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March 02, 2016

Intel Security Expands Partner System to Fight Targeted Attacks

By Rory Lidstone, Contributing Writer

Intel Security (News - Alert) has announced several major strategic initiatives that include the expansion of the Intel Security Innovation Alliance, along with major collaborations with Siemens (News - Alert) and BT. In fact, Intel Security and BT announced details of their partnership this week, namely plans to work together on the next generation of cloud security.

All of these initiatives are ways to build on Intel Security’s commitment to help customers address the need to shorten response times when advanced targeted attacks occur and more easily remediate compromised systems. The ultimate goal is to create a simplified and more automated threat defense lifecycle. It’s a lofty goal, but one that seems attainable considering the sheer number of companies willing to work with Intel Security toward attaining it.

So far, Intel Security is doing an impressive job integrating its management platform, security information and event management (SIEM) tools, threat intelligence solutions, threat data sharing technology, advanced persistent threat protection, and automated detection and response capabilities with more than 150 partners in more than a dozen security markets.

The Intel Security Innovation Alliance technology partner program is helping to accelerate the development of interoperable security products that converge with Intel Security’s integrated, connected security system. This expanded and enhanced portfolio of tightly integrated products and solutions helps simplify and expedite deployment of security solutions within complex enterprises environments, helping customers resolve threats faster and with fewer resources.

More than 30 Intel Security Innovation Alliance partners have joined the program within the last six months, greatly increasing the number of interoperable security products that converge with Intel Security’s architecture. Some of the new partners that have joined the program in this quarter alone include: Aruba, Brocade (News - Alert), Check Point, Forcepoint, Identity Finder, MobileIron, Rapid 7, VMware Airwatch, and Proofpoint.

“In the current security environment, collaboration and integration are more important than ever to create a strong security posture,” said Tom Fountain, Intel Security’s vice president of Strategy and Business Development. “Our goal is to become our customers’ No. 1 security partner. In doing so, we remain committed to working across the industry to deliver solutions that detect new threats more quickly and enable automated workflows to correct issues as they arise.”

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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