IBM Security Plans To Acquire Resilient Systems to Expand Incident Response Capabilities

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 8, 2016

FREMONT CA: In an announcement made, IBM Security plans to acquire Resilient Systems, to expand its security operations and incident response capabilities. In addition to this, the company also launched the new IBM X-Force Incident Response Services, further expanding IBM's capabilities to help clients plan for, manage and respond to cyber attacks, tapping the knowledge of 3,000 consultants and security researchers globally.

The incident response platform, developed by Resilient Systems, automates and coordinates the many processes needed when dealing with cyber incidents which include breaches to lost devices. This enables clients to respond and mitigate cyber incidents more quickly while helping minimize their exposure. "By adding Resilient Systems' technology and expertise, IBM will have an industry-leading range of capabilities to help clients respond to cyber breaches, across consulting, services, and products," said Marc van Zadelhoff, General Manager, IBM Security.

The new services after the amalgam of the two companies include a remote incident response capability to help clients map how a breach occurred and take action to shut it down. Resilient Systems platform will be a fundamental component for these new services, along with IBM's QRadar Security Intelligence Platform and planned integration with Resilient Systems' technology across the full IBM Security portfolio.  "IBM is the world's fastest-growing enterprise security company, and we lead the industry in the detection and prevention of cyber attacks. With our intent to acquire Resilient Systems, and our other announcements today, we are doubling down on the incident response market.  Cybersecurity needs to function like an immune system, both in preventing breaches, but also in quickly eradicating those that do occur," added Zadelhoff.

Responding and retaliating to cyber attacks has proven to be a big test for organizations. Correspondingly, the planned combinations of Resilient Systems' Incident Response Platform with IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Incident Forensics, BigFix, IBM X-Force Exchange and IBM Incident Response Services  can enable an orchestrated process for addressing security incidents. "We are excited to be joining IBM Security, the industry's fastest-growing enterprise security company," said John Bruce, Resilient Systems Co-Founder and CEO. "By combining, the market now has access to the leading prevention, detection and response technologies available in the same portfolio – the security trifecta," he added.