BT and Intel Security today (2 March 2016) announced that they will be working together to develop next generation security solutions.
According to a joint press statement, the new solutions will bring together key elements of both companies' technology platforms, and address current shortcomings of traditional point security products by avoiding the operational silos that widen the gap between detection and response. They will also be designed to simplify management and support, close many of the expertise gaps in the market, and improve speed of response.
In the face of an ever-evolving cyber threat landscape, organisations need continuous innovation to help them protect their critical data and applications wherever they choose to host them; on their premises, in the cloud or a hybrid of both.
Together, BT and Intel Security will work to address these threats with a single ecosystem that can handle multiple security controls. This means that the controls within both companies' platforms will talk and interact with each other. This may provide considerable cost benefits for customers as the same controls can be delivered often with less hardware, less configuration and less management overhead.
Raj Samani, EMEA chief technology officer, Intel Security, said: "Our goal is to enable businesses around the globe to more aggressively and effectively defend against data security incidents and targeted attacks. Together with BT, we plan to close the gaps between detection and remediation by creating and managing a security ecosystem designed to enable real-time communication, intelligence exchange and response across security tools."
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