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IBM Building Security Into Cloud Fabric

June 13, 2011 No Comments

IBM executives said this week that the company is looking to many of its existing tools, from the Tivoli management system to Cognos business intelligence software, to secure private and IBM-hosted hybrid clouds as customers migrate to these new computing setups.

Steve Robinson, general manager for IBM security solutions, told Network World during this week’s IBM Innovate Conference for software developers that enterprises using clouds should be able to establish means of authentication, provisioning of resources and de-provisioning of them in an automated way.

IBM’s Tivoli management platform is being updated for role-based controls in the cloud and will be out later this year.

IBM executives said this week that the company is looking to many of its existing tools, from the Tivoli management system to Cognos business intelligence software, to secure private and IBM-hosted hybrid clouds as customers migrate to these new computing setups.

Steve Robinson, general manager for IBM security solutions, told Network World during this week’s IBM Innovate Conference for software developers that enterprises using clouds should be able to establish means of authentication, provisioning of resources and de-provisioning of them in an automated way.

IBM’s Tivoli management platform is being updated for role-based controls in the cloud and will be out later this year.

“Identity management is a foundation piece,” Robinson said.

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