NTT Innovation Institute Collaborates with Microsoft to Protect Global Networks and Enterprise Customers

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 22, 2016

PALO ALTO, CA: NTT Innovation, a global data center and IP provider begins a strategic alliance with Microsoft to secure global networks and enterprise customers against cyber attacks. The main aim of the threat intelligence information-sharing program is to provide greater visibility to business and security leaders, proactive defense for security teams and better position to turn threat intelligence data from multiple sources into managed contextually relevant defensive and predictive threat prevention actions.

NTT i3’s Global Threat Intelligence Platform (GTIP) enhances its coverage by leveraging the capabilities offered by Microsoft. Along with GTIP, enterprises are provided with wide set of threat data and gain actionable intelligence most aligned to their specific corporate situations. Such program enables enterprises to prioritize, focus and act on relevant cyber security threats in less time with minimal efforts and greater accuracy. Moreover GTIP APIs lets the integrations that can streamline and automate security operations to keep security risks under control.

Microsoft's Cyber Threat Intelligence Program, with its incorporated intelligence data set, including information from compromised IPs and malware from the largest installation base of PCs, enterprise organizations now have the abilities to gain next-generation security architecture.

"By signing bidirectional agreements, we agree to share cyber threat intelligence in real time and improve our ability to detect and protect customers from cybercrime," asserts Patti Chrzan, Senior Director, Strategic Programs, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit.

“With our Microsoft partnership, we are dramatically expanding coverage of NTT's global security services and solutions, and also the partnership is making the Internet a safer place to work and live" says Dr. Kenji Takahashi, Vice President, Product Management, Security, at NTT i3.

The collaboration also has also established a framework under the program called Virus Information Alliance 3.0 (VIA 3.0) that facilitates the sharing of malware and security-related information among alliance members.