SiriusDecisions Expands Benchmarking Performance Capabilities and Global Coverage

SiriusDecisions has expanded its core industry benchmark database, the SiriusIndex™, the only one of its kind in the b-to-b industry, with new metrics across four major categories, including readiness, activity, output and results, and offered its clients unparalleled access to data from their peers with the introduction of its new Command Center™ platform. Now commercially available, it will enable business leaders to drive strategic and tactical changes informed by insights, best-in-class frameworks, readiness and performance metrics, and peer comparisons with the data, and qualitative guidance from SiriusDecisions analysts they know they can trust. With the data to support a variety of decisions from investments and organizational structures, to strategy development and process design, SiriusDecisions’ Command Center™ helps marketing, sales and product leaders realize competitive advantages, ensure smarter allocation of budget and human resources, and respond more nimbly to specific situations and opportunities.“We have made a major investment in data collection, analysis and the reporting engine fueling our client delivery portal called the SiriusDecisions Command Center™, which provides real-time access to more than 750 b-to-b industry metrics at your fingertips,” said Bruce Brien, Chief Technology Officer of SiriusDecisions. “The new platform will empower leaders to move quickly to energize their organizations’ performance and seize opportunities, with wiser organizational investment and resource allocation.”

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GuidePoint Security Announces New Identity as a Service Offering

GuidePoint Security | December 14, 2023

GuidePoint Security, a cybersecurity solutions leader enabling organizations to make smarter decisions and minimize risk, today announced the launch of its Identity as a Service, which will help organizations address the complex challenges of identity management by optimizing resources, enhancing user experience, and ensuring security. GuidePoint’s Identity as a Service can cover part or all aspects of an organization’s identity program, including Access Management, Identity Governance & Administration, Privileged Access Management, and Customer Identity & Access Management. By prioritizing secure and efficient access management, this service supports staffing challenges, streamlines IAM processes, reduces help-desk workloads, and simplifies compliance and audit reporting. “IAM is a key business enabler and fundamental to our customers’ ability to adapt to new challenges with a security focus,” said Kevin Converse, VP of IAM, GuidePoint Security. “Our Identity as a Service offering is designed to align with an organization's unique IAM program needs—across any or all pillars of IAM—ensuring operational efficiency and support for program challenges and growth. With this service, customers can rest assured that our experts will manage the day-to-day operations of their IAM program, including ticket management, user access and privilege management, policy administration, vendor escalations, and root cause analysis.” Key Benefits of Identity as a Service: Access to industry-leading technical expertise and managed services Removes operational burden on hiring managers and improves user experience and productivity Reduces help desk costs and improves process efficiencies Lowers the risk of inappropriate access and simplifies reporting of access audit events At the beginning of an Identity as a Service engagement, GuidePoint Security’s IAM experts will meet with key stakeholders to establish program goals and fully understand the organization’s current operational processes. Additionally, a dedicated customer success manager will be assigned. Next, the team will conduct a comprehensive IAM health check and build a tailored roadmap of recommendations and a prioritized remediation process for any identified deficiencies. Upon reaching the operational stage of the engagement, the GuidePoint team will: Review in weekly status meetings any open and pending tickets and examine upcoming requests or changes Continually monitor critical services Conduct regular health checks to ensure all platforms stay up-to-date Maintain the integrity of the organization’s IAM environment About GuidePoint Security GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions and services that help organizations make better decisions that minimize risk. Our experts act as your trusted advisor to understand your business and challenges, helping you through an evaluation of your cybersecurity posture and ecosystem to expose risks, optimize resources and implement best-fit solutions. GuidePoint’s unmatched expertise has enabled a third of Fortune 500 companies and more than half of the U.S. government cabinet-level agencies to improve their security posture and reduce risk. Learn more at www.guidepointsecurity.com.

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SentinelOne to Expand Cloud Security Capabilities with Acquisition of PingSafe

