DATA SECURITY, ENTERPRISE IDENTITY, NETWORK THREAT DETECTION
ForgeRock | March 21, 2023
ForgeRock®, a global digital identity leader, today announced ForgeRock Enterprise Connect Passwordless, a new passwordless authentication solution that eliminates the need for users to interact with passwords inside large organizations. Enterprise Connect Passwordless is the latest addition to ForgeRock’s industry-leading, passwordless authentication portfolio for consumer and workforce use cases.
Developed through ForgeRock’s strategic partnership with Secret Double Octopus, the new solution, integrated into ForgeRock Identity Platform, protects the most commonly used and vulnerable enterprise resources such as servers, workstations, remote desktops, and VPNs. It helps large enterprises proactively defend against costly cyber-attacks and unauthorized access by providing a passwordless experience to legacy applications, systems and services. In turn, organizations can deliver an employee experience that empowers people to access their information without needing to know a password.
“The move to passwordless authentication will fundamentally change every digital experience on the planet, starting with the most common experience of all - logging in,” said Peter Barker, Chief Product Officer, ForgeRock. “With the addition of Enterprise Connect Passwordless, ForgeRock is the only solution to offer a full spectrum of passwordless capabilities that help employees and consumers say goodbye to remembering their passwords.”
Organizations deploying ForgeRock Enterprise Connect Passwordless become a more secure enterprise by removing employee interaction with passwords, and reducing the risk of compromise. Benefits include eliminating employee account lockouts and reducing the volume of IT tickets, which can lower operational costs from help desk interactions, increase workforce productivity and enhance the user experience.
Removing Passwordless Orchestration and Deployment Complexities
ForgeRock Enterprise Connect Passwordless uses next generation identity orchestration capabilities that allow enterprises to easily design and implement passwordless login and access journeys tailored to their unique security and experience needs. With ForgeRock, organizations now have the freedom to move to passwordless at their own pace – without it being an “all or nothing” experience.
“When an organization decides it wants to go passwordless to improve user experiences, that can be a heavy lift, made lighter when accompanied by user journey orchestration technology,” said Jay Bretzmann, Research Vice President, Security Products, IDC. “The ability to rapidly create login experiences tailored to groups of diverse individuals is an imperative for modern enterprises. Orchestration not only provides the tools to do this, but also the ability to ‘fine-tune’ journeys in real-time. What used to take programmers and developers weeks or months can now be accomplished by non-technical IT or identity staff for a fraction of the time and cost.”
Available in Q2, Enterprise Connect Passwordless augments the company’s existing passwordless capabilities, adding to the ongoing work ForgeRock has been doing to eliminate consumer passwords for more than a decade.
A History of Paving the Passwordless Path for Enterprises
The ForgeRock Identity Platform has an extensive history of providing organizations several options to help deploy passwordless authentication for mobile and web applications to reduce fraud and improve the user experience.
ForgeRock can accelerate passwordless deployment with integration for applications, support for identity standards, easy to use workflows to enable workforce and CIAM passwordless user journeys, and web-based passwordless authentication through a browser using passkeys in their mobile devices. ForgeRock already supports passwordless authentication capabilities through FIDO2 WebAuthn standards and passkeys within the ForgeRock Identity Cloud, low-code, no-code access orchestration with ForgeRock Intelligent Access and AI-driven threat protection within ForgeRock Autonomous Access. ForgeRock also has alliances with partners that have developed curated FIDO solutions for many different types of applications.
ForgeRock® is a global digital identity leader helping people simply and safely access the connected world. The ForgeRock Identity Platform delivers enterprise-grade identity solutions at scale for customers, employees, and connected devices. More than 1,300 organizations depend on ForgeRock’s comprehensive platform to manage and secure identities with identity orchestration, dynamic access controls, governance, and APIs in any cloud or hybrid environment.
DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Globenewswire | March 24, 2023
Virtru, the global leader in data-centric security and privacy, today announced the immediate availability of the Virtru Private Keystore, allowing organizations to leverage the power of industry-leading cloud collaboration platforms with the confidence that their data is completely private and shielded from their cloud provider.
