INTEL SECURITY and AlienVault are attempting to boost enterprise security and have pooled resources to offer an integrated real-time threat assessment and prevention service.
The firms are flushed with news of their coming together, and reckon that they bring a threat exchange network that throws up information about one million "threat indicators" daily and serves six million Intel customers.
The suggestion is that this is a very capable system. The short version is that it is a coming together of the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX) and the Intel Security Global Threat Intelligence cloud, and that this is a good thing.
The partnership comes at a time when we do not have to look far to see evidence of cyber attacks and their impact.
"If there's one thing we've learned from recent cyber attacks, it's that no industry or organisation is immune," said Barmak Meftah, president and CEO of AlienVault.
"Our goal for OTX is to move the needle on how threat intelligence data is shared, making it more collaborative and engaging in order to build a stronger security community working in unison to stop cyber attacks.
"We are pleased to partner with Intel Security to further help organisations detect and defend themselves from malicious and sophisticated attacks."
Intel Security partners with AlienVault to enhance threat intelligence for the enterprise http://t.co/yVSWxC5J7m— AlienVault (@alienvault) May 12, 2015
Cyber attacks are on the increase, and they continue to evolve and adapt. Juniper Research said that cyber breaches will cost global industry a whopping $2tn by 2019, which is no small change, and companies have already admitted to recent losses in terms of cash and personnel.
Intel made similarly positive noises about the arrangement and the impact that it will have on customers' cyber capabilities.
"Intel Security is committed to industry collaborations which will help provide critical threat intelligence and better protection to our customers," said David Coffey, vice president for Intel Global Threat Intelligence.
"Working with AlienVault will enable us to exchange threat data and enhance the level of customer protection delivered via [Intel-owned] McAfee's Global Threat Intelligence system." µ
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