Tech Nation’s cyber security cohort: Fortium Technologies

Information | July 22, 2019

Information Age has partnered with Tech Nation to help explore 20 of the UK’s leading cyber security scaleups. Tech Nation Cyber is the UK’s first national scaleup programme for the cyber security sector. It is aimed at ambitious tech companies ready for growth. In a series of 20 company profiles, we will be introducing you to the cyber security scaleups that make up Tech Nation’s first cyber cohort. We’re Fortium Technologies, we specialise in making security software for the media and entertainment industry. Fortium is a trusted supplier for keeping the sensitive content secure of some of the world’s biggest entertainment companies. Our encryption while you work software, MediaSeal, is used on film and TV projects to ensure they’re protected from piracy, hacking or pre-release leaks — last year we were used on films totalling over $20 billion.

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Application white-listing is the number one strategy in Australia's Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) list of 35 Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions; it is deemed an essential control. Application white-listing gives administrators visibility and control over applications that are allowed to communicate on the network.


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OneSpan Launches Virtual Room Enabling Secure Face-to-Face Transactions

OneSpan | September 19, 2022

OneSpan™ , the digital agreements security company, today announced the general availability of its secure Virtual Room cloud service which enables organizations to deliver live, high-touch assistance to their customers in a high-assurance virtual environment. This next-generation customer engagement solution gives organizations the ability to balance identity security, authentication, and e-signature solutions from the broader OneSpan portfolio with a high-assurance virtual experience that is the next best thing to entering a branch or meeting in person. Virtual Room complements digital-first transaction experiences by providing a unique opportunity for organizations to create personalized, high-touch, human-assisted interactions, and by improving the customer experience, increasing agreement completion rates, and reducing security risks and fraud. “Today, businesses requiring a high degree of security and regulatory compliance rely daily on a variety of technologies that use insecure, shared links and expose users to elevated risks including data breaches and compliance violations in the anywhere economy. This should not be the case. Organizations and their customers want to be confident that the person joining a virtual meeting is the person they claim to be. And multi-million dollar business agreements transacted digitally should not be subject to fraud fallout. “Today’s off-the-shelf video conferencing tools do not offer optimal security. As the complexity and value of transactions increase, customers want a live interaction rather than relying on a virtual assistant or self-service experience. We built Virtual Room for these scenarios to help our customers complete an agreement or transaction where they need a personal touch and where security is paramount.” Matthew Moynahan, President and CEO at OneSpan Combining OneSpan’s heritage in high-assurance identity verification and authentication with agreement co-browsing, web-enabled videoconferencing, rich collaboration features, and built-in e-signature, Virtual Room helps organizations engage and transact with customers with confidence. Virtual Room can be used for multiple high-value customer agreements, including account opening and maintenance, wealth management, and car financing. Virtual Room enables organizations to: Verify the identities of participants, utilizing OneSpan’s identity verification and mobile and hardware authentication solutions; Interact with signers remotely; Simultaneously review documents and address questions; Capture legally binding e-signatures in real-time; and Record virtual sessions to reinforce the electronic evidence captured in the audit trails. A recent report from Aragon highlighted the need for higher assurance within these processes. “It’s important for buyers to look for a provider that has global security compliance expertise in all aspects of the workflow, from the initial identity verification and authentication steps, to creating a secure virtual interaction environment and all the way through to securing the final output or artifact of the transaction, for compliance and enforceability purposes. Equally important, buyers should look for a vendor that has the flexibility to adapt any step in the digital workflow to meet local regulations for digital identity, secure customer authentication, transaction risk analysis, and the many other security requirements, which differ from one country to the next.” As a secure solution for customer-facing digital agreements where the integrity of the agreement is paramount, ​Virtual Room allows organizations to embrace a new way of working that’s more distributed, virtual, and dynamic, enabled by advancements in cloud technology. With the onset of the anywhere economy, and with more transactions being completed online, identity verification and authentication technologies are critical in the digital agreements process. This purpose-built, high-assurance digital agreement solution includes identification and authentication capabilities that enable organizations to increase the integrity and completion rates of agreements and transactions in a highly-secure and protected ecosystem without impacting user experience or productivity. About OneSpan OneSpan helps organizations accelerate digital transformations by enabling secure, compliant, and refreshingly easy customer agreements and transaction experiences. Organizations requiring high assurance security, including the integrity of end-users and the fidelity of transaction records behind every agreement, choose OneSpan to simplify and secure business processes with their partners and customers. Trusted by global blue-chip enterprises, including more than 60% of the world’s largest 100 banks, OneSpan processes millions of digital agreements and billions of transactions in 100+ countries annually.

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ReasonLabs Launches Free Online Security Tool to Power Secure Web Experience For Millions of Global Users