SentinelOne | January 05, 2024

SentinelOne (NYSE: S), a global leader in AI-powered security, today announced that it has agreed to acquire PingSafe. The acquisition of PingSafe’s cloud native application protection platform (CNAPP), when combined with SentinelOne’s cloud workload security and cloud data security capabilities, is expected to provide companies with a fully integrated platform that drives better coverage, hygiene and automation across their entire cloud footprint. The planned integration of PingSafe’s CNAPP into SentinelOne's Singularity™ Platform signifies a paradigm shift in cloud security. Rather than relying on point solutions or a standalone cloud security platform, companies can now access a unified, best-of-breed security platform complete with advanced, real-time, AI-powered security operations to protect the entire enterprise across endpoints, identities, and clouds. “With the addition of PingSafe, we intend to redefine cloud security by fusing best-of-breed cloud workload protection, AI and analytics capabilities with a modern and comprehensive CNAPP,” said Ric Smith, Chief Product and Technology Officer, SentinelOne. “This new approach to cloud security will eliminate the need for companies to navigate the complexity of multiple-point solutions, triage and investigate with incomplete context, or pipe data between disparate data silos. Instead, they can comprehensively manage their entire attack surface from a single platform that, unlike legacy CNAPP and standalone providers, delivers the full context, real-time interaction and analytics needed to correlate, detect and stop multi-stage attacks in a simple, automated way.” Transforming Cybersecurity SentinelOne has been steadily extending its cloud security capabilities beyond cloud workload security, and the acquisition of PingSafe will accelerate this strategy. The move also aligns with the Singularity Unity Release strategy SentinelOne announced in November to transform security operations centers. “SentinelOne is a pioneer and leader in AI-powered security, and we share a common mission to secure the cloud and make the Internet a safer place,” said Anand Prakash, founder and CEO of PingSafe and one of the world’s top five white hat hackers. “The combination of our cutting-edge CNAPP capabilities with SentinelOne’s market-leading AI security platform will supercharge cloud security by providing world-class protection for multi-cloud infrastructure, from development to deployment.” Leading Cloud Security with Enterprise-Wide AI and Analytics PingSafe is a robust CNAPP solution that delivers dynamic, real-time monitoring of multi-cloud workloads, simple setup and configuration and low false positive rates. And customers view it as superior to alternative solutions in the market. “With more than $100 billion in transactions flowing through our network, nothing is more important than ensuring the security of our environment,” said Ashwath Kumar, Principal Security Engineer at Razorpay, one of the largest payment processors in India. “With PingSafe, we can cut through the noise delivered by many CNAPP solutions to identify and prioritize the most critical threats and take an offensive approach to preventing them before they impact our business.” “We operate in a regulated but growing industry. It is an industry where one needs to adapt to change at lightning speed, and ensuring compliance in doing so is a key requirement,” said Prajal Kulkarni, CISO Groww. “We must be able to quickly identify, prioritize and respond to cloud misconfiguration seamlessly and correlate issues across our large cloud environment, and PingSafe provides us with a centralized dashboard that makes this easy and cost-effective to do.” With the acquisition of PingSafe, SentinelOne will offer differentiated capabilities such as advanced secrets scanning of runtime and build-time environments and an attack surface management rules engine that runs breach and attack simulation scenarios against Internet-exposed cloud assets to identify how an adversary could compromise those assets. These capabilities will be in addition to core CNAPP capabilities like cloud security posture management, Kubernetes security posture management, agentless vulnerability scanning, and shift-left Infrastructure as code scanning. “Combined with our Singularity Data Lake, Purple AI, endpoint security, and identity security capabilities, PingSafe will enable us to provide a compelling and cost-effective alternative to standalone CNAPP offerings unlike anything else in the market and a superior, more integrated user experience,” Smith said. About SentinelOne SentinelOne is a global leader in AI-powered security. SentinelOne’s Singularity™ Platform detects, prevents, and responds to cyber attacks at machine speed, empowering organizations to secure endpoints, cloud workloads, containers, identities, and mobile and network-connected devices with speed, accuracy and simplicity. Over 11,500 customers, including Fortune 10, Fortune 500, and Global 2000 companies, as well as prominent governments, trust SentinelOne to secure the future today. To learn more, visit www.sentinelone.com

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Malwarebytes Unveils New K-12 ThreatDown Bundle to Defend Schools and Districts from Cyberattacks

