PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY, WEB SECURITY TOOLS
Prnewswire | April 03, 2023
Malwarebytes, a global leader in real-time cyber protection, is taking the next great leap in security with the launch of WorldBytes, a best-in-class, first-of-its-kind, next-generation mobile security application that takes the malware scanning technologies that customers know and love and applies them to the first frontier of human evolution: real life interactions. Powered by Malwarebytes and next-level AI technology, users can use their mobile devices to scan the world around them and get real-time threat assessments of anything and everything – including questionable Tinder dates, the unlabeled sauce at the back of their fridge and their neighborhood cat. The responses, powered by ChatGPT, humorously explain the potential cyber risks lurking within.
"We're proud of our powerful malware scanning engine and the peace of mind it gives users by stopping threats on their devices," said Mark Beare, General Manager of Consumer, Malwarebytes. "We took that same idea and brought it to the physical world with WorldBytes. Users can reveal the hidden cyber threats around them in a humorous way, helping to make cybersecurity accessible and relevant for all."
Malwarebytes believes that cybersecurity can be effective, yet simple and intuitive for users. A recently launched campaign, "Protection You Can Trust," leverages humor again to make cybersecurity engaging and accessible for all. The campaign's first two films poke fun at some of the internet's most notorious troublemakers and illustrate how — with just a few clicks in Malwarebytes — you can scan, clean and protect your device, shutting down cyber threats and scams. Watch them on YouTube.
While we can't give users real threat intelligence on everyday objects, we hope they enjoy playing with WorldBytes. Consumers ready to protect their devices from malware, ransomware, spyware and other cyberthreats can learn more at www.malwarebytes.com/for-home.
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.
ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Businesswire | May 12, 2023
N-able, Inc. (NYSE: NABL), a global software company helping IT services providers deliver remote monitoring and management, data protection as a service, and security solutions, today announced that it has expanded the Continuity features in Cove Data Protection™ with the introduction of Standby Image recovery in Microsoft Azure. This new feature delivers smarter disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), helping MSPs and IT professionals provide a full range of recovery services to end users—from fast, straightforward file-level restore to flexible, affordable disaster recovery, now including recovery in Microsoft Azure.
Cove’s innovative SaaS architecture reduces the time and costs associated with data protection and improves ransomware readiness by providing backup storage isolation by default. Cove’s cloud-first approach keeps primary backup storage in the cloud, out of the reach of ransomware on the local network. Cove’s Continuity features provide proactive recovery options to deliver higher service levels, including automated Recovery Testing and Standby Image. With the addition of Azure support, Standby Image now offers even more recovery location flexibility: to a local device onsite, to a secondary location, or to the Azure cloud—all without the need for expensive proprietary backup appliances.
“Azure and Cove offer a smarter way to solve the issue of failing over to the cloud,” commented Chris Groot, general manager of Cove Data Protection. “It’s free to send data into an Azure tenant, and you only pay for Azure compute when you boot up the virtual machine (VM). Cove allows you to create a bootable image after every backup and store it there until it’s needed. In the case of an outage, Azure gives you full control over compute resources, and the cost of running in Azure during an outage is more affordable than buying and maintaining an expensive backup and disaster recovery (BDR) appliance you may never use. You can also continue to run your VM in Azure, if you choose, as part of a larger cloud-first IT strategy.”
Previously, many IT professionals thought they needed to bear the heavy cost burden of proprietary appliances to meet customer expectations around DRaaS. With Cove’s Standby Image recovery in Azure, it’s possible to deliver enhanced disaster recovery while experiencing up to 60% cost savings over traditional appliances.
“We looked at the various disaster recovery options, including very expensive BDR appliances, and realized that as an MSP, we wanted a rock-solid product that would also help us keep our costs down. We found that with Cove,” said Lionel Naidoo, director at Dragon IS. “The IT landscape continues to change, and you have to stay agile and take the time to investigate new and fresher approaches in order to stay ahead.”
N-able fuels IT services providers with powerful software solutions to monitor, manage, and secure their customers’ systems, data, and networks. Built on a scalable platform, we offer secure infrastructure and tools to simplify complex ecosystems, as well as resources to navigate evolving IT needs. We help partners excel at every stage of growth, protect their customers, and expand their offerings with an ever-increasing, flexible portfolio of integrations from leading technology providers. n-able.com
ENTERPRISE SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY
Prnewswire | April 21, 2023
Bitsight, a leader in managing and monitoring cyber risk, today unveiled its expansion into a broader category of integrated cyber risk management. As the category creator and global leader in the cybersecurity ratings industry, Bitsight's enhanced strategy will deliver new capabilities to empower security professionals and business leaders to more effectively and holistically manage cyber risk. The announcement includes large-scale distribution of risk data and insights through Moody's/BVD's Orbis, a new Third-Party Vulnerability Detection & Response solution, and more predictive cyber risk ratings that help mitigate cyber risk and make CISOs and risk professionals' jobs easier.
