DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Businesswire | April 13, 2023
DirectDefense, Inc., a leading information security services company, today announced its partnership with Claroty, the cyber-physical systems protection company. Claroty empowers organizations with unmatched visibility, protection, and threat detection to secure their Extended Internet of Things (XIoT), a vast network of cyber-physical systems across industrial, healthcare, and commercial environments.
As digital transformation efforts have intensified over the last decade, a broad range of XIoT assets – including operational technology (OT), the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), building management systems (BMS) and enterprise IoT – are now interconnected. While this drives innovation, resilience, sustainability and numerous other business benefits, the XIoT can also increase organizations’ attack surface area and risk exposure if not properly secured, and solutions intended solely for OT, IT, or any other specific use case are insufficient. Without holistic, comprehensive visibility and security, organizations may face costly downtime, as well as negative impacts on critical outcomes such as patient care and manufacturing process integrity.
“By adding Claroty to our services offering, customers in the industrial, healthcare and commercial industries can better secure their XIoT environments,” said Jim Broome, President and CTO of DirectDefense. “Time and time again we hear the challenges these industries face with the proliferation of connected devices and the difficulty managing and securing them. The Claroty platform provides the required visibility and protection and with our 24x7 SOC managing those alerts in partnership with our Connected Systems team, customers will elevate their security posture and increase their cyber resiliency.”
Claroty tackles the risks posed by the explosion of connectivity between the cyber and physical worlds with its flagship product, the Claroty Platform. This unified XIoT cybersecurity solution is tailored to the requirements of healthcare, industrial, and public sector environments, deployable via on-premise, hybrid, or cloud/SaaS options, and integrates with customers’ existing infrastructure to provide a full range of controls for visibility, risk and vulnerability management, threat detection, and secure remote access.
“When it comes to securing cyber-physical systems, the number one priority is cyber and operational resilience,” said CJ Radford, Global Vice President of Channel & Alliances for Claroty. “With the strength of Claroty’s technology and the support of DirectDefense’s 24x7 managed services, customers are equipped to proactively secure assets and devices, quickly respond to and recover from incidents, and preserve operational continuity and safety within their XIoT environments.”
About DirectDefense, Inc.
DirectDefense provides enterprise risk assessments, penetration testing, ICS/SCADA security services, and 24/7 managed security services for companies of all sizes. Focused on building security resiliency, the firm offers comprehensive security testing services with specialization in application security, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and compliance assurance testing. Its team of highly talented consultants has worked with the majority of the Fortune 100 companies, in industries such as power and utility, gaming, retail, financial, media, travel, aerospace, healthcare, and technology. More information can be found at www.directdefense.com.
Claroty empowers organizations to secure their Extended Internet of Things (XIoT), a vast network of cyber-physical systems across industrial, healthcare, and commercial environments. The company’s cyber-physical systems protection platform integrates with customers’ existing infrastructure to provide a full range of controls for visibility, risk and vulnerability management, network segmentation, threat detection, and secure remote access. Backed by the world’s largest investment firms and industrial automation vendors, Claroty is deployed by hundreds of organizations at thousands of sites globally. The company is headquartered in New York City and has a presence in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. To find out more about Claroty, visit claroty.com.
DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Businesswire | May 05, 2023
Immuta, a leader in data security, today announced a new strategic investment from Databricks Ventures, the investment arm of the data and AI company and pioneer of the lakehouse. The investment builds on a longstanding partnership between the two companies and positions Immuta as one of Databricks’ trusted partners of choice for data security and access control. The investment will go towards product innovation to strengthen the integration between both platforms and new go-to-market initiatives to increase enterprise adoption.
“Immuta is a trusted data security partner,” said Ali Ghodsi, CEO and Co-founder of Databricks. “Over the last six years, we've been successfully collaborating to serve global enterprise customers like ADP, Swedbank, and many others. By integrating directly with Databricks Unity Catalog, Immuta provides a seamless way for our joint customers to protect their data in the Databricks Lakehouse.”
“Through our joint partnership with Databricks, Immuta is now embedded in some of the largest and most complex cloud data projects across industries," said Matt Carroll, CEO of Immuta. "With this new investment, we're going to make our tight integration with Databricks Unity Catalog even better so that our customers can take data security to a new level and continue to unlock more value from their data.”
This investment comes after a year of immense growth for Immuta during which the company reported a 200% increase in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) for its Data Security Platform SaaS offering as it expanded globally into EMEA and APAC. This strong and consistent growth has been fueled by an equally strong track record of funding that includes investments from ServiceNow and NightDragon to support the growing demand for data security from customers around the globe.
“As a company with over a million clients doing payroll for millions of people, ADP processes a large amount of data,” said Jack Berkowitz, Chief Data Officer at ADP. “Databricks helps us to manage that data and Immuta plays an important role in administering security and access control. As we look to innovate with new products and implement a multi-cloud strategy, we must treat the data properly – it must be governed.”
“Swedbank needed to build an enterprise-scale advanced analytics platform that would also enforce trust in our security, management, and access to data internally, while protecting our customers’ assets and data,” said Vineeth Menon, Head of Data Lake Engineering at Swedbank. “Immuta and Databricks have been instrumental in helping us build that vision and we are excited to see their partnership go to the next level.”
