Security Research Alliance for the Digital World

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  • Deutsche Telekom and Intel Security collaborate on a rapid alert system for cyber-attacks
  • Digital honeypots deliver new insights

Deutsche Telekom and Intel Security today announced an agreement to build a joint research alliance that provides immediate detailed information for customers by implementing more robust rapid response sensors. The collaboration focuses on digital “Honey Pots”, computers which pretend to be vulnerable PCs, servers or even smartphones.

“Our aim is to develop the honey pot technology into a cyber-security sensor, that can be integrated into every connected device. Intel Security is the ideal partner to help us fulfill this vision,” said Thomas Tschersich, Director IT- and physical security at Deutsche Telekom.

“The more threat intelligence we can gather without real organizations having to sustain cyber-attacks, the greater our collective ability to learn, anticipate and take action when real organizations must confront such attacks,“ said Vincent Weafer, senior vice president, Intel Security’s McAfee Labs. “This honey pot project is unique in that it leverages the global network presence of Deutsche Telekom and the global threat intelligence and research expertise of Intel Security, raising the bar on size and scope for such operations.“

Today, Deutsche Telekom has an incubator test system with many honey pots worldwide. During the research alliance, the network will be expanded by adding new sensors. Additionally, both partners will jointly research, how honey pots can be developed further and be converted into a product available for customers. The development of new sensors, which can be integrated in every compute device is a focus of the project. Thus, customers will be alerted faster and can upgrade their systems in case of a cyber attack. The research project is based on Intel’s latest hardware and security technologies

Today, Deutsche Telekom identifies up to 600,000 attacks daily with their digital sensors. The Intel Security sensors record distributed attacks and scan large portions of the web for exploits. The technology alliance will attract criminals looking for open ports or systems that do not have the latest security software.

Customers with the best security capabilities will be a key differentiator in the market. Deutsche Telekom and Intel Security’s research with future service offerings will provide customers with that difference.

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About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 151 million mobile customers, 30 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2014). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet, and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has approximately 228,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.7 billion in the 2014 financial year – more than 60 percent of it outside Germany.