Bitsight's integrated solutions address the needs of CISOs and risk leaders, whose roles have become more challenging in recent years with digital transformation, supply chain risk, and expanded attack surfaces. "As the cyber threat landscape worsens and the global regulatory landscape demands more nimble and thorough risk management, Bitsight has evolved to stay ahead of our customers' needs. Business leaders, risk leaders and boards are turning to us as an integrated solution to manage risk and build trust across their ecosystem," said Bitsight CEO Steve Harvey.
Furthermore, comprehensive cyber risk management is also essential to good corporate governance, reaffirmed by the recently released White House national cyber strategy, pending SEC regulations on cybersecurity disclosure, and cybersecurity requirements emerging throughout Europe and Asia. Harvey noted, "Our strategic shift to become an integrated cyber risk management leader means we're able to provide customers and governments with the industry's most impactful data, services and tools to confidently navigate the uncertain cyber landscape."
Accelerated Partnership with Moody's Corporation
Newly-added integrations with Moody's will deliver expanded insights for enterprises and assist with holistic cyber risk management. In October 2021, Moody's Corporation invested $250 million in Bitsight, and the two companies announced a landmark partnership agreement. Through this partnership, Bitsight became the primary cyber risk analytics provider across Moody's suite of integrated risk assessment offerings.
Bitsight data is now accessible by nearly 2,000 global credit analysts within Moody's Investors Service. These analysts are leveraging Bitsight to better understand the relative cyber risk of issuers, engage issuers on cybersecurity risk, and publish research on the intersection of cyber risk and credit risk. Additionally, Bitsight ratings data is now also integrated within Moody's Analytics' BVD Orbis platform, enabling non-technical risk managers to easily consider cyber risk factors in counterparty risk analysis.
"The rise of cyberattacks and ransomware has created an imperative for business leaders and boards to assess and quantify their cyber risk," said Moody's Analytics President Stephen Tulenko. "Bitsight is our trusted partner in helping leaders to better understand, measure, and navigate the cyber risk landscape with confidence."
Through these integrations, Bitsight and Moody's insights may be used together in powerful combinations for applications such as Know-Your-Customer, supply chain management, insurance underwriting, and credit risk assessment.
New Third-Party Vulnerability Detection & Response Application
To further its cyber risk management capabilities, Bitsight has enhanced its Third-Party Vulnerability Detection tool to include a Response workflow. Zero-day attacks and other vulnerabilities are increasingly common, and most companies are struggling to properly manage third-party exposure to critical vulnerabilities quickly, effectively, and at scale. With Vulnerability Detection & Response, cybersecurity teams can now access the most important vulnerability data and effectively prioritize vendor outreach with built-in questionnaires while tracking vendor response progress in real time. This release is another innovative application showcasing Bitsight's continued commitment to helping customers better monitor, manage, and mitigate vulnerabilities across their third-party ecosystems.
More Predictive Cyber Risk Ratings – Bitsight's Ratings Algorithm Update
Bitsight has launched a new ratings algorithm, with several key enhancements, most notably modifying the weights of several risk vectors based on independent research and insight into how those risk vectors correlate to real life cyber events. As a part of delivering an integrated cyber risk management solution, Bitsight remains committed to investing in and producing actionable cybersecurity ratings that have the strongest correlation in the industry to the likelihood of a cyber incident. "Cybersecurity ratings remain a critical tool in cybersecurity and risk leaders' arsenals, while the pressures and demands to address cyber risk have significantly expanded," said Harvey.
As attacks on organizations intensify and business leaders demand greater strategic support to address risk, Bitsight's mission to build trust in the digital economy has extended well beyond cyber risk ratings. "Risk leaders globally spend every day working against a relentless and growing problem of cyber risk uncertainty," said Harvey. "And as waves of digital transformation continue to disrupt cybersecurity stability, we are committed to supporting our current and future customers with a broad and unified cyber risk management solution that helps them navigate with greater confidence."
Learn more about our partnership with Moody's Corporation here
Learn more about Third-Party Vulnerability Detection & Response her
Learn more about the Rating Algorithm Update here
Bitsight is a global cyber risk management leader transforming how organizations manage exposure, performance, and risk for themselves and their third parties. Companies rely on Bitsight to prioritize their cybersecurity investments, build greater trust within their ecosystem, and reduce their chances of financial loss. Built on over a decade of market-leading innovation, its integrated solutions deliver value across enterprise security performance, digital supply chains, cyber insurance, and data analysis.