Cisco | September 15, 2023
Cisco Secure Application, new to the Cisco Full-Stack Observability Platform, brings application and security teams together to secure cloud-native application development and deployment.
The platform integrates Cisco's industry-leading security products' security intelligence with application performance data to provide business context with security findings.
Cisco-exclusive business risk observability enables IT professionals to identify, assess, and prioritize risk and fix application security concerns based on potential business impact.
Cisco, a worldwide technology leader that offers innovative software-defined networking, cloud, and security solutions, has unveiled the availability of the Cisco Secure Application, formerly known as Security Insights for Cloud Native Application Observability, on the Cisco Full-Stack Observability platform. This integration empowers organizations to seamlessly unite their application and security teams, facilitating the secure development and deployment of modern applications. The latest release of Cisco Secure Application extends its capabilities to securely manage both cloud-native and hybrid applications.
In an effort to assist organizations in bolstering their cloud-native applications security, Cisco has introduced the new Cisco Secure Application offering, which is available on Cisco's recently introduced Full-Stack Observability platform. This solution equips customers with enhanced visibility and intelligent insights regarding business risk in various cloud environments.
As a result, businesses gain the ability to more effectively prioritize and respond to security risks that could impact revenue and reputation in real time, leading to a reduction in overall organizational risk profiles.
As organizations strive to provide smooth digital experiences, IT teams have faced growing demands to transition to modern, distributed applications.
According to a recent study by Cisco, 92% of global technologists acknowledge that the urgency to innovate and adapt to evolving customer needs has often resulted in compromised application security during software development.
As a consequence, organizations have become susceptible to security vulnerabilities and threats. They face broader attack surfaces and gaps in their application security layer due to the isolation of teams. These teams face challenges in obtaining adequate visibility and the necessary business context for prioritizing vulnerabilities. Consequently, organizations are witnessing a surge in security incidents within the modern environment, thereby jeopardizing customer data and the reputation of their businesses.
Mark Leary, Research Director, IDC, stated,
Cisco's extensive domain experience across multi-cloud and hybrid environments and comprehensive full tech stack oversight positions the company well to assist customers bring business risk observability, application observability, and security intelligence data together. Combined, they give customers access to the critical information they need to make smarter decisions about their application security
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Senior VP and General Manager of Cisco Full-Stack Observability and AppDynamics, Ronak Desai, said,
An organization's ability to swiftly assess risks based on potential business impact, align teams and triage threats is entirely dependent on understanding where vulnerabilities exist, the severity of those risks, the likelihood they’ll be exploited, and the risk to the business of each issue. This business risk observability can enable IT professionals understand and prioritize those risks and is uniquely delivered by Cisco. The availability of Cisco Secure Application on the Cisco Full-Stack Observability platform is a crucial next step in our commitment to providing customers with the tools they need to provide unmatched and secure digital experiences across multi-cloud and hybrid environments.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
Data Security, Cloud Security
Business Wire | August 24, 2023
Concentric AI, a leading vendor of intelligent AI-based solutions for autonomous data security posture management (DSPM), today announced support for data in German, Spanish, Italian, French, and Dutch languages, enabling it to meet rapidly growing global demand for its leading DSPM solution.
As a result, today’s update to Concentric AI’s Semantic Intelligence™ DSPM solution enables multinational customers to discovery, classify, categorize, and secure their data in these newly supported languages. It also accelerates Concentric AI’s international expansion by addressing the data security needs of new customers that have a significant amount of private data in these languages.
“We have seen a significant amount of interest from international customers, and with today’s announcement we are bringing our groundbreaking AI-enabled DSPM solution to more customers and countries,” said Karthik Krishnan, Founder and CEO, Concentric AI. “The way Concentric AI understands the content and context of data using Large Language Models (LLMs) differentiates us from competitors in the Data Access Governance and DSPM space. These new advancements will fuel our expansion into new markets as well as expand support for non-English data for our existing multinational customers.”
Concentric AI’s Semantic Intelligence solution is enabled by LLMs that understand clients’ data to enable the industry’s most accurate data classification and DSPM solution. Now the LLMs developed by Concentric AI can read and understand the context of files, documents, and data in these new languages to provide the most accurate data discovery and classification solution to unmet needs in new markets.
“This update is also important for our partners because many of their customers are either internationally based or they have customers who have data in multiple languages,” added Krishnan. “It also enables us to grow our partner ecosystem in these important new markets.”
