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.
Checkmarx | October 12, 2023
Checkmarx, a leading provider of cloud-native application security solutions, has launched version 3.0 of its AI-powered Checkmarx One enterprise AppSec platform. Specifically developed for enterprise cloud development, Checkmarx One 3.0 enhances the developer experience significantly. It extends the AI-driven security features of the platform's CheckAI Plug-in, augments its reporting and analytics capabilities, and bolsters its Supply Chain Security solution, ensuring robust and efficient application security for enterprises.
Sandeep Johri, CEO at Checkmarx, stated,
Checkmarx One is the AI-driven application security (AppSec)platform for today and for the future. Enterprise CISOs now see the strength of their AppSec as critical to their overall security postures.
Johri mentioned the importance of harnessing AI to safeguard intricate enterprise applications. They highlighted the need for the platform to be user-friendly for developers while providing a strong defense against software supply chain attacks.
Checkmarx One Version 3.0 offers:
AI-Powered Application Security
Seamless Developer Experience
Expanded Supply Chain Security Capabilities
Advanced API Security
Consolidated, Simplified AppSec
Advanced Reporting and Analytics
Amit Daniel, Chief Marketing Officer at Checkmarx, said,
Checkmarx One offers tremendous and measurable benefits for our customers, improving both developer experience and application security for a more seamless faster time-to-market and AppSec experience.
Daniel mentioned that a Fortune 500 customer tailored their AppSec solution, enhanced their AppSec skills through secure code training, and established a security champions program to connect development and AppSec teams. As a result, there was a 1600x increase in the number of vulnerabilities remediated, significantly enhancing enterprise security.
Checkmarx, a leader in enterprise application security, offers Checkmarx One, a cloud-native AppSec platform promoting DevSecTrust in enterprises. Informed by insights from their renowned AppSec security research team and powered by AI-driven technology, the platform empowers AppSec, CISOs, and development leaders to focus on key business impact areas. It secures every development phase for all applications, from initial coding to production, harmonizing the evolving needs of security and development teams.
Going beyond traditional paradigms, Checkmarx ensures security permeates every aspect. The company serves 1,800+ customers, including 60% of Fortune 100 organizations, and is committed to its customers' safety and the security of applications shaping daily lives.
Virtru | October 09, 2023
Virtru, a worldwide leader in data-centric security and privacy, has announced the expansion of its encrypted file-sharing platform, Virtru Secure Share, to integrate with Zendesk. This direct integration enables organizations to safeguard data flow inward and outward within Zendesk without disrupting their current workflows. These integrations are accessible for purchase both from Virtru directly and through the Zendesk app marketplace.
Virtru Secure Share offers top-notch, military-grade encryption and user-friendly experiences for Zendesk users. This integration is especially valuable for customer support teams involved in exchanging sensitive information with partners and customers during client onboarding and support processes.
Jill Emerson, System Administrator and Member of Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy, stated,
We are in the healthcare sector, and to have that level of advanced data protection in Zendesk, without having to think about it, is invaluable. In between Virtru’s email security and the Virtru Secure Share integration for Zendesk, our most common and high-volume collaboration workflows can remain secure. Secure Share enables us to strike a balance between usability and security, so we can protect the data of our patients and deliver a positive experience at the same time.
[Source – Globe Newswire]
By utilizing Virtru’s user-friendly secure file-sharing features integrated into their familiar business applications, customer service representatives can efficiently assist customers while ensuring compliance with regulatory obligations.
John Ackerly, Co-founder and CEO of Virtru, said,
With this latest Secure Share integration, Zendesk users can now receive and send encrypted files securely with individuals both outside and inside of their organization without compromising the user experience or efficiency.
[Source – Globe Newswire]
He further stated that this is particularly crucial when confidential data must be shared to accomplish tasks. It was also mentioned that this should provide businesses with increased peace of mind, ensuring that their employees and customers maintain complete control of their data at all times.
