IBM Joins Hands with AT&T to Protect Corporate Data and Apps

By CIOReview | Monday, November 16, 2015

ARMONK, NY: The increase in utilization and value of mobile data is becoming a challenging situation for CIOs to connect customers, partners and employees across devices. As the complexity of securing corporate data gets tougher each day, cybercriminals are targeting mobile apps, Internet connections and corporate networks. IBM and AT&T are collaborating to deliver a scalable mobile cloud solution to protect corporate data and apps.

The latest approach will enable a workforce to be productive without compromising security and mobile user experience. The AT&T and IBM mobile cloud security solution will help customers secure the device, connectivity and data. It provides simple tools to enable their growing mobile workforce. The reference architecture includes: IBM MobileFirst Protect to help organization manage and control mobile devices, apps and documents, AT&T NetBond to provide a highly secure and scalable network connection to IBM's Cloud infrastructure services, SoftLayer.

 Additionally the architecture includes IBM Cloud that is the SoftLayer infrastructure to secure public and private clouds for applications and data storage and AT&T Work Platform that enables separate billing of business and personal charges for voice, messaging and data use on an employee’s personal handset.

“Balancing employees’ need for convenience with security has become a challenge for CISOs and CIOs across the world, to help protect organizations, employees and data, IBM Security and AT&T are delivering a tested and easy to deploy set of complimentary tools. We’re giving enterprise mobile device users stable, private access to data and apps in the cloud,” says Caleb Barlow, VP, IBM Security.