The Virtru Private Keystore gives businesses a simple way to encrypt their cloud data and store the keys in an environment separate from their cloud provider. It is available for Google Workspace, Google Cloud, and all of Virtru’s products.
Privacy-preserving technology has become a top priority for businesses and individuals alike, as evidenced by Google’s rapid expansion of Client-Side Encryption for Google Workspace and customer-managed encryption keys for Google Cloud. Google has undertaken these efforts to win and retain privacy- and compliance-sensitive customers. Virtru is one of a select number of Google-recommended private encryption key management partners to support these initiatives.
Paris-based HR tech firm, Maki People, uses Virtru as its key management solution provider for Google Cloud, and views the Virtru Private Keystore as a way to build trust with its customers. “The Virtru Private Keystore is super seamless,” said Benjamin Chino, CPO and Co-Founder, Maki People. “Everything is running smoothly. From a customer standpoint, it really makes a difference – they now feel that they're much more in control, and that Google will not be able to access their data.”
“Safeguarding data privacy and control is our top priority, and the Virtru Private Keystore plays a crucial role in helping us achieve this objective,” said Ali Umana, Network Administrator, Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
Around the world, regulatory requirements continue to tighten. The Virtru Private Keystore helps organizations meet compliance and data sovereignty obligations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
“Our customers choose Virtru because our products are easy to use, and they integrate seamlessly with the apps they work in every day,” said Bill Bauman, Product Marketing, Virtru. “The Virtru Private Keystore does that, too. It simplifies key management for our customers and runs seamlessly in the background. It does more than just key exchanges, though: It adds policies to the keys and has audit capabilities. So, everyone can collaborate more confidently in the cloud and have final decision over who can access their data.”
The Virtru Private Keystore supports the full suite of Virtru products, including Virtru for Microsoft Outlook 365, Virtru for Gmail, Virtru Secure Share, and Virtru Data Protection Gateway, and is a trusted solution for Google Workspace Client-Side Encryption (or CSE, including CSE for Gmail) and Google Cloud External Key Manager (EKM). It can be deployed in a public or private cloud, or a private or co-hosted data center, and supports hardware security modules (HSM), with additional support for HSM Proxy Connector.
Virtru is a global leader in data privacy and protection. At Virtru, we equip our customers to take control of their data—everywhere it’s shared—through end-to-end encryption for Google, Microsoft, and other data sharing platforms.
Our team is creative, collaborative, and passionate about creating a brighter future for data privacy. Above all, we support our colleagues and empower each other to do our best work.
DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Prnewswire | March 27, 2023
Vectra AI, the leader in AI-driven hybrid cloud threat detection and response, today announced the introduction of Vectra Match. Vectra Match brings intrusion detection signature context to Vectra Network Detection and Response (NDR), enabling security teams to accelerate their evolution to AI-driven threat detection and response without sacrificing investments already made in signatures.
"As enterprises transform embracing digital identities, supply chains and ecosystems - GRC and SOC teams are forced to keep pace. Keeping pace with existing, evolving and emerging cyber threats requires visibility, context and control for both known and unknown threats. The challenge for many security organizations is doing so without adding complexity and cost," says Kevin Kennedy, SVP Products at Vectra.
With the addition of Vectra Match, Vectra NDR addresses core GRC and SOC use cases enabling more efficient and effective:
Correlation and validation of threat signals for accuracy.
Compliance for network-based CVE detection with compensating controls.
Threat hunting, investigation and incident response processes.
"CISOs and their SOC teams across Asia Pacific are working with a challenging lack of visibility across their hybrid cloud environments, as attackers continue to evolve. Vectra NDR now enables security teams to unify signatures for known threats and AI-driven behavior-based detection for unknown threats in a single solution," comments David Sajoto, Vice President Vectra Asia Pacific Japan.
