Samsung SDS, IBM to develop security solutions for energy firms

By Kim Young-won
  • Published : May 16, 2016 - 16:00
  • Updated : May 17, 2016 - 18:48

Samsung SDS and IBM have joined hands to roll out security solutions tailored for energy and utility businesses, the companies said Monday.

The strategic alliance is in line with IBM’s efforts to increase its presence in Korea’s security solutions market.

Han Sung-won(left), vice president of Samsung SDS’s cybersecurity team, Roman Tuma, the head of the Asian-Pacific sales team of IBM, pose after signing a partnership deal in Seoul on Monday. (IBM)

Samsung SDS, which has been producing and managing security solutions for the past 20 years, has beefed up its online security business in recent years. It acquired network security solutions developer SECUI last year.

They jointly develop intelligent systems that analyze data from facilities such as power generators and manufacturing factories, for which security is key priority.

The systems will also be fitted with a range of features, such as solutions to manage access rights, application security and network security.

Through the partnership, Samsung SDS will be able to utilize up-to-date data on global security threats via IBM’s cloud-based threat intelligence platform X-Force Exchange.

IBM boasts world-class capacity in developing computer systems to detect and prevent online security breaches

“The convergence between IBM’s top-of-the-line solutions in security and Samsung SDS’ expertise in the Korean market will help the two companies to roll out competitive security services,” said Han Sung-won, vice president of Samsung SDS's cybersecurity team, in a press release.

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