Concentric AI’s DSPM solution scans organizations’ data, detects sensitive or business critical content, identifies the most appropriate classification category, and automatically tags the data. Concentric AI uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve discovery and classification accuracy and efficiency to avoid endless regex rules and inaccurate end user labeling. In addition, Concentric AI can monitor and autonomously identify risk to financial and other data from inappropriate permissioning, wrong entitlements, risky sharing, and unauthorized access. It can automatically remediate permissions and sharing issues or leverage other security solutions and cloud APIs to quickly and continuously protect exposed data.
Concentric AI’s Semantic Intelligence™ automates unstructured and structured data security using deep learning to categorize data, uncover business criticality and reduce risk. Its Risk Distance™ analysis technology uses the baseline security practices observed for each data category to spot security anomalies in individual files. It compares documents of the same type to identify risk from oversharing, third-party access, wrong location, or misclassification. Organizations benefit from the expertise of content owners without intrusive classification mandates, with no rules, regex, or policy maintenance needed.
About Concentric AI
With Concentric AI, organizations can finally address their unmet data security needs by discovering and protecting business-critical content. Concentric AI protects intellectual property, financial data, PII/PCI content, customer data, business confidential content and more, across on-premises and cloud-based data stores, as well as messaging and communication applications. The Concentric AI Semantic Intelligence™ Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) solution uses deep learning and Risk Distance™ analysis to accurately categorize data, assess risk, and remediate security issues – without relying on upfront rules or complex configuration. Concentric AI is venture-backed by leading Silicon Valley VCs and is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.
Yahoo Finance | July 12, 2023
Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced its partnership. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Menlo Security’s Public Sector distributor, making its products available to the Public Sector through Carahsoft’s reseller partners and GSA Schedule, NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2), National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) and OMNIA Partners contracts.
“We selected Carahsoft as our partner because of their extensive experience in the Federal Government and Public Sector markets,” said Darrin Curtis, Vice President, Public Sector, Menlo Security. “Providing the products that prevent attacks before they can happen is Menlo’s priority. By working with Carahsoft and its reseller partners, we can help ensure our Federal, State, and Local Governments and agencies are secure from attack.”
Earlier this year, Menlo Security received Authorization to Operate (ATO) at the moderate level under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Instead of a detect and response approach, Menlo’s FedRAMP-authorized, Isolation Platform, powered by a patented Isolation Core™ stops threats before they can happen. This means safe browsing of all content from anywhere, all the time.
According to DISA’s Requirement and Analysis office, Cloud-Based Internet Isolation (CBII) will improve cybersecurity and avoid $300 million in future spending across the Defense Department. Menlo Security’s isolation-powered platform securely connects users to websites and applications from anywhere, while scaling elastically to meet user demand without sacrificing the user experience.
Today, Menlo Security cloud security solutions are deployed by more than 100 Government agencies, including the United States Department of Defense (DoD), mission partners, international Governments, State and Local Governments, and educational institutions across the United States.
Menlo Security products are designed with a Zero Trust focus. The company’s Cloud Security platform eliminates malware threats, including ransomware. In addition to these threats, Menlo Security has identified a surge in cyberthreats termed Highly Evasive Adaptive Threats (HEAT) that bypass traditional security defenses. HEAT attacks are a very common class of cyber threats targeting the web browser as a highly vulnerable web attack vector used for 75% of the working day. HEAT attacks employ techniques to evade detection by multiple layers in the current security stack including firewalls, Secure Web Gateways, sandboxing, URL Reputation and phishing detection.
“We are pleased to add Menlo Security’s products to our solutions portfolio and offer our customers a modernized, cloud-based approach to cybersecurity,” said Troy Meraw, who leads the Menlo Security Team at Carahsoft. “Together with Menlo Security and our reseller partners, we are committed to helping the Public Sector stay ahead of evolving threats in today’s digital landscape.”
Menlo Security’s cloud-based cybersecurity offerings are now available through Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule No. 47QSWA18D008F, SEWP V contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B, ITES-SW2 Contract W52P1J-20-D-0042, NCPA Contract NCPA01-86, and OMNIA Partners Contract #R191902.
The dedicated Cybersecurity team at Carahsoft specializes in providing Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare organizations with security solutions to safeguard their cyber ecosystem.
About Menlo Security
Menlo Security protects organizations from cyberattacks by eliminating the threat of malware from the web, documents, and email. Menlo Security’s patented Isolation-powered cloud security platform scales to provide comprehensive protection across enterprises of any size, without requiring endpoint software or impacting the end user-experience. Menlo Security is trusted by major global businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, eight of the ten largest global financial services institutions, and large governmental institutions. The company is backed by Vista Equity Partners, Neuberger Berman, General Catalyst, American Express Ventures, Ericsson Ventures, HSBC, and JP Morgan Chase.