IBM recognized as a Leader in Avasant’s Cybersecurity Services RadarView™ Report 2020

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Leader for Cybersecurity Services 2020.

Read the Avasant report

Making its suite of security software solutions available across all environments. Investing in IoT and blockchain cybersecurity services.

luxoft - New Radar view


Learn More


Practice Maturity

  • IBM continues to invest in its security products and services. It added AI capabilities to IBM Cloud Identity, its identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) offering, which simplified access management and security for users by allocating user risk levels based on distinct factors. Hence, only high-risk users go through further scrutiny in terms of multifactor authentication, reducing operational expenses for an organization.
  • In March 2019, IBM X-Force Red launched a blockchain cybersecurity service and will conduct veritable stress and penetration tests across all phases.
  • As organizations are increasingly adding new cloud deployments and migrations, IBM is leveraging containers and microservices to develop a security software suite available on all environments, including on-premises and cloud. To this regard, it made its SOAR platform, Cloud Pak for Security, along with other services available across platforms.
  • IBM QRadar Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is utilized by various enterprise security teams and MSSPs to detect and prioritize threats. It is available on-premises as well as in cloud environments.
Leader IA Badge 4 - New Radar view

Partnership Ecosystem

  • Enterprises are deploying more than one security tool procured from different vendors. To integrate these tools, IBM along with McAfee introduced Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) for improved interoperability.
  • It is also participating in CyberX’s partner program in the IoT security market, which involves various managed service providers (MSPs), systems integrators, consulting firms, distributors, value-added resellers and technology alliance partners.
  • It collaborated with the Data Security Council of India, NASSCOM and various other universities and tech schools for talent sourcing and development. Also, the University of Ottawa plans to open a research hub in cybersecurity and cyber safety in collaboration with IBM Canada.

Investments and Innovation

  • With the increasing demand for hybrid multi-cloud environments, it has become imperative for enterprises to secure data. In this regard, IBM upgraded its mainframes (z15) to include hybrid cloud and cybersecurity capabilities.
  • It provides free cybersecurity training, including simulation exercises among others, to local governments in the US such as New York City and Philadelphia.
  • It organizes an annual summit, Think, at different geographic locations to enable IBM users to build technical skills, expand network, and assess its security-focused offerings.


This graphic was published by Avasant LLC as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The document is available upon request from Avasant website. Avasant does not endorse any provider, product or service depicted in its research publications, including RadarViewTM, and does not advise users to select only those providers recognized in these publications. Avasant’s research publications are based on information from best available sources and Avasant’s opinion at the time of publication, and their contents should not be construed as statements of fact. Avasant disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including and warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.