ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
ReliaQuest | March 08, 2023
On March 7, 2023, ReliaQuest, a leading firm specializing in security operations, announced the addition of Phishing Analyzer to its GreyMatter platform, which is now available globally. This capability automates the entire abuse-mailbox management process, reducing the risk of phishing attacks by analyzing suspicious emails, taking remedial action, and sending follow-up notifications to users.
Phishing attacks are a persistent and time-consuming issue, and although many organizations have Secure Email Gateways (SEGs) to combat email-based threats, malicious emails still manage to get through. Most phishing emails trick users into sharing valuable information, leading to costly Business Email Compromise (BEC) incidents that have cost organizations over $43 billion since 2016. In response, organizations are increasing their phishing awareness programs to empower contractors, employees and partners to help the security team battle against email phishing.
However, the constant need for vigilance and alertness can lead to alert fatigue and burnout among employees. Even when users spot phishing emails, they need a way to notify security teams to prevent email-based attacks. GreyMatter Phishing Analyzer automates this process, allowing security teams to evaluate email-based threats in order to determine how they are gaining access and who has been affected, potentially saving thousands of hours and reducing employee dissatisfaction.
GreyMatter Phishing Analyzer removes the burden of the abuse-mailbox by automatically analyzing reported emails to determine whether they are malicious or benign. If malicious, the reported email is removed from the user's inbox, as well as other matching emails from across the organization. Additionally, the tool enables security teams to see the full scope of the phishing attack without leaving the platform, and ReliaQuest's machine-learning capabilities speed up the analysis process, identifying phishing campaigns targeting the organization by matching against duplicate and similar emails across the organization.
Once thoroughly analyzed, the tool automatically sends an analysis report to the security team and an analysis decision (benign or malicious) to the reporter, enabling security teams to add security controls for stronger protection. Overall, GreyMatter Phishing Analyzer can help organizations reduce the risk of phishing attacks and allow their employees to protect their organization better.
ReliaQuest is a leading firm that boosts security operations. Its platform, GreyMatter, automates detecting, investigating, and responding to security threats across different tools and applications, including cloud, endpoint, and on-premise environments. The company has established a global presence, serving more than 700 customers, with 1,200 professionals spread across six operating centers worldwide. Its primary objective is to enable businesses to achieve their security goals. Trusted by numerous Fortune 1000 organizations, ReliaQuest supports risk management and initiative acceleration. It maintains a significant international footprint as a privately held entity headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Globenewswire | May 15, 2023
Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally announced today the expansion of its Check Point Harmony Endpoint protections solution by incorporating vulnerability and automated patch management capabilities. This enhancement addresses the mounting number of cyberattacks that exploit unpatched system vulnerabilities for unauthorized access. To deliver this advanced feature, Check Point has joined forces with Ivanti, integrating Ivanti Patch Management to assess and remediate software vulnerabilities from cloud to edge, into Check Point's Harmony Endpoint protection solution.
The National Vulnerability Database reported over 25,000 vulnerabilities in 2022, with this figure expected to rise. Furthermore, a recent Dark Reading report revealed that 57% of ransomware attacks capitalize on unpatched vulnerabilities, highlighting the necessity of addressing this issue to defend against such threats.
However, vulnerability patching is often a complex and time-consuming process. Many organizations lack insight into their environment's vulnerability status, and even when they do, patching takes an average of 97 days, according a report of the Ponemon Institute. This delay provides ample opportunities for attackers to exploit these weaknesses.
To tackle this challenge, Check Point is enhancing its endpoint security solution, Harmony Endpoint, with vulnerability assessment and automated patch management capabilities. This will equip Harmony Endpoint users with an intelligent, automated process that minimizes the attack surface and boosts operational efficiency by:
Automatically scanning organizational endpoints with minimal performance impact
Providing comprehensive visibility into the status of all devices, saving valuable time for IT and security teams
Auto-patching vulnerabilities and implementing security policies to ensure a secure and uninterrupted workflow.
"We are excited to enhance our endpoint security solution with vulnerability assessment and automated patch management capabilities," says Ofir Israel, VP of Threat Prevention at Check Point, "This added value complements Harmony Endpoint's existing offerings of Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), and other advanced security features. Our customers now have the tools they need to swiftly identify and remediate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited, all from a unified platform."
