BT Simplifies Threat Monitoring For Organizations

              BT Simplifies Threat Monitoring For Organizations

Powerful upgrade to security monitoring services will make it easier for
customers to identify and combat cyber security threats

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, June 23, 2014

IRVING, Texas, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today announced a major
upgrade to its BT Assure Threat Monitoring service, making it simpler for
organizations and security analysts to identify and protect against security

BT Assure Threat Monitoring collects and analyses huge amounts of data and its
newest upgrade will now display it for users on a customizable screen. By
immediately seeing potential issues, security professionals can better
identify, react and respond to security risks.

The upgrade will be available to existing BT Assure Threat Monitoring
customers at no additional cost and is standard for new BT Assure Threat
Monitoring customers.

Mark Hughes, President BT Security, said: "Helping our customers to improve
their security plans by giving them access to real-time threat information is
critical. Organizations are facing a growing number of live, complex and
diverse security issues."

"These new enhancements greatly improve both customer and security analyst
control and monitoring capabilities by bringing together critical information
in one place. This will allow them to focus more of their efforts and
creativity on delivering better business outcomes throughout the

The service's redesigned interface helps users to more accurately assess
security concerns that have often prevented organizations from adopting
evolving technologies, such as cloud computing and BYOD (Bring Your Own
Device) solutions.

Additional capabilities with the service include:

  oA new built-in rule creation feature which allows users to customize the
    views and threats they see quickly in order to adapt and react.
  oAn integrated ticketing system, providing device/network management,
    communications and troubleshooting of event-driven incidents by both
    customers and BT Security Operations Centre analysts.

The service works by gathering intelligence and information from all clients'
network devices - ranging from detection and intrusion prevention systems
(IDS/IPS), firewalls and routers, to servers, applications, mainframes and
PCs. If, for example, a hacker tries to break into the network, the service
can detect the attempt and allow users to immediately gain intelligence on the
threat and respond in real-time to prevent damage from the attack.

The protection level of the network infrastructure is achieved with the
concerted efforts of a global team of BT cyber security experts. Assure Threat
Monitoring was successfully used during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic
Games to perform continuous network monitoring and identify cyber security
threats in real-time.

The security offered by Assure Threat Monitoring protects organizations in
many sectors of business, and is widely used by banks and financial services
companies and other organizations targeted by malicious cyber-attacks.

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About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and
solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal
activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local,
national and international telecommunications services to its customers for
use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and
services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services.BT consists
principally of five lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT
Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2014, BT Group's reported revenue was
£18,287mwith reported profit before taxation of £2,312m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group
plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.BT
Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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BT Security

BT Security is building on 70 years' experience of helping organizations
around the globe and across all sectors get ahead of the threat curve and
reduce the uncertainty and complexity of security. We provide an end-to-end
capability to help organizations enjoy higher levels of security at a time
when security budgets are not keeping pace with the threat landscape.

The sophistication of our security operations means that we think about the
assets, the people, and the processes, and combine these with both network and
security intelligence to help our customers stay ahead of the security risks.
BT Security protects both BT and its customers. These customers are advised by
a global team of 1,300 security practitioners, 600 global security specialists
and a professional services team of approximately 4,000.

The BT Security Assure portfolio covers:

  oAssure Managed Firewall
  oAssure Web Security
  oAssure Intrusion Prevention
  oAssure Message Scan
  oAssure Denial of Service Mitigation
  oAssure Cyber
  oAssure Managed Cloud
  oAssure Threat Monitoring
  oAssure Vulnerability Scanning

To find out more about BT Security, visit


Contact: Kris Kozamchak, Head of PR and Corporate Relations, BT Americas., + 1
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