DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Businesswire | April 19, 2023
Global security leader Forcepoint today introduced its best-in-class Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program for service providers, distribution partners and other resellers.
With managed services based on the Forcepoint ONE Security Service Edge (SSE) platform, Forcepoint partners can simplify Zero Trust security and gain predictable, repeatable revenue streams through cloud-first, hybrid-ready security. Forcepoint ONE also allows partners to quickly differentiate their security offerings with Data-first SASE, integrating SSE with connectivity through FlexEdge Secure SD-WAN solutions. Forcepoint MSSP partners can help enterprises and government agencies turn security into a competitive advantage by increasing productivity, streamlining costs and simplifying regulatory compliance.
“As more and more organizations look to MSSPs for their cybersecurity solutions, the opportunity for partners is absolutely massive with market growth to $53.22B expected in the next several years. And every customer we speak to is on a path to SASE, with many looking to MSSPs for pay-as-you-go solutions that stop threats and data loss while letting users access information and apps securely on any device,” said Myles Bray, Chief Revenue Officer at Forcepoint. “Forcepoint ONE allows MSSP partners to fast forward their journey to Data-first SASE through the delivery of security convergence, subscription model and business tools that enable partners to reduce complexity for mutual customers, drive recurring revenue, and quickly scale their service offerings.”
“Forcepoint’s data-centric focus on security aligns with our vision for proactive protection, detection and remediation,” said Raluca Saceanu, CEO of Smarttech247, a Forcepoint partner. “Smarttech247’s hosted and managed services centered on Forcepoint ONE SSE cloud-native and Forcepoint enterprise data security solutions allow today’s enterprises to manage risk holistically and simplify security operations. This is a game-changer when adversaries are constantly finding new ways to steal confidential data.”
As a channel-first company, Forcepoint will help partners quickly incorporate SASE into their services through its MSSP program. Using the Forcepoint management portal, partners can update customer configurations and offer multi-tenant services with a few clicks. Subscriptions with simple billing help providers scale their profitability when end-user licensing needs change. With no significant up-front expenses, partners can offer Forcepoint ONE and Secure SD-WAN solutions quickly over the internet and customers can add more services anytime.
Forcepoint also provides enablement and training support, including channel managers dedicated to building business plans with MSSPs and distribution partners. Additional Forcepoint MSSP benefits to partners include:
Unified Management: the Forcepoint ONE all-in-one console offers a single set of policies for securing remote, hybrid, and office workers.
Modern: strong Zero Trust data security delivered with a cloud-native SASE architecture.
Global: available everywhere, with 300+ points of presence for managed devices and agentless support for BYOD.
Reliable: 99.99% uptime since 2015.
Profitable: cost competitive, higher margin services.
Forcepoint simplifies security for global businesses and governments. Forcepoint’s all-in-one, truly cloud-native platform makes it easy to adopt Zero Trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint creates safe, trusted environments for customers and their employees in more than 150 countries. Engage with Forcepoint on www.forcepoint.com, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Smarttech247 is a multi-award-winning cybersecurity company that helps organizations reduce their risk. Trusted by global customers, our platform provides threat intelligence with managed detection and response to provide actionable insights, 24/7 threat detection, investigation, and response. Our service is geared towards proactive prevention and we do this by utilizing the latest in cloud, big data analytics and machine learning, along with our industry leading governance, risk and compliance team.
DATA SECURITY, ENTERPRISE SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Businesswire | May 12, 2023
Vanta, a leading trust management platform, announced today that it has expanded its partnership with CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered protection of endpoints, cloud workloads, identity and data, with a new integration that improves compliance and security operations for organizations of all sizes. Vanta also announced three new strategic investors in their previously announced Series B — Atlassian Ventures, HubSpot Ventures and Workday Ventures.
