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AT&T to buy San Mateo, California-based cybersecurity company AlienVault

AT&T announced Tuesday that it has a deal in place to buy cybersecurity company AlienVault, but financial terms weren’t available.

AlienVault offers tools that identify and manage cyberattacks through its Unified Security Management (USM) platform. It also hosts an online community forum called Open Threat Exchange (OTX) that lets security professionals and researchers share and report information on threats. The USM platform combines security capabilities with expert threat intelligence that is updated every 30 minutes with data from OTX that has been analyzed and classified by the AlienVault Labs team.

AT&T said the addition of AlienVault would help it expand its cybersecurity offerings to smaller businesses. AT&T also said that the acquisition wasn’t expected to have a material effect on its results. – Fierce Telecom

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