DATA SECURITY

Westcoast Limited Strengthens the Cyber Security Portfolio with an AppGuard Malware Disruption Technology Distribution Agreement for Endpoints

prnewswire | February 22, 2021

Westcoast Limited, a main UK wholesaler of IT items and administrations with over £3 billion in yearly incomes, today declared a circulation concurrence with AppGuard, a worldwide endpoint security supplier that shields associations from cyberattacks by disturbing malware from causing hurt.

Under the understanding, Westcoast will appropriate AppGuard's malware interruption innovation in the U.K. also, Northern Europe districts, further extending its obligation to empowering Westcoast's affiliates and their clients to more readily guard against cyberattacks by shielding endpoints from being undermined by malware.

Conveying driving IT brands like HP, HPE, Microsoft, Lenovo, Apple, and numerous others to an expansive scope of affiliates, retailers and office item vendors in the UK and past, Westcoast and its 9,000 exchanging accomplices and their clients comprehend that network safety is the main test confronting the present organizations. The expansion of AppGuard to Westcoast's network safety portfolio advances propels the organization's obligation to guarantee accomplices and their clients have the guard inside and out they need to ensure against the present progressed malware assaults.

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Atos is fully engaged in the digitalization of all areas of the economy. Cybersecurity is a crucial component and enabler for this transition. Working hand in hand with Siemens we have jointly developed digital solutions such as best-in-class security operating center and identity and access management for extended enterprise and IoT, or prescriptive security analytics based on artificial intelligence.

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Fortinet Launches Managed Cloud-Native Firewall Service to Simplify Network Security Operations, Available Now on AWS

Fortinet | November 29, 2022

Fortinet®, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the availability of FortiGate Cloud-Native Firewall (FortiGate CNF) on Amazon Web Services (AWS), an enterprise-grade, managed next-generation firewall service specifically designed for AWS environments. FortiGate CNF incorporates FortiGuard artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Security Services for real-time detection of and protection against malicious external and internal threats, and is underpinned by FortiOS for a consistent network security experience across AWS and on-prem environments. By shifting the management of network security infrastructure to Fortinet via FortiGate CNF, customers can focus more on their core competencies and deploying effective security policies to protect their business-critical applications and data. Natively supporting AWS and available now in AWS Marketplace, FortiGate CNF gives customers immediate access to FortiGuard AI-powered Security Services for enterprise-grade protection, including URL filtering, DNS filtering, IPS, application control and other FortiGuard security services, that organizations rely on. FortiGate CNF enables customers to realize the following benefits: Region-wide network protection at optimized costs: FortiGate CNF is designed to easily aggregate security across cloud networks, availability zones and virtual private clouds (VPCs) in a cloud region. It also natively supports AWS to help optimize cloud security spend and uses AWS Graviton instances to deliver better price performance than other offerings. Simplified network security operations with cloud-native integrations: FortiGate CNF provides a simple, intuitive user interface (UI) that minimizes the need for security expertise and makes it easy to define and deploy robust security policies including dynamic meta-data based policies on AWS. This AWS support helps security teams move at the speed and scale of applications teams, while support of AWS Gateway Load Balancer eliminates do-it-yourself automation and helps secure Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) environments while improving high availability and scaling. Additionally, support of AWS Firewall Manager simplifies security management and automates security rollout. Increased compliance with consistent enterprise-grade security across on-prem and cloud deployments: In a recent survey of more than 800 cybersecurity professionals, 78% of respondents indicated that a cloud security platform with a single dashboard could help them better protect data across their cloud footprint and strengthen their security posture. FortiGate CNF provides an intuitive dashboard to easily manage security policies across a customer’s AWS deployments. As part of the Fortinet Security Fabric platform, it also offers a single pane of glass through FortiManager to centralize policy management, increase visibility and automate policy enforcement on AWS and beyond. This capability helps teams effectively apply security controls seamlessly across hybrid cloud and on-premises deployments. Enhanced with AI-powered global threat intelligence: FortiGate CNF includes a suite of trusted FortiGuard AI-powered security services, developed and continually improved by FortiGuard Labs. Using AI/machine learning (ML) models, FortiGate CNF with FortiGuard Security Services enables a proactive security posture and remediation of known and unknown threats based on real-time threat intelligence, behavior-based detection and automated prevention. Fortinet and AWS – Better Together FortiGate CNF is the latest example of Fortinet's commitment to delivering cloud-native services to support our customers. Fortinet’s work with AWS ensures that customers’ public cloud workloads are protected by best-in-class security solutions powered by comprehensive threat intelligence. Fortinet support of key AWS services simplifies security management, facilitating full visibility across environments and providing broad protection across your workloads and applications. Throughout any stage in a customer’s migration to the cloud, Fortinet Security Fabric, the industry’s highest performing cybersecurity mesh platform, delivers security-driven networking and adaptive cloud protection for the ultimate flexibility and control needed to build in the cloud. Supporting Quotes “Fortinet was the clear choice for help when we decided to move our workloads from a data center to a public cloud environment on AWS. By leveraging Fortinet cloud security solutions to complement native AWS security groups, we were able to accelerate our cloud migration to just one month, a process that that would typically take one year. With the introduction of FortiGate CNF, Yedpay is looking forward to having the option of a managed firewall service powered by the collective cloud infrastructure expertise of Fortinet and AWS to further bolster our existing cloud security and enable us to securely grow our business.” Simon Lau, CIO & CISO, Yedpay “We know organizations are looking to further simplify and modernize security on the cloud, which is why we’re working with Fortinet to deliver adaptive cloud security solutions. With FortiGate CNF, customers can build confidently, boost agility, and take advantage of everything AWS has to offer. As a fully managed cloud-native service, FortiGate CNF provides the enterprise-level firewall services and network security that helps reduce risk and improve compliance, and optimizes customers’ security investments. We’re looking forward to continuing our work with Fortinet to help our mutual customers accelerate their cloud security goals.” Dave Ward, GM, Application Networking, AWS About Fortinet Fortinet makes possible a digital world that we can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices, and data everywhere. This is why the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data center to the cloud to the home office. Ranking #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide, more than 595,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.

