Cisco, IBM collaborate to tackle cybercrime

The partnership will aim to improve security effectiveness for customers through technology integration

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Cisco, IBM collaborate to tackle cybercrime The collaboration will also see a new relationship between the IBM X-Force and Cisco Talos security research teams.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  June 4, 2017

Cisco and IBM Security have joined forces to address the growing threat of cybercrime by working closely on products, services and threat intelligence for its customers.

Under the partnership, Cisco security solutions will integrate with IBM's QRadar to protect to organisations across network, endpoints and cloud. This in return will help customers benefit from IBM Global Services support of Cisco products in their Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) offerings.  

The collaboration will also see a new relationship between the IBM X-Force and Cisco Talos security research teams, who will begin collaborating on threat intelligence research and coordinating on major cybersecurity incidents.

David Ulevitch, SVP and general manager, Cisco Security, said: "Cisco's architectural approach to security allows organisations to see a threat once, and stop it everywhere. By combining Cisco's comprehensive security portfolio with IBM Security's operations and response platform, Cisco and IBM bring best-of-breed products and solutions across the network, endpoint and cloud, paired with advanced analytics and orchestration capabilities."

Dr. Tamer Aboualy, CTO of Security Services, IBM Middle East and Africa, added: "With Cisco joining our immune system of defence, joint customers in the Middle East will greatly expand their ability to enhance their use of cognitive technologies for Cyber Security. Also, having our IBM X-Force and Cisco Talos teams collaborating is a tremendous advantage as cyber criminals become significantly more sophisticated."

The partnership will help security teams with the insight to detect and respond to incidents faster, as well as reduce complexity.  

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