In Seed Funding Round, Cyberpion raises $8.25 million,emerges from Stealth to Propel Ecosystem Security

prnewswire | October 13, 2020

Cyberpion, an ecosystem security pioneer, today announced it has emerged from stealth after closing an $8.25 million seed funding round co-led by Team8 Capital and Hyperwise Ventures. The company's groundbreaking platform enables security teams to identify and neutralize the rising threats stemming from vulnerabilities within online assets throughout an enterprise's far-reaching, connected ecosystem. Cyberpion will use the new capital to boost its sales and marketing efforts, while expanding and accelerating product development of its Ecosystem Security platform.

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ImmVRse will be the first decentralized and distributed digital video platform that will allow content creators, brands and advertisers around the world to collaborate and produce the best of what Virtual Reality has to offer. The platform will employ its own unique digital currency aptly known as ImmVRse token, which will be form of payment between all parties within the ecosystem. Using cryptographic signatures, the application will be able to mirror file locations and record transactions across multiple nodes to ensure data and transactional records within the blockchain cannot be altered retroactively.

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ImmVRse will be the first decentralized and distributed digital video platform that will allow content creators, brands and advertisers around the world to collaborate and produce the best of what Virtual Reality has to offer. The platform will employ its own unique digital currency aptly known as ImmVRse token, which will be form of payment between all parties within the ecosystem. Using cryptographic signatures, the application will be able to mirror file locations and record transactions across multiple nodes to ensure data and transactional records within the blockchain cannot be altered retroactively.

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Cribl | August 04, 2022

Cribl, the leader in enabling open observability, today announced a new partnership with SentinelOne, an autonomous cybersecurity platform company. The partnership enables SentinelOne customers to leverage Cribl's observability product suite to streamline cybersecurity triage, optimize data collection, and provide security teams control of their data. By integrating Cribl's observability product suite with Singularity XDR, SentinelOne customers can now unlock the value of all observability data. Key benefits include the ability to: 1) Operationalize endpoint and extended detection and response (EDR & XDR) of data sources in joint customer environments, 2) Streamline for triage and investigative functions in the Security Operations Center (SOC), and 3) Progress cybersecurity programs with enhanced threat intelligence, threat hunting, and adversary simulation. "Today's cybersecurity risk levels are increasingly associated with the ability to understand data across enterprise assets. "Our partnership with Cribl helps optimize data collection at scale, enabling security teams to minimize risk and save time." Chuck Fontana, SVP Business Development at SentinelOne "We're excited to partner with the SentinelOne team," said Zac Kilpatrick, VP of Channel and Alliances at Cribl. "To keep up with persistent threats and the ever-changing security landscape, SOC activity must move from reactivity to proactivity. SentinelOne's autonomous and proactive approach to cybersecurity is differentiated in the market and aligns with Cribl's objective of optimizing analytics platform cost and performance." Integration with SentinelOne's Cloud Funnel Cribl's product suite now integrates with SentinelOne's Cloud Funnel, a data subscription enabling XDR data to be stored locally in an enterprise's data lake. This solution works with any data type, such as file, process, DNS, flow, behavioral, registry, commands, scripts, and more. Cloud Funnel's flexibility provides SentinelOne customers the ability to choose which data type they need, optimize it to find the right signal, and route it for maximum efficiency - all at machine speed. Integration with DataSet Cribl Stream now supports SentinelOne's DataSet as a destination to seamlessly route data from legacy log analytics solutions. DevOps and IT teams choose DataSet to analyze data in real-time, effortlessly scale to petabytes, and cost-effectively retain data for longer periods of time for compliance and audit purposes. The new integration enables Cribl customers to pipeline their data to DataSet without changing their data instrumentation, collection, and ingestion. SentinelOne and Cribl will also continue bringing new offerings to market, including integrating Cribl Stream into SentinelOne's Singularity XDR platform. About Cribl Cribl makes open observability a reality for today's tech professionals. The Cribl product suite defies data gravity with radical levels of choice and control. Wherever the data comes from, wherever it needs to go, Cribl delivers the freedom and flexibility to make choices, not compromises. It's enterprise software that doesn't suck, enables tech professionals to do what they need to do, and gives them the ability to say "Yes." With Cribl, companies have the power to control their data, get more out of existing investments, and shape the observability future. Founded in 2017, Cribl is a remote-first company with an office in San Francisco, CA.

