AT&T moves deeper into managed security services

AT&T has launched a new managed extended detection and response (XDR) service to provide autonomous endpoint protection for the detection of security threats. The AT&T XDR solution features a cloud-based security platform with security threat analytics, machine learning and third-party connectors. It protects endpoint, network and cloud assets with automated and orchestrated malware prevention, threat detection and response, and is designed to work with leading security platforms from vendors like SentinelOne and Palo Alto Networks.

 

“Given the complexities customers are facing with digital transformation and protecting against increasing cyberthreats, the approach to monitoring and addressing threats needs to evolve,” said Rupesh Chokshi, vice president of AT&T Cybersecurity. “Our managed XDR solution extends automated and orchestrated managed detection and response with powerful new security analytics and ML capabilities.”

 

AT&T has been investing to move further into the cybersecurity market for a number of months. In June, it announced details of a global managed Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) offering, powered by 5G and developed in tandem with Palo Alto Networks. At the time it said the new SASE offering integrates SD-WAN technology, security capabilities and fiber-based network connectivity, and claimed the product will help organisations to modernize their networks, provide robust security, and improve user experiences and visibility.

 

In other cybersecurity news, rating provider Black Kite has announced $22 million in Series B funding which it said will boost efforts to scale its supply-chain cybersecurity monitoring services, including its Ransomware Susceptibility Index.

 

For those interested in SASE and next generation security solutions, these links will be useful:

 

NetFoundry

F-Secure

F5 Networks

VMware

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