The new integration builds on an existing partnership between Vanta and CrowdStrike. In September 2022, the companies announced that CrowdStrike had made an investment in Vanta via the CrowdStrike Falcon Fund. That investment, along with the newly announced investments today by Atlassian Ventures, HubSpot Ventures and Workday Ventures, not only enable Vanta to continue growing its go-to-market, R&D and global expansion efforts, but provide valuable partnership opportunities via aligned customer and partner bases and industry-leading product innovation.
“As the market’s leading trust management platform, we’re excited to build on our industry-first partnership with CrowdStrike, bringing together our pioneering technologies to automate compliance securely across organizations—from small and midsize businesses to enterprise environments,” said Christina Cacioppo, CEO, Vanta. “As we transform the way companies demonstrate their security, and ultimately, establish and deepen trust, we’re thrilled to welcome new investments by Atlassian Ventures, HubSpot Ventures and Workday Ventures as we work to simplify and centralize security for our 5,000 global customers and beyond."
With cybersecurity threats continuing to increase in volume and complexity, it’s more critical than ever for organizations to prioritize their security posture and build trust with internal and external stakeholders alike. By leveraging the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform, Vanta customers gain visibility into employee agent deployment, allowing them to seamlessly configure and manage cloud monitoring to ensure internal policies are being upheld.
The integration with CrowdStrike increases automation for compliance security operations at scale within Vanta, empowering customers to:
Improve security posture by actively monitoring the status of corporate employee access to the Falcon platform, as well as mitigate potential misuse and insider threats by removing access for offboarded users.
Eliminate security blindspots with additional visibility into CrowdStrike agent installation coverage across relevant endpoints, and workloads for comprehensive protection and control.
Meet compliance standards by certifying CrowdStrike prevention policies by actively performing the relevant checks on the required devices and cloud workloads within the Vanta platform.
"Cybersecurity and compliance are both on similar trajectories of increasing complexity," said Daniel Bernard, Chief Business Officer, CrowdStrike. "Together with Vanta, CrowdStrike is automating continuous security and compliance so organizations of all sizes can elevate protection levels in an efficient manner."
Over the past year, Vanta has nearly doubled its customer base to serve over 5,000 companies across 58 countries, while expanding its global footprint with offices in Australia, Ireland and the U.S. In January, Vanta announced its acquisition of Trustpage to accelerate its enterprise momentum and transform trust into a marketable advantage for companies around the world.
“Developing trust and providing companies with solutions to support them as they grow is essential to our mission to help organizations grow better. Vanta enables companies to strengthen trust with customers by improving security and compliance management, making them a natural partner to HubSpot,” said Eric Richard, CISO and SVP of Engineering Operations, HubSpot. “I’m looking forward to the work Vanta and HubSpot will do together to create more secure digital experiences for companies and their customers.”
To meet demand from its rapidly expanding customer base, in Q1 alone, Vanta added over 50 new integrations, for a total of 125+ across the most essential cloud applications in a company's tech stack. With Vanta’s recently launched Vendor Risk Management (VRM) solution and Questionnaire Automation, customers can evaluate security in the buying process while closing their own deals faster — all in a single platform.
“Teams work in a more connected and collaborative nature than ever before. But with more apps and entry points in every organization’s tech stack, the companies of tomorrow need to ensure they’re secure today,” said Peter Lenke, Head of Atlassian Ventures. “We’re excited to invest in and partner with Vanta as they enable security teams to significantly reduce vendor risk by quickly inventorying vendors, performing security reviews, and remediating issues — all in the same platform they use for security and compliance today. Vanta closes the loop on the security lifecycle from start to finish. With our shared commitment to reimagine and deliver a more secure cloud, we couldn’t be more thrilled to join Vanta in its next phase of growth.”
In addition to its product and partnership acceleration in 2023, Vanta’s innovation has been recognized across a range of rankings and awards including securing the #17 spot in CNBC’s Disruptor 50, Inc’s Best Workplaces and the Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Company by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.
