DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Businesswire | April 11, 2023
Flashpoint, the globally trusted leader in risk intelligence, today announced an expansion of its partnership with Google Cloud to deploy next-generation intelligence solutions, including generative AI, within the Flashpoint product suite. This initiative will revolutionize how organizations detect security threats and reduce risk, in support of better, faster, and more intuitive decision making.
As part of this collaboration, Flashpoint is working to leverage Google Cloud’s generative AI technology to move from the boolean search-based interaction model that the intelligence industry uses today to a natural, conversation-based experience. By supporting a conversational approach to intelligence research, organizations will be able to maximize the value of their intelligence investment—helping them get more out of their security and intelligence teams, close the cybersecurity skills gap, and rapidly mitigate risk. With past security ML innovations and last year’s acquisition of Mandiant, Google is uniquely positioned to empower security generative AI use cases.
The upcoming release of Flashpoint’s conversational intelligence capability will expand upon Flashpoint’s use of Google Cloud Vertex AI services such as Vision AI and Translation AI to provide industry-leading AI-driven intelligence innovations, including the processing and contextualizing of images and videos through optical character recognition (OCR) and in-platform video search, as well as the use of Google’s BigQuery and Looker to accelerate enrichment, analysis, and visualizations within the Flashpoint platform. Among other wins, these innovations have led to the prevention of millions of dollars of fraud each week, along with the mitigation of physical and cyber risks in industries ranging from financial services, technology, retail, and national security.
“We are thrilled to work with Google Cloud to leverage their AI expertise in support of the Flashpoint Intelligence Platform and our customers,” said Josh Lefkowtiz, CEO of Flashpoint. “With this collaboration, we aim to empower organizations with faster and more comprehensive insights into potential cyber, physical, and fraud threats, enabling them to stay one step ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity.”
This partnership expansion signifies Flashpoint’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of what's possible by applying artificial intelligence to risk intelligence. Both Flashpoint and Google Cloud share a common vision of helping our customers make smarter decisions with data to protect what’s important by creating smarter, more efficient, and more sustainable solutions to address the growing demands of our digital era. With these innovations, Flashpoint is poised to expand its leading position in the risk intelligence market to power the next wave of technological breakthroughs. This partnership exemplifies the companies' shared dedication to driving innovation and building a better, more connected future for all.
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Trusted by governments, commercial enterprises, and educational institutions worldwide, Flashpoint helps organizations protect their most critical assets, infrastructure, and stakeholders from security risks such as cyber threats, ransomware, fraud, physical threats, and more. Leading security practitioners—including physical and corporate security, cyber threat intelligence (CTI), vulnerability management, and vendor risk management teams—rely on the Flashpoint Intelligence Platform, comprising open-source (OSINT) and closed intelligence, to proactively identify and mitigate risk and stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape. Learn more at www.flashpoint.io.
DATA SECURITY, ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY
BlueVoyant | March 20, 2023
BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity company that illuminates, validates, and remediates internal and external risks in one platform, announced enhanced Splunk capabilities, with end-to-end consulting, implementation, and Managed Detection & Response (MDR) services. With the increasing adoption of cloud technologies, organizations face a complex and rapidly evolving threat landscape. The service helps clients maximize their Splunk investment whether it be on the Splunk Cloud Platform or Splunk Enterprise.
"Splunk Your Way with BlueVoyant enables our clients to have industry-leading consulting, implementation, and cyber defense in a cost-effective manner," said Drew Gibson, BlueVoyant senior director for the company's Splunk Alliance. "BlueVoyant has a strong relationship with Splunk, and is known for its dynamic expertise in the company's products, helping our joint clients have greater control and visibility of their data usage and security posture."
Key components of Splunk Your Way with BlueVoyant include:
Enabling clients to collect, monitor, and analyze security data across on-premise, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments in a single platform
Cloud-native SIEM (security information and event management) with real-time visibility to identify security threats and remediate them quickly
Clients can reduce their data burden by 20% or more with a proprietary Data Readiness model that improves data quality and reduces costs
Onboarding within a month for Existing Splunk users to quickly see the benefits of BlueVoyant
Continuously improving client's Splunk instance by using faster security content delivery, and parity between different SIEM and EDR (endpoint detection and response) tools
Availability of numerous bundles of workshops, retainers, and MDR services to help clients optimize, implement, manage, and monitor and protect their Splunk instance
"BlueVoyant has the strength of our MDR for Splunk which we launched in 2021, aided by the expertise of thousands of Splunk deployments by our Concanon Professional Services division to provide a compelling service which helps the client get the most their Splunk investment, whether Splunk is installed 'on-prem' or via Splunk Cloud," said Michael Cormier, managing director for Concanon, a BlueVoyant company. BlueVoyant acquired Conanon in fall 2021 to enhance its end-to-end Splunk platform capabilities.
