HP and FireEye have announced a partnership that will bring together their combined security tools and consulting expertise to offer customers a complete protection suite.
The deal means that HP Enterprise Services' global network of security consultants can include FireEye's services and technologies as part of any strategies put in place for customers.
This will include every element of cyber security, from advanced threat detection to post-event analysis and remediation. The partnership will also include the use of technology from Mandiant, which FireEye acquired last year for $1bn.
The two will also develop an industry “blueprint” for advanced threat protection services and incident response.
FireEye chief executive Dave DeWalt said that the move is a great way for the company to get its products into more businesses by calling on HP's reach and experience in selling to major organisations.
“This partnership with HP extends FireEye’s growing influence in cyber security by bringing the expertise of our Mandiant team, the power of our threat intelligence resources, and the capabilities of FireEye as a Service and other offerings to one of the world’s leading providers of IT and security services,” he said.
“By partnering with HP to provide new advance threat defences, FireEye can deliver our unmatched combination of technology, intelligence and expertise to some of the largest organisations in the world.”
Mike Nefkens, executive vice president of HP Enterprise Services, said that with security threats rising all the time, the benefits of such a partnership are clear to see.
“This partnership strengthens HP’s already extensive security portfolio spanning enterprise security products, security consulting and managed security services," he said.
"Together with FireEye’s industry-leading technology, intelligence and expertise, we are enabling our clients to update their defences with the most advanced cyber security protection available today.”
The partnership comes just a few weeks after FireEye uncovered a targeted attack campaign dubbed RussianDoll, believed to be state sponsored, using Adobe and Windows zero-day vulnerabilities to infect victims' systems.
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