However, Boris Vaynberg, CEO and co-founder of Solebit, an Israeli security firm, wrote that IBM is addressing a major concern for companies of any size: the endpoint — a major weakness no matter how sophisticated the internal security of company is.

“The endpoint is the last layer of defense, and once you allow the ability to connect removable storage that may contain malware, you are skipping, by definition, any other security measures that you have on your network,” Vaynberg wrote. “Today, organizations are investing a lot of efforts to deploy advanced network level security capabilities to do real prevention, all to avoid the heavy cost of the remediation process that usually takes place once the attack reaches the endpoint.”

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