​IBM, SK to provide cloud security in Korea

Big Blue will provide its QRadar-based cloud security solutions to Korean clients via local vendor SK Infosec.

IBM has signed an MOU with Korean security firm SK Infosec to provide its cloud security solutions to local clients, the company has announced.

SK Infosec and IBM's Korean office will cooperate in sales, marketing, and technological support for clients.

The partnership follows Big Blue's cooperation agreement with the Korean's affiliate SK C&C to launch a local language version of its artificial intelligence platform Watson next year.

Big Blue has been promoting its real-time analytics solution QRadar, servicing it as a Software-as-a-Service in the US, Europe, and Asia.

SK will provide intelligence, cloud access security broker, and web application control services, they said.

South Korea's uptake for cloud remains small but has been on a steady rise in recent years.