DATA SECURITY, ENTERPRISE SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Edgio | February 28, 2023
On February 27, 2023, Edgio, Inc. announced major enhancements to its security platform to enable enterprises to better identify and respond to emerging threats while ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of their data and applications.
The platform's new capabilities aim to reduce the damage caused by the upsurge in the severity of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and other advanced application attacks. Edgio's DDoS scrubbing solution delivers dedicated DDoS mitigation capacity that safeguards all protocols and direct-to-origin attacks, complementing Edgio's 250+ Tbps edge network to provide full-spectrum DDoS protection.
Furthermore, the new enhancements to its Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) capabilities include advanced outbound data leak prevention, rule customizer, enhanced configurability, proxy detection and region code support to help customers comply with geographical compliance rules.
DDoS attacks are on the rise, and according to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, the top security threat is a DDoS attack. The addition of Edgio's DDoS scrubbing solution ensures maximum resiliency and uptime of customers' networks and applications by providing full-spectrum protection against all networks and applications, including direct-to-origin network attacks against non-web applications.
Moreover, the new outbound security rules with added outbound traffic scan prevent attackers from causing a data breach by exploiting known vulnerabilities, thereby offering an additional layer of protection for confidential customer data and preventing the customer from executing malicious code.
Additionally, Edgio can now detect and block requests originating from anonymous proxies, therefore allowing additional control over access to customers' applications. Edgio's advanced rules customizer allows customers to control the sensitivity of individual security rules and increases its accuracy while minimizing false positives. Finally, enhanced configuration management enables developers to directly import and export configuration JSON via UI and API to deploy protection for new applications rapidly.
Edgio also enables clients to control access to their applications through advanced access control rules. The latest enhancements now support more profound regional control, down to the province or region level, in its custom security rules and WAAP's access rules, supporting ongoing compliance requirements in the modern geopolitical environment.
Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Edgio helps companies deliver online experiences and content safer, faster and with more control. Its globally scaled edge network and integrated media and application solutions provide businesses with the tools necessary to deliver high-performance, secure web properties and streaming content quickly and securely. The company's platform and suite of edge services enable enterprises to boost their revenue and overall business value by delivering their content more efficiently and securely. Companies across various industries, including entertainment, technology, retail, and finance, depend on Edgio's technology and services to defend and accelerate their online properties.
ENTERPRISE SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Nozomi Networks | January 25, 2023
On January 24, 2023, Nozomi Networks Inc., one of the leaders in OT and IoT security, announced Nozomi ArcTM, the industry's first IoT and OT endpoint security sensor, intended to accelerate time to full operational resilience exponentially. Nozomi Arc is designed to automatically deploy across a large number of locations and devices anywhere a company needs visibility, and it provides vital data and insights about essential assets and network endpoints. This data is utilized to better analyze and prevent attacks, as well as correlate user behavior, without straining existing resources or interrupting mission-critical networks.
Arc is a game-changer in terms of comprehensive asset visibility, deployment speed, and network coverage across complex and remote OT and IT networks. Nozomi Arc is designed to:
Be deployed remotely
Analyze endpoint vulnerabilities
Accelerate monitoring deployments in mission-critical systems; and
Identify compromised hosts
Nozomi Networks Co-founder and CPO, Andrea Carcano, said, "Operational resiliency is the top business priority for critical infrastructure organizations, which can only be achieved by lowering cyber risks and increasing security." He added, "Nozomi Arc accelerates time to resiliency by transforming every computer on the network into an OT security sensor. It quickly extends visibility to attack surfaces and threats inside endpoint hosts and their local networks. With Nozomi Arc, users can quickly corollate more information from more sources for better diagnostics and faster time to response."
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
With Nozomi Arc, users get the following advantages:
Faster time to resiliency: Nozomi Arc removes time, resource, geographic, and internal policy limits from network-based deployments.
Lower cyber risk and increased security: The only OT solution in the market that can identify malicious hardware.
Extended visibility and context: In addition to illuminating additional assets, devices, and possible vulnerabilities, Arc detects process irregularities and questionable user behavior.
Lower operational overhead: Because Arc can be remotely deployed through a software download, Nozomi Arc does not need extensive network adjustments to be implemented anywhere in the world, even in the most remote locations.
About Nozomi Networks
Nozomi Networks, with headquarters in San Francisco, California, accelerates digital transformation by defending the world's critical infrastructure, industrial enterprises, and government enterprises from cyber-attacks. Its technology provides OT and IoT environments with superior network and asset monitoring, threat detection, and analytics. As a result, customers rely on the company's solution to reduce risk and complexity while increasing operational resiliency. In addition, the organization provides zero-trust security by delivering contextual data for policy decisions, such as endpoint posture checks, baseline monitoring, and device role data.
PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Omega Systems | January 10, 2023
On January 09, 2023, Omega Systems, a Pfingsten Partners portfolio company, announced the acquisition of The TNS Group, a leading IT services provider based in Stamford, CT. The acquisition strengthens and further expands Omega's footprint in the Northeast and key target industries, such as healthcare, fintech and non-profit.
The TNS Group has been delivering the offices in Stamford, Fairhaven, MA, New York City, and with technology, IT consulting, and cybersecurity services for over 25 years. In contrast, Omega has over 700 mid-market and enterprise customers in financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, nonprofit, and state/local government across the United States.
Bill Kiritsis, Omega Systems Founder & CEO, said, "The TNS Group is a valuable extension to our growing presence in the Northeast, and we're thrilled to welcome them to the Omega family." He further stated, "There are great synergies between our organizations – both in our corporate cultures and our commitment to customers – and we're eager to unite and accelerate our efforts to delivering the world-class IT, security and compliance services today's enterprises require."
(Source – PR Web)
TNS demonstrates Omega's third strategic acquisition in the past 12 months. Omega previously acquired PICS ITech and ACE IT Solutions, both in 2022. The company now employs over 185 total employees and a growing diverse managed services portfolio that includes managed IT compliance, managed cybersecurity, cloud hosting services, backup and disaster recovery, NOC and SOC services and strategic IT consulting.
About Omega Systems
Omega Systems is a major managed service provider (MSP) and managed security service provider (MSSP) for mid-sized businesses in the financial services, government, manufacturing, healthcare, and professional services industries. Omega's customer-first solutions are based on its approach to personalized service, designed to address the growing regulatory, compliance and data processing needs of the current highly regulated and security-conscious businesses.
About The TNS Group
The TNS Group, a Managed Service Provider (MSP), offers cloud solutions, managed security, business continuity, and IT consulting. Its portfolio of solutions helps develop business strategies through technology. It aims to bring value to its clients by simplifying innovative technologies and offering layers of expertise and flexibility to achieve overall goals. TNS serves clients in the fintech, healthcare, nonprofit and shipping/distribution industries.