IBM focuses on new security direction

IBM Corp.’s introduction of a new end-to-end security solution for e-business is a significant step for the company, according to Ted Julian, analyst at Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research.

“This announcement is as much a statement of intent if anything,” he said. “It is in and of itself significant progress because (IBM has) struggled for years as a company to try to unify its security strategy.”

He said, historically, IBM has been bogged down with the fact that the company has so many different business units involved in security and it is difficult to get them all to march in the same direction to present a cohesive security solution to the customer.