DATA SECURITY

Optiv Security Launches Next-Gen Managed XDR to Stop Threats Earlier in Attack Lifecycle, Minimize Business Impact

Optiv | August 09, 2021

Optiv Security, the leading end-to-end cybersecurity solutions partner, launched its Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) offering at Black Hat USA 2021. The technology-independent offering enables clients to take rapid and decisive action against today's most critical cyberattacks and strengthen their security posture.

"Optiv MXDR brings simplicity, transparency and automation to clients' environments, enhancing existing defenses to counter known and emerging threats with confidence and speed," said David Martin, chief services officer for Optiv. "What's more, we can seamlessly leverage the power of Optiv to extend and layer the offering with a full suite of complementary services like remediation, incident response, threat hunting, and beyond."

Optiv MXDR is the only managed cloud-based, next-gen advanced threat detection and response service that ingests data across various layers of technologies to correlate, normalize, enrich, and enable automated responses to malicious activity in real-time. By automating incident investigation with actionable insights, organizations can detect threats faster and prioritize which threats to mitigate first, significantly reducing the attack surface.

"We know the threat landscape; both what's at stake and how to circumvent threat actors while significantly reducing time to detect and respond," said John Ayers, XDR vice president for Optiv. "We meet clients where they are and customize our continuously managed approach to ease the burden of the unknown and allow teams to detect, respond and remediate threats faster while also automating deeper investigation for future improvements."

Devo has been named a foundational partner in Optiv MXDR, delivering scalable, cloud-native logging and security analytics via the Devo Platform, enabling full visibility across cloud and on-premise environments for Optiv customers.

"Security teams are eager to learn more about XDR as they look to consolidate their security stack for greater efficiency and accuracy in threat detection and response," said Ted Julian, SVP of Product at Devo. "Two constraints have always stood in their way: lack of real-time access to historical data, and the inability to collect and analyze the massive data volumes associated with modern operational environments. Devo eliminates these concerns and is uniquely qualified to power solutions like Optiv's MXDR."

Optiv delivers threat management solutions to more than 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies. View the complete MXDR service brief and find out how organizations can enhance their security posture with Optiv.

Optiv Security: Secure your security.TM
Optiv is a security solutions integrator "one-stop" trusted partner with a singular focus on cybersecurity. Our end-to-end cybersecurity capabilities span risk management and transformation, cyber digital transformation, threat management, cyber operations, identity and data management, and integration and innovation, helping organizations realize stronger, simpler and more cost-efficient cybersecurity programs that support business requirements and outcomes. At Optiv, we are modernizing cybersecurity to enable clients to innovate their consumption models, integrate infrastructure and technology to maximize value, achieve measurable outcomes, and realize complete solutions and business alignment.

Spotlight

With a cloud footprint that includes public and private clouds across different providers, the Adobe® multi-cloud strategy requires consistent and repeatable guardrails that are readily available to our product and service teams. To that end, our dedicated operational security team focuses on securing cloud resources at scale and helping ensure the safety and security of customer applications and data within our continually evolving cloud infrastructure operations.

Spotlight

With a cloud footprint that includes public and private clouds across different providers, the Adobe® multi-cloud strategy requires consistent and repeatable guardrails that are readily available to our product and service teams. To that end, our dedicated operational security team focuses on securing cloud resources at scale and helping ensure the safety and security of customer applications and data within our continually evolving cloud infrastructure operations.

