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Cybersecurity Startup ActZero Announces MDR for Cloud Services

ActZero | October 06, 2021

ActZero, the cybersecurity startup making best-in-class security accessible for businesses of all sizes, today announced the launch of its managed detection and response for cloud-based services.

I'm thrilled to debut our MDR for Cloud Services solution to deliver more comprehensive threat detection to our customers,The reality is most cybersecurity solutions haven't kept pace with the dynamic nature of how we live and work. Businesses are being impacted by attacks that not only shut down and compromise physical devices and networks, but also affect their cloud environments — cloud applications and infrastructures are often vulnerable due to low security maturity. Our MDR service offers the industry's most impactful set of detections and response actions for Cloud software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions, and plays to our particular strengths as a comprehensive, integrated data analysis and threat hunting solution. We believe this is the future of cybersecurity and the key to business continuity in the virtual era.

Chris Finan, Chief Operating Officer of ActZero

An estimated 90 percent of businesses use some type of cloud-based service, the strongest signal yet that the virtual era has officially arrived. At the same time, the very flexibility that makes cloud offerings appealing also makes them vulnerable to cyberthreats, such as unauthorized access and insecure APIs. Cloud-based services are often a blind spot in a company's security posture — especially because threat actors can easily take advantage of over-privileged accounts and misconfigured controls to access broad corporate data sets and critical business systems.

ActZero's data-driven MDR platform provides businesses with holistic, broad threat detection and comprehensive response across endpoints, network, and a wide range of cloud SaaS and IaaS solutions. ActZero's continuously-tuned machine learning models can unravel an entire attack more quickly than traditional detection and response solutions, precisely detecting threats earlier, wherever they may appear in a customer's environment. ActZero's out-of-the-box MDR offering includes support for Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Workspace, with more coverage in development. The new offering not only detects threats and alerts customers, but also provides rapid response to contain and remediate immediate cloud threats at machine speed.

ActZero's MDR service is powered by both supervised and unsupervised machine-learning models and expert threat hunters. 'In-environment' models learn from all customers' data, unlocking powerful network effects, but are tailored for each customer. These models also take advantage of 'human-in-the-loop' feedback to learn continuously.

ABOUT ACTZERO
ActZero is a cybersecurity startup that makes small- and mid-size businesses more secure by empowering teams to cover more ground with fewer internal resources. Our intelligent managed detection and response service provides 24/7 monitoring, protection and response support that goes well beyond other third-party software solutions. Our teams of data scientists leverage cutting-edge technologies like AI and ML to scale resources, identify vulnerabilities and eliminate more threats in less time. We actively partner with our customers to drive security engineering, increase internal efficiencies and effectiveness and, ultimately, build a mature cybersecurity posture. Whether shoring up an existing security strategy or serving as the primary line of defense, ActZero enables business growth by empowering customers to cover more ground.

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Abbott conducted in-depth research among physicians and hospital administrators to understand the cybersecurity challenges our hospital customers face. WE SURVEYED: 300 Physicians. 100 Hospital Administrators. WHAT WE FOUND: While physicians and administrators see cybersecurity as a priority, the majority of them feel underprepared to combat cyber risks.

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Appgate Launches Technology Alliance Partnership Program to Help Customers Simplify and Accelerate Zero Trust Advancement

