AT&T, IBM team up for mobile cloud security

AT&T (NYSE: T) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) said they can deliver a scalable mobile cloud solution to help protect corporate data and apps.

IBM and AT&T´s new approach enables a workforce to be productive without compromising security and the mobile user experience.

“More employees are using mobile devices to be more productive. At the same time, data and apps are moving to the cloud. The changes are exciting, but security needs to be top-of-mind,” said Steve McGaw, chief marketing officer, AT&T Business Solutions. “Trusted collaborators like IBM are helping us better address changing business models. Together we´re giving options to deliver highly secure mobile access to cloud apps and data.”

The increasing use and value of mobile data has created a challenge for CIOs looking to connect customers, partners and employees across devices. The complexity of securing corporate data in this environment is even tougher. Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting mobile apps, Internet connections and corporate networks. The AT&T Cybersecurity Insights report states that our experts have seen a 62 percent increase in DDoS attacks over the past 2 years.