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BT announces security partners following review of vendor ecosystem

Paul Lipscombe
September 1, 2020

The telco has set out to restructure its security vendor ecosystem

BT Group has confirmed a number of partnerships with security and technology companies to provide managed security services to its customers.

It comes as part of the group’s largest-ever appraisal of its security suppliers, after a reviewing its security vendor ecosystem.

The telco has named McAfee, Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet as ‘critical partners’.

These three companies will host a range of services and products that will be included in BT Security’s global portfolio.

BT will work alongside these companies to create a roadmap of security solutions which are in line with evolving customer demands.


BT Security managing director Kevin Brown said: “Our new security partner ecosystem showcases the benefits of BT Security as a Managed Security Services Provider.

“We’re able to use our deep experience and insight of the security ecosystem to help our customers navigate what can be an incredibly confusing market.”

On top of this BT has confirmed Microsoft, IBM and Cisco as ‘strategic partners’, plus an additional nine enterprise partners.

Those partners are Skybox, Forescout, Zscaler, Check Point, CrowdStrike, Okta, Qualys, Netscout and F5.

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