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 | October 06, 2023
SafeGuard Cyber today launched the next generation of its industry-leading integrated cloud communications security and compliance platform to investigate and remediate unmonitored communications in minutes. Powered by Contextual AI, the FirstSight platform alerts security teams to high frequency and costly attacks such as credential theft, impersonation, phishing, malware, policy violations, and insider threats across the expanding communication attack surface. FirstSight protects business communications and manages risk across email, collaboration, conferencing, messaging and social channels. The platform enables security and compliance teams to have visibility across all employee communications, while maintaining privacy, to keep organizations secure and compliant. FirstSight detects threats and policy violations, provides actionable evidential data to analysts, understands the threats potential magnitude of impact to an organization, and helps analysts make informed responses to communication threats wherever they exist.
Hackers are using AI to mount more automated, aggressive, and coordinated language-based attacks across multiple communication channels, making it challenging for today’s resource-constrained security teams to respond to every detected threat, said Chris Lehman, CEO, SafeGuard Cyber. The key to a better defense is to prioritize remediation efforts based on the potential damage each threat could cause. With the most advanced threat impact analysis capabilities in messaging security, SafeGuard Cyber FirstSight is a game-changer for security teams to respond to the most impactful threats across business communication channels.
FirstSight protects employees wherever they are communicating while maintaining their privacy through fine-grained access controls and workflow optimizations. Key capabilities of the platform include:
Unified Visibility: The only platform on the market to provide unified visibility across the entire communications attack surface, eliminating visibility gaps and saving security and compliance teams time and money by replacing siloed solutions. With deep visibility into communication channels – from Microsoft 365 email to Slack, Teams, Zoom, Telegram, and WhatsApp – security teams can detect and investigate risks in a centralized view.
Contextual AI: Built on an ontological architecture that utilizes LLMs, behavioral analysis, social knowledge graphs, and generative AI, FirstSight incorporates domain-specific knowledge about the customer's enterprise. This, combined with understanding the relationships between threats, vulnerabilities, and available countermeasures, enables customers to react more quickly and effectively to threats.
Threat Impact Analysis: Provides threat risk score, categories of potential impact – such as financial, business disruption, brand damage, data loss, and data theft – and suggested actions for remediation. With the platform’s threat impact capabilities, resource-constrained organizations can effectively prioritize remediation of the most significant risks to a business and make informed responses to multi-channel threats.
About SafeGuard Cyber
SafeGuard Cyber’s industry-leading integrated cloud communications security and compliance platform empowers organizations to proactively mitigate regulatory policy violations and threats such as credential theft, phishing, and insider threats across email, mobile, and web messaging apps, collaboration apps, and social platforms. Powered by contextual AI and built on an ontological architecture, the SafeGuard Cyber Platform utilizes LLMs, behavioral analysis, social knowledge graphs, and generative AI to enable security and compliance teams to have visibility across all employee communications, detect attacks, review evidential data, understand the magnitude of impact, and make informed responses to threats. SafeGuard Cyber is the only platform to provide unified visibility across the entire communication attack surface.
Business Wire | October 31, 2023
Stellar Cyber, the innovator of Open XDR, announced today that a top 200 managed security service provider (MSSP), BLOKWORX, has added Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform to its security stack to enhance context and increase the differentiation of its security offerings. Stellar Cyber’s Network Detection and Response (NDR) capabilities and unique ability to identify threats at the network layer played a pivotal role in BLOKWORX’s ultimate decision.
The Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform enables MSSPs to produce consistent security outcomes with existing staff. In addition, Stellar Cyber complements security teams’ human expertise, making them more productive and efficient.
BLOKWORX is a leading MSSP delivering data-centric security services aimed at managed security providers (MSP) with limited in-house cybersecurity resources. BLOKWORX sets itself apart from other MSSPs with its extensive networking expertise. “Most MSSPs focus on the endpoint when it comes to threat detection, then broaden their efforts,” said Robert Boles, Founder & President of BLOKWORX. “While we can and do look at endpoints, together with Stellar Cyber, we take a more comprehensive approach, looking at all layers of the network, allowing us better to understand the real depth and breadth of a threat and more completely protect a client's network from cloud to edge to endpoint.”
We are delighted that BLOKWORX underscores how the Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform accentuates the differentiation and value they offer their customers, said Jim O’Hara, Stellar Cyber Chief Revenue Officer. BLOKWORX is already a deeply valued partner, and we look forward to developing our relationship further.
