DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Varonis | November 01, 2022
Varonis Systems, Inc., a pioneer in data security and analytics, today announced early availability of its flagship Data Security Platform as a SOC® 2-compliant SaaS.
Varonis' SaaS Data Security Platform simplifies deployment, delivering quantifiable data security outcomes with minimal manual effort and a low total cost of ownership (TCO). Varonis' new SaaS offering also unlocks faster threat model and policy updates, proactive threat detection and response, and autonomous risk reduction.
This new release is a force multiplier for overburdened security teams responsible for protecting complex hybrid data environments with overwhelming levels of data exposure that threat actors are exploiting faster than ever.
Varonis' SaaS Data Security Platform is available now, providing customers with:
Real-time visibility. Continually discover, classify, and prioritize sensitive data risk with an accurate view of your data security posture.
Autonomous risk reduction. Intelligently eliminate data exposure by enforcing Zero Trust without breaking business processes.
Proactive detection. Transparently monitor data access activity and quickly respond to anomalous behavior.
"Today marks a significant milestone in our history. We are announcing the early availability of the Varonis Data Security Platform as a SaaS delivery model. Our new SaaS offering is quick to deploy, easy to maintain, and provides our customers with the automated detection and protection capabilities they need to stay ahead of bad actors. Taken together, these enhancements create significant value for our customers."
Yaki Faitelson, Varonis CEO
Varonis is a pioneer in data security and analytics, fighting a different battle than conventional cybersecurity companies. Varonis focuses on protecting enterprise data: sensitive files and emails; confidential customer, patient, and employee data; financial records; strategic and product plans; and other intellectual property. The Varonis Data Security Platform detects cyber threats from both internal and external actors by analyzing data, account activity, and user behavior; prevents and limits disaster by locking down sensitive and stale data; and efficiently sustains a secure state with automation. Varonis products address additional important use cases including data protection, data governance, Zero Trust, compliance, data privacy, classification, and threat detection and response. Varonis started operations in 2005 and has customers spanning leading firms in the financial services, public, healthcare, industrial, insurance, energy and utilities, technology, consumer and retail, media and entertainment, and education sectors.
Picus Security | November 10, 2022
Picus Security, the pioneer of Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS), today announced the availability of its next-generation security validation technology. The new Picus Complete Security Validation Platform levels up the company's attack simulation capabilities to remove barriers of entry for security teams. It enables any size organization to automatically validate the performance of security controls, discover high-risk attack paths to critical assets and optimize SOC effectiveness.
"Picus helped create the attack simulation market, and now we're taking it to the next level, By pushing the boundaries of automated security validation and making it simpler to perform, our new platform enables organizations even without large in-house security teams to identify and address security gaps continuously."
-H. Alper Memis, Picus Security CEO and Co-Founder
The all-new-and-improved Picus platform extends Picus's capabilities beyond security control validation to provide a more holistic view of security risks inside and outside corporate networks. It consists of three individually licensable products:
Security Control Validation - simulates ransomware and other real-world cyber threats to help measure and optimize the effectiveness of security controls to prevent and detect attacks.
Attack Path Validation - assesses an organization's security posture from an 'assume breach' perspective by performing lateral movement and other evasive actions to identify high-risk attack paths to critical systems and users.
Detection Rule Validation - analyzes the health and performance of SIEM detection rules to ensure that SOC teams are reliably alerted to threats and can eliminate false positives.
A global cybersecurity workforce gap of 3.4 million professionals∗ means automated security validation is now essential to reduce manual workloads and help security teams respond to threats sooner. Recently, the US's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published a joint advisory recommending organizations test their defenses continually and at scale against the latest techniques used by attackers.
Insights from point-in-time testing are quickly outdated and do not give security teams a complete view of their security posture, With the Picus platform, security teams benefit from actionable insights to optimize security effectiveness whenever new threats arise, not once a quarter. With our new capabilities, these insights are now deeper and cover even more aspects of organizations' controls and critical infrastructure,said Volkan Erturk, Picus Security CTO and Co-Founder.
About Picus Security
Picus Security is the pioneer of Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS). The Picus Complete Security Validation Platform is trusted by leading organizations worldwide to continuously validate security effectiveness and deliver actionable insights to strengthen resilience 24/7. Picus has offices in North America, Europe and APAC and is supported by a global network of channel and alliance partners. Picus has been named a 'Cool Vendor' by Gartner and is cited by Frost & Sullivan as one of the most innovative players in the BAS market.
DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Bitdefender | November 03, 2022
Bitdefender, a global cybersecurity leader, today unveiled the first real-time chat protection capabilities for mobile-based instant messaging applications. Bitdefender Chat Protection immediately alerts users if malicious links are received or sent during live sessions over the world’s most popular chat applications including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram and Discord. A true industry innovation, the new capabilities help protect users from increased cybercriminal activities targeting mobile devices.
Chat Protection is incorporated into Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android through Bitdefender Scam Alert technology, used by consumers worldwide for monitoring, detecting and stopping link-based attacks delivered via messaging applications, notifications, and SMS text messages. Chat Protection continuously monitors chat sessions alerting users of suspicious links that might attempt to steal financial data, credentials and other sensitive information.
When malicious links are detected during chat sessions, the user receives a warning along with information about associated risks and a suggested course of action. If warnings are ignored, built-in web protection technologies prevents the user from navigating to the malicious webpage.
More than two billion people use WhatsApp and more than one billion use Facebook Messenger globally. At the same time, malware and scams sent via instant messaging apps and SMS text message remain one of the top threats to mobile users in 2022. According to the 2021 Bitdefender Consumer Threat Landscape Report, spam and untrusted domains account for a combined 85% of detected malicious URLs.
“Mobile threats continue to increase, and cybercriminals have evolved beyond email-based phishing attacks to include SMS text messages (smishing) and popular instant messaging applications. “With the new capabilities in Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android, users can rest easy and chat safely knowing they have strong, real-time protection against malware, malicious links and scams across their Android devices.”
Ciprian Istrate, senior vice president of operations, Consumer Solutions Group at Bitdefender
Key Features and Benefits
Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android with Chat Protection customers benefit from:
Preemptive alerting for financial and data loss risks -- When users receive a suspicious link in messaging applications, notifications or text messages they are notified to prevent accessing or sharing the link.
Enhanced protection for friends and family -- If a potentially dangerous link is inadvertently shared, users have the options to recall or delete the message.
Detection of sophisticated social engineering -- Phishing attempts that rely on human curiosity, urgency, and impersonation are recognized and flagged by Bitdefender offering users an additional layer of protection.
Bitdefender provides cybersecurity solutions with leading security efficacy, performance, and ease of use to enterprise organizations and consumers. Guided by a vision to be the world’s most trusted cybersecurity solutions provider, Bitdefender is committed to defending organizations and individuals around the globe against cyberattacks to transform and improve their digital experience.