Rapid advances in technology have caused an evolution of convergent networks, wireless infrastructures and e-business applications, all of which are facilitating virtually unprecedented network access to business applications and data. But with such advances come increased risks.
Now, more than ever, external forces threaten the integrity of networks and the business-critical data contained therein, making your company more vulnerable to the loss of intellectual property and market advantage. To mitigate these risks, you need to implement comprehensive security plans-plans that not only help prevent information technology intrusions, but also facilitate awareness of, and effective response to, attacks should they occur.
IBM's Networking services help you to defend assets and operate safely. Utilising experience and intellectual capital as well as a comprehensive set of offerings, IBM can help dramatically reduce risk and exposure within today's interconnected world.
IBM Network Consulting, Integration and Deployment Services - for secure networks can provide you with tools and procedures for strengthening the security features of your networking infrastructure. IBM Network Consulting professionals work with you to create a risk mitigation strategy that takes into account your security policies and business goals, your IT and network strategies and requirements, and your network's vulnerabilities. Building on this risk mitigation strategy, IBM will help you create a solution designed to effectively protect your vital business processes and data assets.
Developing security solutions based on business goals
IBM Network Consulting professionals can architect and design an integrated network solution aligned with your business goals and security policies. We can also provide proof-of-concept, implementation, procedural scripts and validation services. Working with your team, we can assemble an end-to-end solution encompassing a winning combination of commonsense measures and cutting-edge network security technologies.
Enabling a proactive approach to network security
When implemented, your end-to-end security solution can improve your ability to contain attacks on your network. Intrusion detection systems, combined with event correlation capabilities, can increase your awareness of intrusions and improve your ability to make optimal response decisions. Furthermore, you can take advantage of ongoing assessment and optimisation services to keep your security solution in sync with the dynamic nature of your business and network infrastructure.
IBM Networking Services for Public Key Infrastructure - Cisco Enterprise VPN Technology
The Cisco VPN/Security Specialisation recognises IBM Australia for our knowledge and expertise in selling, designing, installing, and supporting a network security solution. IBM has a dedicated Security practice, which is able to assist IBM/Cisco customers with many key areas of security, based upon proven security methodologies and tools.
IBM utilises the Cisco SAFE Blueprint as a flexible, dynamic blueprint for security and VPN networks, based on the Cisco Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data (AVVID). This enables businesses to securely and successfully take advantage of e-business economies and compete in the Internet economy. Cisco has significantly enhanced the SAFE Blueprint, and extended network security and VPN options to small branch offices, teleworkers, and small-to-medium network
Nokia Security Solutions
Recently, Nokia and IBM signed a Global Solutions Engagement Agreement giving IBM access to Nokia's entire network security offering for firewalls, virtual private networks (VPNs), intrusion detection systems and anti-virus scanning. The 'Nokia Advantage' for IBM includes a broad portfolio of products with robust feature sets and exceptional price/performance. Tight integration and pre-configuration make for a fast, flexible and trouble-free implementation.
Ideal for companies seeking to leverage Firewall platforms for remote access and site-to-site VPN connectivity, the Nokia Firewall/VPN line of integrated VPN appliances offers market leading Check Point®VPN-1® FW-1® on a purpose built platform. This integrated solution delivers cost and resource efficiencies for corporations as network connectivity is extended to mobile users and remote sites. Tightly integrated on a hardened, purpose-built Nokia IP Network Security platform, the appliances are shipped pre-configured, pre-tested for ease of deployment, and feature remote management capabilities.
Nortel Security Solutions
IBM as a Global Solutions Partner of Nortel Networks has the ability to deliver the complete Nortel security portfolio including the high performance Alteon Switched firewall / SSL Accelerator and the market leading Contivity Secure IP Gateway.
The Nortel Networks Alteon Switched Firewall Appliance protects high-traffic Enterprises, IT data centres, service provider networks, and hosting infrastructures using unique accelerator technology and Check Point FW-1 NG software, in a compact rack-mount package. Five plug-and-play models are available, from a pay-as-you-grow 'starter kit' for medium-sized enterprises to high-end models with multi-gigabit throughput designed to accelerate up to 90 percent of all traffic.
The Alteon SSL Accelerator is a fully-featured Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) appliance integrating SSL acceleration, SSL extranet management, and secure application services into a single device. The Alteon SSL Accelerator is a powerful solution for seamless deployment into any network with the ability to manage high SSL traffic volumes, secure remote access, optimise back-end server infrastructure, and lower security costs.
The Contivity Secure IP Services Gateways is designed from the ground up to deliver routing, VPN, firewall, bandwidth management, encryption, authentication, and data integrity for secure connectivity across IP networks and the Internet. Contivity Secure IP Services Gateways connect remote users, branch offices, suppliers, and customers with the cost and performance advantages of public IP networks and the security and control found in private networks.