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IBM Security:

Enhance security hygiene

Creating a culture of security hygiene in an unsafe world

Most major cyberattacks can be traced to seemingly minor oversights: an accidentally opened email, an unpatched application, a mistakenly shared password over a public Wi-Fi network. Organizations spend a big part of their IT budget on security solutions, and yet the biggest thing they can do to protect their business from cyberthreats is to practice good security hygiene every day. That’s easier said than done, which is why security hygiene tools need to be as simple and seamless as possible.

Solution Brief

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IBM Security:

Enhance security hygiene

Creating a culture of security hygiene in an unsafe world

Most major cyberattacks can be traced to seemingly minor oversights: an accidentally opened email, an unpatched application, a mistakenly shared password over a public Wi-Fi network. Organizations spend a big part of their IT budget on security solutions, and yet the biggest thing they can do to protect their business from cyberthreats is to practice good security hygiene every day. That’s easier said than done, which is why security hygiene tools need to be as simple and seamless as possible.

IBM Security solutions

IBM Security solutions deliver complete, continuous security hygiene. We bring the best products and people together to improve your visibility into security vulnerabilities and compliance risks, help you identify and implement security policies that protect your entire business, and create a continuous shield of good security hygiene practices around your applications, endpoints and employees.

start_strong_foundation

Start with a strong foundation

Protect your data and your endpoints from cyberthreats with advanced, easy-to-use security tools.

simplify_security_hygieneicon

Simplify security hygiene

Automate security tasks and simplify security steps to promote good security hygiene.

create_a_culture_icon

Create a culture of continuous security

Support a continuous cycle of security by integrating good hygiene into your workflows and applications.

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Pictogram depicting a chart to represent data

Start with a strong foundation

To patch, protect and police

If your organization is like most, you have dozens of standalone security tools from different vendors that provide patching, compliance and security maintenance. And therein lies the problem: your security fabric has natural gaps between products. IBM Security solutions form a holistic foundation for security hygiene, featuring advanced tools and services that integrate seamlessly with your existing security framework.

IBM BigFix protects your business from the outside in with advanced, automated endpoint security. It provides deep visibility into endpoint security data to quickly assess, patch and protect endpoints and enforce security and compliance policies. IBM BigFix delivers a host of compliance capabilities:

  • Tracks, supports and reports on the real-time compliance status for any endpoint, fixed or mobile, anywhere in your organization. It provides compliance assurance with out-of-the-box testing against leading security benchmarks including CIS, PCI-DSS, USGCB and DISA STIG.
  • Offers a fast, simple way to find and fix patches on every endpoint — even hundreds of thousands of different endpoints — through real-time inspection and automated patching protection.
  • Gives organizations quick insight into their software inventory to ensure licensing and compliance status are validated and up to date.
  • Provides automated endpoint patching across your entire organization from a single point of control, delivering up to 98 percent patch success on the first pass.

Which department in your organization manages endpoint protection?

%

responds security

%

responds DevOps

%

responds IT

%

responds other

Security

DevOps

IT

Other

Never let your data guard down

Data. It’s what cybercriminals want most. And they’ll do anything to get it, from infiltrating your network to infiltrating your workplace. IBM Guardium protects your data: in motion, at rest and anywhere that your data is at risk — which, these days, is pretty much everywhere.

IBM Guardium is the industry’s most advanced and effective database security platform, delivering continuous data protection against a world of threats:

  • Automatically detects data security vulnerabilities and configuration issues.
  • Classifies data security requirements to drive effective policies.
  • Encrypts and protects data integrity in motion and at rest.
  • Protects against cyberattacks including distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, SQL injection and other issues.
  • Strengthens your security posture with automated compliance reporting and auditing tools.

Total Data Protection with IBM Security Guardium

Data security and compliance can be real challenges for organizations with diverse environments, sensitive data scattered across databases, big data and cloud environments, file systems, and more. With IBM Security Guardium, an end-to-end data security and compliance solution, you can protect your organization’s sensitive data from a complex and evolving threat landscape.

