Paris, June 7, 2022 – Atos and IBM today announce an expansion of their partnership around IBM Cloud for financial services to help financial services companies achieve optimal data and system security with “EU Trusted Third Party Cybersecurity Surveillance” supplied by Atos. This will allow organizations, including Lifeline Operators (VIOs) and Operators of Essential Services (OES), to take a further step in adopting cloud technology. These additional capabilities will allow them to further protect their data and systems and get them monitored in accordance with the EU Network and Information Security Directive (NIS) and the French national military programming law (Military Programming Act, BPM).
Regulated financial companies face a host of disruptive forces, including growing customer demand for new, innovative and personalized products and services. As a result, they look to the cloud to help accelerate their transformation, but they need a cloud that meets strict security and compliance obligations. Businesses and institutions must rely on a secure and reliable cloud environment to harness the full potential of technological innovation and benefit from greater agility and resiliency, with built-in data security and compliance capabilities to meet EU regulations.
What the European leader in cybersecurity services1, and by offering its unique expertise as a “EU Trusted Third Party” with its cybersecurity monitoring services for the IBM Cloud for Financial Services infrastructure, Atos will help IBM Cloud clients enforce their compliance at the highest level security required by the French government. These key security services complement existing IBM security measures.
Atos will enable organizations using IBM Cloud for Financial Services to benefit from its cloud security expertise through its Security Operations Center (SOC), located in France. The Atos SOC will permanently monitor the IBM Cloud infrastructure, data plane and control plane, through the detection, analysis and notification of security incidents, to ensure that any threat is addressed immediately. Atos SOC services are provided in accordance with the PDIS reference framework (Provider of Security Incident Detection Services), issued by the French national cybersecurity agency (ANSSI). The overall solution is based on multiple specific attack detection scenarios that complement IBM’s detection strategies to provide even greater security.
“As our clients’ need for cloud solutions continues to accelerate and the associated regulatory environment becomes increasingly complex, the IBM Cloud for Financial Services, which enables clients to comply with the most stringent local regulations, now is complemented by a trusted part of the EU, made possible thanks to the cybersecurity monitoring provided by Atos,” said Yannick Tricaud, responsible for Atos in the South of Europe.
“This partnership with Atos will enable greater transparency and trust for financial institutions that wish to use a cloud environment for their critical workloads. It will complement IBM Cloud for Financial Services, already well known for its innovative services and automated security and compliance.”said Béatrice Kosowski, Country General Manager, IBM France. “End-to-end IBM Cloud security monitoring provided by Atos, a world leader in digital transformation, is a unique and forward-thinking approach in the market to address compliance goals.”
IBM Cloud for Financial Services is designed to address cybersecurity and regulatory challenges and to provide the benefits and flexibility of a public cloud in a secure and compliant environment, to enable regulated institutions to host their mission-critical applications and data. highly confidential in the cloud. and transact quickly and efficiently. It is equipped with security features including:
- confidential computing technology that protects data as it is processed and, when combined with encryption of data at rest and in transit with unique encryption key control, provides comprehensive security for sensitive and highly regulated data and applications in the cloud. In other words, our clients’ data is theirs alone and cannot be accessed by IBM.
- Industry leading encryption technology, called “Keep your own key”, which allows organizations to retain control of their own encryption keys. IBM’s leadership in this area is backed by the highest level of security certification available on the market, this capability makes IBM Cloud (and therefore IBM Cloud for Financial Services and Telecommunications) the most secure public cloud for businesstwo.
IBM Cloud for Financial Services, with its integrated security and compliance framework, helps financial institutions on their journey to the cloud and, combined with Atos EU Trusted Third Party security monitoring, can help address security of data for any regulated sector in Europe.
IBM Cloud for Financial Services is built on the IBM Cloud Framework for Financial Services, designed to meet the expectations of financial industry regulators and supervisors. Beyond common regulatory and compliance standards such as NIST, PCI, SOC, or FFIEC, it includes a consistent and extensive set of built-in controls that span cybersecurity, data protection, access management, and configuration management. Stays up-to-date with changes in the regulatory, security, and risk landscape. It is intended to address the regulatory obligations of financial institutions emanating from more than 75 financial services regulators in 24 countries, including jurisdictions in Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific.
As part of the IBM ecosystem, Atos’ collaboration with IBM combines the strengths of both companies to help solve the most complex challenges in business and society for clients with hybrid cloud and AI. Recently, Atos launched its Atos center of excellence for IBM Cloud solutions to accelerate the digital transformation of financial services institutions.
More information about the association of Atos and IBM: https://atos.net/en/about-us/partners-and-alliances/ibm
1 atos ranked #1 worldwide (including #1 in Europe) in Managed Security Services by revenue in Gartner® Market Share Report latest edition, based on 2021 revenue
two Based on IBM Hyper Protect Crypto Service, the industry’s only FIPS 140-2 Level 4 certified hardware-based service. FIPS 140-2 Level 4 provides the highest level of security defined in this standard. At this security level, physical security mechanisms provide complete protection around the cryptographic module with the intent of detecting and responding to all unauthorized physical access attempts.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 111,000 employees and annual revenue of c. 11 billion euros. Number one in Europe in cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing, the Group offers customized end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonisation services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonised digital environment for its clients. Atos is an SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC 40 ESG and Next 20 Paris stock indices.
the Purpose of Athos is to help design the future of the information space. Its experience and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Around the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies in general, to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space. https://atos.net/en/
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