- Tuesday, IBM released a new mainframe, the IBM z13s, that can encrypt data twice as fast as its predecessors, the company said.
- Meant for a hybrid cloud environments, IBM called the system the "world’s most secure server," with data encryption capabilities that don’t slow down system performance.
- Big Blue also announced a cybersecurity analytics service for its "z" customers that learns user behavior over time to to help identify "malicious activity," the company said.
IBM, like many other enterprise tech providers, is looking to expand its cybersecurity offerings, as the average company faces 81 million security incidents every year, according to IBM. Though many companies are looking to grow their businesses in the cloud, beyond the bounds of enterprise hardware, some security solutions may lie in a physical device. For example, one U.K. startup created a hardware solution that it says completely prevents password theft.
IBM’s new mainframe has the dual threat of security and speed, with cybersecurity features built into the hardware, which allows for the device’s rapid encryption and decryption.
Big Blue is known for its analytical offerings, with its Watson supercomputer serving as a prime example of what its technology capabilities. With IBM’s moving to provide threat intelligence inside an enterprise’s network, businesses that are paranoid about security, rightfully so, may look to adopt the new mainframe.