine the real-world impact on businesses that deploy IBM’s Power platforms with its innate security, compared to those using other UNIX or x86 platforms and some of their unintegrated componentry. The study examined the robustness of the IBM Power platform versus other offerings on business management and technical parameters including:

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Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems for choice and flexibility. Learn how Power Systems has helped them revolutionise the way IT is developed and delivered, optimise for big data and analytics, and support private, public and hybrid offerings for scale-out or scale-up implementations all while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.