SECURITY AUDIT AND COMPLIANCE, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Acalvio Technologies | February 10, 2023
On February 9, 2023, Acalvio Technologies, the market leader in cyber deception technology, announced the release of its Identity Threat Detection and Response solution, which provides visibility and control of the identity attack surface area and a cutting-edge active defense against identity threats. By adding Active Defense, Acalvio's ITDR solution transforms the environment not only to detect and repel cyber assaults but also to collect threat information to get a deeper understanding of the adversary and better train future defenders.
"Modern identity threats can subvert traditional identity and access management (IAM) preventive controls, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA). This makes Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR) a top cybersecurity priority for 2022 and beyond."
According to October 2022 research from Gartner
Acalvio's patent-protected, unique, and comprehensive ITDR solution is the foundation for building and maintaining a robust zero-trust security model. It enhances identity protection in three important ways
Active Defense against malicious activity: ShadowPlex Advanced Threat Defense from Acalvio generates a rich and broad collection of honey accounts that are automatically blended into Active Directory and distribute honey tokens throughout the company network for malicious actors to locate and exploit. It also identifies tools for stealing credentials by presenting options to use deception.
Identity Attack Surface Management: ShadowPlex Identity Protection outlines the attack surface in identity repositories such as Microsoft Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, as well as the credential caches on different endpoints. This enables a comprehensive study of identity misconfigurations and possible attack vectors via vulnerable relationships, cached credentials, and linkages for lateral movement.
Extensive integrations with the security ecosystem: The ITDR solution from Acalvio integrates with an enterprise's existing SIEM, EDR, SOAR, NAC, and other security solutions to understand the environment's assets, automatically deploy deception across the enterprise, detect the use of decoy credentials, and enable a variety of automated real-time responses.
About Acalvio Technologies
Acalvio, the market leader in cyber deception technology, assists businesses in proactively defending against sophisticated security attacks. Built on 25 granted patents for autonomous deception and sophisticated AI, the Acalvio Active Defense Platform offers comprehensive solutions for ITDR, advanced threat detection, zero trust, OT security, active directory protection, and ransomware protection. The Silicon Valley-based firm's solutions serve Fortune 500 companies and government organizations and are deployable on-premises, in the cloud, or via renowned managed service providers.
PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Stellar Cyber | December 20, 2022
Stellar Cyber, the innovator of Open XDR, today announced a new integration with Netskope, a global leader in secure access service edge (SASE). This powerful integration makes it easy for enterprise and MSSP users of the Stellar Cyber Open XDR platform to improve visibility of risks and threats by incorporating the rich user-centric data generated by Netskope in every investigation conducted by their security analysts.
Under this integration, Netskope maintains visibility and control across five lanes of user traffic, including web, managed SaaS, unmanaged SaaS, cloud service providers, and public-facing custom apps in one single-pass cloud architecture. At the same time, Stellar Cyber ingests, normalizes, and analyzes Netskope data and all other collected data to identify potential threats creating prioritized, investigation-ready incidents. As security analysts complete incident investigations, Stellar Cyber automatically initiates response actions to third-party products integrated into the solution, including Netskope.
“Making it easy for our customers that use Stellar Cyber to incorporate Netskope’s valuable user insights into their investigations is another way for us to bring them new levels of security visibility. “Making security analysts more productive means attacker dwell time decreases, reducing the risk of breach across our customer's environment.”
Andy Horwitz, VP of Business Development at Netskope
“Automatically incorporating Netskope’s rich user data into every investigation in the Stellar Cyber platform adds critical context that previously required significant manual effort, which should be especially important to customers with lean security teams focused on reducing the workload on their SOC analysts,” said Andrew Homer, VP, Technology Alliances at Stellar Cyber. “With this integration, we continue to deliver what our customers, and the market, expect.”
About Stellar Cyber
Stellar Cyber’s Open XDR platform delivers comprehensive, unified security without complexity, empowering lean security teams of any skill to secure their environments successfully. With Stellar Cyber, organizations reduce risk with early and precise identification and remediation of threats while slashing costs, retaining investments in existing tools, and improving analyst productivity, delivering an 8X improvement in MTTD and a 20X improvement in MTTR. The company is based in Silicon Valley.
SOFTWARE SECURITY,WEB SECURITY TOOLS,WIRELESS AND MOBILE SECURITY
Airbyte | December 07, 2022
Airbyte, creators of the fastest-growing open-source data integration platform, today announced a deeper partnership with dbt Labs, the pioneer in analytics engineering. The partnership now includes a new integration that allows dbt Cloud customers to trigger dbt jobs from directly within Airbyte Cloud.
The integration brings together two of the leading open-source products in the data ecosystem, making it simpler than ever to move and transform data, while minimizing the risk of lock-in. Airbyte helps move data from a collection of sources, and dbt helps organize that data for analysis by, for example, consistently defining key business logic or standardizing data structures.
“Our companies already share hundreds of users and now they will see the integration of our Cloud products, making it simple to use the two together,” said Michel Tricot, co-founder and CEO of Airbyte. “With partners like dbt Labs, we are building a more open modern data stack to better serve the data community.”
“We’re thrilled to deepen this partnership with Airbyte, a company with whom we are aligned regarding the importance of open standards in the data ecosystem. This partnership and integration will help better serve our joint users, customers, and the data community as a whole.”
Nikhil Kothari, director of technology partnerships at dbt Labs
With its growing community of 10,000 data practitioners and 600 contributors, Airbyte is redefining the standard of moving and consolidating data from different sources to data warehouses, data lakes, or databases in a process referred to as extract, load, and, when desired, transform (ELT). Over the past year and a half, more than 25,000 companies have used Airbyte to sync data from sources such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Facebook Ads, Salesforce, Stripe, and connect to destinations that include Redshift, Snowflake, Databricks, and BigQuery.
Airbyte’s open-source data integration solves two problems. First, companies always have to build and maintain data connectors on their own because most less popular “long tail'' data connectors are not supported by closed-source ELT technologies. Second, data teams often have to do custom work around pre-built connectors to make them work within their unique data infrastructure.
dbt Cloud enables data teams to develop faster and collaborate more effectively to build and deploy production-grade data pipelines with version control and CI/CD, pre-production testing and documentation of models, modular SQL modeling, and dependency management built in. dbt Cloud provides a centralized development experience to safely deploy, monitor, and investigate transformation code with a web-based user interface.
Airbyte is the open-source data integration leader running in the safety of your cloud and syncing data from applications, APIs, and databases to data warehouses, lakes, and other destinations. Airbyte was co-founded by Michel Tricot (former director of engineering and head of integrations at Liveramp and RideOS) and John Lafleur (serial entrepreneur of dev tools and B2B). The company is headquartered in San Francisco with a distributed team around the world.