BT, Intel in fresh collaboration on enterprise security

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BT and Intel are the latest companies to work together to improve security and prevent cyberattacks.

The partnership will see both companies bring together their technology platforms to develop new solutions and determine where the weak points in traditional security products are. They said the collaboration would remove the operational silos that increase the gap between detection and response.

The new security systems will be cloud-based, which BT and Intel said would help enterprises deal with potential risks in a much quicker way but with fewer resources.

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.”

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.”

Yesterday, Nokia issued a report that showed the evolving nature of threats in mobile networks. It said smartphones had overtaken laptops connected to mobile networks as the most vulnerable part of the ecosystem.