IBM has established a security operations center in Bangalore, the information technology giant’s ninth such facility in the world.
The Bangalore center will provide managed security services, real-time analysis and early warning notification of security events to its managed security services clients worldwide.
IBM is said to have 4,000 security services clients around the world.
IBM Security Services’ operations centers are designed to ensure that mission-critical systems, electrical systems, data processing and communication links are protected from any single point of failure.
The new security operations center will leverage IBM X-Force Protection System back end managed security services infrastructure to assist analysts with the aggregation, correlation, analysis and prioritization of security logs and events.
IBM currently operates eight other global security operations centers in Atlanta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; Boulder, Colorado; Toronto, Canada; Brussels, Belgium; Tokyo, Japan; Brisbane, Australia; and Hortolandia, Brazil.
Multi-Million Dollar Investment
IBM did not provide investment specifics on the new center but described it as a multimillion dollar project that would help it expand into significant growth markets including India.
Bangalore has been a major center for IBM’s global software and service activities starting from the mid-1990s when it established a large operation at the Golden Enclave towers on the Old HAL Airport Road.
Firing in U.S., Hiring in India
Even as it trims headcount in the U.S., IBM has expanded hiring in India over the last decade and now has close to 100,000 employees in the country.