BT and Intel Security Join Hands to Model New Security Solutions

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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SAN FRANCISCO,BT: A provider of communications services and solutions, and Intel Security, a developer of proactive and proven security solutions announced a strategic agreement to design new solutions to help organizations improve security and prevent cyber-attacks. The companies have also collaborated to work together in a joint cyber partnership to advance their common vision of developing next generation security services.

These new solutions are aimed at bringing together the essential elements of both companies’ technology platform to deal with the prevalent drawbacks of the traditional point security products by avoiding the operational silos that widen the gap between detection and response. The solutions are designed to reduce the expertise gap in the market, improve the speed of response and  streamline management and support.

Mark Hughes, CEO of BT Security, said, “At BT, we are determined to stay ahead of the security game. We are collaborating with Intel to bring together BT's security intelligence with Intel's advanced security tools in real time. We believe that our combined proposition will be an industry first in terms of the scope and ambition. Intel's cutting edge security technology and our knowhow in service design and delivery can help make our customers safer.”

“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,” said Raj Samani, EMEA chief technology officer, Intel Security.

With the growing concern for cyber threats, organizations are continuously looking for groundbreaking innovation, which can help them to protect their valuable data applications, wherever they choose to host them—on premise or in cloud or both. BT and Intel Security will work together to address these threats with a single ecosystem that can handle multiple security controls. The companies are focused on integrated, open security systems with cloud-first technology designed to empower organizations to resolve threats faster and with fewer resources. This means that the controls within both companies' platforms will talk and interact with each other.

Participants of RSA Conference can visit BT Security booth 707 for a demo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.