NTT, Palo Alto Networks step up intelligence-driven security

NTT and Palo Alto Networks are expanding their strategic partnership to offer a portfolio of intelligence-driven security products that will help clients minimise risk by reducing time to predict, detect, and respond to attacks.

The new offering will bring together NTT’s “Secure by Design” services with Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Access and Cortex XSOAR technologies and focus on intelligent workplace, intelligent infrastructure, and intelligent cybersecurity. This can integrate with existing digital workspaces and meet specific cybersecurity and network requirements. 

These new “Secure by Design” offers allow clients to seamlessly scale their own operations with a solution architecture and a service delivery model covering technology, people, and business processes. Machine-to-machine events and alerts filtering also helps clients reduce Mean Time To Respond (MTTR) and limit the risk exposure to threats.

The “Secure by Design” principle means being cybersecurity conscious at all levels of the business and building security into the solution, requiring compliance monitoring, application security, vulnerability services, threat detection, and incident response services, combined with NTT’s service delivery capability.

With Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access and Cortex XSOAR technologies, over 2,000 NTT security specialists will deliver the offering as a managed security service, providing clients with flexible, scalable platforms and value-added services, which is an especially important capability as hardware moves toward software-defined, programmable infrastructure.

“Working together to develop and deliver a joint offering in Secure by Design will give organisations the unique ability to go beyond the basic security controls, while removing complexities associated with implementing and maintaining more advanced controls,” said Matt Gyde, Chief Executive Officer for NTT Ltd.’s Security division.

NTT will also integrate Cortex XSOAR technology into its own multiple Security Operations Centers (SOC) globally. This will facilitate improved service delivery for NTT’s Managed Security Services clients. 

Service delivery will also be integrated into Palo Alto Networks’ clients requiring SOC modernisation technology through SOAR. This will enable NTT to focus on innovative development in line with market trends together with seamless service transition from client SOC to NTT SOC capability, threat hunting, and detection services.