​IBM, Samsung SDS to cooperate on security services

Big Blue and Samsung SDS will provide cloud-based security solutions for clients in the energy and utility industry.

Samsung SDS, the IT service provider of Samsung, and IBM will together provide security services for clients in the energy and utility industry, the firms have announced.

Samsung will service IBM X-Force Exchange, Big Blue's cloud-based threat intelligence sharing platform, to provide clients with the latest threat trends.

The South Korean tech giant will also provide IBM's total security framework that uses the latter's security consulting and analysis, optimized for industrial clients that manage energy and utility.

Samsung created a cybersecurity team within the firm last year and acquired a stake in South Korean security firm SECUI.

The key to success in the energy and utility business was protecting the backbone infrastructure and maintaining safety of the system against ageing hardware equipment, Samsung and IBM said. IBM's life cycle analysis-based total framework was best for the job, it added.

The framework collects data from every sensor in a production line for analysis and can protect applications, network, and end-points, they said.

IBM is prepping for launch of a Korean version of its Watson AI platform in 2017.