Just to Be on the Safe Side: BT and IBM Both Announce New Unified Security Divisions

B. Ostergaard
B. Ostergaard

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  • BT and IBM are consolidating their security capabilities in response to customers’ demand for more coherence.
  • The FUD factor has been somewhat toned down as customers focus on securing their business processes.

The past week brought two significant organizational announcements in the managed security service provider (MSSP) market.  BT Global Services is finally bringing its diverse security capabilities under one hat (i.e., BT Assure), and IBM is following suit, bringing its far-flung security expertise into a single division  (i.e., IBM Security Systems, reporting into the Software Middleware Group). Continue reading “Just to Be on the Safe Side: BT and IBM Both Announce New Unified Security Divisions”