BT upgrades monitoring service to help companies combat security threats

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BT Security (NYSE: BT) has completed a major upgrade to its threat monitoring service which it said will help companies better identify and protect against security threats. 

Specifically, the company's Assure Threat monitoring service, which collects and analyzes data, will now display that data on a customizable screen so security professionals can better identify and react to security threats. Mark Hughes, president of BT Security, said that the upgrade will give companies access to real-time information that will help them battle the growing number of complex security threats.

The upgrade will be available to existing customers for no additional cost and will become part of the standard product for new customers.

BT has been putting more emphasis on its security business, which now includes a team of 1,300 security practitioners, 600 global security specialists and a professional services team of approximately 4,000. Earlier this month the company hired Les Anderson as vice president of cyber. Anderson has nearly 30 years of experience working in UK's intelligence, security and defense community. Most recently he was with GCHQ, the UK government's signal intelligence and security agency.

For more:
- see this press release

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