DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Prnewswire | May 18, 2023
ActZero®, a leading cybersecurity provider for small and mid-sized enterprises, announced it is teaming with UScellular, making it the first and only wireless carrier to offer the ActZero Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service. Together the two organizations make it easier for businesses to secure mobile devices from ransomware and phishing attacks. UScellular Business Ultimate and Business Premium unlimited handset plans now include ActZero MDR for Mobile.
"UScellular and ActZero share a common goal: to bring better performance and better security to businesses at a fair price," said Sameer Bhalotra, chief executive officer for ActZero. "With ActZero's on-device cyberdefense technology plus 24x7 security operations staff, UScellular business customers can stop mobile threats quickly, before they spread into the corporate network."
With 24/7 threat coverage, ActZero stops breaches on mobile devices and networks, with a 90% block rate and response time of 15 minutes for critical alerts. Customers can easily deploy ActZero MDR for Mobile within minutes to their employees' iOS, Android, or Chrome mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. On-device protection and real-time notifications eliminate delays if a mobile device is compromised. ActZero's patent-pending AI means better cyberdefense and fewer false alarms.
"ActZero delivers a powerful and affordable cybersecurity service businesses need to prioritize threat and vulnerability management," said Kim Kerr, senior vice president, enterprise sales and operations for UScellular. "Our customers often don't have the IT resources to ensure they are protecting their network and devices from malware, phishing, and ransomware attacks. The unique artificial intelligence and machine learning from ActZero intelligently pinpoints threats so less time is spent filtering noise and more time is focused on the action that should be taken, when it's truly important."
ActZero is a Gartner-recognized provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services that delivers a powerful and affordable cybersecurity service to protect small and mid-sized enterprises against ransomware attacks. By continuously testing defenses against the latest attack techniques and variants, ActZero ensures AI detections and human threat hunters quickly stop threats. The company brings deep roots and expertise in cybersecurity to deliver measurable ransomware defense, reducing false alerts and responding quickly on a customer's behalf. Combined with exceptional service, ActZero empowers businesses with confidence that the company and customers are protected. For more information, please visit actzero.com.
About UScellular Business
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest technology and plays a critical role in helping businesses of all sizes navigate the wireless ecosystem, delivering advanced technology, increased network security and reliability. To learn more about UScellular's business solutions, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com/business.
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, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Prnewswire | March 27, 2023
Vectra AI, the leader in AI-driven hybrid cloud threat detection and response, today announced the introduction of Vectra Match. Vectra Match brings intrusion detection signature context to Vectra Network Detection and Response (NDR), enabling security teams to accelerate their evolution to AI-driven threat detection and response without sacrificing investments already made in signatures.
"As enterprises transform embracing digital identities, supply chains and ecosystems - GRC and SOC teams are forced to keep pace. Keeping pace with existing, evolving and emerging cyber threats requires visibility, context and control for both known and unknown threats. The challenge for many security organizations is doing so without adding complexity and cost," says Kevin Kennedy, SVP Products at Vectra.
With the addition of Vectra Match, Vectra NDR addresses core GRC and SOC use cases enabling more efficient and effective:
Correlation and validation of threat signals for accuracy.
Compliance for network-based CVE detection with compensating controls.
Threat hunting, investigation and incident response processes.
"CISOs and their SOC teams across Asia Pacific are working with a challenging lack of visibility across their hybrid cloud environments, as attackers continue to evolve. Vectra NDR now enables security teams to unify signatures for known threats and AI-driven behavior-based detection for unknown threats in a single solution," comments David Sajoto, Vice President Vectra Asia Pacific Japan.
According to Gartner®, "recent trends in the NDR market indicate many NDR offerings have expanded to capture new categories of events and to analyze additional traffic patterns. This includes new detection techniques: by adding support for more traditional signatures, performance monitoring, threat intelligence and sometimes malware detection engines. This move toward more multifunction network detection aligns well with the use case of network/security operations convergence, but also with midsize enterprises."1
"The attack surface cyber attackers have at their disposal continues to grow exponentially creating unknown threats on top of the tens of thousands of known vulnerabilities that exist. Attackers simply have exponentially more ways to infiltrate an organization and exfiltrate data -- and do so with far more frequency, velocity and impact. Keeping pace with attackers exploiting known vulnerabilities and unknown threats is an immense challenge for every Security, Risk and Compliance officer," says Ronald Heil, Global Risk Advisory Lead for Energy and Natural Resources and Partner at KPMG Netherlands. "Today, cyber-resilience and compliance requires complete visibility and context for both known and unknown attacker methods. Without it, disrupting and containing their impact becomes an exercise in brand reputation and customer trust damage control. Vectra Match capabilities allow us to combine both worlds, having the continued AI-based detection of real-time "movement", while also having the ability to check against specific Suricata indicators -- often required during incident response or proof of compliancy (e.g., Log4J). Consolidating AI-based and signature-based detection enables optimization, because in our case, less is more."
"When it comes to shadow IT, we know people with admin rights are 'building boxes off the grid.' Our SOC team cannot protect what we cannot see, thus making these unknown systems prime targets for attackers. No doubt, behavior-based AI-driven detections are great for catching attackers deploying new, evasive methods, but when it comes to attackers leveraging CVEs to compromise unknown, unpatched systems, we need signature-based detection. Combining signature-based detection with behavior-based detection gives our SOC team visibility for both the known-unknown and unknown-unknown threats. It's the best of both worlds," says Brett Fernicola, Sr. Director, Security Operations at Anywhere.re.
Vectra NDR with Vectra Match
Vectra NDR - a key component of the Vectra platform - provides end-to-end protection against hybrid and multicloud attacks. Deployed on-premises or in the cloud, the Vectra NDR console is a single source of truth (visibility) and first line of defense (control) for attacks traversing cloud and data center networks. By harnessing AI-driven Attack Signal Intelligence, Vectra NDR empowers GRC and SOC teams with:
AI-driven Detections that think like an attacker by going beyond signatures and anomalies to understand attacker behavior and zero in on attacker TTPs across the entire cyber kill chain post compromise, with 90% fewer blind spots and 3x more threats proactively identified.
AI-driven Triage that knows what is malicious by utilizing ML to analyze detection patterns unique to the customer's environment to score how meaningful each detection is, thus reducing 85% of alert noise - surfacing only relevant true positive events that require analyst attention.
AI-driven Prioritization that focuses on what is urgent by automatically correlating attacker TTPs across attack surfaces, evaluating each entity against globally observed attack profiles to create an attack urgency rating enabling analysts to focus on the most critical threats to the organization.
Vectra NDR empowers security and risk professionals with next-level intrusion detection. Armed with rich context on both known and unknown threats, GRC and SOC teams not only improve the effectiveness of their threat detection, but the efficiency on their threat hunting, investigation and incident response program and processes. Vectra NDR with Vectra Match is available for evaluation and purchase today. For additional information, please visit the following resources.
Vectra® is the leader in Security AI-driven hybrid cloud threat detection and response. Only Vectra optimizes AI to detect attacker methods - the TTPs at the heart of all attacks - rather than simplistically alerting on "different." The resulting high-fidelity threat signal and clear context enables cybersecurity teams to rapidly respond to threats and stop attacks from becoming breaches. The Vectra platform and services cover public cloud, SaaS applications, identity systems and network infrastructure - both on-premises and cloud-based. Organizations worldwide rely on the Vectra platform and services for resilience to ransomware, supply chain compromise, identity takeovers, and other cyberattacks impacting their organization.