Raytheon [RTN] on Wednesday said it is partnering with the cyber security firm IronNet to develop solutions to protect operational and information technology systems of critical infrastructure and national security entities.
Raytheon said the solutions for enterprise security will integrate managed services, advanced analysis, and threat sharing tools such as IronNet's collective defense platform and its network traffic analysis software.
"Protecting critical infrastructure is no longer a private sector concern, but a national security imperative," said John DeSimone, vice president of Cybersecurity and Special Missions at Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services segment. "We know malicious actors seek to disrupt global economies through attacks on technology systems that keep our lights on, food supplies safe and militaries prepared. This partnership offers the integration of advanced cyber products and operations experience to the global market."
IronNet was co-founded by retired Army Gen. Keith Alexander, the former chief of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency.
"Considering the role Raytheon plays in securing government agencies, global businesses, and even nations, we are excited to work together as we shift the cybersecurity defense paradigm from one that sees organizations defending along to one that operates as part of a collective," Alexander, who is the co-CEO and president of IronNet, said in a statement. "We can all benefit from working together to increase the visibility we have into incoming threats, sharing that information, and defending more quickly."