AT&T announced its plans to acquire security startup AlienVault to expand its line of cybersecurity products targeted at small and medium-sized businesses.
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. AT&T business customers will be able to access its unified security management platform that helps make organizations more effective at threat detection and response, by giving them access to a broad set of enterprise-grade security capabilities.
After the acquisition closes, AlienVault will be a key part of AT&T's Edge-to-Edge IntelligenceSM capabilities, spanning from the core of a company's network to all endpoints, to reveal actionable intelligence in near-real time.
AT&T said it will continue to invest in and build on AlienVault's foundational Unified Security Management platform and Open Threat Exchange, the world's first and largest open threat intelligence community, as the company integrates AlienVault into AT&T's cybersecurity suite of services.