IBM – Malware Solution

Real-time information and automated analysis provide smarter malware protection

Published on 01-Nov-2010

Validated on 16 Dec 2013

"This service has become a key operational security tool, allowing IBM constant view into anything malicious throughout its environment on a near-time basis. " - Linda Betz, director of IT policy and information security, IBM

Customer:
IBM Corporation

Industry:
Computer Services

Deployment country:
United States

Solution:
Smarter Planet

Overview

IBM Corporation’s global infrastructure is among the largest private networks in the world, providing IT services to 400,000 employees, a half-million connected computers and 100,000 servers.

Business need:
To deliver world-class global IT security, IBM needed to implement a comprehensive, automated, intelligent and layered malware defense to ensure its infrastructure remains protected, secure and available.

Solution:
The IBM CIO team constructed an intelligent, automated and end-to-end malware prevention service to quickly identify any computer exhibiting malicious behavior within its global infrastructure.

Benefits:
• Real-time sensor information and intelligent analysis of firewall information allow IBM to know what threats are present • Automated analysis results in proactive, automated remediation action whenever and wherever needed, with minimal manpower or manual analysis • To date, this service has allowed IBM to avoid over US$9M over traditional, analyst-based approaches

Case Study

IBM – Malware Solution

Somers, New York, United States
Technology
www.ibm.com

Solution Components
• IBM Global Services - AMS Services: Full Outsourcing
• IBM DB2® and IBM IMS™ tools: IBM DB2 Web Query Tool for Multiplatforms
• IBM WebSphere® Application Server

IBM Corporation’s global infrastructure is among the largest private networks in the world, providing IT services to 400,000 employees, a half-million connected computers and 100,000 servers.

The Need
To deliver world-class global IT security, IBM needed to implement a comprehensive, automated, intelligent and layered malware defense to ensure its infrastructure remains protected, secure and available.

The Solution
The IBM CIO team constructed an intelligent, automated and end-to end malware prevention service to quickly identify any computer exhibiting malicious behavior within its global infrastructure. It includes automated intelligent business rules, allowing analysis and the ability to affect mitigation and remediation actions wherever needed globally.

What Makes it Smarter
• Real-time sensor information and intelligent analysis of firewall information allow IBM to know what threats are present
• Automated analysis results in proactive, automated remediation action whenever and wherever needed, with minimal manpower or manual
analysis
• To date, this service has allowed IBM to avoid over US $9M over traditional, analyst-based approaches

“This service has become a key operational security tool, allowing IBM constant view into anything malicious throughout its
environment on a near-time basis.” — Linda Betz, director of IT policy and information security, IBM

For more information
Please contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner.
Visit us at:

ibm.com/security

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software:
DB2 Web Query Tool, WebSphere Application Server

Service:
AMS: Full Outsourcing

Legal Information

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