AT&T and IBM today announced they will offer business customers a new joint service combining security network infrastructure with threat monitoring and analytics.
The new service from AT&T and IBM will help businesses address cyber 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 individually have IT security data monitoring operations, each generating advanced security threat intelligence from the billions of security events they track each day. Together, the companies will create a combined security intelligence source and analytics capability that will be unmatched in the industry.
Elements of the new offering include Network Security Infrastructure and Managed Security Services from AT&T, including network-based firewall, IDS/IPS, web filtering, secure email gateway, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection services for security devices managed on premise or in the AT&T cloud.
IBM capabilities include IBM Network Security Consulting to assess and transform network security; IBM Security Monitoring and Threat Intelligence for faster threat detection and response; and IBM Emergency Response Services for around-the-clock security expert support in responding to sophisticated attacks and helping remediate them.
“With today’s constantly changing threat environment, companies need cost-effective solutions that provide end-to-end protection alongside real-time monitoring and response operations,” said Andy Daudelin, VP, Security Services, AT&T Business Solutions.
Kris Lovejoy, general manager, IBM Security Services, said: “But securing these infrastructures can be complicated without a single, integrated management system that avoids creating silos of security data making it almost impossible to uniformly monitor security threats across environments. IBM and AT&T have come together to offer unprecedented security services designed to break down those silos and better secure data no matter where it resides.”