AT&T and IBM today announced a new strategic relationship to give businesses a simplified, single-source for network security and threat management.
Cyber Security Management
The two companies will offer business customers a new joint service combining security network infrastructure with advanced threat monitoring and analytics.
According to IBM, cyber threats have become a boardroom agenda with the potential to bring down an organization’s network, create compliance issues, damage bottom lines, and impact brand reputation.
Additionally, the company says, disparate security technologies create ‘security silos,’ increasing cost and complexity of security management, and making it almost impossible to uniformly monitor security threats across IT environments.
The new service from AT&T and IBM aims to help businesses address these challenges with a highly secure network infrastructure, analytics, and the optimal blend of on-premise and next-generation cloud-managed security capabilities.
AT&T and IBM promise to improve the management of these capabilities with the following customer benefits:
- Reduced costs and minimized complexities
- Advanced visibility with intelligence and control across diverse IT environments
- Simplified infrastructure with less need for security hardware, licenses, and maintenance
Together, the companies plan to create a combined security intelligence source and analytics capability.
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