IBM has expanded its portfolio of modernised cloud security and compliance solutions, dubbed Cloud Security and Compliance Center, to help enterprises reduce risk and safeguard data across their hybrid, multicloud environments, and workloads.

According to IBM, the solution suite will help clients to bolster their resiliency, enhance performance, strengthen security, ensure compliance requirements, and minimise operational costs.

The expansion of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center will support customers to constantly supervise and manage their security and compliance from a central dashboard across their hybrid and public cloud settings and not just IBM Cloud.

Developed in collaboration with Baffle, the new addition of IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center Data Security Broker extends the capabilities of the solution suite.

The offerings will expand beyond compliance posture management and workload protection capabilities, encompassing application-level security as well.

Besides, the data security broker solution will offer a transparent layer of data encryption using format-preserving encryption and anonymisation technology to secure sensitive data that is used in business applications and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads.

Furthermore, the expanded IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center suite will include various new capabilities to support clients, particularly those in regulated industries to address industry security, compliance, and data residency requirements.

The suite will offer improved cloud security posture management (CSPM), workload protection (CWPP), infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM), intelligent automation technology, visibility into third- and fourth-party risk posture and expanded compliance.

IBM cloud product and industry platform general manager Rohit Badlaney said: “The expansion of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center demonstrates our continued focus on industry-specific capabilities that help address real world business challenges for our clients.

“For example, clients have the ability to utilise the IBM Cloud Framework for Financial Services, which can help them address evolving rules, laws and regulations surrounding cloud risk. 

“The new capabilities showcase our commitment to supporting clients on their hybrid cloud modernisation journeys, designed for security, compliance, privacy, and trust at the forefront of our product roadmap.”