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BT Builds Eagle-i Platform; Seeks to Bolster Managed Security Services

BT Group, the UK-based telecom giant and Top 250 MSSP, has unveiled the Eagle-i cyber defense platform. The goal: Enable customers to predict, detect and neutralize cyber threats before they cause damage.

Eagle-i uses artificial intelligence to provide real-time threat detection and intelligent and automated response, according to BT. The platform self-learns from threat intelligence, so it continuously refines how it protects organizations across their multi-cloud environments, the company added.

BT Managed Security Services, Key Technology Partners

BT plans to provide phased Eagle-i enhancements and functionalities across its managed security services.

The Eagile-i launch comes roughly one year after  BT Security announced key security partnerships spanning three tiers. The relationships include...

  • Three Critical Partners: Fortinet, McAfee Enterprise and Palo Alto Networks.
  • Three Strategic Partners: Cisco, IBM and Microsoft.
  • Nine Ecosystem Partners: Check Point, CrowdStrike, F5, Forescout, Okta, Qualys, Netscout, Skybox, and Zscaler.

BT did not disclose which of the vendors, if any, were involved in Eagle-i's development and roll-out.

BT Invests in Cyber Risk Management Firm

The Eagle-i launch comes three months after BT invested in Safe Security, a cyber risk management firm.

With the investment, BT has exclusive rights to sell Safe's Security Assessment Framework for Enterprises (SAFE) platform to businesses and public sector bodies in the UK. It also has incorporated SAFE into its managed security services and is working with the company to develop future products.

BT provides managed security, threat intelligence and security consulting services. In doing so, BT helps global organizations comply with data security standards, guard against cyberattacks and deploy a zero trust approach to cybersecurity.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.