Today, security needs to move at the speed of business, despite shrinking IT budgets and increasingly sophisticated adversaries. In such a scenario, the security market is constantly adapting to tackle key business concepts like ROI and automation, which leads to real world planning around expenditures in opposition to risk mitigation effectiveness. Enterprises face endless assessments and audits, offering unfunded mandates that need strategic partners to help interpret and wisely spend security investments. Blue Bay Technologies, a MN-based IT security company, provides deep advisory consulting and delivers cost-effective cyber security solutions. The company implements efficient Threat Management and Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions and strategies to meet internal and external security requirements for organizations in diverse verticals by leveraging IBM technology. “We hire technical experts and veteran IBM Security personnel, which has proven to be a huge success for our clients,” begins Tony Weinzetl, CEO, Blue Bay Technologies. “Our senior technical advisors utilize IBM’s broad and deep Threat and IAM solution experience to help clients accomplish the new level of integration between real time intelligence and tools that are starting to cross-pollinate security event data.”
IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) enables secure information sharing with trusted business partners, contractors, and customers. With the latest appliances, ISAM offers businesses the ability to securely adopt web, mobile and cloud technologies to greatly improve TCO and manageability. Blue Bay is observing a heightened interest in the adaptive authentication capabilities of ISAM, and is currently assessing several strong authentication vendors to use with the ISAM framework in the fight against the use of stolen credentials. Additionally, as new API-centric architectures begin to emerge, we see ISAM filling the authentication requirements, with IBM Datapower and ABAC solutions from Axiomatics filling out the security architecture.
Blue Bay has three broad sets of offerings - Advisory, Implementation, and Product Resale. “We perform security assessments for our clients in order to gain an understanding of their security posture and their business objectives, and then make recommendations on the appropriate security controls,” points out Weinzetl.
We perform security assessments for our clients in order to gain an understanding of their security posture and their business objectives, and then make recommendations on how to implement the appropriate security controls
“By providing assistance with deep technical skills, business-compatible improvements, and competitive pricing— Blue Bay extends significant value to the client’s business.” Adding to these benefits, the company has vast experience in developing mature multi-faceted security strategies that include people, process, and technology. “Our advisory practices include an evaluation of risk related to cost, enabling the assessments to be immediately actionable and financially agreeable for businesses to prosper,” explains Weinzetl.
Weinzetl believes the threat management market is adapting to tackle emerging business drivers related to compliance and the increasing sophistication of attacks. “Over the last five years, the market has moved to respond to massive breaches, underscoring the lack of critical security controls covering ongoing management and upkeep of complex security systems,” says Weinzetl.
Standing apart from competitors, the company delivers security solutions that provide real-world benefits and empowers clients with fast, actionable reporting, followed by risk-based decision-making processes. Forging ahead, Blue Bay will continue to drive the convergence of IAM and Threat Management, providing solutions to embrace this integration. “It is not just about integration, but it includes analytics, intelligence, and innovation to provide next-generation security strategies,” concludes Weinzetl.