IBM and Cisco today announced a new agreement that will see the two technology giants collaborate more closely on security threat intelligence, products and services.
“Cisco and IBM have been partnering at various levels for a long time,” Jason Corbin, Vice President of Strategy and Offering Management at IBM Security, told eWEEK. “As Cisco’s security portfolio has grown and as IBM’s has grown, it has been really interesting to see just how complementary our security portfolios are.”
One of the areas where the two companies will now work more closely together is in sharing threat intelligence. It’s an effort that actually got started as a somewhat ad hoc initiative between IBM’s X-Force and the Cisco Talos research teams during the WannaCry ransomware incident.
“Our teams worked together on WannaCry, sharing information, insights and indicators of compromise,” Corbin said. “We just feel that it’s really important to share information so we can get better