Verizon furthers security detection and response services with Niddel acquisition

Verizon has announced the acquisition of Niddel to further its managed security detection and response capabilities for business customers.

Niddel’s machine-learning-based automated threat hunting technology and services will be integrated into Verizon’s existing offerings. Financial terms of the acquisition remain undisclosed.

Alexander Schlager, executive director for security services at Verizon, said: “Using machine learning to improve information accuracy significantly reduces false positives and significantly improves our detection and response capabilities. Niddel’s Magnet software is an innovative threat-hunting system, and we look forward to integrating this automated solution into the already robust set of managed security services offered by Verizon.”

Alongside this, Verizon is enhancing its software defined perimeter (SDP) service with fast end-to-end data protection via a partnership with cybersecurity software enterprise Fhoosh.

The data speeds offered by Fhoosh are appreciatively fast to secure live streaming from the edge, during transmission and through SDP environments. The Verizon-Fhoosh partnership was established in June 2017 when Verizon selected Fhoosh to demonstrate its IoT data protection solutions and now Fhoosh’s cybersecurity services have become an integral part of Verizon’s SDP. Fhoosh assured that it will help Verizon SDP in diminishing security risks with data protection, which protects against unauthorized access and enhances system-wide performance.

Talking about the partnership Jeff Schweitzer, asymmetric solutions architect at Verizon, commented: “With Fhoosh innovations extending, enhancing and speeding Verizon SDP, we have an opportunity to better safeguard data as we create completely new product solutions ranging from secure surveillance and entertainment live streaming, to turnkey offerings for emergency responders and smart cities, smartphones and more. Together, we’re redefining the boundaries of what’s possible and dramatically changing the customer experience.”

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