In Gartner’s recently published “Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2014” report, IBM Security is reported to have grown by 17 percent, which is three times the overall market rate of 5 percent. This statistic is an excellent recognition of IBM’s growth as a company, particularly in the context of the highly competitive security software market.

The focus this business brings to the market has simplified the interface for customers and partners worldwide, and the IBM Security strategy — summarized in its tagline, “Security Intelligence. Think Integrated” — resonates with those customers and partners. By offering a portfolio of best-in-class products and services, IBM is addressing the needs of the market in a unique way that is clearly being embraced.

IBM continues to hold the No. 3 rank for overall Security Software, gaining share among the Top 5 vendors and outpacing the market as a whole. The company is now ranked No. 1 in the new Identity Governance and Administration Worldwide category based on its 2014 revenue, according to Gartner. IBM continues to hold the No. 1 rank in Security Information and Event Management, Security Testing and Web Access Management Worldwide, based on its 2014 revenue. The company also gained share in Endpoint Protection.

IBM is very proud of its execution and the recognition it is receiving in the marketplace. The company has heard from its customers, partners and analysts that an integrated system that both simplifies the collection of data and the ability to leverage that data into actionable and prioritized intelligence is a winning strategy.

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