IBM takes on telecoms security market

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IBM takes on telecoms security market

BladeCenter server budled with security and monitoring software.

IBM has stepped up its efforts to woo telecoms companies with the launch of a suite of products aimed at improving the performance and security of telecoms networks. 

The package is aimed at companies looking to enhance the security of increasingly popular IP-based services, such as VoIP and internet TV.

IBM's Telecom Core Infrastructure Security Solution comprises BladeCenter servers, Tivoli security software, Netcool network management software and NarusInsight traffic monitoring software.

Simultaneous rollouts were announced at ITU Telecom World in Hong Kong and TeleManagement Forum in Dallas.

The security and monitoring bundle aims to provide a scalable security system that Big Blue hopes will appeal to small and large telecoms providers.

The move is part of a growing effort by IBM to attract network management customers, and specifically telecoms networks, to its Tivoli management suite.

Netcool, the network management software used in the system, was obtained by IBM last February when the company acquired Micromuse.

IBM last week announced the acquisition of another wireless network management software vendor in the shape of Vallent Corporation.

Vallent's software will be integrated into Tivoli's telecom solution offering when the deal is finalised.
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