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In addition, IBM's new Security Privileged Identity Manager provides federated single sign-on to cloud applications, integrating with a variety of widely used cloud applications and services.
"We're starting to see security change from a perimeter basis towards a perimeter less environment," explained IBM's Robinson. "So part of our focus is on the privileged user. In the first quarter, we announced role-based access. We are now providing more granular control and monitoring. This means you can track privileged users based on their activities on the network."
"You can also integrate data from mainframe environments as well, from a single pane of glass," Robinson added.
New mainframe security reporting delivered through QRadar provides Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ (EAL 5+) certification for logical partitions, and it serves as a platform for consolidating systems into unified management and monitoring. Additional improvements simplify administration overhead, enforce policy and automate compliance reporting.
From a big data perspective, IBM's Guardium product now provides real-time monitoring and automated compliance reporting for Hadoop-based systems such as InfoSphere BigInsights and Cloudera. Organizations can also automate the detection of vulnerabilities and leverage suggested prioritized remedial actions.
IBM has also announced improved key recovery and support for data encryption.
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