According to Gartner®, "recent trends in the NDR market indicate many NDR offerings have expanded to capture new categories of events and to analyze additional traffic patterns. This includes new detection techniques: by adding support for more traditional signatures, performance monitoring, threat intelligence and sometimes malware detection engines. This move toward more multifunction network detection aligns well with the use case of network/security operations convergence, but also with midsize enterprises."1
"The attack surface cyber attackers have at their disposal continues to grow exponentially creating unknown threats on top of the tens of thousands of known vulnerabilities that exist. Attackers simply have exponentially more ways to infiltrate an organization and exfiltrate data -- and do so with far more frequency, velocity and impact. Keeping pace with attackers exploiting known vulnerabilities and unknown threats is an immense challenge for every Security, Risk and Compliance officer," says Ronald Heil, Global Risk Advisory Lead for Energy and Natural Resources and Partner at KPMG Netherlands. "Today, cyber-resilience and compliance requires complete visibility and context for both known and unknown attacker methods. Without it, disrupting and containing their impact becomes an exercise in brand reputation and customer trust damage control. Vectra Match capabilities allow us to combine both worlds, having the continued AI-based detection of real-time "movement", while also having the ability to check against specific Suricata indicators -- often required during incident response or proof of compliancy (e.g., Log4J). Consolidating AI-based and signature-based detection enables optimization, because in our case, less is more."
"When it comes to shadow IT, we know people with admin rights are 'building boxes off the grid.' Our SOC team cannot protect what we cannot see, thus making these unknown systems prime targets for attackers. No doubt, behavior-based AI-driven detections are great for catching attackers deploying new, evasive methods, but when it comes to attackers leveraging CVEs to compromise unknown, unpatched systems, we need signature-based detection. Combining signature-based detection with behavior-based detection gives our SOC team visibility for both the known-unknown and unknown-unknown threats. It's the best of both worlds," says Brett Fernicola, Sr. Director, Security Operations at Anywhere.re.
Vectra NDR with Vectra Match
Vectra NDR - a key component of the Vectra platform - provides end-to-end protection against hybrid and multicloud attacks. Deployed on-premises or in the cloud, the Vectra NDR console is a single source of truth (visibility) and first line of defense (control) for attacks traversing cloud and data center networks. By harnessing AI-driven Attack Signal Intelligence, Vectra NDR empowers GRC and SOC teams with:
AI-driven Detections that think like an attacker by going beyond signatures and anomalies to understand attacker behavior and zero in on attacker TTPs across the entire cyber kill chain post compromise, with 90% fewer blind spots and 3x more threats proactively identified.
AI-driven Triage that knows what is malicious by utilizing ML to analyze detection patterns unique to the customer's environment to score how meaningful each detection is, thus reducing 85% of alert noise - surfacing only relevant true positive events that require analyst attention.
AI-driven Prioritization that focuses on what is urgent by automatically correlating attacker TTPs across attack surfaces, evaluating each entity against globally observed attack profiles to create an attack urgency rating enabling analysts to focus on the most critical threats to the organization.
Vectra NDR empowers security and risk professionals with next-level intrusion detection. Armed with rich context on both known and unknown threats, GRC and SOC teams not only improve the effectiveness of their threat detection, but the efficiency on their threat hunting, investigation and incident response program and processes. Vectra NDR with Vectra Match is available for evaluation and purchase today. For additional information, please visit the following resources.
Vectra® is the leader in Security AI-driven hybrid cloud threat detection and response. Only Vectra optimizes AI to detect attacker methods - the TTPs at the heart of all attacks - rather than simplistically alerting on "different." The resulting high-fidelity threat signal and clear context enables cybersecurity teams to rapidly respond to threats and stop attacks from becoming breaches. The Vectra platform and services cover public cloud, SaaS applications, identity systems and network infrastructure - both on-premises and cloud-based. Organizations worldwide rely on the Vectra platform and services for resilience to ransomware, supply chain compromise, identity takeovers, and other cyberattacks impacting their organization.