IBM and Cisco Join Forces to Tackle Cybercrime

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IBM Security and Cisco announced they are working together to address the growing global threat of cybercrime. In a new collaboration, Cisco and IBM Security will work together across products, services and threat intelligence for the benefit of customers.

Cisco security solutions will integrate with IBM’s QRadar to protect organizations across networks, endpoints and cloud. Cisco will also develop new applications for the QRadar security analytics platform. IBM Global Services will support Cisco products in its Managed Security Service Provider offerings.

The collaboration also establishes 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.

The combination of Cisco’s best-of-breed security offerings and its architectural approach, integrated with IBM’s Cognitive Security Operations Platform, will help customers secure their organizations more effectively from the network to the endpoint to the cloud, according to a joint statement from the two companies.

The first two new Cisco applications from the agreement will be designed to help security teams understand and respond to advanced threats and will be available on the IBM Security App Exchange. These will help customers working with Cisco’s Next-Generation Firewall, Next-Generation Intrusion Protection System and Advanced Malware Protection and Threat Grid.

In addition, IBM’s Resilient Incident Response Platform (IRP) will integrate with Cisco’s Threat Grid to provide security teams with insights needed to respond to incidents faster. For example, analysts in the IRP can look up indicators of compromise with Cisco Threat Grid's threat intelligence, or detonate suspected malware with its sandbox technology. This enables security teams to gain valuable incident data in the moment of response.

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