Netskope | September 11, 2023
Netskope, an industry-leading secure access service edge (SASE) provider, has announced that it has been chosen as the preferred cloud access security broker vendor for the Canadian Federal Government under the cybersecurity procurement vehicle (CSPV) of Shared Services Canada (SSC). The objective of the SSC cloud access security broker CSPV is to provide government users with secure access to cloud-based applications, including all software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, regardless of their location.
The Government of Canada (GC) selected Netskope after a competitive bidding process for a commercially available cloud access security broker service to fulfill its business requirements across various government organizations and agencies.
The cloud access security broker service aims to facilitate the continued adoption, utilization, and delivery of SaaS cloud services by GC departments. The cloud access security broker service will improve the security posture of GC applications, services, and data as they are migrated to public cloud environments, permitting complete visibility and monitoring of GC cloud environments to detect, prevent, and respond rapidly to cyber threats; and ensuring the privacy, confidentiality, and protection of GC data in accordance with GC policies.
As an integral part of Netskope Intelligent Security Service Edge (SSE), Netskope's market-leading cloud access security broker enables agencies to detect and manage the usage of cloud applications rapidly, irrespective of whether they are managed or unmanaged, and safeguard sensitive data from being stolen by malicious cybercriminals or risky insiders who have compromised the technology environment.
A cloud access security broker is a cloud-based or on-premises security policy enforcement point situated between cloud service providers and consumers to combine and insert enterprise security policies when cloud-based resources are accessed. With a cloud access security broker solution, agencies can manage the unintentional or unauthorized transfer of sensitive data between cloud application instances while expediting security workflows with simple policy controls and incident response management.
Paul Tanasi, Federal Regional Manager, Netskope, said,
With the hybrid workforce becoming the new normal, Canadian government departments and agencies are relying more and more on giving their users direct-to-cloud access to SaaS applications and to web applications in general.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
Paul Tanasi further mentioned that there is a requirement to ensure these users' security and regain some of the visibility and control they were accustomed to when everyone worked from the office. A solution is required to tackle risks associated with cloud services, enforce security policies, and adhere to regulations, mainly when dealing with cloud services that are located outside their network perimeter and beyond their direct control. Netskope's CASB solution would offer the capability to adopt cloud applications and services confidently without compromising security or performance.
Netskope, an industry leader in SASE, assists organizations in implementing zero trust principles and AI/ML innovations to safeguard data and defend against cyber threats. The company's platform offers optimized access and real-time security for devices, people, and data, regardless of their location. Netskope assists customers in mitigating risk, accelerating application performance, and gaining unparalleled visibility into cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of clients rely on Netskope and its robust NewEdge network to combat evolving threats, technology shifts, new risks, organizational and network changes, and others.
Lacework | September 15, 2023
Lacework, a company specializing in data-driven cloud security, and Snowflake, a prominent Data Cloud company, have jointly announced an expanded partnership. This partnership aims to propel the evolution of cloud infrastructure while enhancing cloud security automation at scale. Through this extended collaboration, security teams gain direct access to their Lacework cloud security data using Snowflake's secure data sharing, thus enabling unified visibility and tailored automation.
Ulfar Erlingsson, Chief Architect, Lacework, said,
Snowflake has been a dedicated platform partner as Lacework has scaled our business to support over 900 customers — ranging from small, early-stage startups to some of the most sophisticated enterprises running in the cloud space today — whose operations result in tremendous volume, variety, and velocity of security-relevant data.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
Erlingsson mentioned that, over the past seven years, Lacework had successfully conducted timely and efficient data processing by utilizing the Snowflake Data Cloud, even among a highly skewed set of customers. He further explained that their extended partnership with Snowflake would enhance their ability to serve joint customers at a cloud scale. This would apply whether customers needed them to handle only a small amount of security data or data processing at rates as high as 10s of gigabytes per second.
As generative AI advances and becomes more accessible across various industries, the frequency and severity of cybersecurity threats are on the rise. This trend is driven by businesses accelerating their development processes and increasing cloud data generation. Addressing this new era of cloud security necessitates a fundamentally fresh approach, and Lacework's platform is designed to efficiently manage the substantial volume of data within an organization's cloud ecosystem. This includes data related to code, identities, containers, and multi-cloud infrastructure, with Snowflake serving as a critical platform partner.
Through the combined capabilities of Lacework's security platform and Snowflake's Data Cloud, customers gain the ability to extend the value of cloud security data throughout their organization. This enables organizations to thoroughly assess their security and compliance status.
Head of Cybersecurity Strategy at Snowflake, Omer Singer, said,
Among the many potential advantages of generative AI is the ability for enterprises to deploy new applications faster, which places even more emphasis on the need to have scalable infrastructure and solutions. The combination of Snowflake and Lacework will continue to assist organizations scale their cloud businesses securely in the new era.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
Lacework protects organizations in the cloud, enabling them to innovate with greater speed and assurance. Lacework's platform is designed to scale with the variety, volume, and velocity of cloud data across an organization's cloud environment, including code, containers, identities, and multi-cloud infrastructure. Only Lacework provides Security and Development teams with a connected and prioritized end-to-end view that identifies the most significant hazards and security events.
The Snowflake enables all organizations to mobilize their data with its Data Cloud. Customers utilize the Data Cloud to integrate disparate data sources, power data applications, discover and securely share data, and implement a variety of AI/ML and analytic workloads. Snowflake provides a singular data experience that transcends multiple clouds and geographies, regardless of where data or users reside. Snowflake Data Cloud is used by thousands of customers across numerous industries, including 639 of the 2023 Forbes Global 2000 as of July 31, 2023.