Related News

DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY

Filecloud Introduces the Industry First Zero Trust File Sharing℠

FileCloud | January 11, 2023

On January 10, 2023, FileCloud announced the addition of Zero Trust File Sharing, bringing another layer of hyper-security to the market's most robust content collaboration platform. The latest, Zero Trust File Sharing, enables users to collaborate securely with employees along with other personnel, including external partners, vendors and clients. This functionality extends beyond modulating share permissions or setting Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies. Zero Trust File Sharing will become increasingly crucial for enterprises and organizations that handle sensitive or protected data, such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Confidential Unclassified Information (CUI). The emergence of cloud service technologies, remote access applications, and disappearing network edges have revealed multiple vulnerabilities in perimeter-based IT security models. The Zero Trust framework, built on a system of least privilege, provides a more resilient and adaptable approach that imposes identity authentication, regardless of where or how the request for access gets derived. The U.S. Department of Defense has recently come up with a Zero Trust Strategy and Roadmap to eventually cover all U.S. government departments, which is likely to be adopted by the private sector. As a result, critical infrastructure sectors are ideal candidates for integrating Zero Trust File Sharing to protect their information systems from increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks launched by nation-states. FileCloud's Zero Trust support enables enterprises to have an added layer of security on top of FileCloud's built-in access controls. The data within the environment is secured using a Zip file structure and password protection. The user can also set a Zero Trust password and create a sharing link to a file or folder. The data remains inaccessible without this password, even with a shared direct link or in case of a data breach. Furthermore, the data remains protected by password-based encryption even if the Zero Trust protected folder is accessed via unauthorized means, including social engineering techniques. Users who access the data with the Zero Trust password will also be restricted in their ability to edit or manipulate the data contained within the Zero Trust folder based on the share permissions. About FileCloud Headquartered in Austin, Texas, FileCloud is a leading hyper-secure content collaboration platform (CCP) providing data governance, industry-leading compliance, data leak protection, data retention and digital rights management capabilities to millions of users worldwide. Its complete CCP stack includes workflow automation and granular control of content sharing across most enterprise platforms. The platform offers powerful file sharing, mobile access and synchronization capabilities on public, private, and hybrid clouds to customers, including top Global 1000 enterprises, government organizations, educational institutions and managed service providers.

Read More

DATA SECURITY, ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY

Contrast Security Launches New Partner Program, Security Innovation Alliance

Contrast Security | February 02, 2023

On February 1, 2023, Contrast Security (Contrast), a leading code security platform, announced the launch of its new partner program, the Security Innovation Alliance (SIA), a worldwide ecosystem of system integrators (SIs), cloud, channel, and technology alliances. SIA's mission is to provide customers with unrivaled, fully integrated application security solutions from Contrast and its strategic alliance partners, which include Amazon/Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitLab Inc., Microsoft, VMware, Armor Code, PagerDuty, Zimperium, Anchore, Wallarm, Neosec, Noname Security, Ermetic, Cloudwize, BLST Security, ProtectOnce, Scribe Security, Wiz, and Legit Security. Furthermore, the team will concentrate on expanding collaborations with SIs, technology providers, and independent software providers (ISVs). SIA and Contrast's robust strategic partner integrations will not only enable partners to integrate with the Contrast Secure Code Platform seamlessly but will also enable clients to realize the following benefits: To use Contrast's services confidently as part of a more extensive program for application security (AppSec). Increase the predictability of security and decrease the risk of implementing new code and AppSec technologies. Increased trust and confidence in already implemented technologies. SIA is designed to boost its partners' business capabilities to satisfy AppSec clients' demands. Contrast collaborates with each partner to deliver a customized experience that meets their specific interests and business requirements, including a streamlined onboarding process, joint marketing campaigns, integration support and access to the company's impressive install base. SIA is led by Goodman, a seasoned Alliance professional, and several other industry leaders, including Tracey Mead, Vice President, Strategic Alliances, System Integrators; Frank Gasparovic, Director, Ecosystem Engineering; Rachael Mott, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Technology Partners; Callie McCormick, Global Director of Channel Sales; and Ram Yonish, VP of EMEA Alliances. About Contrast Security Founded in 2014, Contrast Security is a leading code security platform firm purposely created for developers to get secure code flowing quickly and trusted by security teams to protect business applications. With Contrast, developers, security, and operations teams can swiftly secure code across the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to defend against today's targeted Application Security (AppSec) threats. It also provides free security testing to all developers through CodeSec. Established by cybersecurity industry experts to replace old AppSec solutions that cannot secure modern organizations, the company defends its customers from major cybersecurity attacks, which include some of the world's top brands, such as BMW, AXA, DocuSign, Zurich, Sompo Japan, and American Red Cross, as well as several other prominent leading Fortune 500 companies.

Read More

PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY

Omega Systems Fuels Growth in Northeast Region with Acquisition of the TNS Group

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.

Read More