DATA SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Virtru | March 03, 2023
On March 2, 2023, Virtru, a prominent figure in data-centric security and privacy, announced its involvement in NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Data Classification Practices: Facilitating Data-Centric Security Management initiative. As part of a team of global technology leaders, Virtru will collaborate with NIST to develop recommended data classification and data-centric security practices, which will protect data while supporting business practices and transactions. The goal of this collaborative effort is to promote data-centric security on a larger scale.
As systems become more mobile, dispersed and shared across different environments and stewardship, traditional network-centric security measures are increasingly ineffective at protecting information. Data-centric security aims to safeguard data at the object level by securing it directly rather than simply securing the systems and networks that store and transmit it. Organizations employing this approach can identify their data, its characteristics, and the security and privacy requirements needed to control and protect it fully.
Virtru has a long-standing history of partnering with the public- and private-sector organizations to achieve data-centric security, serving the federal intelligence community, the largest financial institutions globally, and over 8,000 organizations worldwide. Virtru's technology enables organizations to enforce policy, encryption and access controls directly to data being transmitted via files, emails and SaaS applications while allowing organizations to manage their encryption keys for complete control and data sovereignty.
Virtru's Chief Technology Officer, Will Ackerly, commented, "Data-centric security is central to everything we do at Virtru," He further emphasized, "Our goal is to enable the mission — that means moving data freely, but securely. Being a member of NIST's NCCoE Data Classification project is a manifestation of more than a decade of hard work. By tagging data appropriately, we can help ensure public- and private-sector organizations can trust that their data will be used and shared appropriately, just as the data creator intended. This is vital to the future of collaboration."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
Virtru is a leading data security and privacy solutions provider. With end-to-end encryption for major data-sharing platforms like Microsoft and Google, it helps customers take charge of their data wherever it is shared. It empowers organizations to keep control of their data by ensuring that it is protected everywhere it is stored and shared. The company is trusted by over 8,000 customers worldwide and is dedicated to safeguarding their sensitive data according to the highest security standards. Its Trusted Data Format (TDF) is an industry standard that provides persistent data protection through encryption technology for data shared via email, collaboration tools, cloud environments, and enterprise SaaS applications.
PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Vijilan Security | January 17, 2023
Vijilan, a leading provider of cybersecurity services, announced that it had become a CrowdStrike Powered Service Provider (CPSP) partner. As a CPSP partner, Vijilan will offer managed observability services and managed endpoint detection and response (EDR) powered by the CrowdStrike Falcon platform to its partner communities of managed service providers and IT professionals.
CrowdStrike has transformed security with the CrowdStrike Falcon platform, a unified security platform with a single, lightweight agent that safeguards and empowers the people, processes, and technologies that drive modern enterprise. CrowdStrike protects the most important areas of enterprise risk, such as cloud workloads and endpoints, identity and data, to keep customers ahead of the latest adversaries and stop breaches.
As a CPSP partner, Vijilan will provide the following:
Managed Endpoint Detection and Response: With leading EDR at its center, CrowdStrike correlates third-party and native cross-domain telemetry to provide unprecedented investigative efficiency, high-confidence detections, and quick, confident responses from one unified, threat-centric command console.
Managed Observability: Designed with a unique index-free architecture and advanced compression technology that reduces the amount of hardware needed, CrowdStrike Falcon LogScale is a unified log management and observability solution. It allows organizations to analyze, store, and retain log data at scale, giving them insights that can be used for various security and non-security purposes.
Kevin (KayVon) Nejad, Vijilan's CEO, said, "With CrowdStrike, we are delivering better-together security solutions to businesses of any size and a last line of defense when hackers have already passed through the organization's security appliances and tools." He also added, "Vijilan complements CrowdStrike's EDR capabilities through cross correlation of telemetry data from networks, devices, users, applications and data used by most MSPs and MSSPs."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About Vijilan Security
Founded in 2014, Vijilan is a U.S.-based LLC specialized in cybersecurity threat management. With more than 20 years of experience monitoring security, Vijilan has mastered the art of finding threats and incident response. Partners of Vijilan include Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) that deliver managed IT services to industries like banking, education, healthcare, government and manufacturing. They rely on security solutions and security experts from Vijilan to deliver managed extended Detection and Response (mXDR) for its customers in the United States, the middle east, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.
DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Immuta | January 20, 2023
On January 19, 2023, Immuta, a leading data security firm, announced the launch of its latest product, Immuta Detect. Immuta Detect notifies data and security teams about unsafe data access behavior with its continuous data security monitoring capabilities, therby enabling faster and more accurate risk response and improved data security posture management across advanced and modern cloud data platforms.
The product is the new vital component of Immuta's comprehensive Data Security Platform that offers security and access control, data activity monitoring and sensitive data discovery. The platform uniquely integrates with the leading cloud data platforms along with existing SIEM and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) tools.
As data sources and users in modern cloud settings increase, monitoring data usage and responding to threats becomes more challenging. This is critical for safeguarding against insider threats and adhering to rules and regulations. Existing strategies to solve these problems include manual and time-consuming audits of millions of log data records housed in disparate data sources. To stay up with business demands, data and security teams need improved ways for monitoring data access, address issues precisely, and quickly adjust to shifting risk appetites.
With Immuta Detect, customers can swiftly surface and prioritize data usage risks, decrease time to risk mitigation, and maintain data security by utilizing the following new features:
Advanced access behavior analytics - Immuta Detect consolidates data access logs, allowing data and security teams to continuously monitor and evaluate changes in user behavior and data access entitlements by source, user activity or query, as well as get insight into changes in data classification and security configuration.
Sensitive data views and indicators – The company offers a detailed analysis of each user and data activity in depth, summarizing activity across multiple criteria such as time frame, data access event categorization, sensitive data indicators, and most active data sources.
Risk severity detection and scoring - It automatically scores data based on its sensitivity and security, thereby enabling data and security teams to prioritize risks and receive real-time notifications about potential security incidents.
Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Boston, MA, Immuta is a leading cloud data access control provider. It offers data engineering and operations teams a unified platform for controlling access to analytical data sets in the cloud. Additionally, it helps businesses extract value from their cloud data by securing it and giving secure access. It automates access control for any type of data on any cloud service and across any computing infrastructure. The company is now trusted for data security by Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies all around the world.