Alestra and IBM strengthen cybersecurity in Mexico

Today IBM announced that the company specialized in the provision of ICT solutions for companies and entities of the public sector in Mexico, Alestra, I create cybersecurity solutions for companies in the commercial, financial and manufacturing sectors of that country, with the objective that they have a better visibility of the threats found in hybrid IT and multi-cloud environments.

This new offering from Alestra was made possible thanks to the promotion of security solutions from IBM and one of Alestra’s cybersecurity solutions is SIMA Intelligent Management which is based on IBM Security QRadar. This new solution for companies of any size, provides a broad view of all the elements that are part of a network and how they are working.

SIMA Intelligent Management collects logs and events generated by host systems, security teams, and applications, from across an organization’s infrastructure. Once that’s done, it identifies potential threats and alerts you to potential security issues, all in real time.

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This solution allows companies to detect any potential problems early and allows them to act much faster if this threat becomes real. Those who work in IT know that the time they often have to react to various dangers is very short and being able to anticipate is crucial to avoid major problems, especially when dealing with private data, which can compromise not only the company, but also its clients. customers.

New ways of working

These Alestra solutions are launched at a special time for companies during the last 10 months they had to adapt to new ways of working, especially remote, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This change, although it facilitated the continuity of the flow of business operations, also brought new dangers and security vulnerabilities, since many of the workers who work remotely, do so with personal devices.

According to Alestra’s director of product strategy, Gabriel Muñoz, “With people working from home and the constant emergence of new threats, cybersecurity is a business priority. With SIMA, we want to help companies take a broader view of their digital assets, users and data, while allowing them to quickly detect, investigate and resolve incidents. Having IBM as a technological partner has allowed us to strengthen our portfolio of solutions to provide highly differentiated value, at a key moment to accelerate the digital transformation of organizations in our country”.

For his part, the head of IBM Mexico Security, Juan Francisco García, stated that “To achieve a more connected security ecosystem, the industry must work together to create technologies that are more interoperable out of the box. With SIMA, we are helping companies gain visibility into their digital assets and focus on cybersecurity threads based on their business needs”.

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