How Does Origina Keep IBM Software Secure?

Origina uses a layered approach to cybersecurity to protect customers IBM software from security vulnerabilities and threats. As a part of the strategy, Origina leverages existing IBM® Fix Packs and security patches that customers are entitled to.

Origina’s layered approach to cybersecurity avoids placing the weight of IBM software security solely on a security patch as a silver-bullet solution to preventing all vulnerabilities from being exploited. Relying only on vendors to deliver a security patch for a security threat can leave a company vulnerable during the period of time it takes to create the patch – or if the patch is never created.

Instead, Origina helps customers develop better IBM software security from the ground-up through a variety of established and industry-recognized tactics, which includes:

•Service transition reviews

•Software product hardening guides

•Proactive vulnerability advisories

•Virtual patching (vulnerability shielding)

•Entitled Fix Packs and security patches

•Workarounds (changes to the way the software or external applications function)

•Independent code fixes


These tactics provide better protection against common and emerging security threats by implementing stronger security controls. These security techniques are widely recognized by and leveraged as a part of security frameworks such as NIST, Cyber Essentials or the CIS Top 20.

In many cases, a security vulnerability can be mitigated without touching the source code of the application. In fact, software product hardening – which tweaks parts of the application to make it more difficult to exploit – can prevent up to 85 percent of known vulnerabilities.

Learn more about Origina’s approach to IBM software security here.