Pictogram depicting a chart to represent data

Simplify security hygiene

Keep it simple and protect your apps

For employees, security shouldn’t feel like work; it should simply work. IBM Security solutions make is easy to integrate good security hygiene into business processes and applications through built-in security, single sign-on and trusted access controls to secure your organization and keep it productive

IBM Security Access Manager helps organizations balance security with simplicity through advanced, easy-to-use access controls including:

  • Multifactor authentication that works seamlessly across mobile devices.
  • Real-time risk awareness that transparently scales up authentication requirements as needed.
  • Passwordless sign-on to Microsoft Office 365 applications.

IBM Cloud Identity combines powerful security controls with the efficiency and simplicity of the cloud for pervasive protection on any application, from any device:

  • Enhanced, easy-to-use multifactor authentication.
  • Single sign-on (SSO) from any device, for thousands of applications.
  • Manage user access across the life of the application, including recertification.

IBM Security AppScan puts a protective shield around your web and mobile applications, from development through deployment:

  • Identifies and fixes security vulnerabilities during the app development stages.
  • Assigns appropriate security requirements to each application based on risk.
  • Performs continuous analysis and open-source testing on applications in your production environment.

Know what apps you have and where they are? Are you sure they are protected?

This informative and whimsical video spotlights key findings from an IBM-sponsored Ponemon Institute study that analyzed organizations' real-world application security risk management practices.

IBM Application Security on Cloud extends your security shield to cloud-based applications, including AI and other advanced technology to help organizations deliver secure cloud applications:

  • Helps DevOps teams test and identify security vulnerabilities during the development phase.
  • Prioritizes security risks to ensure critical issues are addressed first.
  • Delivers AI-enhanced analysis to provide actionable recommendations for remediation.
Wavy page break line.
Pictogram depicting mobile devices and computers as endpoints in the data security ecosystem

Create a culture of continuous security

IBM Security is on your side

Cybercriminals never stop looking for new ways to attack your business. Poor security hygiene, even momentarily, can leave the door open for cybercriminals to steal customer data, leading to lost customer trust and potentially large fines. Stay vigilant with IBM Security services. Our expert-led services provide continuous security against even the most advanced hackers and attacks.

Does your organization have a testing strategy for app vulnerabilities?

%

responds yes, we have a strategy and follow through regularly

%

responds we have a strategy but our follow-through could use work

%

responds we test on an ad hoc basis

%

responds hmmm … Having a strategy and follow-through is a great idea

Yes, we have a strategy and follow through regularly

We have a strategy but our follow-through could use work

We test on an ad hoc basis

Hmmm … Having a strategy and follow-through is a great idea

IBM X-Force Red Services pit our world-class, white-hat hackers against your security defenses to ferret out flaws and weaknesses before the bad guys find them. The X-Force Team:

  • Tests for gaps and weaknesses with criminal precision.
  • Identifies the false positives that can sap the effectiveness of your Security Operations Center (SOC).
  • Provides expert remediation, beginning with your most critical vulnerabilities first.

IBM Application Security Services protect an organization’s most at-risk applications — web and mobile apps — from being compromised through continuous vulnerability testing.

  • Continuously tests to maintain application integrity
  • Protects application users and data from exploitation of vulnerabilities
  • Provides testing and reporting to help applications compliant with regulatory guidelines

IBM Identity and Access Management Services provide an extra layer of security around your identity and access mechanisms for complete, continuous protection:

  • Monitors and scores high-risk users over time to create an accurate and dynamic view of risk.
  • Protects your most valuable data by understanding who is trying to access that data, and why.
  • Delivers hardened security around business applications that contain sensitive data.

IBM Managed Guardium Services help organizations protect critical data and incorporate a risk-balanced strategy with IBM’s deep bench of security experts. IBM provides consulting and integration assistance that includes:

  • Protection strategies to provide insight into sensitive data.
  • Mitigation planning to secure data from loss and manage compliance.
  • Best practices to drive stronger security policies.
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Enhance security hygiene with these solutions from IBM Security

Pictogram representing IBM Security Solutions products.
Pictogram representing IBM Security Solutions services.