Splunk recognized BlueVoyant as a key MSP (managed service provider) partner with the new Premier Manage designation. BlueVoyant also earned core competency badges for Cloud Migration and Cloud Migration: Co-Delivery. The company has 200 active Splunk certifications. In 2022, BlueVoyant expanded its Splunk go-to-market by including its offerings on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.
BlueVoyant is hosting a webinar at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 13 to discuss what the company has learned from our Splunk deployments and clients, and to answer questions. Current clients, security professionals, and other parties are encouraged to attend.
BlueVoyant combines internal and external cyber defense capabilities into an outcomes-based cloud-native platform by continuously monitoring your network, endpoints, attack surface, and supply chain, as well as the clear, deep, and dark web for threats. The full-spectrum cyber defense platform illuminates, validates, and quickly remediates threats to protect your enterprise. BlueVoyant leverages both machine-learning-driven automation and human-led expertise to deliver industry-leading cybersecurity to more than 900 clients across the globe.
PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY, CLOUD SECURITY
Businesswire | June 09, 2023
Deepwatch, the leader in advanced managed detection and response (MDR) security, today announced a global strategic partnership with Lacework, the data-driven cloud security platform, to offer organizations comprehensive and proactive security solutions. This strategic partnership combines Deepwatch's MDR expertise with Lacework's advanced cloud security analytics, providing enterprises with an unmatched level of protection against modern cyber threats.
With the increasing adoption of cloud technology, organizations face unique security challenges that require robust solutions.
"This partnership allows us to deliver a best-in-class cloud security solution that addresses the unique challenges faced by organizations in today's cloud-centric landscape," said Wes Mullins, CTO at Deepwatch. "By combining our MDR capabilities with Lacework's advanced cloud security analytics, we empower organizations to confidently embrace the cloud while maintaining robust cybersecurity posture."
Deepwatch and Lacework address these challenges head-on, offering:
Complete Cloud Security: Deepwatch and Lacework deliver end-to-end cloud security solutions that cover the entire attack surface within cloud environments, including workloads, containers, Kubernetes, and serverless architectures. This partnership ensures that critical assets remain secure while organizations leverage the benefits of cloud technology.
Proactive Cloud Threat Detection: By combining expert security analysts and advanced threat detection capabilities, the partnership empowers organizations with proactive identification and swift response to emerging threats targeting cloud workloads. This proactive approach mitigates potential risks, safeguarding sensitive data and critical infrastructure.
Advanced Security Analytics: Deepwatch's MDR services are enhanced by Lacework's powerful cloud-native application protection platform. This integration allows for extensive cloud security telemetry collection and correlation, enabling organizations to gain deep insights into their cloud environments. With holistic visibility, organizations can enhance threat hunting, incident investigation, and overall security posture.
Efficient Incident Response: In the event of a security incident, Deepwatch and Lacework streamline the incident response process. The seamless integration between the platforms facilitates quick and effective incident containment, eradication, and recovery of threats targeting cloud workloads. This minimizes disruption to business operations and mitigates potential financial and reputational damages.
Industry Expertise: Deepwatch's team of experienced security analysts, supported by their SOC-as-a-Service model, provides round-the-clock monitoring and actionable insights. Lacework's cloud security expertise, complemented by their machine learning capabilities, delivers unparalleled cloud threat intelligence. Together, they offer organizations the combined strength of their specialized knowledge to combat evolving cyber threats effectively.
“The new partnership of Lacework and Deepwatch empowers customers by taking the cloud security burdens off of organizations and allowing them to instead focus on innovating and achieving their business outcomes,” said Brian Lanigan, VP of World Wide Channels and Alliances from Lacework. “The combination of Lacework’s best-in-class cloud security offerings and Deepwatch’s skilled personnel and industry-leading expertise allows us to provide our customers with solutions that continue to provide greater fidelity to help manage risk and further drive our focus on simplifying security for our customers.”
Deepwatch and Lacework's collaboration enables organizations to proactively detect and respond to cyber threats, ensuring the protection of critical assets within cloud environments. With this partnership, enterprises can confidently navigate their digital future while minimizing risk and safeguarding their valuable data.
Deepwatch is the leader in managed detection and response, protecting organizations from ever-increasing cyber threats. Powered by Deepwatch’s cloud security platform, Deepwatch provides the industry’s fastest, most comprehensive detection and automated response to cyber threats together with tailored guidance from dedicated experts 24/7/365 to reduce risk and improve security posture. The world’s leading companies, from the Fortune 100 to mid-sized enterprises, trust Deepwatch to protect their business. Visit www.deepwatch.com to learn more.
Lacework offers the data-driven security platform for the cloud and is the leading cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) solution. Only Lacework can collect, analyze, and accurately correlate data — without requiring manually written rules — across an organization’s cloud and Kubernetes environments, and narrow it down to the handful of security events that matter. Security and DevOps teams around the world trust Lacework to secure cloud-native applications across the full lifecycle from code to cloud. Get started at www.lacework.com.