Enterprise Security, Platform Security, Software Security
GlobeNewswire | August 21, 2023
ZeroFox, (Nasdaq: ZFOX), an enterprise software-as-a-service leader in external cybersecurity, announced today that it was recognized as a technology leader in the 2023 Quadrant SPARK Matrix ™ for Digital Risk Protection by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions. This recognition comes on the heels of other recent accolades in the DRP space, further solidifying the company’s position on the forefront of innovation for digital risk protection.
The SPARK Matrix™ from Quadrant Knowledge Solutions provides an in-depth analysis of the Digital Risk Protection landscape, including trends, the overall vendor landscape and the market. By ranking the vendors featured in the analysis, the SPARK Matrix ™ provides insights that allow companies to compare the potential capabilities – and the market position – of each company they would partner with in a more strategic way.
"In the age of rapid digital transformation, enterprises face complex challenges in safeguarding their external attack surface. Amidst evolving threats from every corner of the web – whether the surface, deep, or dark – ZeroFox has combined the strength of AI and full-spectrum threat intelligence to power solutions for digital risk protection. This empowers security teams to stay ahead of potential threats and shield their online footprint in our dynamic digital world," said John Prestridge, Chief Product Officer at ZeroFox. "Being named a technology leader in Quadrant Knowledge Solutions’ SPARK Matrix™ for Digital Risk Protection speaks volumes about our team's unwavering commitment and passion for protecting our customers. We're deeply honored by the acknowledgment of our continuous dedication to the industry."
“With its sophisticated technology platform, comprehensive functional capabilities, and roadmap, ZeroFox is well-positioned to maintain and grow its share in the DRP market,” Akshay Parmar, Analyst at Quadrant Knowledge Solutions notes in the report. The report notes “several key differentiators for ZeroFox’s External Cybersecurity Platform, including the recent launch of FoxGPT – which showcases the practical implementation of generative AI in addressing challenges within the cyber threat intelligence domain. Another is the team’s Threat Intelligence and Attack Surface Management solutions, both of which help the team to detect brand or executive impersonations, safeguard domains, detect phishing URLs, monitor brand mentions and negative sentiment, as well as identify data leaks and attack chatter on the deep and dark web.”
This recognition for ZeroFox as a leader in Digital Risk Protection from Quadrant Knowledge Solutions is a special accolade for the team – but not the first. ZeroFox was also a winner of the 2023 Global Infosec Awards for Most Comprehensive in the Digital Risk Protection category. The team was also recognized with the 2022 Frost & Sullivan Global Competitive Strategy Leadership Award, which highlighted ZeroFox’s leadership and exceptional strategic innovation and customer impact.
About Quadrant Knowledge Solutions
Quadrant Knowledge Solutions is a global advisory and consulting firm focused on helping clients in achieving business transformation goals with Strategic Business and Growth advisory services. At Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, our vision is to become an integral part of our client's business as a strategic knowledge partner. Our research and consulting deliverables are designed to provide comprehensive information and strategic insights for helping clients formulate growth strategies to survive and thrive in ever-changing business environments.
ZeroFox (Nasdaq: ZFOX), an enterprise software-as-a-service leader in external cybersecurity, has redefined security outside the corporate perimeter on the internet, where businesses operate, and threat actors thrive. The ZeroFox platform combines advanced AI analytics, digital risk and privacy protection, full-spectrum threat intelligence, and a robust portfolio of breach, incident and takedown response capabilities to expose and disrupt phishing and fraud campaigns, botnet exposures, credential theft, impersonations, data breaches, and physical threats that target your brands, domains, people, and assets. Join thousands of customers, including some of the largest public sector organizations as well as finance, media, technology and retail companies to stay ahead of adversaries and address the entire lifecycle of external cyber risks. ZeroFox and the ZeroFox logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZeroFox, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Visit www.zerofox.com for more information.
Enterprise Security, Platform Security, Software Security
Business Wire | August 10, 2023
Abnormal Security, the leading behavioral AI-based email security platform, today announced CheckGPT, used to detect AI-generated attacks. The new capability determines when email threats, including business email compromise (BEC) and other socially-engineered attacks, have likely been created using generative AI tools.
Cybercriminals are constantly evolving their attack tactics to evade detection by security defenses, and generative AI is the newest weapon in their arsenal. Using tools like ChatGPT or its malicious cousin WormGPT, threat actors can now write increasingly convincing emails, scaling their attacks in both volume and sophistication. In its latest research report, Abnormal observed a 55% increase in BEC attacks over the previous six months—with the potential for volumes to increase exponentially as generative AI becomes more widely adopted.
“The degree of email attack sophistication is going to significantly increase as bad actors leverage generative AI to create novel campaigns,” said Karl Mattson, chief information security officer at Noname Security. “It's not reasonable that each company can become an AI security specialty shop, so we're putting our trust in Abnormal to lead the way in that kind of advanced email attack detection.”
Unlike traditional email security solutions, Abnormal takes a radically different approach to stopping advanced email attacks, making it particularly well-suited to the challenge of blocking AI-generated attacks. The unique API architecture ingests thousands of diverse signals to build a baseline of the known-good behavior of every employee and vendor in an organization based on communication patterns, sign-in events and thousands of other attributes. It then applies advanced AI models including natural language processing (NLP) to detect abnormalities in email behavior that indicate a potential attack.
After initial email processing, the Abnormal platform expands upon this classification by further processing email attacks to understand their intent and origin. The CheckGPT tool leverages a suite of open source large language models (LLMs) to analyze how likely it is that a generative AI model created the message. The system first analyzes the likelihood that each word in the message has been generated by an AI model, given the context that precedes it. If the likelihood is consistently high, it’s a strong potential indicator that text was generated by AI.
