15
Mon, Apr
7 New Articles

How IBM and Cloudflare are Collaborating to Mitigate Bot-Based Security Threats

Security News
Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Across the globe, organizations are expanding their hybrid cloud environments to meet their transformation goals. These modernization efforts can support partnership ecosystems, supply chain demands, and other objectives, but they also have the potential to increase security and compliance concerns. According to IBM’s 2023 Cost of a Data Breach Report, 95 percent of the surveyed organizations studied have had more than one data breach.

To continue addressing the ever-changing threat landscape, IBM’s expanded offering in collaboration with Cloudflare, the Internet security, performance, and reliability company running one of the world’s largest and most interconnected networks today, is now available to Enterprise Premier Plan users. In 2018, IBM first introduced IBM Cloud Internet Services’ (CIS), powered by Cloudflare. This offering allows IBM Cloud customers to configure mission-critical web and application performance and security solutions to help them combat critical security challenges such as with Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) mitigation and data theft protection. Both IBM and Cloudflare continue to have a mission of delivering solutions that will address these potentially costly security threats, without hindering Internet speed or business innovation.

“With the rise of DDoS attacks and data theft, it’s become important to have a provider that helps us meet the challenges of the ever-changing threat landscape. That’s why at Liquid Reply, we have called on IBM Cloud and Cloudflare to help support our security initiatives,” said Davide Sarais, IT Lead at Liquid Reply. “By using IBM Cloud Internet Services, we’ve been able to maintain our compliance posture t. The new features that are available to IBM and Cloudflare clients are exciting advancements that we hope will take our approach to security to the next level.”

New Offering: Cloudflare Bot Management on IBM Cloud Internet Services

As malicious bot attacks become more sophisticated and manual mitigations become more burdensome, a dynamic and adaptive solution is required for enterprises running Internet-facing workloads. That is why today, IBM and Cloudflare are announcing the availability of Cloudflare Bot Management on IBM CIS to help protect enterprises from bot attacks, which have the potential to damage brands, steal sensitive information, take over accounts, and negatively impact the bottom line.

The offering is designed to help Enterprise Premier Plan users to better manage bots by applying the following detection methods:

●      Enhanced Behavioral Analysis: This advanced analysis offering helps organizations monitor and respond to abnormal traffic patterns across critical Internet applications to mitigate potential bot threats in near real-time.

●      Bot Identification through Machine Learning: Using a Bot Score provides a single, simplified value to represent the likelihood of a request being human or a bot. It is designed to simplify the configuration and tuning process appreciably.

●      Mitigating Risk through Fingerprinting: Cloudflare leverages fingerprinting from millions of diversified Internet properties to accurately classify bots but does not generate or store device fingerprints, which can help to reduce risk to user privacy.

The Bot Management feature is available now for any IBM CIS clients using the CIS Enterprise Premier plans.

Clients across multiple industries can benefit from IBM Cloud Internet Services and Cloudflare

Enterprises all over the world, across sectors, including heavily regulated industries, can use Bot Management and the other Cloudflare-powered CIS offerings to support their security, performance, and resiliency needs. For example:

●      Financial Services – Banks and other financial institutions can use the IBM CIS services such as DDoS mitigation and Web Application Firewall (WAF) to address security challenges. By leveraging the turn-key WAF policies, customers can protect their Internet-facing applications against a myriad of exploits, including day-zero attacks.

●      eCommerce – The increased use of APIs in eCommerce has also created the potential for API-related security issues. eCommerce companies can utilize IBM CIS services for DDoS protection to protect their API gateways.

●      Healthcare - According to IBM’s 2023 Cost of a Data Breach Report,  the average cost of a data breach in healthcare increased from $10.10 million in 2022 to $10.93 million in 2023—up 8.2%. With healthcare having the highest cost per data breach for the thirteenth year in a row, CIS services are even more critical to help prevent these costly attacks. Healthcare clients can utilize the combination of CIS DDoS, WAF, and Bot Management to help mitigate against sophisticated malware bot attacks.

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM's hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM's breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM's legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service.

For more information, visit: www.ibm.com.

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

LATEST COMMENTS

Support MC Press Online

$0.00 Raised:
$

Book Reviews

Resource Center

  • SB Profound WC 5536 Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application. You can find Part 1 here. In Part 2 of our free Node.js Webinar Series, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control. Brian will briefly discuss the different tools available, and demonstrate his preferred setup for Node development on IBM i or any platform. Attend this webinar to learn:

  • SB Profound WP 5539More than ever, there is a demand for IT to deliver innovation. Your IBM i has been an essential part of your business operations for years. However, your organization may struggle to maintain the current system and implement new projects. The thousands of customers we've worked with and surveyed state that expectations regarding the digital footprint and vision of the company are not aligned with the current IT environment.

