ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Prnewswire | May 16, 2023
Parablu, a global provider of SaaS-based data protection and management solutions for endpoints, on-premises, and cloud environments, today announced a multi-year agreement with Microsoft that integrates engineering, go-to-market activities, and co-selling of Parablu's BluVault and the Ransomware Defense Suite Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings.
Parablu will leverage Microsoft Cloud infrastructure and services –– Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 to deliver scalable, secure, cost-efficient, and cyber-resilient data management and protection solutions. Parablu's patent-protected zero- and low-cost storage options will not only help businesses effectively address today's economic challenges, but also deliver proven data security for endpoints and Microsoft 365 –– backed by the global scale, durability, and security of the Microsoft cloud. Parablu's BluVault offering in combination with the Ransomware Defense Suite is designed to quickly detect and recover from cyber-attacks such as ransomware using early detection techniques, accelerated recovery options, file/device quarantining features, as well as e-Discovery, making it easier for customers as well as AI tools to find and use this data effectively.
"With more knowledge workers now working remotely, the number of endpoints has grown exponentially –– increasing the likelihood of ransomware and other malicious threats," said Parablu Chief Strategy Officer Randy De Meno. "This alliance empowers Microsoft and its ecosystem of partners to deliver proven heterogeneous data management, backup and data security solutions built for OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Azure, while giving customers a proactive defense against malicious actors. Today's announcement proves that innovation and cost efficiency in data security can be accomplished in collaborative fashion with Microsoft using their proven infrastructure."
Allison West Hughes, Microsoft CVP of Digital Acquisition added, "Parablu's focus on delivering innovative, cyber-resilient, data management and protection SaaS capabilities using Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 instantly equips all of our customers with best-of-breed options to manage and protect their most used devices and applications –– their endpoints and Microsoft 365. We've been greatly impressed by Parablu's innovation and their "All-In" approach with the Microsoft cloud infrastructure while enabling customers to securely store and AI-leveraged functionality using protected copies of their data."
"This collaboration with Microsoft enables Parablu to deliver best-of-breed solutions combining zero-trust security, zero-knowledge encryption, and zero-cost storage from the best data centers leveraging leading-edge, scalable, and highly secure infrastructure," said Anand Prahlad, CEO of Parablu. "We look forward to collaborating with Microsoft to innovate and expand our offering to cover more data sources, while continuing to leverage the Microsoft Azure cloud and the cutting-edge services it provides."
This collaboration builds on Parablu's recent recognition by G2 as the best online solution compared to 158 other backup products in nearly all key categories and robust experience with storage, data management and security, while leveraging the capabilities of Azure and Microsoft 365. BluVault's cutting edge features such as platform independent granular restores, point-in-time recovery, cloud-cloud restores, rapid recovery, as well as new innovations that automatically tier data across OneDrive and Azure, will all be served out of the Microsoft cloud. The new agreement includes plans to enhance Parablu's SaaS offering with various Azure Services including Azure OpenAI Service.
Brian Bellows, analyst at Piper Sandler said, "Frequently abrasive economic times often spark innovation and growth. Microsoft's partnering with Parablu while enabling robust technical and secure data capabilities may be another example of Microsoft sparking ecosystem success and growth within the tech sector."
Parablu is a leading provider of data security and resiliency solutions for the digital enterprise. These solutions protect enterprise data completely and provide total visibility into all data movement through centrally managed intuitive dashboards. Parablu's products include: BluVault, a suite of powerful and secure data backup solutions designed for the cloud; and BluSync™, a suite of solutions designed for secure managed file transfer, secure collaboration, and file services. Both solutions holistically address enterprise data protection needs and can be easily bridged with existing infrastructure to provide cost-effective data protection. To learn more about Parablu visit www.Parablu.com.
PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY, API SECURITY
Businesswire | June 06, 2023
Traceable AI, the industry's leading API security company, today announced the release of the industry's first API Security Reference Architecture for Zero Trust. This groundbreaking reference architecture serves as a guide for security leaders as the industry addresses the urgency of integrating API Security into Zero Trust Security initiatives.
Zero Trust, a cybersecurity framework that emphasizes continuous verification and helps to minimize the attack surface, has proven effective in enhancing security for many organizations, from large enterprises, to the US Government. However, traditional Zero Trust approaches have primarily focused on network-level controls and identity access management, neglecting the critical API layer.
Traceable’s API Security Reference Architecture is aligned with the NIST Zero Trust Architecture, a publicly available, vendor-neutral framework widely adopted by government entities such as CISA, DoD, DISA, NSA, GSA and NCCoE, as well as by many leading cybersecurity vendors. By leveraging the NIST framework, Traceable ensures compatibility, interoperability, and adherence to industry standards, making it a reliable and trusted guide for organizations implementing Zero Trust for their APIs.
The extensive reference architecture provides organizations with a prescriptive methodology to operationalize Zero Trust for APIs:
Advanced API Security: The reference architecture gives organizations a way to implement robust security measures specifically designed for APIs, including eliminating implied or persistent trust for APIs, thereby minimizing the risk of API-related vulnerabilities, attacks, and data breaches.
Comprehensive Risk Management: The reference architecture recommends incorporating automatic user authentication and authorization, granular data access policies, and asset risk assessments, can organizations can effectively manage and mitigate risks associated with API access and usage.
Increased Visibility and Control: The architecture explains why organizations should obtain granular visibility, which allows organizations to monitor and record all API transactions, enabling better analysis, threat detection, and incident response capabilities.
Improved Compliance and Data Protection: The automatic identification and classification of sensitive data sets ensure compliance with data protection regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI-DSS, reducing the risk of regulatory penalties and reputational damage.
