A Sweeping Approach to Security

An IBM Redbooks Point-of-View publication

Published 29 November 2012, updated 29 November 2012

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IBM Form #: REDP-4944-00
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Authors: Chung-Sheng Li, Katsumi Ohnishi, Josuyla R. Rao


Businesses and governments today must take a broader approach to securing information from malicious attackers or infiltrators. This task is not easy when users demand fast and convenient access to information that they expect to be protected. Consequently, organizations increasingly need to implement a smarter approach that relies on fine-grained control of access privileges and far field detection of potential and seemingly unrelated threats. Such an approach must also rely on multitier containment methods to isolate intrusions and to minimize damage.

To adopt a broad security approach that anticipates and stops attackers from infiltrating your system, consider the following approaches:

  • Change your security paradigm from perimeter control to a fine-grained data centric security continuum.
  • Shift your solution from products to an integrated, comprehensive security intelligence approach.
  • Implement security intelligence to mitigate risks from growing data volume, proliferation of clouds and mobile users, and web technologies.

This IBM® Redbooks® Point-of-View publication describes approaches to security solutions.

Table of contents

Current security landscape
Threat persistence at different levels
The need for a far-reaching solution
What’s next: How IBM can help

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