Blue Coat, HP to integrate security solutions

Blue Coat and HP announced their partnership to offer a solution that integrates defenses for each stage of the threat lifecycle and automates intelligence sharing across the security infrastructure.

As per the announcement, integration of the Blue Coat Advanced Threat Protection Solution with HP Threat Central and Automated Threat Assessments will enable security analysts to gain operational control by closing the gap between breach, incident discovery and remediation.

With full visibility into all traffic on the network, the solution will deliver a more comprehensive view into incidents. Shared threat intelligence across the detection, containment and remediation defenses through the Blue Coat Global Intelligence Network and HP Threat Central will enable faster resolution of incidents. Providing greater context into incidents and operationalizing threat intelligence will fortify defenses across the security environment.

Joe Levy, CTO at Blue Coat Systems

Joe Levy, CTO at Blue Coat Systems, said: “Through this partnership with HP, we are helping enterprises finally address advanced persistent threats at each stage of the threat lifecycle by delivering a solution that integrates the industry’s leading security products to share threat intelligence and provide operational control.”

Despite the increased investment in security, the number of successful security breaches continued to surge in 2013. According to the Verizon 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, 84 percent of advanced targeted attacks took seconds, minutes or hours to compromise targets while 78 percent of breaches took weeks, months or years to discover. Instead, a different approach is required.

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