“We are thrilled to partner with Check Point and collaborate to offer customers the highest level of endpoint protection,” said Michelle Hodges, Senior Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances at Ivanti. “We both understand that patch management is a critical component of any cybersecurity program and enhances the overall security posture for our customers by ensuring all systems are updated with the latest application updates, fixes, and patches. At Ivanti, we are committed to providing innovative solutions that empower our partners to strengthen their businesses and safeguard our customers.”
By delivering a comprehensive endpoint security solution, Check Point enables organizations to defend against a broad spectrum of cyber threats and stay ahead of the ever-evolving threat landscape.
About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to corporate enterprises and governments globally.
Check Point Infinity's portfolio of solutions protects enterprises and public organisations from 5th generation cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other threats. Infinity comprises three core pillars delivering uncompromised security and generation V threat prevention across enterprise environments: Check Point Harmony, for remote users; Check Point CloudGuard, to automatically secure clouds; and Check Point Quantum, to protect network perimeters and datacenters, all controlled by the industry’s most comprehensive, intuitive unified security management. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.
Ivanti elevates and secures Everywhere Work so that people and organizations can thrive. We make technology work for people, not the other way around. Today’s employees use a wide range of corporate and personal devices to access IT applications and data over multiple networks to stay productive, wherever and however they work. Ivanti is one of the only technology companies that finds, manages and protects each IT asset and endpoint in an organization. Over 40,000 customers, including 88 of the Fortune 100, have chosen Ivanti to help them deliver an excellent digital employee experience and improve IT and security team productivity and efficiency. At Ivanti, we strive to create an environment where all perspectives are heard, respected and valued and are committed to a more sustainable future for our customers, partners, employees and the planet. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com and follow @GoIvanti.
ENTERPRISE IDENTITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY, CLOUD SECURITY
Businesswire | June 05, 2023
Lookout, Inc., the endpoint-to-cloud security company, today announced it has closed the previously announced sale of its consumer mobile security business to F-Secure, a global provider of consumer security products and services. With this strategic divestiture Lookout will focus on expanding its core enterprise business, built around the Lookout Cloud Security Platform.
The sale of Lookout’s consumer mobile security business represents a deliberate and strategic decision to optimize its enterprise product portfolio and concentrate its product innovation and go-to-market on the expansion of these core competencies. The divestiture sets Lookout up for long-term growth and further positions the Company to address the security transformation impacting organizations today, including the increase in remote work, the shift to cloud-based delivery models and the transition to zero trust architectures.
“We are pleased to announce the successful divestiture of our mobile consumer security business, which represents a significant milestone in our strategic transformation to become a pure-play enterprise cybersecurity company,” Jim Dolce, CEO at Lookout. “With this refined focus, we will continue to drive innovation, invest in the development of cutting-edge solutions and drive greater value for our customers.”
Lookout’s core enterprise business includes Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security and its security services edge (SSE) cloud-native solution, the Lookout Cloud Security Platform. The Company entered the cloud security market through its acquisition of CipherCloud in March 2021. Its Cloud Security Platform was recently scored among the highest three vendors in the 2023 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Security Service Edge (SSE)1 report in each of the four use cases. The Gartner Critical Capabilities for SSE – an essential companion to the Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for SSE2 in which Lookout was named a Visionary for the second year in a row – is a comparative analysis that scores products or services against a set of critical differentiators that every business needs, as identified by Gartner. These four use cases include Secure Web and Cloud Usage, Detect and Mitigate Threats, Connect and Secure Remote Workers and Identify and Protect Sensitive Information.
As part of the sale agreement, F-Secure acquires all of the Lookout consumer mobile security products and technology and assumes all responsibility for ongoing operations and customer relationships. Additionally, the Company’s consumer employees will become part of F-Secure.
Lookout, Inc. is the endpoint-to-cloud cybersecurity company that delivers zero trust security by reducing risk and protecting data wherever it goes, without boundaries or limits. Our unified, cloud-native platform safeguards digital information across devices, apps, networks and clouds and is as fluid and flexible as the modern digital world. Lookout is trusted by enterprises and government agencies of all sizes to protect the sensitive data they care about most, enabling them to work and connect freely and safely. To learn more about the Lookout Cloud Security Platform, visit www.lookout.com and follow Lookout on our blog, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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