Forrester Consulting recently conducted a Total Economic ImpactTM study that found Immuta provided benefits totaling $6.08M and an ROI of 175% over three years for a composite organization, which was based on interviews with six Immuta customers. According to the commissioned Forrester study, “The efficiencies the organizations experienced with Immuta coupled with the ability to meet stricter compliance standards enabled them to scale data access across the organizations to better serve internal innovation efforts and, thereby, better meet external customer needs.”
For more information about Immuta’s partnership with Databricks and the new integration between Immuta and Databricks Unity Catalog, please visit https://www.immuta.com/partners/databricks/.
Immuta enables organizations to unlock value from their cloud data by protecting it and providing secure access. The Immuta Data Security Platform provides sensitive data discovery, security and access control, data activity monitoring, and has deep integrations with the leading cloud data platforms. Immuta is now trusted by Fortune 500 companies and government agencies around the world to secure their data. Founded in 2015, Immuta is headquartered in Boston, MA. To learn more about Immuta, click here.
About Databricks Ventures
Databricks Ventures is the strategic investment arm of Databricks, the data and AI company. Databricks Ventures invests in innovative companies that align with our view of the future for data, analytics and AI; and are committed to extending the lakehouse ecosystem or using the lakehouse architecture to create the next generation of data and AI-powered companies.
DATA SECURITY, ENTERPRISE SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Businesswire | May 11, 2023
Qumulo, the simple way to manage exabyte-scale data anywhere, today announced integration with the Varonis Data Security Platform and introduced their new Snapshot-Locking capability to protect customers against ransomware. With an increasing number of ransomware attacks on private businesses, public agencies, and healthcare organizations, managing cybersecurity risk is a bigger priority than ever before. The ongoing threat of cyberattacks forces IT organizations to constantly evolve their ability to detect ransomware and malware outbreaks across petabytes of data, in real time, and respond quickly to minimize the damage inflicted.
Qumulo and Varonis have partnered to provide an end-to-end solution that protects Qumulo customers from ransomware in both cloud and on-premises environments. The Varonis Data Security Platform provides real-time visibility and control over cloud and on-premises data and automatically remediates risk. Varonis’ behavior-based threat models detect abnormal activity proactively and can stop threats to data before they become breaches. In the storage layer, Qumulo offers data protection by cryptographically locking snapshots, allowing administrators a simple mechanism to stop attackers from infecting valuable customer data.
“Securing unstructured data can be very challenging due to its sheer volume, and the expansive number of places it is stored and used by companies,” said Kiran Bhageshpur, Chief Technology Officer, Qumulo. “Our new integration with Varonis will help our customers have complete visibility into where their most valuable data and key vulnerabilities are, especially for threats like ransomware.”
The combined solution operates across three areas to protect against bad actors’ attempts to spread ransomware and malware within Qumulo:
Prevention through continuous data exposure and risk monitoring with automatic remediation and least privilege enforcement
Detection of anomalous activity and activity patterns that resemble ransomware across data stored in Qumulo
Rapid recovery of data in the event of a successful attack
Varonis uses Qumulo’s APIs and granular audit logging to monitor user logins, permissions changes, file and folder activity, and pattern detection to warn against suspicious activity that may indicate threat actors or malicious insiders. Qumulo’s Snapshot-Locking feature uses cryptographic protection, where only the customer has access to the cryptographic key-pair required to unlock the snapshot. Together, the Qumulo-Varonis solution offers enterprise IT organizations a simple, secure, and scalable way to manage data anywhere.
“Organizations face an uphill climb when it comes to securing vast amounts of data across the cloud — in fact, we surveyed more than 700 companies and found that 81 percent had sensitive SaaS data exposed,” said David Bass, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, Varonis. “We’re pleased to be teaming with Qumulo to provide greater visibility and control for companies looking to secure their critical data and proactively help mitigate the impact of a potential attack.”
About Qumulo, Inc.
Qumulo is the simple way to manage exabyte-scale data anywhere — edge, core, or cloud — on the platform of your choice. In a world with trillions of files and objects comprising 100+ zettabytes worldwide, companies need a solution that combines the ability to work anywhere with simplicity. This is precisely what Qumulo was founded to accomplish.
Varonis is a pioneer in data security and analytics, fighting a different battle than conventional cybersecurity companies. Varonis focuses on protecting enterprise data: sensitive files and emails; confidential customer, patient, and employee data; financial records; strategic and product plans; and other intellectual property. The Varonis Data Security Platform detects cyber threats from both internal and external actors by analyzing data, account activity, and user behavior; prevents and limits disaster by locking down sensitive and stale data; and efficiently sustains a secure state with automation. Varonis products address additional important use cases including data protection, data governance, Zero Trust, compliance, data privacy, classification, and threat detection and response. Varonis started operations in 2005 and has customers spanning leading firms in the financial services, public, healthcare, industrial, insurance, technology, consumer and retail, energy and utilities, construction and engineering, and education sectors.
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