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Chariton Valley Commits To Protecting All Customers From Growing Cybersecurity Threats With Calix ProtectIQ Home Network Security

Calix | July 15, 2022

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By evolving its value proposition, the innovative BSP has also fortified itself against billion-dollar market cap competition in Palmyra and Hannibal. In its first two months of offering ProtectIQ to all customers, Chariton Valley blocked more than 48,000 web threats, intrusions, malware, and viruses from entering home networks—proving the immediate value of its investments. The comprehensive Revenue EDGE platform enables BSPs of all sizes to easily and quickly launch differentiating turnkey, managed offerings. Chariton Valley continues to evolve its value proposition and strengthen its growing customer connections by: Transforming its business to help communities thrive for decades. Chariton Valley is on track to complete a historic five-year, $42 million fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) buildout in its member service territory, and another $40 million in expansion opportunities next year by leveraging the secure broadband access network platform, Calix Intelligent Access EDGE™. In May, it began rolling out turnkey, managed offerings in EDGE Suites, starting with ProtectIQ, recently recognized by the cybersecurity industry as “Best in Anti-Phishing, Network Security & Management,” at no cost to its customers. As a result, Chariton Valley blocked thousands of web threats in only two months—further proving the value of its investment in the region. Creating internet experiences that grow with customers’ needs. After the successful rollout of ProtectIQ, Chariton Valley is now taking a targeted approach to introduce its second EDGE Suite, the advanced parental controls in ExperienceIQ®. Calix-partnered BSPs have seen a 178 percent increase in people using ExperienceIQ since the beginning of the year. Both ProtectIQ and ExperienceIQ are accessed through the BSP’s branded subscriber-facing mobile app, built on CommandIQ®, giving customers more control over their home networks. Leveraging data and insights to offer services that meet each customer’s unique needs. Using the insights and analytics in Calix Marketing Cloud (Marketing Cloud), even a small BSP like Chariton Valley can successfully leverage data for segmenting and targeting. For example, Chariton Valley uses Marketing Cloud to uncover which of its customers are most likely to need the advanced parental controls of ExperienceIQ. Now their marketing team can quickly identify the right people for the new service. This enables Chariton Valley to get maximum ROI from every dollar invested in marketing. “As a member-owned organization, the customer experience informs everything we do,” said Kirby J. Underberg, president and chief executive officer at Chariton Valley. “Chariton Valley is committed to the region’s future—the investment we made building a secure fiber network will benefit people living in north-central and northeast Missouri for the next three decades. However, we also understand that we are responsible for protecting our customers from the increasing threat of digital dangers that come along with the positive generational impact of secure, fast Wi-Fi. By adding critical services like home network security and advanced parental controls, we will continue to invest in our customers by providing superior internet experiences long after the latest deals from our competitors expire.” Along with ProtectIQ and ExperienceIQ, EDGE Suites also includes connected home camera security systems (Arlo Secure). Additionally, Calix is launching two new managed offerings this summer: social media monitoring (Bark) and connected device protection (Servify Care). “Chariton Valley’s incredible first two months offering ProtectIQ to all customers underlines why today’s successful broadband business must be about more than just fast Wi-Fi, ProtectIQ has helped BSPs of all sizes block millions of digital threats in 2022. 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Salt Security Joins AWS ISV Accelerate Program

Salt Security | July 13, 2022

Salt Security, the leading API security company, today announced that it has been accepted as part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a co-sell program for AWS Partners who provide software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS. Acceptance validates the proven integration of the Salt Security API Protection Platform with AWS and provides Salt Security with direct access to additional AWS resources to optimize solutions for joint customers. Many Salt Security customers, including Armis, Xolv, bp Launchpad, TripActions, and others rely on the Salt platform to secure API-driven environments in AWS. "By joining AWS ISV Accelerate, we strengthen our existing alliance with AWS, augmenting our status as Advanced Technology Partner and as a significant cybersecurity ISV Partner. "We are thrilled to work closely with AWS to help joint customers with their cloud journey by protecting critical data and services with the industry's leading API security solution." Gilad Barzilay, head of business development for Salt Security AWS ISV Accelerate helps drive new business globally and accelerate sales cycles by connecting participating ISVs with the AWS sales organization, providing better customer outcomes, and assuring mutual commitment from AWS and partners. Customers tap the Salt platform to discover their APIs, protect them during runtime, and improve their API security posture. The Salt Security API Protection Platform correlates user behavior over time to pinpoint and stop attackers, using its rich context about reconnaissance activities to create a single alert, eliminate false positives, and allow incident response teams to quickly take action. Only Salt Security applies cloud-scale big data, with the industry's most time-tested AI and ML algorithms, to provide the insights needed for API security. Through its patented API Context Engine (ACE) architecture, the platform can identify the early indicators of an attack, stop attackers from advancing and turn attackers into penetration testers, leading to valuable feedback for security teams to identify and eliminate API vulnerabilities. About Salt Security Salt Security protects the APIs that form the core of every modern application. Its API Protection Platform is the industry's first patented solution to prevent the next generation of API attacks, using machine learning and AI to automatically and continuously identify and protect APIs. Only Salt Security has the ability to correlate activities across millions of APIs and users over time and provide real-time analysis of all that data. Deployed in minutes, the Salt Security platform learns the granular behavior of a company's APIs and requires no configuration or customization to pinpoint and block API attackers.

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