Cisco, Thales collaborate to tackle rise in cyber-threats

Partnership aims to provide clients with an overall visibility and control of their IT security

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Cisco, Thales collaborate to tackle rise in cyber-threats The solution will be set up in France and intended primarily for French critical infrastructure providers
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 4, 2016

Cisco and European cyber-security firm Thales have jointly announced the signing of a collaboration to co-develop an innovative cybersecurity solution to detect and counterattack cyber-threats in real-time.

To respond to new critical IT systems and data protection requirements, both companies are offering a joint and integrated solution that incorporates all the relevant information on threats, emanating from the IT systems, from networks to desktops. The solution aims to provide clients with an overall visibility and control of their IT security, from the prevention of attacks through to their neutralising. 

Whilst the acceleration in digital transformation is being driven by major innovations in disruptive technologies such as big data and cloud computing, it is simultaneously having to cope with a surge in increasingly diverse, targeted and sophisticated IT attacks.  

Robert Vassoyan, president of Cisco France, said: "Confidence in digital technology is a crucial factor for France's digital transformation, which is why cybersecurity lies at the very heart of Cisco's development strategy. Our collaboration with Thales thus marks a new milestone where our technological expertise goes hand in hand with Thales's global industrial excellence. I am delighted to see our cooperation today providing a response to the economic challenges associated with innovation." 

Jean-Michel Lagarde, deputy general manager, secure communications and information systems, Thales added: "Facing with the exponential growth in the number of cyber-attacks and their variety (+38% globally and +51% in France according to PWC), we have to be capable of knowing the threat better to anticipate attacks and detect them in real time, in order to limit its devastating effects.

"In the coming months, this cooperation between Thales and Cisco will offer a new global solution able to meet this challenge. Thanks to the complementary nature of our respective fields of expertise, our clients will be able to benefit from the alliance of the most effective technologies in this domain."

The solution will be set up in France and intended primarily for French critical infrastructure providers.

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