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Delinea Onsite Survey Reveals Top Cybersecurity Concern in 2022

Delinea | June 10, 2022

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Delinea, a leading supplier of privileged access management (PAM) solutions for seamless security, today released the findings of its own anonymous onsite poll of cybersecurity experts attending this week's RSA Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The poll of over 100 cybersecurity experts questioned participants about their top cybersecurity worries for 2022, as well as where they stood on cyber insurance and cyber hygiene procedures.

Notably, the poll discovered that cloud security (37%) would be the top cybersecurity issue in 2022, surpassing ransomware (19%) and remote employees (17%).

According to the poll, 80% of respondents believe their company has not been infiltrated in the last 12 months. This positive effect might be attributed to greater cyber hygiene among workers. According to the poll, 59% of respondents do not use the same password on several accounts, and almost two-thirds (66%) utilize multi-factor authentication (MFA) wherever it is available.

"Protecting digital assets in the cloud is becoming priority number one, reflecting a more proactive approach to cybersecurity. As businesses become more reliant on the cloud for infrastructure, application development, and business process automation, security skills and solutions need to keep up. Securing privileged access to cloud infrastructure and workloads before attackers take advantage is imperative."

Joseph Carson, chief security scientist and advisory CISO at Delinea

Joseph Carson further added "Passwords should never be the only security control for accessing critical systems, applications, and privileges. By implementing MFA controls, it adds an extra layer of protection, should an attacker be able to compromise a password. MFA should be required not only at system log-in, but also at the point of horizontal and vertical privilege elevation."

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Palo Alto Networks 5G-Native Security Now Available on Microsoft Azure Private Multi-Access Edge Compute

Palo Alto Networks | September 26, 2022

Palo Alto Networks, a Microsoft Azure private MEC ecosystem partner, today announced availability of VM-Series Virtual Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) technology on the Azure Marketplace. Delivering end-to-end Zero Trust security at the enterprise edge, VM-Series virtual firewalls can now extend best-in-class NGFW capabilities to help protect Azure private MEC applications, providing centralized defense against cyberattacks. Azure private MEC combines network functions, applications and edge-optimized Azure services managed from the cloud to deliver high-performance, ultra-low-latency 4G/5G private wireless solutions that address the modern business needs of enterprise customers. "Our long-standing partner solutions with Azure and our VM-Series virtual firewalls have been protecting customer cloud environments for years. "The new VM-Series 5G capabilities enable enterprises to secure mission-critical applications in industry verticals like manufacturing, healthcare, utilities and public sector, all of which demand the latest in private wireless network technology." Prem Iyer, vice president, Ecosystems GSI and CSP, Palo Alto Networks Mobile 5G networks with multi-access edge compute combine AI and cloud technologies to transform enterprises and industries. Customers choose this next-generation mobile technology for its security and reliability, but increasingly sophisticated networks must be safeguarded against a complex and escalating "threatscape." Palo Alto Networks 5G-Native Security on the VM-Series brings advanced Layer 7 security capabilities to help detect and block known exploits, malware, malicious URLs, spyware, and command and control (C2) to 5G-powered edge computing use cases. The VM-Series Next-Generation Firewall enables enterprises to achieve comprehensive security for end-user application traffic that traverses the Azure Private 5G Core, securing edge infrastructure and helping detect and mitigate malicious activity within the user traffic. Key benefits of the solution include: Faster time to market with a fully tested and validated solution. Simpler deployment at scale from the Azure marketplace, facilitating a rapid rollout of NGFWs. Predefined configuration templates for comprehensive zero-day security. The Panorama management solution, integrated with Azure, allows for common management of VM-Series virtual firewalls deployed across all cloud and edge environments from a single console and provides centralized visibility and actionable insights into network traffic, logs and threats. "We're pleased to add Palo Alto Networks 5G security products to Azure Marketplace and our Azure private MEC ecosystem," said Shriraj Gaglani, general manager, Azure for Operators. "This adds an important option for customers when architecting critical end-to-end security frameworks that underpin Industry 4.0 use-cases built on our Azure private MEC solution." About Palo Alto Networks Palo Alto Networks is the world's cybersecurity leader. We innovate to outpace cyberthreats, so organizations can embrace technology with confidence. We provide next-gen cybersecurity to thousands of customers globally, across all sectors. Our best-in-class cybersecurity platforms and services are backed by industry-leading threat intelligence and strengthened by state-of-the-art automation. Whether deploying our products to enable the Zero Trust Enterprise, responding to a security incident, or partnering to deliver better security outcomes through a world-class partner ecosystem, we're committed to helping ensure each day is safer than the one before. It's what makes us the cybersecurity partner of choice.