ZeroFox | September 22, 2023
ZeroFox, an industry-leading provider of enterprise software-as-a-service for external cybersecurity, has announced the unveiling of multiple anti-phishing product enhancements. These updates solidify ZeroFox's position as the world leader in digital risk protection. Developed using cutting-edge AI/ML technologies and designed by a team of top-tier security experts, these new anti-phishing features boost escalated alert volume, reduce the occurrence of false positives, and expedite the process from threat identification to initial disruption and successful takedowns for all our customers.
The importance of these new features cannot be overstated, especially given the rising threat landscape. In the first half of 2023, ZeroFox Intelligence has recorded a substantial increase in the volume and complexity of phishing attacks, including a 30% surge in domain takedowns compared to the first half of 2022. New ZeroFox phishing trend research also highlights the adoption of evasion techniques like cloaking alongside emerging tactics such as SEO poisoning and phishing-as-a-service. These developments underscore the critical role of these new capabilities in safeguarding against evolving cyber threats.
Continuous and Complete Protection Against Domain-based Threats
ZeroFox adopts a unique approach to phishing compared to email security and conventional anti-phishing providers. Its strategy revolves around the identification, disruption, and elimination of the domains necessary for launching phishing campaigns. With daily monitoring of over 65 million domains, ZeroFox combats various threats like typo squats, subdomain spoofs, homoglyphs, and other malicious domain and URL-based attacks, effectively shielding customers and preventing any disruptions to business operations.
Incorporate advanced domain protection capabilities to enhance their cybersecurity measures, aiming to achieve substantial and measurable business outcomes:
Reduce Phishing Risks with Anti-Cloaking Capabilities:
Strengthen Compliance and Trust with SSL Monitoring
Secure Brand Identity with Favicon Search
Improve Operational Efficiency with Enhanced Subdomain Coverage
Enhance User Experience (UX) with Weblog Monitoring
Mike Price, Chief Technology Officer of ZeroFox, said,
ZeroFox has been detecting and disrupting phishing attacks for the last decade, constantly enhancing our solution to protect our customers from changing phishing techniques used by threat actors, including the widespread use of malicious cloaking and subdomains techniques.
[Source – Globe Newswire]
Price stated that the enhanced capabilities being announced represented their ongoing commitment to tackling the increasing phishing challenge encountered by security teams. He emphasized that as phishing continued to evolve, ZeroFox would remain a trusted anti-phishing partner dedicated to safeguarding customers from both current and future phishing techniques.
ZeroFox, a prominent enterprise software-as-a-service provider in the field of external cybersecurity, has revolutionized security beyond the corporate perimeter on the internet, where businesses conduct their operations and threat actors are active. Their platform seamlessly integrates cutting-edge AI analytics, digital risk and privacy protection, full-spectrum threat intelligence, and a robust set of breach, incident, and takedown response tools. This enables them to uncover and disrupt various threats, including phishing and fraud campaigns, botnet exposures, impersonations, credential theft, data breaches, and physical threats that target domains, brands, personnel, and assets.
Cohesity | September 07, 2023
Cohesity, an industry leader in data security and management, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., a provider of trusted government IT solutions, announced entering into a partnership. Under the agreement, Carahsoft plans to act as a distributor for Cohesity, making Cohesity's data cloud platform accessible to the Public Sector via Carahsoft's reseller partners, Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2), NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint, OMNIA Partners, National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA), and E&I Cooperative service contract.
The extensive data cloud platform from Cohesity consolidates data sources, assists in the elimination of infrastructure silos, and automates data management tasks. The platform streamlines data management by offering a single, user-friendly interface for managing data in cloud, on-premises, and edge environments. Cohesity's data security and management solutions offer the public sector with granular control over their data, enabling them to comply with legal and regulatory requirements and protect sensitive data.
The Cohesity Data Cloud’s key capabilities include:
Data Protection: Captures backup copies of data that are preserved inalterably and are instantaneously recoverable in an instance of a ransomware attack or other business disruptions.
Data Security: Provides enhanced resilience to cyber threats via cyber vaulting, data classification, threat intelligence and scanning, and bidirectional integration with the security operations center of agencies.
Data Mobility: Enables agencies to transfer data across hybrid multi-cloud environments in a secure and efficient manner, thereby reducing costs and increasing flexibility.
Data Access: Eliminates unnecessary copies and efficiently manages files and objects at scale.
Data Insight: Enables agencies to search, classify, and analyze data worldwide across their entire infrastructure in order to provide business value or pinpoint sensitive data for compliance.
Kit Beall, Chief Revenue Officer at Cohesity, said,
We are pleased to partner with Carahsoft and its resellers to provide U.S. government agencies with powerful novel capabilities based on our leadership position in data security and management.
[Source – GlobeNewswire]
Beall also added that they look forward to expanding their strategic partnership with Carahsoft to assist public sector customers in strengthening their cyberspace resilience in the face of evolving advanced adversaries.
Cohesity is an industry leader in AI-powered data management and security. The company makes it simple to secure, protect, manage, and extract value from data — across the data center, cloud, and edge. It provides organizations with comprehensive data security and management capabilities, such as AI-based threat detection, immutable backup snapshots, and monitoring malicious behavior, among others, to defend against cybersecurity threats.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is a trusted government IT solutions provider serving public sector organizations across local, state, and federal government agencies and healthcare and education markets. As the master government aggregator for vendor partners, the company provides solutions for multicloud, DevSecOps, cybersecurity, Big Data, AI, customer experience and engagement, open source, and other domains. Working with resellers, systems integrators, and consultants, Carahsoft's sales and marketing teams provide hundreds of contract vehicles with industry-leading IT products, services, and training.