IBM to acquire Agile 3 Solutions to expand data security services

IBM Corporation

Cyber security has become a board-level issue and there is a growing need for the C-suite and the Board to understand their security posture through the lens of business risk.

Today, IBM Security announced plans to acquire Agile 3 Solutions, a developer of software used by the C-Suite and senior executives to understand and manage risks associated with the protection of sensitive data.

The enterprise IT vendor said the addition of Agile 3 Solutions capabilities to IBM Security’s portfolio adds an intuitive tool to improve C-Suite decision making.

In fact, Gartner predicted that “by 2017, 80 percent of IT risk and security organizations will report metrics to non-IT executive decision makers; however, only 20 percent will be considered useful by the target audience.”

Agile 3 Solutions is a San Francisco-based privately held company, provides business leaders with a   dashboard and a data risk control center to help uncover data-related business risks.

Financial terms were not disclosed and the transaction is expected to close within several weeks.

Upon completion of the acquisition, IBM will offer Agile 3 Solutions’ technology through IBM Data Security Services and also plans to integrate Agile 3 Solutions’ capabilities into its data protection software IBM Guardium.

 

 

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