BT launches cybersecurity solution in Brazil

18 March 2014 | Kavit Majithia


UK-based BT has launched its Assure Threat Monitoring service in Brazil, in a move designed to alleviate security concerns over cloud computing and BYOD services.

BT used the service at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and claims that 212 attempted malicious connections were prevented as a result.

Brazilian customers are said to be concerned over exposing their networks to malicious attacks and BT’s solution serves to continuously watch activities in customer assets on a corporate network.

Assure Threat Monitoring is designed to detect security breaches and responds to internal and external attacks, as well as identifying potential attacks early.

“Effective network security monitoring is all about catching the small problems before they escalate and adversely affect the business,” said Javier Semerene, VP of BT global services Latin America. “The BT Assure Threat Monitoring service will allow Brazilian businesses to stay in control of their network while relieving the pressure on IT and security resources.”

Research from BT identified that over 52% of Brazilian business leaders see cybersecurity as a major priority, compared to 19% in Germany, 22% in Hong Kong and 23% in France.


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