Foundations in security & cybersecurity - partnering with IBM security solutions

The topic of security is reaching higher levels of attention than ever. From the first Trojan virus to today’s DDoS attacks, the threats we open our news feeds to are evolving almost every day. But while these attacks pose incredibly serious and far-reaching consequences, they also present an opportunity, especially if you’re a managed service provider.

The focus on exploiting any vulnerabilities in big corporations, government networks and the financial industry has shifted; today organisations of any size or age are in scope. What we’re seeing is that if there’s potential for any kind of gain or disruption, nearly all business are eligible targets, particularly as a growing number handle sensitive information and don’t yet have the sophisticated defences the big players do.

Unfortunately, many businesses are in a position where they haven’t considered adopting a robust security strategy. And with an explosion of complex and advanced threats occurring in recent years, they’re left struggling without the people or resources necessary to enforce the security measures they really need.

The good news is that cybersecurity awareness is on the rise. The world is starting to accept the reality that it’s an evolving factor in day-to-day life, and as vital a part of the business model as the business itself. The education sector is also starting to create more official opportunities for learning; making cybersecurity an increasingly recognised and demanded vocation.

However, even though we’ve already seen a large boom in augmented jobs, skill sets and attitudes, it’s predicted that there will still be a requirement to fill 1.5 million jobs in the security space by 2020. So, now is the time to act.

Customers are turning to MSPs to fill their gaps in security; with solutions and services designed to prevent, identify and respond to the ongoing and developing attacks we’re witnessing and experiencing. They’re looking for providers like you.

In the last 18 months alone, IBM has seen a significant increase in revenue through the provision of security services, whether that be through our MSPs or business partner channels. With such a broad and growing security portfolio available in the market, IBM can help you provide simple solutions on-premise all the way through to the complete portfolio of SaaS – with ease, speed and reliable uptime. Our solutions also offer flexibility, which means you can provide enterprise-class technologies to smaller organisations that they may not otherwise be able to afford or operate.

IBM is recognised worldwide as a marketplace leader in security, and while there’s a clear demand in the market for our advanced security innovations, we offer much more – lucrative and consistent partnership programs with complete visibility of earnings, a plethora of resources and support, including remote support capabilities.

Access to our growing portfolio means you’re free to start in one area, and then grow into others, or you can choose to complement your existing solutions, giving you the ability to:

  • Optimise infrastructure and improve ROI
  • Create new services to grow revenue
  • Accelerate time-to-market
  • Deepen your IT expertise
  • Widen your customer reach

Choosing IBM will enhance your business’ value for greater client satisfaction, scalability and profit, and with continued investment and development in our open technologies, the future with IBM is looking stronger and more agile than ever.

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