IBM introduces cloud security technology for apps

IBM logoTech giant IBM said that it has introduced cloud technology that secures enterprise data.

Cloud Security Enforcer combines cloud identity management – which it dubs identity as a service – that helps enterprises uncover outside apps accessed by employees, including on mobile devices.

IBM said that employees using apps are exposing enterprises to potentially dangerous security exposure.

It said a third of employees at Fortune 1,000 firms share and upload corporate data on third party cloud apps.

Risky things include people signing in with personal email addresses.

IBM claims that 40 percent of mobile apps aren’t secure before they’re made available to the public.

Big Blue said it has built this security feature into software including Box, Office 365, Google Apps, and salesforce.com.

IBM claimed that the product uses “deep threat analytics” from its global intelligence network, IBM X-Force, which monitors the internet and analyses over 20 billion global security events daily.