BT Strengthens Global Defence Against Growing Cyber Security Threats With Cisco FirePOWER Solution


About BT

BT today is a modern communications services company, providing a range of services in the UK and in more than 170 countries. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions. It includes 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.  BT has been crucial to putting the UK ahead in broadband provision. According to Ofcom’s December 2014 EU scorecard, the UK continues to lead the top five EU economies on virtually all the key measures across coverage, take-up, use and competition.

BT Security

BT Security is building on 70 years’ experience of helping organizations around the globe and across all sectors get ahead of the threat curve and reduce the uncertainty and complexity of security. 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 Defense
  • ·         Assure Analytics
  • ·         Assure Log Retention


BT announced that it is incorporating Cisco FirePOWER™ Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) into the BT Assure portfolio of managed security services, which will further strengthen data and system 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 but BT can help your organisation apply the latest security and risk management solutions to ensure its prepared for malicious attacks, with world-leading network security.

Cisco has launched several network security improvements  it has extended the reach of FirePower Services. The FirePower integration will let Cisco provide extensive cloud-based security services, including file analysis and URL reputation protection.

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