BLOKWORX played a critical role in integrating Stellar Cyber and Deep Instinct. They invested significant cycles working with the dev teams from Stellar Cyber and Deep Instinct, ensuring the integration works as expected. The result is a resilient integration between the two products that protect enterprises globally. “BLOKWORX was an invaluable contributor to the integration work we completed with Deep Instinct,” said Andrew Homer, VP of Technology Alliances at Stellar Cyber. “When you see this type of dedication from a partner, you want to work harder to deliver the best possible outcomes, and that is what we did.”
“We will not bring anything into our stack that doesn’t pass our comprehensive vetting process, especially when a product claims to be multi-tenant. Stellar Cyber checked every box in our vetting process,” added Robert Boles.
Unlike other SecOps platforms requiring several multifaceted technical professionals to deploy, use, and maintain, the Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform delivers NG-SIEM, NDR, UEBA, SOAR, and TIP capabilities in an efficient way that allows security analysts to focus on security operations. In addition, powered by deep learning AI and an “open” integration architecture, Stellar Cyber intelligently correlates alerts, logs, and telemetry data, providing security analysts with the holistic view of threats they need to mitigate them quickly.
About Stellar Cyber
Stellar Cyber delivers comprehensive, unified security without complexity, empowering lean security teams of any skill to secure their environments successfully. With Stellar Cyber, organizations reduce risk with early and precise identification and remediation of threats while slashing costs, retaining investments in existing tools, and improving analyst productivity, delivering an 8X improvement in MTTD and a 20X improvement in MTTR. The company is based in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit https://stellarcyber.ai.
Most IT Managed Service Providers can’t keep up with all the security options and threats that come at their clients on their own. BLOKWORX simplifies security solutions and constantly prevents cyber threats before they become catastrophic events so MSPs can protect their clients, reduce their risks and have peace of mind growing their business, with a trusted and proven security partner watching their backs. We Defend. We Protect. You Grow. For more information, visit www.blokworx.com.
PR Newswire | October 17, 2023
Axiado, a leading innovator in AI-enabled hardware secure solutions, today announced its readiness to deploy its TCU (Trusted Control/Compute Unit) platform security solution for the world of cloud, 5G and network switching technologies.
"Cloud security is going through an inflection point. Axiado's comprehensive approach to secure platforms at the hardware level and their commitment to collaborative partnerships position them as a key player in shaping the future of this space," said Patrick Moorhead, CEO and Chief Analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy.
Axiado's is responding to today's disruptive market landscape by offering a turnkey solution by showcasing the following key milestones:
Open Compute Project (OCP)-compliant modules: Axiado has launched innovative DC-SCM 2.0 (Data Center Secure Control Module) modules in both horizontal and 1U vertical form factors – an industry first. The portfolio also includes network compute modules (NCMs) to accelerate secure network processing. This offering enables complex hardware interoperability, making it easier and more efficient for engineers to develop and deploy secure solutions.
ODM/OEM strategic partnerships: Axiado has worked closely with ODM/OEM industry leaders to build complete systems integrated with essential security and control features, ensuring that Axiado's solutions meet the full requirements of end customers. Demos of these TCU-based ODM/OEM systems for each of the target applications (cloud, 5G and enterprise switching) will be unveiled at the OCP Global Summit.
Collaboration with trusted firmware players: Axiado is collaborating with industry-leading software companies such as Insyde and AMI, ensuring integration of Axiado solutions into the software ecosystem.
Engagement with the OCP community: Selected by OCP to be part of its new Startup Program, Axiado is actively engaging with the OCP community to introduce a vertical version of DC-SCM2.0 / 1U. In addition, Axiado is adopting Caliptra Silicon root of trust (RoT) as an option on its TCU platform and will demonstrate the use of Caliptra to perform silicon RoT with a CPU host.
Go-to-market acceleration: Turnkey kits, including full software for management and security running on the TCU while interfacing to a host CPU, are available now for proof-of-concept, system integration and key security implementation.
Axiado's mission is to provide engineering excellence and innovative solutions that empower the industries of tomorrow, said Gopi Sirineni, President and CEO, Axiado. We believe that by addressing the complex challenges faced in the cloud, 5G and network switching markets, we are enabling our customers to achieve their goals more efficiently and securely.
