DATA SECURITY

BitSight and Marsh McLennan Collaborate to Bolster Organizations' Cybersecurity Performance

BitSight | November 24, 2021

Exclusive Networks, a global trusted cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure, today announced its worldwide distribution agreement with Infinipoint, a provider of a pioneering Device-Identity-as-a-Service (DIaaS) security solution that uniquely enables the critical device pillar of the zero-trust cybersecurity approach. Focusing on mid-market aligned partners – initially in Europe covering France, Germany, and the UK with a view to extending across global territories from early 2022 – Exclusive will be supporting Infinipoint growth targets both through net new opportunities and by capitalising on technology integrations (i.e., SASE, MFA, ZTNA, etc.) and alliances from within its vendor portfolio.

Commenting on the announcement, Andy Travers, EVP Worldwide sales & Marketing at Exclusive Networks said, "Of the seven pillars propping up the concept of zero-trust architecture (ZTA), partners have struggled most to position a strong story around zero-trust for device access because specialist solutions simply haven't existed. That's all changed with Infinipoint and DIaaS. Enterprises know that implementing the zero-trust for devices piece right is essential – and with Infinipoint we're breaking down that barrier. It's a great solution and fits perfectly into our cyber ecosystem. DIaaS also naturally supports a multitude of consumption models which makes it readymade for scaling out globally via our X-OD on-demand platform."

Launched in July this year, DIaaS has been gaining significant market traction. Exclusive will build on this demand to accelerate and scale globally through its specialist go-to-market services and ecosystem of over 18,000 channel partners.

Ariel Kriger, Global VP, Sales & Business Development at Infinipoint said, "Infinipoint is pioneering the Device-Identity-as-a-Service security category and is the first and only solution to provide Single Sign-On (SSO) authorisation integrated with risk-based policies and self-service one-click remediation for non-compliant and vulnerable devices.

"Exclusive Networks was the natural choice to support our market acceleration, possessing

the necessary specialist cyber expertise and global scale to enthuse, educate and serve pent-up partner demand for this gap in the zero-trust market. Extending a zero-trust security posture to devices remains an essential and urgent requirement for every work-from-anywhere workforce. And to do it properly you have to do it by design, with adaptive access controls acting on device context, continuously checking device posture not just at the point of access – all the while not burdening the IT department or negatively impacting end user productivity. None of this is easy to do, but we've done it and now partners, and their customers can reap the benefit."

About Exclusive Networks
Exclusive Networks is a global trusted cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure helping to drive the transition to a totally trusted digital future for all people and organisations. Our distinctive approach to distribution gives partners more opportunity and more customer relevance. Our specialism is their strength – equipping them to capitalise on rapidly evolving technologies and transformative business models.

The Exclusive Networks story is a global one with a services-first ideology at its core, harnessing innovation and disruption to deliver partner value. With offices in 40 countries and the ability to service customers in over 150 countries across five continents, Exclusive Networks has a unique 'local sale, global scale' model, combining the extreme focus and value of local independents with the scale and service delivery of a single worldwide distribution powerhouse.

About Infinipoint
Infinipoint is a pioneer in the Device-Identity-as-as-Service security category to extend a true zero-trust security posture to devices. Infinipoint is the only solution that provides Single Sign-On (SSO) authorization integrated with risk-based policies and one-click remediation for non-compliant and vulnerable devices. This reduces risk by protecting access to an organization's data and services while transforming devices to support a world-class security posture. Infinipoint is able to do all this in a productive way that maintains business continuity with no disruption to the workforce.

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Cymulate Raises $70M Series D Funding for Continuous Security Posture Testing

Cymulate | September 07, 2022

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Picus Security brings automated security validation to businesses of all sizes

Picus Security | November 10, 2022

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Netskope Further Improves Risk Visibility on AWS, Strengthening Customers' Security Posture

Netskope | December 01, 2022

Netskope, a global leader in secure access service edge (SASE), is announcing new support of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to further improve visibility of risks and threats on AWS services, resulting in even stronger security postures for customers. Through this work, Netskope will support the launch of AWS Verified Access and Amazon Security Lake to drive innovation for enterprises running on AWS. As the cybersecurity landscape becomes more complex and multifaceted, organizations want to confidently know their data, employees, and resources are safe from potential attacks. Netskope has helped thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, improve their security posture through integrated zero trust network access (ZTNA), secure web gateway (SWG), cloud access security broker (CASB), cloud security posture management (CSPM), storage scanning with data loss prevention (DLP), cloud firewall, Borderless WAN, and more. By meeting the rigorous standards of supporting the launch of AWS Verified Access and Amazon Security Lake, Netskope and customers can have greater confidence in the company's deep technical expertise on AWS and its proven track record in securing even the most complex cloud journeys. "As organizations search for seamless support and unification of their cloud security services, our work with AWS will help customers achieve even better visibility and protection in a cloud-first, hybrid work environment. "Hybrid work today happens in the office, at home, or on the go, and with this new support of Amazon Security Lake and AWS Verified Access, we'll help customers navigate their cloud security journey by securing data from anywhere, on any device." Andy Horwitz, Vice President, Business Development and Technology Alliances at Netskope Netskope will support Amazon Security Lake and AWS Verified Access by providing visibility and real-time data and threat protection when accessing cloud services, applications, and data. Customers can expect broader and more granular data sharing to expose cloud threats and security gaps, better alert prioritization so security teams can remediate the highest threats first, and a stronger security posture with faster remediation strategies in place. "Netskope and AWS continue to help organizations with security capabilities they need to protect their users and data everywhere," said Chris Grusz, Director, ISV Partner and AWS Marketplace Business Development. "Netskope is a trusted security provider for many cloud-first organizations, and the expanded relationship with AWS will allow customers to better realize the full value of their AWS Security investments." About Netskope Netskope, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply Zero Trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and real-time security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements.

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