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BT in June launched Assure Analytics – a security data analysis service for users to collect, arrange and evaluate big data sets.  According to the telecoms firm the service enables businesses to make informed decisions and develop long-term policies to govern their use of resources and response to potential risks and security threats. The service fuses together structured and unstructured data from any number of sources – such as emails, reporting systems, databases and internet news feeds. Imagery and mapping highlights potential patterns.BT adds that it’s already using Assure Analytics to protect UK telecoms from copper theft.


The service is helping the company analyse crime statistics, fault reporting and geographical info, highlighting theft hotspots. It also has the potential to be connected into the company’s ‘Rabit’ tool, which gives BT and the police a warning of cable thefts in progress. Jeff Schmidt, global head of business continuity, security and governance, BT Global Services said: “BT Assure Analytics is a real game changer which will allow businesses to visualise their complex ‘Big Data’ as well as the diverse security threat spectrum of data and voice events. It gives organisations fresh and unique clarity and allows them to rethink the risk they face in defending against new and sophisticated cyber threats.”


BT Assure Analytics uses the Cisco UC Gateway Services API via SecureLogix, which has integrated its voice policy and security applications with Cisco voice gateways. By building on the SecureLogix and Cisco tools, the service is able to access data and voice, whether SIP or TDM-based, in order to provide security services integrated on one platform, the Cisco ISR G2.




BT Assure Analytics provides enhanced situational awareness through real time data integration and visual mining. The system learns as it runs, giving businesses the simple, integrated information they want, when they want it, and leveraging any kind of relevant source of data. It reduces the time, effort and skill required to tackle significant issues such as cyber security, by offering a holistic view and improved exploitation of unstructured data available both inside an organisation, on the web and across BT’s global network estate. For more information, visit


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