  • SB HelpSystems ROBOT Generic IBM announced the E1080 servers using the latest Power10 processor in September 2021. The most powerful processor from IBM to date, Power10 is designed to handle the demands of doing business in today’s high-tech atmosphere, including running cloud applications, supporting big data, and managing AI workloads. But what does Power10 mean for your data center? In this recorded webinar, IBMers Dan Sundt and Dylan Boday join IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington for a discussion on why Power10 technology is the right strategic investment if you run IBM i, AIX, or Linux. In this action-packed hour, Tom will share trends from the IBM i and AIX user communities while Dan and Dylan dive into the tech specs for key hardware, including:

  • Magic MarkTRY the one package that solves all your document design and printing challenges on all your platforms. Produce bar code labels, electronic forms, ad hoc reports, and RFID tags – without programming! MarkMagic is the only document design and print solution that combines report writing, WYSIWYG label and forms design, and conditional printing in one integrated product. Make sure your data survives when catastrophe hits. Request your trial now!  Request Now.

  • SB HelpSystems ROBOT GenericForms of ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and with more and more organizations suffering attacks each year, it continues to endure. What has made ransomware such a durable threat and what is the best way to combat it? In order to prevent ransomware, organizations must first understand how it works.

  • SB HelpSystems ROBOT GenericIT security is a top priority for businesses around the world, but most IBM i pros don’t know where to begin—and most cybersecurity experts don’t know IBM i. In this session, Robin Tatam explores the business impact of lax IBM i security, the top vulnerabilities putting IBM i at risk, and the steps you can take to protect your organization. If you’re looking to avoid unexpected downtime or corrupted data, you don’t want to miss this session.

  • SB HelpSystems ROBOT GenericCan you trust all of your users all of the time? A typical end user receives 16 malicious emails each month, but only 17 percent of these phishing campaigns are reported to IT. Once an attack is underway, most organizations won’t discover the breach until six months later. A staggering amount of damage can occur in that time. Despite these risks, 93 percent of organizations are leaving their IBM i systems vulnerable to cybercrime. In this on-demand webinar, IBM i security experts Robin Tatam and Sandi Moore will reveal:

  • FORTRA Disaster protection is vital to every business. Yet, it often consists of patched together procedures that are prone to error. From automatic backups to data encryption to media management, Robot automates the routine (yet often complex) tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:

  • FORTRAManaging messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. Messages need a response and resources must be monitored—often over multiple systems and across platforms. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events? Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:

  • FORTRAThe thought of printing, distributing, and storing iSeries reports manually may reduce you to tears. Paper and labor costs associated with report generation can spiral out of control. Mountains of paper threaten to swamp your files. Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing. Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

  • FORTRAFor over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i. With batch job creation and scheduling at its core, the Robot Job Scheduling Solution reduces the opportunity for human error and helps you maintain service levels, automating even the biggest, most complex runbooks. Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:

  • LANSA Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. Your IBM i developers may be approaching retirement, and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. In addition, you may be caught between maintaining your existing applications and the uncertainty of moving to something new.

  • LANSAWhen it comes to creating your business applications, there are hundreds of coding platforms and programming languages to choose from. These options range from very complex traditional programming languages to Low-Code platforms where sometimes no traditional coding experience is needed. Download our whitepaper, The Power of Writing Code in a Low-Code Solution, and:

  • LANSASupply Chain is becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable. From raw materials for manufacturing to food supply chains, the journey from source to production to delivery to consumers is marred with inefficiencies, manual processes, shortages, recalls, counterfeits, and scandals. In this webinar, we discuss how:

  • The MC Resource Centers bring you the widest selection of white papers, trial software, and on-demand webcasts for you to choose from. >> Review the list of White Papers, Trial Software or On-Demand Webcast at the MC Press Resource Center. >> Add the items to yru Cart and complet he checkout process and submit

  • Profound Logic Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.

  • SB Profound WC 5536Join us for this hour-long webcast that will explore:

  • Fortra IT managers hoping to find new IBM i talent are discovering that the pool of experienced RPG programmers and operators or administrators with intimate knowledge of the operating system and the applications that run on it is small. This begs the question: How will you manage the platform that supports such a big part of your business? This guide offers strategies and software suggestions to help you plan IT staffing and resources and smooth the transition after your AS/400 talent retires. Read on to learn: