Symantec has entered in an agreement with Boeing’s cybersecurity subsidiary, Narus to hire 65 engineers and data scientists and licensing technology after Boeing decided to close down its commercial cybersecurity business.
Boeing however, will continue the cybersecurity services for government and defense customers.
Symantec chief technology officer Amit Mital wrote in a blog post Monday, “The agreement with Boeing will bring expertise in machine learning, security, big data analytics and networking to Symantec to help us develop our platform.”
Boeing had earlier bought Narus in 2010. Narus, operated as a wholly owned subsidiary within in the aerospace company’s Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit until December 2014 and had over 150 employees.
“When we acquired Narus there was an expectation of a number of commercial opportunities for cybersecurity business. Those didn’t develop as expected, so we looked for another way to leverage that (intellectual property),” Boeing spokesman Andrew H. Lee was quoted as saying by Wall Street Journal.
Boeing has delivered the first simulators for ground-based F-22 Raptor aircraft with an immersive, 360-degree visual environment. The delivery of Advanced Visual System has improved the realism of ground-based F-22 Raptor training center
Boeing and the US Air Force successfully completed the first flight of the KC-46 tanker test program on 28 December. As part of a contract awarded in 2011 to design and develop the Air Forces next-generation tanker aircraft, Boeing is building four test aircraft – two 767-2Cs and two KC-46A Tankers
Boeing announced today that it has delivered the sixth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, on Nov. 24 to join five others being used by the Indian Navy
Canada has decided to extend the service life of its aging fleet of CF-18 Hornet fighters affecting the prospects of Lockheed Martin and Boeing selling their latest fighters such as the F-35 and F/A-18 in jeopardy. Canada said in September that it would extend the life of its fighters to 2025 from the previous 2020 end-date
Boeing has proven its new anti-jamming communications technology is capable of operating as either a ground-based user terminal or satellite-based networking hub, enabling the military to send and receive secure communications at a significantly lower cost by using existing terminals and satellites. The anti-jam technology uses a protected tactical waveform, which shields signals from interference by adversaries or cyber-terrorists
Boeing today announced an agreement to acquire Narus Networks Private Limited, a leading provider of real-time network traffic and analytics software used to protect against cyber attacks and persistent threats aimed at large Internet Protocol networks. The acquisition follows a successful partnership between the two companies and advances Boeing’s strategy to offer world-class, scalable, state-of-the-art cybersecurity solutions
CSRA has won a task order through the Department of Defense Joint Service Provider program to develop and deploy an in-depth security network strategy that will deter and neutralize malicious activities for various offices within the US Department of Defense. The $114 million task order was awarded under the CIO-SP3 contract vehicle, and has a period of performance over four and a half years, the company announced Thursday
Morpho (Safran) and Orange Cyberdefense have signed a partnership agreement concerning the development of a complete range of cybersecurity products and services. The two partners will leverage the benefits of their complementary areas of expertise to better prevent, detect and respond to cyberattacks
Sysorex has secured a $1 million agreement with a US Government agency for the AirPatrol ZoneDefense mobile device detection and locationing system. ZoneDefense will be used to help secure sensitive buildings from cybersecurity and data leakage threats posed by rogue mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and other items capable of communicating and transferring data outside of secured networks, the company announced Tuesday
The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that it had selected Boeing 747-8 to replace the Boeing 747-200 aircraft that serves as Air Force One for the US president. Pentagon has neither specified the number of aircrafts nor when the aircraft will enter service
Boeing announced Sunday that it has won a $29 Million worth contract to supply eight AH64E Apache attack helicopters to Indonesia. The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a four-blade, twin-engine attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement, and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew
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