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Wiz Launches Free Cloud Framework to Drive Community-Backed Security

Wiz | December 15, 2022

Wiz, the leading cloud security platform that rapidly enables customers to find and remove critical cloud risks, today announced its newest project, The PEACH framework, a tenant isolation framework for cloud applications. This framework will enable industry-wide collaboration and provide cloud customers and cloud application developers with the necessary guidance to build cloud services securely and prevent critical risks in the implementation process. "Over the past year and a half, Wiz researchers and other members of the cloud security community discovered several cross-tenant vulnerabilities in various multi-tenant cloud applications. "Although these issues have been reported extensively and were dealt with appropriately by the relevant vendors, we've seen little public discussion on how to mitigate such vulnerabilities across the entire industry. This is where we see an opportunity to strengthen the collaboration between members of the security community." Wiz CEO Assaf Rappaport Beyond offering a guideline for organizations, PEACH is a starting point for empowering security teams to work together to establish standard transparency and common language when it comes to mitigating cloud threats. Serving as a step-by-step framework for modeling and improving SaaS and PaaS tenant isolation, PEACH manages the attack surface exposed by user interfaces and provides a clear standard for transparency on tenant isolation assurance. Wiz developed the following parameters based on lessons learned to address the rising cross-tenant vulnerabilities, lack of a standard for transparency, and missing common langue among vendors: Privilege hardening – ensure tenants and hosts have minimal permissions in the service environment. Encryption hardening – confirm the data belonging to each tenant is encrypted with a unique key, regardless of where the information is stored. Authentication hardening – validate that communication between each tenant and the control plane use authentication with a validated key unique to each tenant. Connectivity hardening – establish that all inter-host connectivity is blocked by default unless explicitly approved by the tenants involved. Hygiene – verify that unnecessary secrets, software and logs scattered throughout the environment are purged to avoid leaving clues or enabling quick wins for malicious actors. The second part of the security review process consists of remediation steps to manage the risk of cross-tenant vulnerabilities and improve isolation as necessary. These include reducing interface complexity, enhancing tenant separation, and increasing interface duplication -- all while accounting for operational context such as budget constraints, compliance requirements, and expected use-case characteristics of the service. This framework was reviewed and collaborated on with cloud security industry experts from AWS, Google, IBM, Netflix and Cisco. Instead of commercializing PEACH though, Wiz will be offering the framework for free. About Wiz Wiz secures everything organizations build and run in the cloud. Founded in 2020, Wiz is the fastest-growing software company in the world, scaling from $1M to $100M ARR in 18 months. Wiz enables hundreds of organizations worldwide, including 30 percent of the Fortune 100, to rapidly identify and remove critical risks in cloud environments. Its customers include Salesforce, Slack, Mars, BMW, Avery Dennison, Priceline, Cushman & Wakefield, DocuSign, Plaid, and Agoda, among others. Wiz is backed by Sequoia, Index Ventures, Insight Partners, Salesforce, Blackstone, Advent, Greenoaks and Aglaé.