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Absolute Software Unveils New Product Innovations for Resilient Zero Trust

Absolute | December 01, 2022

Absolute Software™ , the only provider of self-healing, intelligent security solutions, today announced new product innovations, empowering customers with deeper visibility and intelligence, expanded software integrations, and a refreshed user experience through its latest updates to Absolute Secure Endpoint and Absolute Secure Access. These product releases continue the company’s investment in bringing together the combined power of Absolute Secure Endpoint and Absolute Secure Access with our unique, firmware-embedded self-healing capability, enabling customers to achieve truly resilient Zero Trust environments and deliver an optimal user experience. This announcement builds on the launch of Absolute ZTNA – the industry’s first self-healing Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solution – and Absolute Insights™ for Endpoints and Network, providing unparalleled intelligence into device, application, and network performance. Embedded in more than 600 million devices, Absolute is the only intelligent security solutions provider capable of delivering visibility, control, and resiliency across endpoints, applications, and network connections. The Absolute Platform enables IT and security teams to ensure their endpoints remain compliant and mission-critical applications remain operational, and empowers them to transition from traditional VPNs to a resilient Zero Trust approach without hindering security or user productivity. A recent 451 Research report validates Absolute’s differentiated platform approach and capabilities, saying: Too often, organizations don’t fully consider the resilience of the deployed zero-trust environment, and network access and device security are handled independently. 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Absolute Connector for ServiceNow™: The Absolute Connector for ServiceNow enables joint customers to access Absolute’s comprehensive asset intelligence and single source of truth within their ServiceNow platform environment – enabling them to efficiently respond to service requests, supplement their ServiceNow workflows, and rapidly demonstrate compliance. Expanded Application Resilience™ Catalog: The Absolute Application Resilience catalog now includes support for more than 60 critical security applications that IT and security administrators can self-heal across their endpoints. Recent additions include WinMagic® MagicEndpoint™, Dell™ Trusted Device, Deep Instinct™, Norton 360™, OPSWAT™, UNOWHY™, Aranda Software™, and Pixart® MDM. 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Absolute Software Adds Trellix Endpoint Security to Application Resilience Ecosystem

Absolute Software | September 20, 2022

Absolute Software™ , the only provider of self-healing, intelligent security solutions, today announced a partnership with Trellix, enabling Absolute Resilience® customers to extend its patented Absolute Persistence® technology to Trellix Endpoint Security (ENS). With this latest addition to the company’s Application Resilience™ ecosystem, joint customers can leverage the power of Absolute’s firmware-embedded connection to ensure Trellix’s leading endpoint protection solution remains healthy, installed, and working effectively. Anchored by its unique Persistence technology residing embedded in more than 600 million endpoints, Absolute provides an undeletable digital tether to every device to help ensure the highest levels of resiliency. Absolute Application Resilience leverages this unbreakable, two-way connection to monitor mission-critical security applications’ health and behavior; detect if missing, corrupted, or not running; and automatically repair or reinstall components when necessary - without requiring human intervention. “Our unique intelligence shows that today’s complex and widely distributed device environments have put endpoint agents at constant risk of colliding with other applications, or being disabled by malicious or negligent users. “By joining our Application Resilience ecosystem, Trellix is taking the critical steps needed to enable our joint customers to harden their mission-critical endpoint application and strengthen their overall endpoint security posture.” Edward Choi, SVP of Global Alliances at Absolute Software “We are proud to collaborate with leading software vendors to improve security outcomes for our customers,” said Britt Norwood, Senior Vice President, Global Channels & Commercial at Trellix. “Organizations across the globe rely on Trellix every day to protect, and adapt to, their changing business needs in a dynamic threat landscape. We’re thrilled to see Absolute Software support Trellix ENS in its Application Resilience ecosystem and extend this value to our joint customers.” Trellix Endpoint Security is part of an integrated suite of technologies that uses analytics and machine learning to provide effective protection—including the flexibility to connect to security products from other vendors. Trellix endpoint solutions enable organizations to apply proactive threat intelligence and defenses across the entire attack lifecycle. Absolute’s expansive Application Resilience catalog is comprised of more than 60 security and business applications needed to enable a secure, reliable, and resilient work from anywhere experience. About Absolute Software Absolute Software is the only provider of self-healing, intelligent security solutions. Embedded in more than 600 million devices, Absolute is the only platform offering a permanent digital connection that intelligently and dynamically applies visibility, control and self-healing capabilities to endpoints, applications, and network connections - helping customers to strengthen cyber resilience against the escalating threat of ransomware and malicious attacks. Trusted by nearly 18,000 customers, G2 recognized Absolute as a leader for the tenth consecutive quarter in the Summer 20022 Grid® Report for Endpoint Management and as a high performer in the G2 Grid Report for Zero Trust Networking.

