ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Businesswire | May 29, 2023
Centripetal, the global leader in intelligence powered cybersecurity, today announced that it has opened its Galway based European Cyber Intelligence Centre of Excellence to address cybersecurity opportunities in the UK, Ireland and across Europe. Additionally, the company is enabling cloud-based deployments of its CleanINTERNET® solution for total enterprise protection. Centripetal is headquartered in the US and has plans to create 50 jobs in Galway. The project is supported by the Government of Ireland through IDA Ireland.
According to the International Trade Administration, the cybersecurity market in Ireland is thriving, valued at €280 million. However, with economic crime and fraud on the rise in recent years, cybercrime is extremely disruptive in how it impacts the business community. Grant Thornton Ireland reports that the cost of cybercrime in Ireland exceeded €9.6 billion in 2020. With the opening of Centripetal’s European Cyber Intelligence Centre of Excellence, the company will bring its innovative, patented technologies to the European market to protect organizations from every known cyberthreat.
Centripetal’s European Cyber Intelligence Centre of Excellence will serve as the central hub where new and existing customers can work with Centripetal to gain insight on the current European and global threat landscape and how they might be affected. Customers will have access to Centripetal’s global cyber intelligence operations analyst team, who continuously analyze emerging threats, highlighting critical risks and applying global threat intelligence.
“Today’s jobs announcement is yet another vote of confidence in Galway, in our available skilled workforce and in our city and county as a great place to work and live. Galway was home to a number of significant investment announcements last year including Fidelity Investment, Genesys, SAP and Diligent, so Centripetal are certainly in good company,” said Minister Hildegarde Naughton TD. “Congratulations again to the entire team at Centripetal and thank you for choosing not only Galway but the people of Galway.”
‘’The news that Centripetal is to open a European Cyber Intelligence Centre of Excellence in Galway is great news for the West Region and this investment will support the development of the wider technology ecosystem in Ireland for cyber,” said Anne-Marie Tierney Le-Roux, Head of Department Enterprise Technology at IDA Ireland. “The creation of 50 jobs is a vote of confidence in the talent and skill set that our regional locations in Ireland have to offer. I would like to wish Centripetal every success as they scale operations.’’
To give customers the ability to access intelligence powered cybersecurity everywhere, Centripetal’s CleanINTERNET® CLOUD is now available for deployment. The CleanINTERNET® service is a revolutionary approach to defending a company’s assets from cyber threats by leveraging dynamic threat intelligence on a mass scale. The solution can be deployed to protect assets running in cloud environments, providing unparalleled cyber defense and removing the need for more costly cybersecurity infrastructure. The addition of AWS cloud support extends CleanINTERNET® to protect all enterprise assets whether on premises, remote or in the cloud. Centripetal will additionally provide CleanINTERNET® on Azure and Google Cloud Platform in late 2023.
“Centripetal is the only cybersecurity vendor that delivers intelligence powered protection that neutralizes every known cyberattack at the network level while simultaneously driving down the cost of security operations,” said Jonathan Rogers, Chief Operating Officer for Centripetal. “Our innovative technology is an industry first and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the IDA to bring our solution to Ireland and the UK to not only provide unparalleled protection for our customers but also valuable employment opportunities for the country.”
Centripetal uses threat intelligence to shield organizations from 99% of known cyberthreats globally with CleanINTERNET®. This uniquely managed cyber defense service provides greater effectiveness, lower costs, and enhanced security expertise to defend networks from attacks.
Centripetal goes beyond traditional threat intelligence methods and pushes the industry forward by operationalizing the world's largest collection of threat intelligence:
With over 250 Threat Intelligence providers, CleanINTERNET® applies over 100 billion indicators of compromise from real-time intelligence feeds, updated every 15 minutes, to protect its customers' networks.
Centripetal defends customers networks by providing the fastest packet filtering technology on the planet, applying millions of threat intelligence based rules to incoming and outgoing datastreams with zero latency.
Centripetal’s elite team of highly trained intelligence operations analysts acts as an extension of its customer’s internal cybersecurity team, who monitor and analyze emerging threats. This mitigates the skills gap and reduces the burden on overworked IT resources.
For more information on Centripetal’s offering and its latest global European expansion, visit www.centripetal.ai/centripetal-ireland/
Centripetal, a global leader in intelligence powered cybersecurity, is operationalizing the world’s largest collection of threat intelligence, in real-time, to protect organizations from every known cyberthreat through its innovative patented technologies. Through its CleanINTERNET® service, Centripetal delivers a highly effective solution leveraging the latest computing technology and skilled intelligence operators at a significantly lower cost. We are experts in intelligence, with a team comprised of cryptologists, and security analysts from the U.S. Intelligence & Defense community who have protected the most sensitive assets in the world. Centripetal is based in Reston, VA with offices in Portsmouth, NH and Galway, Ireland. For more information, visit www.centripetal.ai.
ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Globenewswire | May 26, 2023
NordLocker has launched a new feature that allows users to securely share a password-protected locker, otherwise known as a folder, of files. In order to receive the sent files, the recipient doesn’t even need to be a NordLocker user.
This convenient sharing feature is incredibly easy to use. The files are shared via a link, and the recipient needs a password to access the files. For security purposes, once the set expiration date passes, the link becomes inaccessible. Thanks to NordLocker’s end-to-end encryption, files are fully protected throughout their journey.
“Whether it’s holiday videos or a client contract – here at NordLocker we believe that all files should be shared securely. With this new feature, we make secure sharing that much easier,” says Aivaras Vencevicius, head of product at NordLocker.
Currently, this feature is available on NordLocker’s web application.
In addition, NordLocker has introduced biometrics on iOS, which allows a more convenient and quicker login. iOS users are now also able to download NordLocker application logs for more information on their app. As privacy is at NordLocker’s core, it’s worth noting that these activity logs are encrypted and stored on the customer’s side. NordLocker’s customer support can only see it if the user decides to share it with the NordLocker team.
“With cybercrime rising every year, file encryption is becoming essential. We see that threats are becoming more sophisticated – phishing emails are becoming harder to detect, and malware is becoming more dangerous and advanced. Therefore I strongly recommend to treat your digital belongings just like you’d treat your physical assets – keep them locked up and secure,” says Aivaras Vencevicius, head of product at NordLocker.
NordLocker is the world’s first end-to-end file encryption tool with a private cloud. It was created by the cybersecurity experts behind NordVPN – one of the most advanced VPN service providers in the world. NordLocker is available for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, supports all file types, offers a fast and intuitive interface, and guarantees secure sync between devices. With NordLocker, files are protected from hacking, surveillance, and data collection. For more information: nordlocker.com.
ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Prnewswire | May 26, 2023
Blackpoint Cyber, the elite technology-focused cybersecurity company providing its streamlined security suite via managed service providers (MSPs), announced today the launch of its newest product, Managed Application Control, continuing Blackpoint's investment in building out the most comprehensive MSP security ecosystem available. The new solution goes beyond traditional approaches to application control, simplifying security management and improving productivity for MSPs and the businesses they serve.
Threat actors often evade endpoint protection systems by "living off the land," or misusing legitimate IT tools native to the target environment. Managed Application Control protects from these attacks with a uniquely curated, constantly updated block list of applications by Blackpoint's threat intelligence team. The approach stands in contrast to pure zero-trust or deny-all methods of application control, which produce operational bottlenecks. With Managed Application Control, organizations can still create custom rules and allow exceptions. But with Blackpoint's newest offering, IT administrators can reduce time spent on allowlists and endless verification requests.
"Our team knows the attacker tradecraft, so introducing another layer of security to our already robust ecosystem through Managed Application Control, at no additional cost, just makes sense," said Jon Murchison, CEO and founder of Blackpoint Cyber. "Protecting our partners and their customers is our primary goal, and we are committed to providing MSPs with an easily accessible bundle of solutions. It comes down to providing our partners with the most value on the market, including this new product, so they can protect their customers and focus on their margins and operations. It's extra productivity with no extra cost."
Blackpoint's team of top-tier experts and products focus on blocking risky and malicious applications. When an application is blocked, Blackpoint's security operations center (SOC) intervenes to investigate and stop any intrusion attempts, providing unparalleled protection and peace of mind for MSPs and their clients.
"At Blackpoint, we have always focused on threat actor mentality so we can stop threats as early in the attack cycle as possible," said David Rushmer, director of Blackpoint Cyber's Adversary Pursuit Group. "With Managed Application Control, the ability to dynamically respond to potential intrusions across the threat landscape means improved protection for our customers."
The offering is the latest addition to Blackpoint Response, a packaged bundle of integrated cybersecurity solutions that includes Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Managed Defender for Endpoint, Vulnerability Management, and Cloud Response for a unified defense against cyber threats.
ABOUT BLACKPOINT CYBER
Blackpoint Cyber offers a world-class, nation-state-grade cybersecurity ecosystem serving the MSP community. Using its own software and Security Operations Center (SOC), Blackpoint's true 24/7 Managed Detection & Response (MDR) service not only detects breaches earlier than any other solution on the market, but also provides an actual response rather than just an alert to keep MSPs and their clients' networks safe from widespread damage.