Seamless Automation and Orchestration: The reference architecture recommends integration with XDR, SIEM, and SOAR solutions, so organizations can enhance their overall security posture, automate response actions, and streamline security operations.
Scalability and Flexibility: The architecture offers a flexible distribution model for PEPs and data collection points, allowing organizations to scale their API security infrastructure based on their unique requirements and architecture.
Future-Proofing: By aligning with the NIST Zero Trust Architecture and industry standards, organizations adopting the API Security Reference Architecture can ensure compatibility, interoperability, and the ability to evolve alongside emerging technologies and security best practices.
Traceable’s API Security Reference Architecture for Zero Trust introduces a new approach to secure APIs using Zero Trust concepts, acknowledging their unique security requirements. It provides organizations with a comprehensive framework to implement Zero Trust controls specifically tailored to APIs, ensuring the protection of digital assets and mitigating the risk of data breaches.
Dr. Chase Cunningham weighs in on Traceable’s approach: "APIs provide a new means of applying controls across enterprise applications, " says Dr. Cunningham, “However, the security practices for APIs have not yet matured, leaving a significant gap in the overall attack surface. Traceable has developed their own API Security Reference Architecture to help fill this gap by providing organizations with a methodical way to secure their APIs with Zero Trust principles. By combining Zero Trust strategic concepts with API-specific security measures, Traceable can help organizations protect their digital assets effectively."
Throughout the past year, Traceable has continued to reaffirm its commitment to extending Zero Trust methodologies to API Security. With the addition of Zero Trust creator John Kindervag and Dr. Zero Trust, Chase Cunningham as Traceable advisors, Traceable continues to strengthen its expertise in this space. To date, Traceable has become a valuable partner to a number of large enterprises as the industry turns its eyes toward the importance of API security. With the rollout of their Zero Trust API Access solution alongside this reference architecture, Traceable continues to lead the industry toward the advancement of API security.
This reference architecture is now available for organizations to explore and implement, empowering them to achieve complete API security in a Zero Trust world.
Traceable is the industry’s leading API Security company that helps organizations achieve API protection in a cloud-first, API-driven world. With an API Data Lake at the core of the platform, Traceable is the only intelligent and context-aware solution that powers complete API security – security posture management, threat protection and threat management across the entire Software Development Lifecycle – enabling organizations to minimize risk and maximize the value that APIs bring to their customers. To learn more about how API security can help your business, book a demo with a security expert.
DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Prnewswire | April 06, 2023
Malwarebytes, a global leader in real-time cyber protection, today announced that MRG Effitas, a world leader in independent IT research, gave Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection (EP) the highest possible score (100%) for the sixth consecutive quarter in its antivirus efficacy assessment. As of the latest Q4 2022 test results, Malwarebytes is the only vendor to win every MRG Effitas certification and award, outperforming other solutions in its ability to spot and stop zero-day threats, ransomware, banking malware, fileless attacks and exploits. The results underscore the company's ability to stay ahead of today's evolving threats through continuous product innovation.
"The threat landscape isn't static, and Malwarebytes believes cybersecurity protection shouldn't be either," said Joe Hartmann, Senior Director of Threat Labs at Malwarebytes. "The results of this third-party test underscore the criticality of staying on top of today's threat techniques and building products that take advantage of proactive protection technologies, such as machine learning, that can spot and stop known, in the wild attacks, and zero-day threats. Delivering 100% efficacy with zero false positives is icing on the cake for most IT admins."
MRG Effitas is an independent research and testing lab that evaluates endpoint protection solutions. In its latest report, MRG Effitas recognized Malwarebytes EP for its advanced security capabilities, particularly in detecting and preventing complex malware attacks. The signature and behavior-based detection techniques and proprietary anti-exploit technology of Malwarebytes EP allowed it to detect and block more malware than any other competitor in the Q4 tests.
MRG Effitas Q4 2022 360° Assessment awarded Malwarebytes certificates in:
Level 1 – Malwarebytes EP automatically blocked 100% of in-the-wild malware samples and prevented a simulated Botnet attack.
Exploit – MRG Effitas used exploits in vulnerable applications attempting to deliver a malicious payload on a device with Malwarebytes EP. Malwarebytes autoblocked 100% of exploit/fileless attacks, protecting the system from infection.
Online Banking – MRG Effitas simulated the Magecart credit card-skimming attack with Malwarebytes EP autoblocking 100% of the seven financial malware samples.
Ransomware – MRG Effitas tested security products for 92 ransomware samples and three benign programs designed to mimic ransomware behavior. Malwarebytes blocked 100% of ransomware threats without any false positives, allowing the three benign programs to run.
Android 360-degree – MRG Effitas conducted a separate assessment for Android devices, with Malwarebytes earning a perfect 100% score.
"Malwarebytes' outstanding performance in detecting a wide range of threats across multiple attack vectors is a testament to its effectiveness," said MRG Effitas CEO Chris Pickard. "Collaboration with third-party testers like us helps drive innovation in protection. Malwarebytes' results underscore the effectiveness and importance of leveraging machine-learning driven processes to combat novel forms of malware and prevent false positives."
Malwarebytes believes that when people and organizations are free from threats, they are free to thrive. Founded in 2008, Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski had one mission: to rid the world of malware. Today, Malwarebytes' award-winning endpoint protection, privacy and threat prevention solutions and its world-class team of threat researchers protect millions of individuals and thousands of businesses across the globe. The effectiveness and ease-of-use of Malwarebytes solutions are consistently recognized by independent third parties including MITRE Engenuity, MRG Effitas, AVLAB, AV-TEST (consumer and business), Gartner Peer Insights, G2 Crowd and CNET. The company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe and Asia. For more information and career opportunities, visit https://www.malwarebytes.com.