HP Gets Smart About Security With New Threat Intelligence Capabilities
Hewlett-Packard debuts new its Threat Central service and updates multiple platforms to take advantage of its new security intelligence capabilities.Hewlett-Packard is doubling-down on its security portfolio with the announcement Sept. 17 of its new Threat Central security intelligence service that is all about enabling collaboration among organizations to share security information. HP is also updating other components of its security portfolio to take advantage of the new security intelligence, including the introduction of a new hardware firewall and an update to the ArcSight platform. Threat Central offers a way of bringing security intelligence into HP by way of a normalized data structure, said Art Gilliland, senior vice president and general manager for Enterprise Security Products at HP. Threat Central then adds value to that information with additional contextual relevance, and the Threat Central feed can be piped back into security operations consoles, providing data that is then actionable. The data that comes into Threat Central comes from HP's own data sources as well as open sources of intelligence. The Threat Central technology adds a key missing piece to the security puzzle, Gilliland said.
Threat Central will enable HP to pull multiple data sources instead of just its own. Going a step further is the fact that HP will be making sure that the data can be understood in the context of everything else that might be going at a given enterprise or even across the larger threat landscape.