Deutsche Telekom Joins FireEye to Fight Cyber-Attacks in Europe

Deutsche Telekom AG formed a joint venture with U.S. data-security provider FireEye Inc. to offer services to protect corporations from hackers and cyberspies.

The venture will help Deutsche Telekom respond faster to cyber-attacks suffered by customers around Europe, Reinhard Clemens, head of the company’s T-Systems unit, said today in a statement. With FireEye’s help, T-Systems will be able to provide customers with an alert, assess the threat and start countermeasures, Clemens said.

As part of a push into corporate cyber-security services, Deutsche Telekom in July opened a data center in the German town of Biere which was dubbed a “Fort Knox” for data by Chief Executive Officer Timotheus Hoettges. The Bonn-based phone operator also offers security for corporations through its Advanced Cyber Defense services. The venture with FireEye will seek to supplement the ACD offering.

Through the venture, Milpitas, California-based FireEye will provide virtual machines that will isolate and analyze the behavior of suspicious content, which will then be studied by Deutsche Telekom specialists, according to the statement.

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