Intel Security has signed a deal with the Swedish Ericsson to bring managed security products to telecom operators
Agreement combines Ericsson's managed services expertise, global delivery capability and network security expertise with Intel Security's broad portfolio of consumer and enterprise security solutions
Initially there will be a managed intrusion prevention system services, e-mail security and web security solutions will be available
Ericsson and Intel Security will flog the gear to telecom operators in a bundle with the existing services they provide to enterprises.
The big idea is to combining Ericsson's managed services, global delivery capability and network security expertise with Intel Security's broad portfolio of consumer and enterprise security software.
A spokesEricsson said that ny supporting networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers and carry more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic, Ericsson is massaging the development of a truly Networked Society.
"Increased connectivity is unlocking massive value for people, business and society, but also exposing us all to new potential risks. Together with Intel Security, Ericsson aims to make it easier for telecom operators to support their enterprise clients in protecting valuable intellectual property, data, devices, and identities," he said.
Chris Young, Senior Vice President and GM of Intel Security, said that telecommunications networks were a critical component of the economic and social infrastructures.
" Intel Security and Ericsson are working to keep the well over three billion people across the globe that use these systems safe and secure," he said,