Discover how IBM Security solutions can help your organization establish good security hygiene practices that protect your data and support a continuous culture of security.

Next steps

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Enhance security hygiene ebook

Create a culture of security hygiene in an unsafe world.

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Start your transformation

Learn how security hygiene can be simpler so you can be more secure.

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Download the Solution Brief

Save and share this document with colleagues.

IBM Security solutions

IBM Security solutions deliver complete, continuous security hygiene. We bring the best products and people together to improve your visibility into security vulnerabilities and compliance risks, help you identify and implement security policies that protect your entire business, and create a continuous shield of good security hygiene practices around your applications, endpoints and employees.

start_strong_foundation

Start with a strong foundation

Protect your data and your endpoints from cyberthreats with advanced, easy-to-use security tools.

simplify_security_hygieneicon

Simplify security hygiene

Automate security tasks and simplify security steps to promote good security hygiene.

create_a_culture_icon

Create a culture of continuous security

Support a continuous cycle of security by integrating good hygiene into your workflows and applications.

Wavy page break line
Pictogram depicting a chart to represent data

Start with a strong foundation

To patch, protect and police

If your organization is like most, you have dozens of standalone security tools from different vendors that provide patching, compliance and security maintenance. And therein lies the problem: your security fabric has natural gaps between products. IBM Security solutions form a holistic foundation for security hygiene, featuring advanced tools and services that integrate seamlessly with your existing security framework.

IBM BigFix protects your business from the outside in with advanced, automated endpoint security. It provides deep visibility into endpoint security data to quickly assess, patch and protect endpoints and enforce security and compliance policies. IBM BigFix delivers a host of compliance capabilities:

  • Tracks, supports and reports on the real-time compliance status for any endpoint, fixed or mobile, anywhere in your organization. It provides compliance assurance with out-of-the-box testing against leading security benchmarks including CIS, PCI-DSS, USGCB and DISA STIG.
  • Offers a fast, simple way to find and fix patches on every endpoint — even hundreds of thousands of different endpoints — through real-time inspection and automated patching protection.
  • Gives organizations quick insight into their software inventory to ensure licensing and compliance status are validated and up to date.
  • Provides automated endpoint patching across your entire organization from a single point of control, delivering up to 98 percent patch success on the first pass.

Which department in your organization manages endpoint protection?

%

responds security

%

responds DevOps

%

responds IT

%

responds other

Security

DevOps

IT

Other

Never let your data guard down

Data. It’s what cybercriminals want most. And they’ll do anything to get it, from infiltrating your network to infiltrating your workplace. IBM Guardium protects your data: in motion, at rest and anywhere that your data is at risk — which, these days, is pretty much everywhere.

IBM Guardium is the industry’s most advanced and effective database security platform, delivering continuous data protection against a world of threats:

  • Automatically detects data security vulnerabilities and configuration issues.
  • Classifies data security requirements to drive effective policies.
  • Encrypts and protects data integrity in motion and at rest.
  • Protects against cyberattacks including distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, SQL injection and other issues.
  • Strengthens your security posture with automated compliance reporting and auditing tools.

Total Data Protection with IBM Security Guardium

Data security and compliance can be real challenges for organizations with diverse environments, sensitive data scattered across databases, big data and cloud environments, file systems, and more. With IBM Security Guardium, an end-to-end data security and compliance solution, you can protect your organization’s sensitive data from a complex and evolving threat landscape.

Pictogram depicting a chart to represent data

Simplify security hygiene

Keep it simple and protect your apps

For employees, security shouldn’t feel like work; it should simply work. IBM Security solutions make is easy to integrate good security hygiene into business processes and applications through built-in security, single sign-on and trusted access controls to secure your organization and keep it productive

IBM Security Access Manager helps organizations balance security with simplicity through advanced, easy-to-use access controls including:

  • Multifactor authentication that works seamlessly across mobile devices.
  • Real-time risk awareness that transparently scales up authentication requirements as needed.
  • Passwordless sign-on to Microsoft Office 365 applications.

