The acquisition of AlienVault will enable AT&T to expand its enterprise-grade security solutions portfolio and offerings to millions of small and medium-sized businesses. AlienVault’s innovative technology and security talent will help accelerate AT&T’s vision of enabling organizations of all sizes with effective cybersecurity solutions.
The acquisition will combine AlienVault’s expertise in threat intelligence with AT&T’s cybersecurity solutions portfolio that includes threat detection and prevention as well as response technologies and services. After the acquisition closes, AT&T business customers will be able to access a unified security management platform that enables threat detection and response while providing access to a broad set of enterprise-grade security capabilities.
According to a 2017 study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, more than 61 percent of small and medium-sized businesses have been breached in the last 12 months, up from 55 percent in 2016.
“Regardless of size or industry, businesses today need cyber threat detection and response technologies and services,” said , CEO, AT&T Business. “The current threat landscape has shifted this from a luxury for some, to a requirement for all.”
“AlienVault’s expertise in threat intelligence will improve our ability to help organizations detect and respond to cybersecurity attacks. Together, with our enterprise-grade detection, response and remediation capabilities, we’re providing scalable, intelligent, affordable security for business customers of all sizes,” said Arroyo.
AT&T is positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape for worldwide managed security services. The report cites that AT&T has made security a top focus. AT&T is making investments related to advanced threat detection and analysis, threat intelligence, virtualized security functions, and complementary services.