The offerings it announced use what IBM described as advanced analytics to react to threats across enterprise, public, private and mobile clouds – so called hybrid clouds.
IBM said that while the cloud is being rapidly adopted worldwide, attackers are more sophisticated and more able to hide their activities. Indeed, IBM claims that three quarters of security breaches take days, weeks or months to be discovered.
Its managed security services platform is intended to protect IBM customers as well as customers of firms like Amazon Web Services and Salesforce.
It said that its intelligent threat protection monitors the cloud environment, analysing billions of security events and including correlation and external data feeds.
IBM estimates that nearly half of large enterprises will use hybrid clouds by the end of 2017 and claims that it is the largest hybrid cloud vendor.