HP says new security solutions will control threats via sharing intelligence

Enterprise IT vendor HP is unveiling new security solutions that enable organizations to proactively share threat intelligence and openly collaborate.

Organizations worldwide spent approximately $46 billion on cyber security in 2013, yet the number of security breaches increased 20 percent and the cost of individual breaches increased 30 percent.

HP says through intelligence sharing, threat analysis and leading security solutions, organizations can strengthen their security posture, strategically invest to defend across the full attack life cycle and eliminate silos among their peers.

Collaboration within the underground marketplace is becoming more common and more effective. According to a recent survey of nearly 2,000 security professionals conducted by the Ponemon Institute, 60 percent of respondents said their enterprises were unable to stop exploits because of outdated or insufficient threat intelligence.

HP says new security solutions will control threats via sharing intelligence

Security organizations must mirror the adversary’s approach, and share intelligence to formulate the most current and complete picture of emerging threats. HP’s new offerings bring together solutions and services to help the industry build a united defense.

HP Threat Central, developed with HP Labs, provides a collaborative security intelligence platform that enables community members to share threat data and analysis, providing real-time intelligence on the adversaries, attack vectors, methods and motivations behind current threats.

The platform is now strengthened with the introduction of the HP Threat Central Partner Network, a collaboration of security vendors who stand behind the importance of threat intelligence sharing across the industry to combat the adversary.

HP is initially working with partners including Arbor Networks, Blue Coat Systems, InQuest, ThreatGRID, TrendMicro and Wapack Labs, with the goal of delivering strategic threat intelligence feeds to further provide actionable indicators to the HP Threat Central community.

Arthur Wong, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Security Services, HP, said: “With these value-added services, HP provides organizations the security intelligence to more effectively address the threat landscape with actionable, informed decisions.”

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