The system then combines this indicator with an ensemble of AI detectors to make a final determination on whether an attack was likely to be generated by AI. As a result of this new detection capability, Abnormal recently released research showing a number of emails that contained language strongly suspected to be AI-generated, including business email compromise and credential phishing attacks.
“As the adoption of generative AI tools rises, bad actors will increasingly use AI to launch attacks at higher volumes and with more sophistication,” said Evan Reiser, chief executive officer at Abnormal Security. “Security leaders need to combat the threat of AI by investing in AI-powered security solutions that ingest thousands of signals to learn their organization’s unique user behavior, apply advanced models to precisely detect anomalies, and then block attacks before they reach employees. While it’s important to understand whether an email was generated by a human or AI to understand and stay ahead of evolving threats, the right system will detect and block attacks no matter how they were created.”
About Abnormal Security
Abnormal Security provides the leading behavioral AI-based email security platform that leverages machine learning to stop sophisticated inbound email attacks and dangerous email platform attacks that evade traditional solutions. The anomaly detection engine leverages identity and context to analyze the risk of every cloud email event, preventing inbound email attacks, detecting compromised accounts, and remediating emails and messages in milliseconds—all while providing visibility into configuration drifts across your environment. You can deploy Abnormal in minutes with an API integration for Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace and experience the full value of the platform instantly, with additional protection available for Slack, Teams, and Zoom. More information is available at abnormalsecurity.com.
Enterprise Security, Platform Security, Software Security
Globenewswire | June 01, 2023
Pax8, the leading cloud commerce marketplace, announced today it has added Vade, a global cybersecurity company specializing in AI-based cybersecurity, to its cloud marketplace. Vade's Microsoft 365 (M365) security solutions combine AI and human-powered detection and response, designed specifically for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). This collaboration enables MSPs to offer a comprehensive suite of email security services to prevent advanced cyber-attacks and improve email security for their customers.
“According to Forbes, during the past 12 months, 34.5% of polled executives report their organizations' accounting and financial data were targeted by cyber adversaries. This is an alarming trend that opens the door for businesses to reprioritize cybersecurity as a business requirement and partner with an MSP to prevent and protect their customers’ email infrastructure,” said Nikki Meyer, CVP of Vendor Global Alliances at Pax8. “The cybersecurity space is growing, and Pax8 is committed to provide our partners with access to best-in-class cloud solutions like Vade, enabling them to proactively protect their customers from threats effectively.”
Established in 2009, Vade originated in the town of Hem, near the city of Lille in northern France. From its beginnings as a French startup specializing in email security for internet service providers (ISPs), Vade has evolved into a global cybersecurity company. Their extensive portfolio now includes AI-based cybersecurity solutions tailored for businesses of all sizes and industries. With a presence in seven locations worldwide, including the US, France, Japan, and Canada, Vade has established itself as an international leader in the cybersecurity field.
Vade for M365 is an AI-powered, collaborative security solution that is powered by AI, enhanced by people, and made for MSPs. Featuring Vade’s AI detection and response engine that protects 1.4 billion mailboxes worldwide, Vade for M365 blocks and remediates the advanced threats that slip through Microsoft's defenses. Combining powerful protection with integrated features, including automated awareness training, cross-tenant incident response, and auto-remediation, Vade combines powerful, AI-based protection with integrated, no-cost features that help MSPs save time, reduce administrative workload, and generate more ROI from cybersecurity.
“As a channel-first company, Vade recognized Pax8’s unique relationship with and commitment to the MSP community,” said Georges Lotigier, CEO of Vade. “Pax8 is not only the premier distributor for MSPs but also a trusted resource with significant cybersecurity expertise, making this partnership a perfect fit. We are thrilled to bring Vade for M365 to Pax8’s MSP community and look forward to the new partnerships the marketplace integration will bring.”
The integration of Vade into the Pax8 marketplace provides significant benefits to MSPs and their customers looking to enhance their email security posture. Customers will now have easy access to Vade's state-of-the-art email protection solutions, which can be seamlessly integrated into their existing email infrastructure.
Vade M365 offerings include:
Phishing, spear phishing, and malware/ransomware protection
Auto- and assisted remediation
Cross-tenant incident response
Automated user awareness training
Deploy in minutes
No MX record change
Layers with EOP/ATP
To learn more about Pax8 and Vade, please visit www.pax8.com.
Pax8 is the world’s favorite cloud marketplace for IT professionals to buy, sell, and manage best-in-class technology solutions. Pioneering the future of modern business, Pax8 has cloud-enabled more than 400,000 enterprises through its channel partners and processes one million monthly transactions. Pax8’s award-winning technology enables managed service providers (MSPs) to accelerate growth, increase efficiency, and reduce risk so their businesses can thrive. The innovative company has ranked in the Inc. 5000 for five years in a row. Join the revolution at pax8.com.
Vade is a global cybersecurity company that secures human collaboration with a combination of AI and human-powered detection and response. Vade’s products and solutions protect consumers, businesses, and organizations from email-borne cyberattacks, including malware/ransomware, spear phishing/business email compromise, and phishing. Vade is a fast-growing, channel-first company with a growing network of MSP and MSSP partners, as well as distribution agreements with leading distributors and aggregators in North America, EMEA, and Asia. Founded in 2009, Vade protects more than 1.4 billion corporate and consumer mailboxes and serves the ISP, SMB, and MSP markets with award-winning products and solutions that help increase cybersecurity and maximize IT efficiency. To learn more, please visit www.vadesecure.com.