IBM Cloud Identity combines powerful security controls with the efficiency and simplicity of the cloud for pervasive protection on any application, from any device:

  • Enhanced, easy-to-use multifactor authentication.
  • Single sign-on (SSO) from any device, for thousands of applications.
  • Manage user access across the life of the application, including recertification.

IBM Security AppScan puts a protective shield around your web and mobile applications, from development through deployment:

  • Identifies and fixes security vulnerabilities during the app development stages.
  • Assigns appropriate security requirements to each application based on risk.
  • Performs continuous analysis and open-source testing on applications in your production environment.

Know what apps you have and where they are? Are you sure they are protected?

This informative and whimsical video spotlights key findings from an IBM-sponsored Ponemon Institute study that analyzed organizations' real-world application security risk management practices.

IBM Application Security on Cloud extends your security shield to cloud-based applications, including AI and other advanced technology to help organizations deliver secure cloud applications:

  • Helps DevOps teams test and identify security vulnerabilities during the development phase.
  • Prioritizes security risks to ensure critical issues are addressed first.
  • Delivers AI-enhanced analysis to provide actionable recommendations for remediation.
Wavy page break line.
Pictogram depicting mobile devices and computers as endpoints in the data security ecosystem

Create a culture of continuous security

IBM Security is on your side

Cybercriminals never stop looking for new ways to attack your business. Poor security hygiene, even momentarily, can leave the door open for cybercriminals to steal customer data, leading to lost customer trust and potentially large fines. Stay vigilant with IBM Security services. Our expert-led services provide continuous security against even the most advanced hackers and attacks.

Does your organization have a testing strategy for app vulnerabilities?

%

responds yes, we have a strategy and follow through regularly

%

responds we have a strategy but our follow-through could use work

%

responds we test on an ad hoc basis

%

responds hmmm … Having a strategy and follow-through is a great idea

Yes, we have a strategy and follow through regularly

We have a strategy but our follow-through could use work

We test on an ad hoc basis

Hmmm … Having a strategy and follow-through is a great idea

IBM X-Force Red Services pit our world-class, white-hat hackers against your security defenses to ferret out flaws and weaknesses before the bad guys find them. The X-Force Team:

  • Tests for gaps and weaknesses with criminal precision.
  • Identifies the false positives that can sap the effectiveness of your Security Operations Center (SOC).
  • Provides expert remediation, beginning with your most critical vulnerabilities first.

IBM Application Security Services protect an organization’s most at-risk applications — web and mobile apps — from being compromised through continuous vulnerability testing.

  • Continuously tests to maintain application integrity
  • Protects application users and data from exploitation of vulnerabilities
  • Provides testing and reporting to help applications compliant with regulatory guidelines

IBM Identity and Access Management Services provide an extra layer of security around your identity and access mechanisms for complete, continuous protection:

  • Monitors and scores high-risk users over time to create an accurate and dynamic view of risk.
  • Protects your most valuable data by understanding who is trying to access that data, and why.
  • Delivers hardened security around business applications that contain sensitive data.

IBM Managed Guardium Services help organizations protect critical data and incorporate a risk-balanced strategy with IBM’s deep bench of security experts. IBM provides consulting and integration assistance that includes:

  • Protection strategies to provide insight into sensitive data.
  • Mitigation planning to secure data from loss and manage compliance.
  • Best practices to drive stronger security policies.
line_art

Enhance security hygiene with these solutions from IBM Security

Pictogram representing IBM Security Solutions products.
Pictogram representing IBM Security Solutions services.

Discover how IBM Security solutions can help your organization establish good security hygiene practices that protect your data and support a continuous culture of security.

Next steps

card_3

Enhance security hygiene ebook

Create a culture of security hygiene in an unsafe world.

card_3

Start your transformation

Learn how security hygiene can be simpler so you can be more secure.

card_3

Download the Solution Brief

Save and share this document with colleagues.