Maybe, this takeover is not one of those you are getting used to admire with top brand names and hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. For what is worth, the IBM has acquired one of the most promising Italian IT security startups with an indicative name – the CrossIdeas.
These Italians specialize for the most problematic moment in data processing, which includes your access to apps and data. Securing and evaluating the way you are accessing both apps and data can easily turn out to be the next big thing in the IT security field. The access risk management is the other name for it.
The IBM plans to additionally strengthen its Identity and Access Management structures and offer with this takeover. The main idea is not to allow a poor security policy to become a huge security risk. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure out yourself how important is to eliminate a threat at the very doorstep of your IT infrastructure.
On the other side, this can be a strong encouragement for the startups in the IT security field. It seems that a good idea for IT security measurements can easily turn out to be as profitable one as any other new cyber concept. This is definitely a win-win situation for both IBM and CrossIdeas.