IBM to acquire ISS


IBM to acquire ISS

Tash Shifrin

IBM is to buy Internet Security Systems in a $1.3bn (£680m)  deal in a move that the computer giant hopes will boost its ability to offer managed security services.

Internet Security Systems provides security software, appliances and services to businesses and governments and IBM believes the acquisition will complement its existing security portfolio.

“This acquisition will help IBM to provide companies with access to trained experts and leading-edge processes and technology to evaluate and protect against threats and enforce security policies,” IBM Global Services general manager for infrastructure services, Val Rahmani, said.

ISS's operations will become a business unit within IBM's Infrastructure Management Services unit, part of IBM Global Technology Services. It’s software technology will be integrated into the Tivoli’s IT service management portfolio.

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