Industrial & Medical Technology

Intel Expands Security Initiative

04 March 2016

At the 2016 RSA Security Conference, Intel Corp. announced it has expanded a number of security initiatives designed to increase threat defenses and enhance integrated security solutions across electronics products.

The goal behind Intel beefing up its security platform is to improve response times when advanced targeted attacks occur and more easily remediate compromised systems.

“In the current security environment, collaboration and integration are more important than ever to create a strong security posture,” says Tom Fountain, Intel Security’s VP of Strategy and Business Development. “Our goal is to become our customers’ No. 1 security partner. In doing so, we remain committed to working across the industry to deliver solutions that detect new threats more quickly and enable automated workflows to correct issues as they arise.”

Among the security measures, Intel and Siemens are expanding their collaboration to help protect industrial automation systems from increase cyber threats. The companies will work together on anti-virus software, whitelisting and security information and event management (SIEM) for plant security services in order to help detect security incidents promptly and notify plant operators without undue delay and allowing them to implement countermeasures. Intel is also teaming with BT in order to create new solutions that help organizations improve security and prevent cyberattacks.

More than 30 Intel Security Innovation Alliance partners have joined the semiconductor giant within the past six months. Most recently new partners include Aruba, Brocade, Check Point, Forcepoint, Identity Finder, Mobilelron, Rapid 7, VMware Airwatch and Proofpoint.

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