Atos launches first prescriptive security operations centre

Three-Musketeers-The-1973-1605x903Systems integrator and second musketeer Atos has launched what it has dubbed the world’s first prescriptive security operations centre (SOC).

The SOC, which is available as a solution in Atos’ 14 SOCs globally, combines big data analytics and machine learning with McAfee security technology to bring down threat detection times from 190 days on average to less than a minute, according to Atos.

This is one of the first things to emerge from Atos’ McAfee partnership which was announced in November. The big idea is to offer threat detection and remediation in the form of a managed security service.

Pierre Barnabé, chief operating officer of big data and security at Atos, said: “By combining big data, security analytics and supercomputing, Atos offers its customers the opportunity to be one step ahead of cyber attacks.

“The deep data analytics and monitoring in real time allow a unique and continuous prescriptive security. Customers can now predict and neutralise threats before they reach their goal.”

It is built using Atos machine-learning technology and uses McAfee threat defence to learn from previous threats and automate responses in real time. Atos claims that total response and recovery times can be reduced from two months to just “a few minutes”.