Appgate | September 08, 2022

Appgate (OTC: APGT), the secure access company, today announced the launch of its Technology Alliance Partnership program and four of the program’s featured partners: Illumio, Menlo Security, CrowdStrike and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Appgate’s Technology Alliance Partnership program is designed to help organizations unlock greater performance from their cybersecurity investments and accelerate Zero Trust security adoption. This growing ecosystem of partners demonstrates Appgate’s vision and commitment to build purposeful product integrations that enable its customers to automate cybersecurity processes, optimize operations, reduce risk and improve the user experience. “While many organizations have embraced the principles of Zero Trust security, the reality is their goals cannot be met with any single product, vendor or platform. Our Technology Alliance Partnership program is designed to make it easier for our customers to navigate this complex landscape, simplify deployments and get the most out of their cybersecurity investments. “We’re thrilled to bring more value to our customers through our partnerships with Illumio, Menlo Security, CrowdStrike and AWS.” Barry Field, CEO, Appgate Zero Trust requires all users, devices and workloads—whether inside or outside an organization’s network—to be authenticated, authorized and continuously validated before receiving access to applications and data. Appgate’s Technology Alliance Partnership program enables partners to integrate with the company’s industry-leading Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solution, Appgate SDP, through robust API integrations, clear documentation and dedicated support. Together, Appgate and its technology partners offer comprehensive offerings that help their customers reach Zero Trust goals with ease and speed: Illumio The combination of Appgate SDP and Illumio Core, a leading micro-segmentation solution, enables joint customers to achieve full-compass dynamic Zero Trust segmentation. Appgate SDP ensures secure access to workloads via the network perimeter (north-south traffic) by creating user-to-workload access controls that are cloaked, fine-grained and dynamic. Illumio Core micro-segments workloads within the interior (east-west traffic) to eliminate excess workload-to-workload interconnectivity. When co-deployed and integrated together, these solutions immediately improve any organization’s Zero Trust posture. “Security teams are turning to Zero Trust strategies to build resilience throughout their hybrid IT environments but find that no single vendor or solution can achieve their goals alone—an ecosystem-based approach is required,” said John Skinner, Vice President of Business Development at Illumio. “Both Zero Trust segmentation and ZTNA are important pillars of any Zero Trust strategy. Illumio is delighted to join forces with Appgate to deliver best-of-breed Zero Trust solutions in both categories to our customers to ensure minor breaches can’t grow to become disasters.” Menlo Security The combination of Appgate SDP and the Menlo Security Cloud Platform delivers a comprehensive secure access solution that safeguards all internet traffic, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and private networked resources. With this integration, enterprises can shift to a seamless, high-security Zero Trust framework with industry-leading data and threat protection, enabling users to browse the internet and access SaaS apps and private enterprise resources safely and securely. “The evolution toward hybrid workforces and public and private cloud infrastructures requires organizations to deploy a new approach to ensure secure access to web and SaaS applications and confidential enterprise data without affecting the user experience or productivity,” said Sanjit Shah, Head of Strategic Alliances, Menlo Security. “Teaming with Appgate enables our joint customers to adopt a comprehensive and scalable ZTNA-based approach that improves deployment and management flexibility, while providing secure web access to application workloads across public and private clouds using Menlo’s Cloud Security Platform with Isolation Core and Zero Trust private access to hybrid resources and IT infrastructure via Appgate SDP.” CrowdStrike Appgate’s integration with CrowdStrike helps organizations reduce their attack surface and mitigate lateral movement. Appgate SDP gathers intelligence provided through CrowdStrike Falcon Zero Trust Assessment (ZTA) to assess user, device and workload risk postures at the time of authentication and on an ongoing basis. This dynamic functionality makes it possible to leverage device health or behavioral changes provided by the CrowdStrike Falcon platform to build policy controls that restrict or deny access, preventing lateral movement across the network. AWS Enterprises that utilize the strong security foundations provided by AWS can augment the network security of their environments with Appgate SDP, which leverages AWS-native capabilities like tagging and auto scaling to provide fine-grained access and enterprise-grade scale. Appgate SDP ensures that only authorized users connect to AWS and hybrid architectures with multiple encrypted tunnels. Appgate SDP is available in the AWS Marketplace. About Appgate Appgate is the secure access company. 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Aunalytics Launches Security Patching Platform as a Service