Virtru empowers organizations worldwide, providing them with the means to harness the potential of data while ensuring control over its storage and sharing. Trusted by over 8,000 global clients, Virtru supports its Zero Trust strategies and safeguards its most sensitive data according to the world’s strictest security standards. As the creators of Trusted Data Format (TDF), an industry standard for persistent data protection, Virtru provides encryption technology for data shared through email, cloud environments, collaboration tools, and SaaS applications.
PR Newswire | October 20, 2023
Keeper Security, the leading provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software protecting passwords, passkeys, privileged access, secrets and remote connections, today announces a new open source project for software developers and DevOps to easily and securely sign git commits with their Keeper vault. Through Keeper Secrets Manager (KSM), users can now use Secure Shell (SSH) keys stored in their Keeper Vault to digitally sign commits to confirm the authenticity of their code.
Git is a version control system that tracks changes in your software projects, and a git commit is a snapshot of these changes at a specific point in time, accompanied by a brief message describing the modifications. Keeper and developers at The Migus Group teamed up to create the open-source solution to sign git commits using the SSH keys stored in a user's Keeper Vault. The integration provides developers with a secure and encrypted repository for their SSH keys and removes the practice of storing them on disk, both increasing security and streamlining DevOps workflows.
The rise in software supply chain attacks highlights the need for organizations to prioritize security around the software supply chain. Signing git commits is a recommended best practice for developers to confirm the authenticity and integrity of code releases. As developers sign commits with SSH keys, they are provided with cryptographic proof of authorship, which helps secure the supply chain by assuring users the software originates from a legitimate source and remains unaltered since its signing. Digital signatures can also feed into a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) to indicate whether a line-item in the SBOM is trusted, depending on the code signature status.
The ability to store SSH keys and other credentials in Keeper Vault offers a layer of protection and ease-of-use that hasn't been the standard, said Craig Lurey, CTO and Co-founder of Keeper Security. Our integration enables developers to validate the software code with a cryptographic digital signature and transparent logging, making what historically has been a complex process into a simple one. In the future, all code will be signed, and the software supply chain will have one source of truth that will reduce supply chain attacks.
"Our customers are asking for help insulating themselves from supply chain attacks, so we were already working to do that, often using Keeper," said Adam Migus, Founder and CEO of The Migus Group. "So, we thought working with them to make the git commit-signing process both safer and easier would be a win-win-win. Our customers can now seamlessly sign commits with keys that never leave their vaults. However, the broader community also gains an example of secure commit signing with benefits of central key management."
The SSH keys for signing commits are secured in KSM, a fully managed cloud-based, zero-knowledge platform for securing infrastructure secrets such as API keys, database passwords, SSH keys, certificates and any type of confidential data. KSM eliminates secrets sprawl by removing hard-coded credentials from source code, config files and CI/CD systems. The fully managed, cloud-based and IT friendly solution was named an overall leader on the 2023 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Secrets Management. KSM is supported on Windows, MacOS and Linux. It utilizes a zero-knowledge security architecture and is highly secure withISO 27001 and SOC 2 compliance, as well as FedRAMP and StateRAMP Authorization, among numerous other certifications.
Keeper's integration helps support a broader government and industry effort to bring increased security and visibility to the open source community. The ease of providing a cryptographic digital signature allows developers to validate that the software in use is exactly what it is claiming to be and enhances security for both developers and end-users alike.
About Keeper Security
Keeper Security is transforming cybersecurity for organizations around the world with next-generation privileged access management. Keeper's zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity solutions are FedRAMP and StateRAMP Authorized, FIPS 140-2 validated, as well as SOC 2 and ISO 27001 certified. Keeper deploys in minutes, not months, and seamlessly integrates with any tech stack to prevent breaches, reduce help desk costs and ensure compliance. Trusted by thousands of organizations to protect every user on every device, Keeper is the industry leader for best-in-class password management, secrets management, privileged access, secure remote access and encrypted messaging. Learn more at KeeperSecurity.com.