Demonstrations at OCP Summit 2023
Axiado, in collaboration with its partners AEI, AMD, Gigabyte, Sanmina, Senao, Tyan, VVDN and Wiwynn, will demonstrate its full platform security solution at the 2023 OCP Global Summit on October 17-19. In addition, at Station 4 at the OCP Experience Center, Axiado will showcase a DC-SCM2.0 demonstration for Caliptra silicon RoT alongside Tyan and AMD.
Supporting Quotes: What Industry Leaders are Saying about Axiado's Platform Security Solution
Harry Soin, Senior Director of Technical Marketing, Advanced Energy
"Employing the latest advances in security is mandatory to protect next generation cloud computing. I've seen Axiado, with its TCU building block, be a good match with our power products to enhance the level of security and protection of our customer's server power systems."
Srivatsan Ramachandran, Vice President and General Manager, Global Strategic Business, AMI
"AMI has been a driving force behind modern compute environments, providing scalability, security, and sustainability. We're thrilled to team up with the cybersecurity innovators at Axiado, integrating AI-infused hardware solutions to embrace the next wave of technological change. Together, we're shaping the future of tech."
Daniel Hou, General Manager, Giga Computing
"The enterprise server market is demanding advanced security features that require a new breed of chip solutions and AI-driven approaches. The Axiado TCU AX2000/AX3000 family offers a fresh and new approach to platform security. Early adoption of innovative technologies like Axiado's will enable a continued leadership position for GIGABYTE with our enterprise customer base."
Stephen Gentile, Chief Marketing Officer, Insyde Software
"As a leading independent firmware supplier, Insyde Software fully understands the evolving security and management landscape and the importance of continual innovation in this area. That's why we are thrilled to collaborate with innovative newcomers like Axiado, ensuring our mutual customers have best-in-class platform security solutions."
Bou Lin, President, Senao
"Our clients consistently express the need for enhanced security protection in our next-generation product line, including enterprise-class top-of-rack switches. By integrating the Axiado TCU into Senao's leading enterprise switches, we can deliver the enhanced security features our clients demand today."
Eric Kuo, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation's Server Infrastructure Business Unit, Tyan Computer Corporation
"TYAN is a strong believer in modularized server systems for enterprise customers as well as cloud service providers. We therefore work closely with silicon players like Axiado to ensure a new wave of platform security solutions can fit well within OCP's DC-SCM2.0 specifications. Our engineering teams collaborate to ensure interoperability between TCU - based DC-SCM and TYAN's industry leading Host Processor Modules."
William Lin, President of Enterprise & Networking Business Group, Wistron Corp.
"Wistron is a key proponent for OCP based initiatives such as DC-SCM as it aligns well with our end customers in the Enterprise and CSP markets. We are therefore excited to look for opportunities to collaborate with chip-level disruptors such as Axiado which complement our go-to-market vision and provide new innovations in platform security.
Steven Lu, Executive Vice President, Wiwynn
"The collaboration between Wiwynn and Axiado signifies a critical leap forward for the cloud service provider and enterprise markets. This shift toward modular systems aligns perfectly with the industry's trajectory and reinforces Wiwynn's position as a Tier 1 player."
About Axiado's TCU
The Axiado AX3000/AX2000 TCUs represent a new category of forensic-enabled cybersecurity processors designed to enhance existing zero-trust models. TCUs combine silicon, AI and data collection, and software into a compact, power-efficient SoC with unique AI functionality explicitly designed for security. The single-chip solution is rooted in real-time and proactive AI with pre-emptive threat detection and comprehensive protection provided by a dedicated coprocessor that allows manufacturers to build safe, secure, and resilient solutions by design and default.
The TCU relies extensively on AI-based real-time threat mitigation with forensic-enabled hardware fingerprints as well as platform monitoring and optimization (clocks/voltages/temperature) using AI and machine learning (ML). The TCU solution includes root of trust (RoT), baseboard management controller (BMC), trusted platform module (TPM), hardware security module, SmartNIC, firewall, and AI and ML technologies.
Axiado is a cybersecurity semiconductor company deploying a novel, AI-driven approach to platform security against ransomware, supply chain, side-channel and other cyberattacks in the growing ecosystem of cloud data centers, 5G networks and other disaggregated compute networks. The company is developing new class of processors called the trusted control/compute unit (TCU) that redefines security from the ground-up: its hardware-anchored and AI-driven security technologies include Secure Vault root-of-trust/cryptography core and per-platform Secure AI pre-emptive threat detection engine. Axiado is a San Jose based company with a mission to protect the users of everyday technologies from digital threats. For more information, go to axiado.com or follow us on LinkedIn.