Aunalytics | September 27, 2022

Aunalytics, a leading data management and analytics company delivering managed IT and data platform services for mid-sized and enterprise businesses, today initiated its Security Patching Platform, Co-managed Patching as a Service to complement the company’s Advanced Security solution suite. Windows OS and supported 3rd party patch management allow for tighter security in the defense against cyberattacks and the new offering ensures active remediation. According to a 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report by Verizon, around 70 percent of successful cyberattacks exploited known vulnerabilities with available patches, making it important to update operating systems and applications regularly to prevent such attacks. Now, Aunalytics’ new technology as a service includes the tools, structure, strategy and intelligence for managing patch deployment and is a complete solution with best practices, templates, libraries, and built-in alert thresholds. Lack of security patching leads to vulnerabilities within an organization’s information systems, internal controls, or system processes, which can then be exploited by cybercriminals. Using a collection of tools, cyber attackers use the vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to corporate systems and data. Identifying and resolving vulnerabilities is very important since a successful exploit can lead to a full-scale system breach. Workstation and server application patching ensures that organizations have baseline protection against the latest security vulnerabilities, preventing such attacks before they occur. However, patching can be difficult to manage and update in real-time as software fixes are published on an ongoing basis. Setting up and coordinating manual patching across an organization can be extremely cumbersome, taking days to organize, schedule, and execute across an entire company. McKinsey cites good patch management as a top proactive maintenance measure that can help organizations prevent cyberattacks. However, knowing the priority level for patch installment can be confusing and lead to poor patch management as a result. Enlisting the help of a partner to employ security patching best-practices can add true value to many organizations. Aunalytics patch detection, download, and installment methods are developed considering each client's security and uptime requirements and prioritized in order of threat potential. Aunalytics’ experienced security patching team proactively monitors for updates, eliminating worry for end users and server administrators. As part of the new service, users gain access to comprehensive security solutions with customized alerting and vulnerability prioritization, leveraging proprietary solutions and processes. The platform facilitates collaboration between IT and security teams and includes the following capabilities: Inventory and performance management and proactive alerting Patch deployment control strategy, prioritization, planning Patch vetting and blacklisting intelligence Windows Operating System patch management Supported 3rd Party Patch Management Anti-Malware DNS-based Malware Protection Device Encryption Management Innovative management tool library “Security patch exploits can have extremely damaging effects on an organization, decreasing revenues or causing reputational damage, making it imperative to have security patching in place. “Aunalytics’ Security Patching Platform services allow for the rapid resolution of these concerns to maintain the highest levels of cyber-resiliency.” Chris Nicholson, Vice President of Managed IT Services About Aunalytics Aunalytics is a leading data management and analytics company delivering Insights-as-a-Service for mid-sized businesses and enterprises. Selected for the prestigious Inc. 5000 list for two consecutive years as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies, Aunalytics offers managed IT services and managed analytics services, private cloud services, and a private cloud-native data platform for data management and analytics. The platform is built for universal data access, advanced analytics and AI -- unifying distributed data silos into a single source of truth for highly accurate, actionable business information.

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Copado Launches New DevSecOps Training Module to Make Releases Faster and More Secure

Copado | September 01, 2022

Copado, the global leader in low-code DevOps, today announced it launched a new DevSecOps training module to help make software releases faster and more secure. The new module is available in the Copado Community, where its 55,000 members can learn, connect and grow their careers. Copado has already trained more than 35,000 DevOps specialists and certified more than 20,000 DevOps professionals with a goal to train 15,000 more by the end of 2022. Research has shown that 70% of development teams lack the knowledge and skills needed to implement DevSecOps best practices. "Without DevSecOps best practices, software releases can be plagued with quality and security issues, costing more time and money post-production to correct them. "To address this growing need for DevSecOps skill sets, Copado is offering self-paced online training to upskill DevOps professionals, administrators, developers and architects. Our community can help jumpstart a new career path or level up your current path by unlocking your full potential." Pat McQueen, Senior Vice President of Customer Success & Global Services at Copado The DevSecOps module is designed to help make release cycles shorter, more secure and resilient. It explains how to integrate compliance, security and testing in a DevOps pipeline in order to avoid cybersecurity architects manually maintaining the security consoles and additional configurations in the application. It highlights the importance of security and compliance for an organization, identifies DevSecOps best practices, and explains how to build a successful DevSecOps strategy and culture. Copado also joined industry leaders Accenture, Broadcom, IBM and others in the new OASIS Open Value Stream Management (VSM) Interoperability Technical Committee. The group will develop new interoperability standards to enable VSM data sharing across platforms. "DevOps and DevSecOps are extremely fractured markets when it comes to tools: there are literally thousands of products that are involved in building resilient pipelines," said Daniel Riedel, Senior Vice President of Strategic Services for Copado. "As the industry matures, value stream management will help bring observability to the process. Creating an interoperability standard now will ensure that organizations can rely on cohesiveness in tool integration. Interoperability will provide the transparency to ensure a stronger, more resilient infrastructure for customers and employees." About Copado Copado is the leading DevOps and testing solution for low-code SaaS platforms that run the world's largest digital transformations. Backed by Insight Partners, Salesforce Ventures and SoftBank Vision Fund, Copado accelerates multi-cloud, enterprise deployments by automating the end-to-end software delivery process to maximize customers' return on their cloud investment. More than 1,000 companies rely on Copado to drive digital transformation with speed, quality and value including Boston Scientific, Coca-Cola, Fair Trade, Linde, MassMutual, Schneider Electric and Shell. Copado processes over 50 million DevOps transactions per month and is rated with a 100% score on the Salesforce AppExchange.

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