DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
1Password | November 07, 2022
1Password, a leader in human-centric security and privacy, today announced the acquisition of Passage, a developer-first passwordless authentication company. 1Password will use Passage's technology to launch a passwordless authentication platform for enterprises – enabling a safer, simpler, and more secure end-user experience across any platform or device.
"1Password is focused on empowering companies and consumers to have safer and simpler digital experiences. As the world evolves, that means helping companies and consumers navigate all the complexities on the path to a passwordless future," said Jeff Shiner, chief executive officer of 1Password. "With today's Passage acquisition, we are committing to giving businesses and end users what they want and deserve: the convenience of passwordless without compromising security."
Together, 1Password and Passage Identity will enable developers, businesses, and consumers to make progress toward a passwordless future by accelerating adoption of passkeys. Passkeys represent the opportunity to replace passwords in favor of more secure and seamless user experiences. With passkeys, the pain of forgotten passwords is a thing of the past, and users minimize exposure to phishing attacks. For businesses, passwordless authentication can improve top- and bottom-line revenue by eliminating forgotten customer passwords and reducing sign-up friction.
"Passwords are ubiquitous, but ever-changing requirements can make them a hassle to use, and that can harm the user experience and cause real ramifications for businesses. "1Password's market leadership and human-centric mission make them a natural fit to achieve our shared vision of a secure, user-friendly experience that enables businesses to deliver a frictionless and safe experience to users on any device – no QR codes required."
Cole Hecht, co-founder and chief executive officer of Passage
The entire Passage team, including co-founders Cole Hecht (CEO) and Anna Pobletts (CTO), will bring their technical expertise and exclusive focus on passkey authentication to 1Password. The Passage team will continue to focus on developing passkey-first authentication for consumer-facing businesses. This solution will be available in beta in early 2023.
The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association focused on improving authentication standards to minimize password use and improve online security. "Enterprises around the world are rapidly adopting FIDO-based solutions in order to accelerate the journey toward a safer, passwordless future," said Andrew Shikiar, executive director and CMO of the FIDO Alliance. "With the Passage acquisition, 1Password has bolstered their solution offering which stands to help more companies reduce reliance on passwords in favor of user-friendly and unphishable FIDO authentication."
1Password's human-centric security keeps people safe, at work and at home. Our solution is built from the ground up to enable anyone – no matter the level of technical proficiency – to navigate the digital world without fear or friction. The company's award-winning security platform is re-shaping the future of authentication, including passwordless. 1Password is trusted by over 100,000 businesses such as IBM, Slack, Snowflake, Shopify, and Under Armour and protects the most sensitive information of millions of individuals and families across the globe. The company's ultimate goal is to help consumers and businesses get more done in less time – with security and privacy as a given.
DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
BlueVoyant | October 21, 2022
BlueVoyant, an industry-leading cyber defense company that combines internal and external cybersecurity, today announced it has achieved Microsoft verified Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) solution status. By achieving this status, BlueVoyant has proven its robust MXDR services, which include a Security Operations Center (SOC) with 24x7 year-round proactive hunting, monitoring, and response capabilities, are all built on tight integrations with the Microsoft Security platform. This solution combines expert-trained technology with human-led services and has been verified by Microsoft engineers.
"BlueVoyant and Microsoft both recognize that the best cyber defense is advanced technology backed by human-led expertise. "We are honored to be teaming with Microsoft to deliver a Microsoft verified Managed XDR Solution. Earning verified MXDR solution status is among other recent accolades BlueVoyant received from Microsoft. Both companies recognize that cybersecurity is a team sport, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Microsoft to deliver the very best in cybersecurity to our joint customers."
Milan Patel, global head of managed security services (MSS) at BlueVoyant
Said Rob Lefferts, corporate vice president, modern protection and SOC, for Microsoft: "With malicious attacks on the rise, we understand security is front and center for our customers. That is why I am excited to congratulate BlueVoyant on achieving Microsoft Verified: Managed Extended Detection and Response solution status. [Its] solution closely integrates with Microsoft 365 Defender and Microsoft Sentinel and has been verified by Microsoft Security engineering to ensure that it provides comprehensive service coverage across the Microsoft Security portfolio."
BlueVoyant is a managed security service provider (MSSP) member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). The company was a finalist in the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards, given by MISA, for Security MSSP of the Year.
"The Microsoft Intelligent Security Association is comprised of some of the most reliable and trusted security companies across the globe," said Maria Thomson, Microsoft Intelligent Security Association lead. "Our members share Microsoft's commitment to collaboration within the cybersecurity community to improve our customers' ability to predict, detect, and respond to security threats faster. We're thrilled to recognize and welcome BlueVoyant's MXDR solution to the MISA portfolio."
Earning verified MXDR solution status is among a long list of recognition BlueVoyant has received from Microsoft. Earlier this year, BlueVoyant was named the Microsoft Security U.S. Partner of the Year, a finalist in the Microsoft Canada Impact Awards in two categories — Healthcare Impact Award and Security Impact Award — and one of Microsoft's top 150 managed security partners. In 2021, BlueVoyant was named a Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Awards Winner for Top MDR (Managed Detection and Response) Team.
BlueVoyant combines internal and external cyber defense capabilities into an outcomes-based platform called BlueVoyant Elements™. Elements is cloud-native and continuously monitors your network, endpoints, attack surface, and supply chain plus the clear, deep, and dark web for vulnerabilities, risks, and threats; and takes action to protect your business, leveraging both machine learning-driven automation and human-led expertise. Elements can be deployed as independent solutions or together as a full-spectrum cyber defense platform. BlueVoyant's approach to cyber defense revolves around three key pillars — technology, telemetry, and talent — that deliver industry-leading cybersecurity to more than 700 clients across the globe.
DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY
mParticle | October 10, 2022
mParticle, a leader in customer data infrastructure, announced today that it is introducing Custom Access Roles to its platform, extending its enterprise-grade controls to enhance security and simplify compliance.
With customer data breaches in the news almost daily, there is a need for more robust data controls, especially for the world's largest brands. Modern security and compliance practices take a least privileged access approach to platform roles. To achieve true least privileged access, companies need to customize their roles to fit their business. Custom Access Roles give customers the flexibility to create unique roles tailored to the needs of not only marketers, developers, and product managers, but anyone in the company who works with customer data.
Custom Access Roles limit the number of users that have privileged access, thereby protecting customer data. As teams set out to build their first-party data set, data protection becomes even more important. Not all users need access to all customer data, and admins need to be able to assign access based on the nuances of their business. With Custom Access Roles, mParticle customers can decide which permissions belong to which roles, ensuring that the right users have access to the right data. For example, a "Developer" role could have access to set up a new integration, but not to create audiences. An "Auditor" role could have access to view reporting, but not to edit reports.
The mParticle Customer Data Platform (CDP) is the trusted customer data pipeline of the world's largest brands. It is the only CDP on the market with advanced security and privacy controls built for the compliance regulations enterprise organizations face. With over 300+ tested and trusted out-of-the-box integrations, infrastructure that spans the globe, and a solutions team with a proven track record of success. Custom Access Roles is another example of mParticle's focus on addressing enterprise-level challenges as they continue to evolve.
mParticle is an AI Customer Data Platform that powers the entire marketing stack with real-time customer data. Companies like NBCUniversal, JetBlue, Venmo, and Airbnb use mParticle to simplify their customer data infrastructure, maximize the value of their data, and accelerate growth at scale. Over the last year, the company has raised $150M in funding and acquired two startups, Vidora and Indicative. Founded in 2013, mParticle is headquartered in New York City with employees around the globe.