The initiative is the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, a $6 billion effort to provide specialized Information Technology tools and Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) to combat cyber threats in the civilian and ".gov" networks in real time.
As part of the CDM Program, IBM's consulting services and security intelligence software -- such as IBM Security Endpoint Manager, IBM Security Appscan and IBM Security QRadar -- will be available to government agencies.
"This award from DHS demonstrates that IBM's $4 billion investment in cyber-security and security analytics research puts IBM in a unique position to help government agencies meet evolving cyber-security threats," said Anne Altman, general manager, IBM US Federal. "IBM will draw from our decades of experience working with federal agencies and worldwide clients and our own internal experience in securing the worldwide networks used by our 400,000 plus employees."
IBM said its software will help secure the thousands of endpoints on vulnerable networks and integrate "threat and event data" in real time.
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