Acquisition of open-source software-based AlienVault can help AT&T to expand threat detection to its business customers
Using the open-source Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP), AT&T has acquired cybersecurity firm AlienVault. The firm uses open-source software to provide threat-intelligence. This can help the company to expand its security solutions.
Threat intelligence provision regardless of size
The acquisition can allow expansions in threat detection using the acquired firm’s dexterity in threat intelligence. This can eventually allow an incorporation of threat intelligence into response capabilities, providing intelligent security for business customers.
The company has disclosed its goal of this incorporation as enabling organisations of all sizes with cybersecurity solutions. Small and medium-sized businesses can benefit from this portfolio expansion.
Impact on digital ecosystem
The agreement presents a combination of threat intelligence and cybersecurity solutions. It consists of threat detection and prevention along with response technologies and services. It aims at providing business customers access to a set of enterprise-grade security capabilities.
The acquisition intends to offer cyber threat detection, response technologies and servers to businesses regardless of their size or industry. The companies suggested that the provision of cyber risk management strategies can reduce risk across the digital ecosystem.
The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018. The complete transaction can allow advancements in threat detection and analysis, threat intelligence, virtualized security functions, and complementary services.
The author is the Editor-in-Chief of Open Source For You magazine.