March 15, 2018

IBM partners with Cloudflare for security features

The alliance seeks to compete against AWS by providing users with a one-click feature for protection against DDoS attacks on IBM’s cloud platform.

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IBM have partnered with CDN provider Cloudflare to provide enterprise customers with a secure IT solution for their cloud platform. With this alliance, Cloudflare will gain access to IBM’s customers whereas IBM will leverage their partner’s cloud computing prowess to protect clients from cyber attacks.

According to IBM, mitigating cyber attacks is the order of the day given the surmounting discrepancies in cloud infrastructure. They also say that by partnering with Cloudflare, their enterprise clients will be able use a one-click feature on their cloud platform to protect them against DDoS and malware attacks.

By introducing Cloudflare on their Cloud platform, IBM say that they will up the ante while competing against AWS in the cloud market. Speaking about the alliance, Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare, explained:

By bringing together IBM’s high-value cloud capabilities and security expertise with Cloudflare’s intelligent global network, enterprises can focus on innovation from the cloud to the edge and spend less time worrying about performance issues and security threats.

Across the industry, we are just starting to break the surface of the impact that a strong edge and cloud strategy will have in the enterprise, and the results will be staggering.

IBM say that enterprises need a holistic cloud security solution that affects neither latency nor performance of their applications. They further added that by integrating Cloudflare with IBM’s Cloud Internet Services, clients will be able to identify and mitigate threats through Cloudflare’s WAF (Web Application Firewall) and DDoS protection tools without compromising speed or production.

In closing, the tech giant added that they will be providing early access to this new product for their users very soon.

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