ReasonLabs | August 24, 2022

ReasonLabs, a leading cybersecurity company providing enterprise-grade protection to users worldwide, has launched its newest product, Online Browser Security. The product provides real-time, 24/7 protection against malicious URLs, phishing, harmful extensions, suspicious downloads, intrusive cookies and trackers, unauthorized notifications, and pop-ups. It is currently available worldwide as a free download. Online Browser Security is seamlessly integrated with RAV Endpoint Protection, ReasonLabs' leading antivirus software built on a multilayered machine-learning engine, to keep personal data safe from security threats. Bringing all the elements of a next-generation antivirus solution to the web browser, the solution allows consumers to use the internet with confidence and peace of mind. Powered by an autonomous protection engine, users can choose their own protection settings and let the endpoint protection do the work for them. It comes complete with a dashboard to stay informed regarding any identified and blocked online threats. Scheduled and user-initiated scans are also available at the touch of a button. "Our mission at ReasonLabs is to provide every home user with the same degree of cybersecurity protection that large companies receive. "In our connected world, everyone deserves the highest level of protection, and today, we have added another solution that will safeguard users in real-time, 24/7. As an additional layer to our security platform, RAV Online Security offers next-generation protection for all next-generation cyber threats." Kobi Kalif, ReasonLabs CEO Key features of RAV Browser Security include a malicious URL blocker, the ability to disable harmful extensions, and the blocking of suspicious cookies and ad trackers. The product also monitors all file downloads and comes equipped with an advanced threat scanner, and has notification control. These features can be easily managed through the easy-to-use RAV Online Security dashboard. Optimizing users' online experience, Online Security is a key component of ReasonLabs' advanced breach prevention product suite, which also includes RAV EDR, RAV VPN, RAV Safer Web, and FamilyKeeper, its parental control solution. About ReasonLabs ReasonLabs is a global pioneer in cybersecurity detection and prevention. Powered by machine learning, ReasonLabs' cutting-edge technology is revolutionizing consumer-focused cybersecurity, bringing enterprise-grade protection into the homes of tens of millions of users worldwide. Its innovative engine scans over 2 billion files in 180 countries a day, delivering fast, comprehensive data while providing 24/7 real-time threat detection. Founded in 2016, ReasonLabs is based in New York and Tel Aviv.

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Rubrik Surpasses $400 Million in Subscription ARR and Launches Rubrik Zero Labs, Data Threat Research Unit to Help Combat Global Cyber Events

Rubrik | September 01, 2022

Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security™ Company, today announced it surpassed $400 million in software subscription annual recurring revenue (ARR) to date, growing over 100 percent year over year. The company has achieved a net dollar retention rate greater than 140 percent based on its ability to retain customers and expand within the customer base. Today, over 4,500 customers around the world and across multiple industries rely on Rubrik to help them secure their data and keep their business running, including BMO Financial Group, Citigroup, Estee Lauder, Fiserv, The Home Depot, and many others. The company also announced the launch of Rubrik Zero Labs, Rubrik’s new cybersecurity research unit to analyze the global threat landscape, report on emerging data security issues and give organizations research-backed insights and best practices to secure their data against the increasing threat of cyber events. “There is no industry, government, or company that is immune to cyberattacks. These threats continue to increase in volume and sophistication and have the power to bring entire organizations to their knees. “We are striking a chord with organizations globally because they need a better strategy to protect their data. With Rubrik, they are better able to secure their business from ongoing cyber events.” Bipul Sinha, CEO and Co-Founder of Rubrik Cybersecurity Veteran Steven Stone Joins as Head of Rubrik Zero Labs Today Rubrik announced it has named Steven Stone as the Head of Rubrik Zero Labs. Stone will lead Rubrik’s new data threat research unit to uncover real-world intrusions from a range of threats including espionage-based data breaches to ransomware attacks, and to inform customers and partners of the best ways to proactively address risk in their business operations. He has over 15 years of experience in threat intelligence with roles in the U.S. military, intelligence community, and private sector, including Mandiant/FireEye and IBM. Most recently, he was Vice President of Adversary Operations at Mandiant, leading global teams who were responsible for adversary hunting, attribution, and data collection efforts. “Data and insights are critical for understanding, responding, preventing, and recovering from cyber events. In many cases, the data aspects are the least understood across the threat landscape, and we want to close this delta. Comprehensive threat intelligence will enable organizations to make informed decisions so they can be prepared for a full swath of cyber threats,” said Stone. “I’m thrilled to pioneer the data threat intelligence unit at Rubrik and help to deliver valuable insights to our customers and the cybersecurity industry so that together we can stay ahead of the evolving data threat landscape.” Additional Milestones: Rubrik has also achieved a number of recent industry recognitions, landmark accomplishments, and launches including: Launched Rubrik Security Cloud to secure customers’ data wherever it lives across enterprise, cloud, and SaaS while delivering data resilience, data observability, and data recovery Grew the leadership team by appointing Mike Mestrovich as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), following his role as CISO at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Appointed Chris Krebs — former director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) — as Chair of Rubrik’s new CISO Advisory Board, where he will assemble some of the nation’s top CISOs to facilitate information exchange and thought leadership in data security. Rubrik also named Ghazal Asif, who previously served as Google’s Head of Channel for EMEA, as Head of Global Partners and Alliances Named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions, positioned the furthest overall in Completeness of Vision for third year in a row Rubrik ranked amongst highest scoring 3 vendors for all Use Cases in 2022 Gartner® Critical Capabilities™ for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions for 2 consecutive years Received numerous industry accolades, including placement on the Forbes Cloud 100 for the sixth year in a row, and distinction as winner of the Global InfoSec Awards as Hot Company in Data Security About Rubrik Rubrik is a cybersecurity company, and our mission is to secure the world’s data. We pioneered Zero Trust Data Security™ to help organizations achieve business resilience against cyberattacks, malicious insiders, and operational disruptions. Rubrik Security Cloud, powered by machine learning, secures data across enterprise, cloud, and SaaS applications. We help organizations uphold data integrity, deliver data availability that withstands adverse conditions, continuously monitor data risks and threats, and restore businesses with their data when infrastructure is attacked.

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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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Application white-listing is the number one strategy in Australia's Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) list of 35 Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions; it is deemed an essential control. Application white-listing gives administrators visibility and control over applications that are allowed to communicate on the network.

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