Kyndryl targets $47 bn managed security market with end-to-end capabilities

Kyndryl, the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider, has made a significant expansion of its offerings in the field of cybersecurity. The company’s new end-to-end security operations capabilities and services aim to help enterprise customers detect, respond to, and recover from cyberattacks more efficiently.
Infrastructure service provider Kyndryl

With the increasing frequency and severity of cyberattacks on traditional security operations, businesses are facing reputational damage, financial losses, and operational disruptions. Kyndryl recognizes this challenge and is moving swiftly to address it. The company’s differentiated set of services provides flexibility and leverages complementary capabilities from its growing ecosystem of partners to help customers modernize and strengthen their security operations.

Craig Robinson, Research Vice President at IDC, points out the limitations of the one-size-fits-all Security Operations Center and the struggle organizations face with unconnected tools and a shortage of skilled talent. Kyndryl’s approach to expanding security operations services offers flexibility, and its global presence addresses the complexities of data sovereignty regulations.

Kyndryl’s modular Security Operations as a platform offers a centralized and unified management system. This allows customers to retain their existing security technology investments while enhancing their operations. The new services are delivered through global centers, ensuring data compliance and processing requirements are met for specific locations.

Kris Lovejoy, Global Practice Leader for Kyndryl’s Security & Resiliency practice, emphasizes the company’s commitment to building security services tailored for modern cybersecurity needs. Unlike rigid traditional security operations centers, Kyndryl’s platform adapts to the evolving threat landscape and utilizes hybrid teams for maximum efficiency.

The expanded security services encompass Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), and Vulnerability Management. Kyndryl’s customers can choose and deploy new capabilities based on their evolving business requirements, providing them with the versatility that traditional security operations lack.

To support customers worldwide, Kyndryl has launched security operations centers in various countries and is planning to establish more centers in other locations. Organizations can integrate their existing security teams with Kyndryl’s experts or outsource the entire end-to-end management of security operations to Kyndryl.

Kyndryl’s vendor/partner agnostic security operations as a service platform offers a centralized and unified management system, enabling organizations to retain their current security investments while adding new services. The platform utilizes AI and Machine Learning to detect and respond quickly to the latest threats automatically.

By fully integrating the Security Operations as a platform capabilities into Kyndryl Bridge, customers will enhance the security visibility of their Kyndryl managed IT estate. Kyndryl Bridge, an ‘as-a-service’ operating environment, includes a single marketplace, an operational management console, and an AI and ML analytics engine.

Kyndryl’s comprehensive Cyber Resilience approach integrates the new security operations and response capabilities into its Security & Resiliency portfolio. This enables customers to anticipate, protect against, withstand, and recover from adverse conditions, threats, or cyberattacks effectively.

Leveraging its global ecosystem of strategic partnerships and alliances, including leading cloud hyperscalers and security partners, Kyndryl offers a robust and integrated security solution to its customers. According to IDC, existing customers could achieve a five-year return on investment of 568 percent with Kyndryl’s Security and Resiliency Services.

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