A security management and monitoring services suite developed in New Zealand is being used by IBM in Australia and Singapore where an 18-month contract has recently been extended by two years.
Secure 24 was developed by the former Logical CSI and Optimation four and a half years ago. Logical CSI took the development in-house when it disestablished the joint venture, and soon after was itself bought by IBM.
“There was nothing of that ilk [Secure 24] in the IBM stable other than a service out of the US,” says IBM security and privacy product line leader Willem Bos.
“The US service was too big. We were able to deliver the pricing and proximity suitable for our region.”
However, IBM recently acquired another company, ISS, with a similar product line.
Bos says the longer-term plan is to roll Secure 24 into the ISS product and rebrand it as ISS In-country. That’s expected to happen over the next 18 months to two years, he says.