08
June
2015
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13:32
Europe/Amsterdam

​BT strengthens global defence against growing cyber security threats with Cisco FirePower solution

Summary

BT today announced that it is incorporating Cisco FirePOWER™ Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) into the BT Assure portfolio of managed security services, further strengthening data and systems protection for BT customers.

BT Assure enhanced with the incorporation of Cisco FirePOWER Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention solution

BT today announced that it is incorporating Cisco FirePOWER™ Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) into the BT Assure portfolio of managed security services, further strengthening data and systems protection for BT customers.

Safeguarding network assets and data is a challenge for global businesses of all sizes facing the exponential growth in cyber security risks. Legacy systems are unable to provide full visibility into the network layers and IT resources of today’s business environments. In addition, they cannot put into context the information required to understand the scale and impact of potential security threats.

Cisco FirePOWER NGIPS gives organisations detailed visibility into all of their network layers. It gives an organisation true visibility and contextual awareness of users, infrastructure and applications and protects the network against known and unknown threats before, during and after an attack.

Mark Hughes, president of BT Security, said: “When it comes to security, it is all about rethinking the risk. Organisations need new technologies to combat rapidly evolving cyber threats. We work with world class partners to strengthen our security portfolio and help organisations master this ever changing landscape. Cisco’s FirePOWER NGIPS brings a very strong additional capability to the arsenal of security solutions that BT customers can deploy to protect their critical assets and be prepared for the future.”

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About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of five customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.btplc.com

About BT Security

BT Security is building on 70 years’ experience of helping organisations around the globe and across all sectors get ahead of the threat curve and reduce the uncertainty and complexity of security. We provide an end-to-end capability to help organisations enjoy higher levels of security at a time when security budgets are not keeping pace with the threat landscape.

The sophistication of our security operations means that we think about the assets, the people, and the processes, and combine these with both network and security intelligence to help our customers stay ahead of the security risks. BT Security protects both BT and its customers. These customers are advised by a global team of 1,300 security practitioners, 600 global security specialists and a professional services team of approximately 4,000.

BT Assure Threat Intelligence is part of BT’s Assure Intelligence portfolio which includes:

  • Assure Threat Monitoring
  • Assure Vulnerability Scanning
  • Assure Threat Defence
  • Assure Analytics
  • Assure Log Retention


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To find out more about BT Security and the BT Assure portfolio of products and services visit www.bt.com/btassure/securitythatmatters