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Sevco Security Introduces First Cybersecurity Asset Attack Surface Dashboards

Sevco Security | December 14, 2022

Sevco Security, the cloud-native security asset intelligence platform for enterprises that want an accurate IT inventory, today introduced the industry’s first cybersecurity asset attack surface analytics dashboards. The new dashboards extend the Sevco platform to give CISO and IT leaders deep insights into the security coverage and state of their IT assets, enabling security teams to identify and eliminate security gaps in the enterprise cyberattack surface. Enterprise environments increasingly include a wide range of hardware, software, mobile devices, cloud infrastructure, and other IT assets as the fundamental backbone for operating the business and engaging with customers. However, with management of assets often spread across departments and geographies, it has become increasingly difficult for executive leadership to understand the security state of all their assets and to maintain accuracy in a dynamic environment. Equally challenging is the inability to gain insights into abandoned or stale IT assets to effectively mitigate the security risks that they introduce. Complex enterprise environments are increasingly experiencing incomplete security coverage with upwards of 19% of assets that have missing or stale security controls like endpoint protection and patch management. The new Sevco Security dashboards fill a critical gap in cybersecurity attack surface management by providing context-based analysis of enterprise-wide assets that surfaces risks associated with IT hygiene, compliance, and policy enforcement. “As organizations innovate and expand their asset footprint, they must have seamless visibility into the security state of their assets because they cannot manage what they cannot measure. “Sevco Security delivers the critical data for CISOs to thoroughly understand their cybersecurity asset attack surface and confidently report their defensive security posture to the board.” J.J. Guy, co-founder and CEO of Sevco Security With the new expansion to its platform, Sevco Security provides customers with data rich and customizable dashboard reports, including: Security coverage: Provides critical insights on asset security controls, allowing customers to identify gaps in coverage and proactively protect the previously unknown attack surface. This also empowers companies to manage internal governance and regulatory compliance requirements to monitor and validate that their security investments are fully deployed. Asset snapshots: Captures the detailed attributes of the assets across the infrastructure, such as IP address, user, and operating system so customers can quickly see the state of any device at any point of time. With asset snapshots, incident response and IT team members can quickly identify when an asset change occurred and manage decisions on restoring an asset to a previous state. Timeline trending: Enterprise assets are tracked on a daily trendline empowering IT and security leaders to gain context of what’s typical for their environment and to readily view spikes and outlier activity. Out-of-the-box trending data is automatically captured for total devices, new devices, inactive devices in the last 15 days, total users, and new users. Custom, interactive dashboards: In addition to the pre-built dashboards, users can create and save unlimited queries on their asset telemetry to produce customized insights dashboards. This puts asset data analysis at users’ fingertips, providing an easy way to obtain tailored insights in a top-level dashboard. All dashboards are interactive, allowing users to ‘click’ and drill deeper into the data for pinpoint clarity on a particular area of interest. Complex asset environments are a normal operating fabric for businesses. Sevco Security is dedicated to helping organizations capture a comprehensive view of their asset ecosystem and readily identify and address any security risks they pose. The new cybersecurity asset attack surface dashboards are now available to customers. About Sevco Sevco Security is the cloud-native security asset management platform for enterprises that require an accurate IT inventory. Its patented telemetry technology creates a unified inventory that is updated continuously to deliver real-time asset intelligence and help security and IT teams identify and close their previously unknown security gaps. Founded in 2020 and based in Austin, Texas, Sevco is backed by SYN Ventures, .406 Ventures, Accomplice and Bill Wood Ventures.

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