Palo Alto Networks | November 08, 2023
Palo Alto Networks plans to acquire Talon Cyber Security to enhance its Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution.
Talon's Enterprise Browser technology, when integrated with Prisma SASE, will provide secure access to business applications.
The acquisition reflects the importance of adapting SASE solutions to ensure consistent security for unmanaged devices.
Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity leader, has announced its intent to acquire Talon Cyber Security, an enterprise browser technology pioneer, to enhance its Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution and provide comprehensive protection for managed and unmanaged devices. In today's digital landscape, unmanaged devices often connect to enterprise applications without adequate security measures, making them susceptible entry points for attackers seeking to access sensitive information.
Lee Klarich, Chief Product Officer of Palo Alto Networks, emphasized the importance of securing all work activity through an Enterprise Browser without compromising device privacy to protect users and applications effectively. He continued that the integration of Talon's technology with Prisma SASE aims to provide consistent security for all users and devices. Anand Oswal, SVP and GM at Palo Alto Networks highlighted the significance of securing unmanaged devices with the same robust security as managed devices, especially in today's dynamic threat landscape. HE further stated that the combination of Prisma SASE and Talon's Enterprise Browser is poised to revolutionize security measures in modern digital environments.
Talon Cyber Security's Enterprise Browser technology offers an innovative solution that, when integrated with Prisma SASE, will enable users to securely access business applications from any device, including non-corporate devices, while ensuring a seamless user experience. This strategic move by Palo Alto Networks addresses the evolving security challenges in a connected world.
Talon's Co-Founder and CEO, Ofer Ben-Noon, acknowledged the shifting work models and user preferences and the need for powerful last-mile security solutions. Talon's Enterprise Browser is designed to offer familiar user experiences with enterprise-grade protection. Ben emphasized that partnership with Palo Alto Networks is seen as a catalyst to accelerate its mission of delivering superior outcomes for customers.
Talon, founded by Ofer Ben-Noon and Ohad Bobrov, secured the RSA Conference's Innovation Sandbox contest in 2022. The co-founders will continue to lead their teams within the Prisma SASE team at Palo Alto Networks upon the completion of the acquisition.
Anand Oswal, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Palo Alto Networks, highlighted the advantages and security risks associated with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. He noted that Talon's Enterprise Browser provided security teams enhanced visibility and control over work-related Software as a Service (SaaS) and web activity across all devices, including personal and unmanaged endpoints. Anand emphasized the need for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions to adapt in order to secure unmanaged devices with the same consistent security measures applied to managed devices. This would enable users to access business applications securely from any device and location.
Tigera | November 07, 2023
Tigera, a provider of an active security platform for containers and Kubernetes, has announced significant upgrades to its Calico Open Source and Calico Cloud. These improvements focus on enhancing the security, scalability, and performance of Kubernetes deployments for enterprises, providing a comprehensive solution for containerized environments.
Given the increased utilization of Windows containers in production, Tigera has introduced the Calico Open Source Windows HostProcess Container feature. It streamlines node pool deployment, eliminating the need for manual node initialization and enhancing Kubernetes administrators' ability to manage Windows container-based applications efficiently. Calico Cloud now introduces a Security Score and Recommended Actions feature, addressing the paramount importance of security in Kubernetes clusters. This feature offers administrators an at-a-glance view of their organization's security posture by monitoring historical trends and risks by namespace. Moreover, it provides actionable recommendations tailored to each workload, fortifying the security of individual workloads and the entire cluster.
It supports IPv6 for the eBPF dataplane, meeting the demands of enterprise-class applications by providing scalable, high-performance networking. This innovation ensures optimal performance for latency-sensitive applications and addresses IP shortages. Multi-cluster Kubernetes deployments over VxLAN are on the rise, requiring enhanced application layer observability and security. Calico introduces Kubernetes Cluster Mesh for VxLAN, offering a scalable solution for workload communication and security policy enforcement across Kubernetes clusters. This simplifies complex multi-cluster environments and ensures enterprise infrastructure can run efficiently, securely, and compliantly.
These Calico enhancements redefine container networking and security, enabling enterprises to secure, scale, and optimize their Kubernetes clusters with unparalleled confidence. Tigera's Chief Product Officer, Amit Gupta, emphasized the importance of these updates, stating that Calico provides the industry's most complete solution for securing and observing Kubernetes environments.
Tigera provides the industry's sole active security platform, complemented by comprehensive observability capabilities tailored for containers and Kubernetes. The company's platform operates on a multifaceted front, effectively thwarting, identifying, troubleshooting, and autonomously mitigating potential security breach risks. It offers its platform through two distinct avenues: a fully managed SaaS solution, Calico Cloud, or a self-managed service, Calico Enterprise. Its open-source offering, Calico Open Source, is the most widely adopted solution for container networking and security, shaping the landscape of secure container environments.
Business Wire | November 02, 2023
SCYTHE, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, announces the release of SCYTHE 4.1, the latest evolution in its cutting-edge cyber resilience offering. This release brings new and enhanced features to empower organizations in their continuous efforts to strengthen their cybersecurity posture.
SaaS Offering for Unparalleled Flexibility
SCYTHE 4.1 introduces its initial Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, providing organizations with newfound deployment flexibility. This SaaS option offers the same robust capabilities as the on-premises version, ensuring that teams can choose the deployment model that best suits their needs without pricing changes. SCYTHE's commitment to flexibility ensures that organizations can secure their infrastructure on their terms.
Advanced Agent Support with Scheduling for Continuous Testing
To unlock even greater control over security testing, SCYTHE 4.1 introduces advanced agent support with scheduling. This feature allows organizations to perform continuous testing by automating the deployment and execution of security assessments at specified intervals. With the power of scheduling, teams can proactively identify threats, assess controls, and evaluate their readiness to respond to cyber threats. SCYTHE empowers organizations to maintain the highest level of cyber resilience without manual intervention.
Cloppy - Your AI-Powered Security Analyst
In a significant leap forward, SCYTHE unveils the early access beta release of "Cloppy," its supervised machine learning (ML)-based AI analyst chatbot. Cloppy enhances team productivity, job satisfaction, and cybersecurity capabilities by delivering instant insights and recommendations. This AI-driven assistant will leverage private knowledge base instances, ensuring sensitive information stays secure. Cloppy is poised to become a trusted companion for security professionals, providing real-time guidance and augmenting their decision-making processes.
As cyber threats continue to evolve, so must our approach to cybersecurity. SCYTHE 4.1 represents our commitment to innovation and empowering organizations to stay ahead of cyber adversaries, said Marc Brown, Head of Product at SCYTHE. With our SaaS offering, advanced agent support, and the introduction of Cloppy, we're equipping organizations with the tools they need to enhance their cyber resilience while simplifying offensive security.
SCYTHE 4.1 Platform is now available for both new and existing customers. For more information on SCYTHE's comprehensive cyber resilience solutions, please visit https://scythe.io.
SCYTHE represents a paradigm shift in cybersecurity risk management, empowering organizations to Attack, Detect, and Respond efficiently. The SCYTHE platform enables collaboration between red, blue, and purple teams to build and emulate real-world adversarial campaigns. SCYTHE's innovative dual-deployment options and comprehensive features ensure a proactive cybersecurity approach. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, SCYTHE is privately funded by distinguished partners dedicated to shaping a more resilient cybersecurity landscape.