DATA SECURITY

Exclusive Networks Signs Global Deal with Infinipoint to Extend Zero-Trust Security to Device Identity

Infinipoint | November 23, 2021

Exclusive Networks Signs Global Deal with Infinipoint to Extend Zero-Trust Security to Device Identity
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, Denis Ferrand, VP Global Vendor's Alliances & Business Development 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.

"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.

Ariel Kriger, VP Global Sales & Business Development at Infinipoint.

"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. More at www.exclusive-networks.com.

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.

Spotlight

Obbe Knoop, vice president - worldwide sales, Nozomi Networks Disruption to operational technology can cause business downtime as well as serious public safety issues, so a nuanced approach to cybersecurity is essential, says Obbe Knoop of Nozomi Networks. In this video interview at the recent RSA APJ 2018 conference in Singapore, Knoop discusses: OT-IT integration and the security risks it has brought about; The OT threat landscape; The challenges involved in securing OT systems.

Related News

DATA SECURITY

NightDragon Closes $750M Growth Fund as Part of Next-Generation Cybersecurity, Safety, Security and Privacy Platform

NightDragon | August 02, 2021

NightDragon today announced the close of NightDragon Growth I, a new $750 million venture capital fund to invest in and advise late-stage and growth companies in the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industry. The fund will aim to advance the industry and close the gap between offense and defense amidst today's aggressive threat landscape. The NightDragon team is led by Founder and Managing Director Dave DeWalt, a long-time cybersecurity veteran and the former CEO of FireEye, McAfee and Documentum. He is joined by Managing Director Ken Gonzalez and Partner Morgan Kyauk, bringing together decades of experience leading and operating some of cybersecurity and technology's most significant companies. The fund comes at a time when physical and cybersecurity threats are significantly damaging businesses and government organizations around the world. The team plans to use its significant industry expertise, extensive network and government connections to identify the most critical gaps causing these challenges and invest in the companies that can solve them. "NightDragon is committed to investing and advising companies that we believe can help advance the state of security from silicon to satellite," said Dave DeWalt, Founder and Managing Director, NightDragon. "I could not be prouder to announce this NightDragon fund and work alongside this team, our partners and the broader NightDragon Network to support this critical mission." NightDragon Growth I is part of the broader NightDragon Platform, which includes partnerships, people and programs at every stage of the startup journey from incubation to IPO and exit. This includes affiliations with leading incubators, early-stage investment firms, NightDragon Advisory, private equity companies, IPO experts and M&A firms. Partners in this platform include DataTribe, AllegisCyber Capital, Team8, YL Ventures and Momentum Cyber. These partnerships add to a set of programs available exclusively to NightDragon portfolio companies under the NightDragon Network, including ND Talent, ND Government Services and ND Go-to-Market. These programs help give NightDragon companies the edge and expertise to break into new markets, recruit new talent, grow internationally, align with leading technology, service provider and systems integrator partners and more. Partners include Carahsoft, Macnica, Cyber Future Foundation and the Athena Alliance. "At NightDragon, we know that growing a successful company is much more than investing capital. We have assembled a team that has the operational and industry expertise to help our portfolio companies thrive, not only for successful investment outcomes but also to achieve our broader security mission," said Ken Gonzalez, Managing Director, NightDragon. "From widespread ransomware to supply chain attacks, it is clear we need a next generation of cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy companies to secure our digital ecosystem. Having worked with Dave, Ken, Morgan and the rest of the NightDragon team for many years, I have seen first-hand their industry and operational expertise and am confident they can help shape this industry for the better," said Admiral Michael Rogers, former Director of the NSA. "The operational and industry expertise of the NightDragon team has been unparalleled in helping our company grow to new levels of success. We are honored to partner with them as a portfolio company and look forward to seeing their impact increase under this new fund," said Paul Martini, CEO, iboss, a NightDragon portfolio company. "By partnering with NightDragon, we know we are helping our customers align with some of the most innovative companies in the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industry. We are proud to be part of the NightDragon Platform and contribute to the mission of better securing our nation's organizations and governments," said Craig P. Abod, President, Carahsoft. About NightDragon NightDragon is an investment and advisory firm focused on growth and late-stage investments within the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industries. Its platform and vast industry network provide unparalleled threat insights, deal flow, market leverage and operating expertise to drive portfolio company growth and increase shareholder value. The NightDragon team has more than 25 years of operational and market expertise and was founded by Dave DeWalt and Ken Gonzalez, who served as senior executives leading technology companies such as Documentum, EMC, Siebel Systems (Oracle), McAfee, Mandiant, Avast and FireEye.

