IBM opens IT Security Operations Center in Costa Rica

Marking its 10th anniversary, IBM has opened its latest Security Operations Centre in Costa Rica, designed to address the security needs of its clients in the region.

With this new center, the first in Costa Rica, IBM adds to the existing services offered in the country including cloud, business analytics, project management, human resources, financial services and more.

Open 24/7, the security center of operations team will monitor the latest security events experienced by IBM clients, assess their potential impact on the business and ensure that IBM clients’ infrastructure is configured to handle the latest threats.

As a result of this analysis, IBM will help protect people, data, applications, transactions and the infrastructure for all businesses in the region.

Commenting on IBM’s achievement, Luis Guillermo Solís, president, Costa Rica said, “The announcement of a new IBM Security Operations Center reinforces the international image that Costa Rica is a strategic target for high-tech investments.”

“The new IBM Security Services center complements the other services we offer here, including cloud, business analytics, project management, human resources, finance, administration and consulting, among others,” said James Rutledge, vice president, IBM Latin America.

With the new centre, IBM also creates new jobs and development opportunities for employees while helping build low income family housing and teach eco-friendly practices.

IBM has also introduced several educational initiatives, providing student scholarships through a program sponsored by Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE), university courses focused on key subjects like security and cloud computing, and reading companion software for 12 educational centers that are designed to help citizens improve knowledge of the English language.

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