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Cynet Announces Partnership With TD SYNNEX

Cynet | October 10, 2022

Cynet, the world’s first provider of an autonomous, end-to-end, fully automated extended detection and response (XDR) platform, today announced it has signed an agreement with TD SYNNEX, a leading distributor and solutions aggregator for the IT ecosystem. The partnership will significantly expand the distribution of Cynet’s pioneering cybersecurity platform that helps organizations easily deploy automated, comprehensive protection against attacks, without the need for advanced skills, large security teams, or multiple technology products. Cynet selected TD SYNNEX for their shared values of delivering value and a commitment to innovative thinking. With more than 22,000 dedicated employees, TD SYNNEX provides innovative technology products, services, and solutions to the world. Over 150,000 customers in more than 100 countries rely on TD SYNNEX to help them maximize the value of their IT investments, improve business outcomes, and unlock new opportunities for growth. Cynet provides channel-friendly programs designed to help solution providers solve their customers’ ever-evolving IT demands. Cynet’s 360 AutoXDR™ platform is an easily managed XDR solution that protects users, files, hosts, and networks from one console with built-in automated remediation. Cynet360 Complete is sold on a single inclusive SKU to deliver a packaged security solution that solves business problems for mid-market organizations, while being scalable to hundreds of thousands of endpoints. “Cynet has pioneered an innovative solution addressing the resource-drain and vulnerabilities tied to today’s cybersecurity approach,” said Cheryl Neal, Vice President of New Vendor Acquisition, TD SYNNEX. “The Cynet 360 AutoXDR™ platform will provide exceptional value to our partner ecosystem by putting cybersecurity on autopilot, so organizations can free up limited resources and focus on growth. We are delighted to be the first U.S.-based channel distributor for this technology.” “As a channel-first company, we are excited to partner with a world-class organization like TD SYNNEX. Their focus on delivering industry-leading technologies that provide the maximum value from IT investments is a perfect match for Cynet,” said Eyal Gruner, co-founder and CEO, Cynet. “Cynet designed every factor of our partner program to drive mutual profitability for solution providers. With TD SYNNEX’s expansive reach and the trust it has earned among its network of solution providers, we believe this will be a rewarding relationship.” About TD SYNNEX TD SYNNEX is a leading global distributor and solutions aggregator for the IT ecosystem. We’re an innovative partner helping more than 150,000 customers in 100+ countries to maximize the value of technology investments, demonstrate business outcomes and unlock growth opportunities. Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and Fremont, California, TD SYNNEX’ 22,000 co-workers are dedicated to uniting compelling IT products, services and solutions from 1,500+ best-in-class technology vendors. Our edge-to-cloud portfolio is anchored in some of the highest-growth technology segments including cloud, cybersecurity, big data/analytics, IoT, mobility and everything as a service. TD SYNNEX is committed to serving customers and communities, and we believe we can have a positive impact on our people and our planet, intentionally acting as a respected corporate citizen. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive employer of choice for talent across the IT ecosystem. About Cynet Cynet is a provider of the world’s first end-to-end, natively automated extended detection and response (XDR) platform – Cynet 360 AutoXDR™ – backed by a 24/7 MDR service. Its mission is to make it easy and stress-less for any organization to be safe and secure from cyber threats. The platform was purpose-built to enable small security teams to achieve comprehensive and effective protection regardless of their resources, team size, or skills. It does this by managing day-to-day security operations so teams can focus on managing security rather than operating it. The complementary 24/7 MDR service provides organizations with monitoring, investigation, on-demand analysis, incident response, and threat hunting

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