Brane Inc. | April 05, 2021
Brane Inc., a major cryptocurrency custody provider, has earned important cyber-security recertifications that validate the company's rigorous security and risk management procedures.
Brane completed third-party validation of its Ethereum smart contract code, the technology that drives non-fungible tokens (NFTs), by auditor Solidified, in addition to recertification at ISO 27001 and 27017 and NIST level 4 standards by audit and certification firm BSI.
"We are fully committed to security as our top priority, and these third-party certifications validate Brane as a world-class pioneer in secure cryptocurrency custody," said Chris Desjardins, Vice President, Product. "As cryptocurrencies grow more prevalent in the global economy, our clients and partners are certain that Brane is one of the most accredited, verified, and security-focused companies in the sector."
"Brane's key benefit is the blend of bank-grade security and cutting-edge technology, both built on a fundamental view of blockchain's unique opportunities and challenges," said Dave Revell, a Brane board member, and former EVP and Global Chief Information Officer for CIBC. "Brane has created a custody solution that satisfies the needs of banks and other financial institutions as cryptocurrency acceptance grows."
"Obtaining ISO and NIST certifications will take several years and millions of dollars for major businesses. Brane's fast completion of these certifications demonstrates the power of our blockchain-native technology and information security management systems "Brane's founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Patrick McLaughlin, made the announcement. "With this primary strategic advantage, Brane is the perfect partner for financial institutions looking for a truly safe, user-friendly solution for digital asset custody."
"As Brane becomes a bank for the world's newest asset class, security and accountability are woven into our company's DNA," said Brane President Jerome Dwight, who previously led Bank of New York Mellon's Canadian operations. "By combining an exceptional internal team with partnerships with other business players, Brane is committed to retaining its place of Canadian and global supremacy in crypto custody services."
Brane is a blockchain innovation company that was established in 2017. Brane assists companies in understanding and utilizing the potential of blockchain and digital assets. Brane Vault, the digital asset custody facility, is ISO 27001 certified – the first in the world with cryptocurrency in scope – ISO 27017 certified, and NIST Tier 4 certified – the first company in any industry in Canada to achieve such certification. Brane Vault provides advanced proprietary technology and processes for over 20 preliminary patents, as well as being fully insured from fraud and crime.
Infinipoint | November 23, 2021
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.
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.
SCADAfence | September 23, 2021
SCADAfence, the global leader in cybersecurity for Operational Technology (OT) & Internet of Things (IoT) environments, today announced a partnership with Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, to amplify network visibility and cybersecurity to some of the world's most complex OT networks. This new partnership will help organizations gain better control over their industrial environments and detect malicious activities, reducing risk through continuous monitoring and proactive mitigation.
As more critical network infrastructures adopt advanced automation systems to integrate their OT and SCADA technologies, securing the increased attack surface from threats has become more challenging with each attack. Managing these risks has become extremely complicated due to the fact that most OT network environments and devices are not monitored directly by security personnel. Consequently, the Industrial Control System (ICS) networks are harder to monitor and secure as they’re very diverse, and most of the time, they operate with an increased risk of industrial-specific vulnerabilities.
This new partnership between SCADAfence and Keysight will allow organizations to have amplified visibility into OT and IT networks and increased detection and response capabilities in their OT environments. SCADAfence’s non-intrusive platform for deep packet inspection (DPI) together with Keysight’s network test access points (TAPs) and Network Packet Brokers (NPB) solutions will work together to provide complete traffic visibility, security, and asset inventory management in real-time to their industrial customers.Protecting and securing OT environments from security threats and anomalies has become a top priority for the industrial sector and we provide deep packet-level visibility with accurate real-time analytics
Elad Ben-Meir, CEO of SCADAfence.
"We're excited to partner with Keysight Technologies to help industrial organizations leverage both solutions for better visibility and more advanced packet information within OT environments.”
The deployment of SCADAfence and Keysight Technologies together provides increased real-time visibility into OT environments, detailed asset visibility and continuous threat detection for oil and gas facilities, manufacturing sites, water and wastewater environments, automotive, and other industrial infrastructures. With the ability to collect different data across all OT environments, Keysight will be able to provide more actionable insights for customers on the threats affecting their IT environments and SCADAfence will map out the connections between IT and OT to assess the potential impacts to operational environments.
“Critical infrastructures are being targeted more than ever and are facing more security threats in the OT and IoT networks. The mitigation process can take from weeks to possibly months to patch vulnerabilities within the more complex environments,” said Taran Singh, vice president, enterprise solutions, Keysight. “Our joint-partnership with SCADAfence will allow our customers and other industrial organizations to speed up that process from weeks to a few days.”
SCADAfence is the global technology leader in OT & IoT cybersecurity. SCADAfence offers a full suite of industrial cybersecurity products that provides full coverage of large-scale networks, offering best-in-class network monitoring, asset discovery, governance, remote access, and IoT device security. A Gartner “Cool Vendor” in 2020, SCADAfence delivers proactive security and visibility to some of the world’s most complex OT networks, including the largest manufacturing facility in Europe. SCADAfence enables organizations in critical infrastructure, manufacturing, and building management industries to operate securely, reliably, and efficiently.