Operational intelligence platform Splunk and telco giant Verizon announced they are coming together in a security joint venture. This will involve Verizon software collecting a range of data, which the Splunk platform will then monitor for threats.
Verizon says it will now have the ability to monitor and protect a range of devices as a result of the partnership, which will include the increasing number of devices being connected for IoT.
Verizon will offer automated incident response, analytics-driven security, end-to-end visibility across all machine data, better threat intelligence and continuous device management.
"Splunk is enabling our next generation platform," said Vinny Lee, director of product management for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "When you look at what’s available to enterprises today, it’s clear cybercriminals have the advantage. With these new capabilities, we are arming our clients with the tools and systems necessary to shift the balance and make it harder for cybercriminals to succeed."