IBM recently announced some new products and a research initiative around IT security. The research initiative called “Phantom” focuses on new security threats in virtualized environments.

The four new products are:

  • IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager: A tool to manage security keys for data encryption amongst their entire lifecycle.
  • IBM Unstructured Data Security Solution: Classification and Security Solution for unstructured information.
  • IBM Tivoli Security and Event Manager: A SIEM tool for real time management of suspicious network activity as well as historical analysis.
  • IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business: A new release within the TAM (Tivoli Access Manager) family, with improvements in platform support, better usability and higher scalability.

With these announcements IBM proves its seriousness in the IT security business.