IBM Deals for Incident Response Firm

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 @ 06:03 PM gHale


IBM will boost its security portfolio by purchasing Resilient Systems, a privately-held company that offers an Incident Response Platform (IRP).

IRP helps organizations prepare, assess, manage, and report on privacy breaches and security incidents.

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In addition to acquiring Resilient Systems, IBM launched IBM X-Force Incident Response Services, a new offering designed to help users manage and respond to attacks.

Resilient Systems’ platform will be a foundational component for the new services, along with IBM’s QRadar Security Intelligence Platform and planned integration with Resilient Systems’ technology across the full IBM Security portfolio, IBM officials said.

The new services include a remote incident response capability to help clients map how a breach occurred and take action to shut it down, IBM said.

“Combining our knowledge and expertise with IBM is a perfect fit culturally and technologically,” John Bruce, chairman and chief executive at Resilient Systems, said in a blog post. “We’ve found that organizations with capable response have greater cyber resilience.”

The terms of the agreement were not immediately available.