Read More

DATA SECURITY

Palo Alto Networks Launches Complete Zero Trust Network Security

Palo Alto Networks | May 22, 2021

Palo Alto Networks, a leader in the Forrester Wave Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers, Q3 2020, today introduced five key innovations that make it easier for patrons to adopt Zero Trust across their network security stack. Today's introductions of SaaS Security, Advanced URL Filtering, DNS Security, Cloud Identity Engine, and new ML-Powered Firewalls allow organizations to simply and effectively implement Zero Trust Network Security with four key benefits: • Secure access to the proper applications: the primary integrated Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) that permits customers to proactively extend secure access to all or any SaaS applications, including those never seen before. • Secure access for the proper users: The industry's first Cloud Identity Engine allows customers to simply authenticate and authorize their users across enterprise networks, clouds, and applications, regardless of where their identity stores live. • Enhanced security: The Advanced URL Filtering service offers industry-first prevention of zero-day web attacks with inline machine learning capabilities. The expanded DNS Security capabilities prevent emerging DNS attacks that no other solution protects against. • Making secure access universally available: These new capabilities are designed to be available on all firewall form factors: hardware, software, and cloud-delivered, making safe access universally available, no matter where users are located. additionally, to the prevailing firewalls, these innovations will run on new ML-Powered Next-Generation Firewall models to enable Zero Trust Network Security across your enterprise — from the littlest branch offices (with the PA-400 Series) to the most important campuses and hyperscale data centers (with the PA-5450 platform). Most of the hardware and every one of the new features are going to be available in June. the littlest desktop firewall, the PA-410, is going to be available in late summer. About Palo Alto Networks Palo Alto Networks, the worldwide cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that's transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world's greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the newest breakthroughs in AI, analytics, automation, and orchestration. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the forefront of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our vision may be a world where every day is safer and safer than the one before.

Read More

DATA SECURITY

Balbix Extends Cyber Security Posture Automation to AWS

Balbix | November 02, 2021

Balbix, provider of the world's leading platform for cybersecurity posture automation, announced today the general availability of the Balbix Connector for AWS. As a result of the new offering, customers gain a comprehensive inventory of their assets spanning on-premises and cloud as well as the ability to discover, prioritize and mitigate unseen risks, including unpatched software vulnerabilities, weak credentials, missing or poor encryption, trust issues and cloud infrastructure misconfigurations. A surge in cloud adoption has made modern IT environments more complex and increased the enterprise attack surface. While gains have been made in cloud security, visibility remains siloed. Proactive cybersecurity tools are typically split into on-premises and cloud silos, making it extremely difficult to get a consolidated view into both environments. In addition, the ability to identify and address the most pressing risks requires the assistance of automation to successfully scale. Improved AWS Security Posture Management The new Connector for AWS provides support for the most popular AWS Cloud services including core services like Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM); database and container services like Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS); and analytics services like Amazon OpenSearch Service. As a result, teams overseeing security of their AWS environments can: Get comprehensive visibility into cloud assets and accurately categorize them into compute, storage, network, and containers Discover exposure to common cloud attack vectors, especially misconfigurations – the most exploited attack vector for the cloud Measure risks in terms of the likelihood and monetary impact of them being exploited in order to prioritize risks for remediation and report on the overall security posture Visibility Across the Entire Network With the addition of the Connector for AWS, Balbix merges cloud and on-premises visibility in one view, eliminating the need for security practitioners to look through multiple dashboards and allowing them to work more productively. "With a significant portion of our IT infrastructure already running in AWS alongside a longer-term cloud-first strategy to migrate most workloads to the cloud, the addition of the Balbix Connector for AWS enables us to drive down risk comprehensively across our enterprise," said Nate Miller, Senior IT Manager, Global Cyber Security and IT Compliance at Cooper-Standard. "However, we know some critical IT infrastructure will remain on-premises. The unified visibility provided by Balbix is key to enable our cyber security teams to make the best decisions for the business and most efficiently minimize the risk of breach." Advanced Risk Analysis AWS data is analyzed using purpose-built AI algorithms to produce a comprehensive view of cyber-risk for organizational cloud assets, along with relevant context and recommended action items. Risk is measured in dollars, which provides a common language that organizations can use to prioritize projects, spending and track the effectiveness of their overall cybersecurity program. "Traditionally, cyber posture tools have been siloed, only offering views for cloud or on-premises, never both,We are excited to introduce the Balbix Connector for AWS to break down the siloed approach and offer AWS customers a holistic view of their overall corporate risk, along with new insights to manage security under the shared responsibility model." Gaurav Banga, CEO at Balbix About Balbix Balbix is the world's leading platform for cybersecurity posture automation. Using Balbix, organizations can discover, prioritize and mitigate unseen risks and vulnerabilities at high velocity. With seamless data collection and petabyte-scale analysis capabilities, Balbix is deployed and operational within hours, and helps to decrease breach risk immediately. Balbix counts many global 1000 companies among its rapidly growing customer base and was named a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner in 2018.

Read More

Spotlight

Obbe Knoop, vice president - worldwide sales, Nozomi Networks Disruption to operational technology can cause business downtime as well as serious public safety issues, so a nuanced approach to cybersecurity is essential, says Obbe Knoop of Nozomi Networks. In this video interview at the recent RSA APJ 2018 conference in Singapore, Knoop discusses: OT-IT integration and the security risks it has brought about; The OT threat landscape; The challenges involved in securing OT systems.