CMSWIRE, By David Roe | Published Sep 16, 2010
Underlining its growing interest in security products and solutions, IBM has just announced that it is to buy Open Pages, a MA-based company that develops risk and compliance software for business.
When the deal is closed, IBM intends to add the company to its business analytics portfolio rather than to the Tvioli part of its business that benefitted from the BixFix security acquisition last July, an indication that Open Pages will be sold as part of its data analytics packages on which IBM has spent a whole pile of money over the last ten years.
Data and Security Threats
So why data security and why now? The answer lies in the level of risk that is now threatening enterprise data and which is steadily rising on a year-on year basis, making it one of the major concerns of enterprises at the moment.
In August, IBM published the results of its X-Force 2010 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report, which showed that vulnerability disclosures are increasing dramatically, having reached record levels for the first half of 2010.