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HP, Hitachi Extend hands to Capture Japan-Specific Threat Information

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Moving a next step to its security intelligence sharing network, HP inks a strategic alliance with Hitachi to capture and share Japan-specific threat information. This first-of-its-kind partnership significantly advances HP’s efforts to foster a wider reach of international security information sharing, and is an extension of the 25-year alliance between Hitachi and HP.

Through this partnership, Hitachi will join the HP Global Threat Intelligence Alliance and contribute threat intelligence to HP’s existing security information sharing platform, HP Threat Central. The platform delivers automated and open sharing of information and contextual analysis that allows organizations to take action. This intelligence will also inform periodically published reports from HP Security Research.

Value of Global Information Sharing

The alliance program provides members with access to private, value-added intelligence from leading industry researchers, analysis of underground forums, and threat actor profiles. In return, these participant enterprises contribute their own intelligence from the threats they face on a daily basis.

“Targeted attacks are becoming more pervasive and the evolving nature of threats continues to be a top security challenge facing organizations around the world,” said Jyoti Prakash, Country Director, India and SAARC Countries, HP Enterprise Security Products (ESP). “Information sharing is fundamental to staying a step ahead of the adversaries, advancing security intelligence and quickly isolating threats to predict threats and protect our most valuable data.”

“In recent years, not only corporate IT systems but also critical social infrastructures are facing a growing risk of cyber-attacks, with techniques becoming more complex and tenacious,” said Shuji Senoo, Senior Director, Advanced Security Technology Operations, Cloud Services Division at Hitachi. “With partnerships like this with HP, Hitachi will share cyber threat data to contribute to more sophisticated society-wide cyber security capabilities by enhancing methods to detect and prevent cyber attacks while minimizing impact on organizational activities.”

This announcement comes on the heels of a Cybersecurity Alliance signed between Japan and the United States in April 2015 that will contribute to the growth of international cyber norms. The alliance with Hitachi also builds on previously announced service intelligence feeds to HP Threat Central from a network of other companies, including AlienVault and Crowdstrike.

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