Malwarebytes | January 24, 2024

Malwarebytes, a global leader in real-time cyber protection, today announced the availability of ThreatDown K-12 Bundle, combining the cybersecurity technologies and services that K-12 education institutions need into a streamlined, cost-effective bundle. Purpose-built to reduce risk, complexity and costs for districts and schools, the ThreatDown K-12 Bundle delivers unified protection with an intuitive, easy-to-manage design. The ThreatDown K-12 Bundle allows schools to optimize device uptime and improve productivity, while protecting students and staff, devices and data from the latest cyber threats. "Schools are increasingly facing cyber threats with limited IT resources, leading to a rise in ransomware attacks that affect staff, teaching, and student well-being," said Marcin Kleczynski, Founder and CEO of Malwarebytes. "Historically, cost barriers prevented schools from adopting cybersecurity managed services. Our K-12 Bundle packages together everything districts need to reduce risk and comply with regulations within a manageable budget. We're committed to making powerful protection and managed services accessible to vulnerable schools and students." Bridging the Cybersecurity Gap for Resource-constrained K-12 IT Teams Modern K-12 educational institutions have a wide range of school-, staff- and student-owned devices – from traditional laptops, desktops and servers to Chromebooks, iPadOS, iOS, and Android devices. While these devices greatly enrich the student learning experience and streamline operations for staff, they also introduce new risks. Key features of the ThreatDown K-12 Bundle include: Award-winning endpoint security: K-12 Bundle is built on ThreatDown's strongest AI/ML-driven prevention, detection and response technologies fortified by built-in innovations to reduce the attack surface. These technologies simplify the process of finding and patching software vulnerabilities and prevent unauthorized programs from executing. 24x7x365 managed services: The K-12 Bundle combines ThreatDown advanced technologies with Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service of ThreatDown cybersecurity experts to manage security and resolve alerts around the clock, delivered as an affordable, hassle-free bundle. Unified endpoint management: ThreatDown extends powerful endpoint protection across workstations, servers and mobile device to substantially strengthen schools' cybersecurity postures in compliance with new and pending regulations. Quick and easy to deploy, the K-12 Bundle saves time and resources with unified endpoint management for both traditional and mobile devices – all from a single, cloud-native console. Centralized, real-time visibility: K-12 IT teams can easily view activity across all devices in real time. With a unified platform and visibility for traditional and mobile endpoints, teams can monitor and protect devices from a single pane of glass. Teams can understand the threats to devices in their environments and mitigate potential risks. Advanced mobile protection: ThreatDown K-12 Bundle provides effective protection for Chromebooks, iPadOS, iOS, and Android devices, guarding against the latest mobile threats such as ransomware, malicious apps, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). With real-time protection, schools can also prevent accidental access to harmful websites, safeguard against malicious apps, block unwanted in-app ads, and enable a secure mobile experience for students. About Malwarebytes Malwarebytes is a global cybersecurity leader delivering award-winning endpoint protection, privacy and threat prevention solutions worldwide. Built on decades of experience as the last resort to find and eradicate the latest malware, Malwarebytes is now trusted by millions of individuals and organizations to stop threats at each stage of the attack lifecycle, secure digital identities and safeguard data and privacy. A world class team of threat researchers and proprietary AI-powered engines provide unmatched threat intelligence to detect and prevent known and unknown threats. The company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe and Asia. For more information and career opportunities, visit https://www.malwarebytes.com.

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Data Security

Boomi Strengthens Commitment to Data Security and Compliance by Achieving StateRAMP Authorization

Boomi | January 12, 2024

Boomi™, the intelligent connectivity and automation leader, today announced that the Boomi platform has achieved StateRAMP Authorization. This achievement reflects Boomi’s unwavering commitment to data security and compliance, and to delivering a secure and reliable solution that government agencies can rely on to safeguard their data and operations. “At Boomi, we are committed to democratizing modernization. Securing StateRAMP authorization for our platform was paramount, enabling public sector organizations to seamlessly and securely integrate and leverage cloud applications,” said Sean Wechter, Chief Information Officer at Boomi. “Through a strategic alliance with StateRAMP, Boomi actively collaborates with its leadership board, facilitating streamlined documentation and audit processes to expedite digital transformation within the public sector." According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, government agencies plan to spend billions of dollars each year to support their IT and cybersecurity efforts, including transitioning IT resources to secure, cost-effective commercial cloud services.1 However, agencies are challenged to select secure cloud-based solutions, making it difficult for these organizations to modernize and improve constituent experiences. StateRAMP, a nationally recognized risk authorization management program that provides a standardized approach to assessing cloud products, improves security and simplifies procurement by building a pool of pre-authorized Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for public sector entities. As organizations more frequently implement cloud-based solutions, they also require validated access to integration platform as a service (iPaaS) to streamline application and resource integration. iPaaS integrates cloud-to-cloud, cloud-to-on premises, and on-premises-to-on-premises platforms, helping public sector organizations break down data silos to enhance information flow, improve citizen services, and increase operational effectiveness. About Boomi Boomi aims to make the world a better place by connecting everyone to everything, anywhere. The pioneer of cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS), and now a category-leading, global software as a service (SaaS) company, Boomi touts the largest customer base among integration platform vendors and a worldwide network of approximately 800 partners – including Accenture, Capgemini, SAP, and Snowflake. Global organizations turn to Boomi’s award-winning platform to discover, manage, and orchestrate data, while connecting applications, processes, and people for better, faster outcomes. For more information, visit boomi.com.

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