“The investment in Vanta reflects our commitment to intelligent automation and sophisticated technology that helps organizations navigate an ever-changing world,” said Michael Magaro, Senior Vice President of Corporate Growth, Workday Ventures. “As the strategic capital arm of Workday, trust and transparency are values that are ingrained in everything we do at Workday Ventures. Vanta is well-positioned to evolve the rapidly changing trust and security industry, and we look forward to partnering with them as they continue their journey to safeguard organizations and consumers everywhere.”
In 2022, Vanta raised $150 million in funding from leading investors Craft Ventures, Sequoia and Y Combinator and security industry pioneers like CrowdStrike, bringing the company’s total amount raised to $203 million at a $1.65 billion valuation.
Vanta is the leading trust management platform that helps simplify and centralize security for organizations of all sizes. Over 5,000 companies including Autodesk, Chili Piper, Flo Health, and Quora rely on Vanta to build, maintain and demonstrate their trust—all in a way that's real-time and transparent. Founded in 2018, Vanta has customers in 58 countries with offices in Dublin, New York, San Francisco and Sydney. For more information, visit www.vanta.com.
NETWORK THREAT DETECTION, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Globenewswire | April 11, 2023
Delivering on its mission to make the digital world a safer place, ZeroFox, a leading external cybersecurity provider is partnering with Google Cloud to disrupt phishing campaigns by quickly warning users of malicious URLs and fake websites. ZeroFox is utilizing the Google Cloud Web Risk Submission API, a service that verifies unsafe URLs and shows warnings across 5 billion devices using browser, social media, and other technology integrations.
According to APWG, there has been an almost 75% increase in unique phishing websites detected in the last year. As the recognized leader in digital risk protection and domain takedowns serving over 2,000 global enterprises and brands, ZeroFox leverages deep expertise and advanced AI to rapidly uncover and take down malicious domains used in phishing attacks. With this new integration, ZeroFox automatically detects phishing domains for customers and submits verified, malicious URLs through Google Cloud’s Web Risk Submission API, disrupting attacks and warning users of malicious content on billions of devices using browser warnings. ZeroFox finds what others miss by leveraging global intelligence collection and analysis across a broad set of data sources, delivering continuous domain monitoring to accurately detect instances of phishing and fraud. Combined with the scope and scale of Web Risk, which warns users of malicious domains across five billion devices, users will have unmatched protection against a wide range of digital threats.
“Partnering with an industry leader such as Google Cloud to support the Google Cloud Web Risk Submission API further demonstrates that ZeroFox is an innovative leader in protecting organizations beyond the perimeter,” said James C. Foster, Founder and CEO of ZeroFox. “External cyber threats are only growing more prevalent as the world becomes increasingly digital, creating an increased need for external cybersecurity. This partnership aligns well with our strategy of partnering with a global network of partners to defend against these threats and accelerate the disruption of malicious actors from hours and days to minutes.”
“Securing cloud environments and devices from cyber threats is critical,” said Jenn Buchanan, Product Manager at Google Cloud. “We are happy to partner with ZeroFox to protect against malicious digital activity and make the internet a safer place.”
ZeroFox will be onsite at RSAC, visit Booth #1527 to learn more about this partnership and our unified external cybersecurity platform. This partnership with ZeroFox and Google Cloud’s Web Risk Submission API service is operational as of January 2023.
ZeroFox, an enterprise software-as-a-service leader in external cybersecurity, has redefined security outside the corporate perimeter on the internet, where businesses operate, and threat actors thrive. The ZeroFox platform combines advanced AI analytics, digital risk and privacy protection, full-spectrum threat intelligence, and a robust portfolio of breach, incident and takedown response capabilities to expose and disrupt phishing and fraud campaigns, botnet exposures, credential theft, impersonations, data breaches, and physical threats that target your brands, domains, people, and assets. Join thousands of customers, including some of the largest public sector organizations as well as finance, media, technology and retail companies to stay ahead of adversaries and address the entire lifecycle of external cyber risks.