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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fortscale Security Ltd., the innovator in machine learning-based user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) for security, today introduced Fortscale Presidio™, the industry’s first embedded UEBA engine that natively expands capabilities of existing security solutions. The unveiling comes as the company secures $7M in its latest funding round, led by Evolution Equity Partners and Valor Capital Group. Presidio leverages the predictive, big data analytics and machine-learning engine of Fortscale’s award-winning UEBA platform for insider threat detection to enable security vendors to quickly and simply incorporate advanced behavioral analytics into their security platforms. Presidio adds native risk-based intelligence on the activity of users and entities within a company’s environment to enhance analysis and security enforcement – ultimately improving the performance and effectiveness of the overall security infrastructure. “Fortscale Presidio is a game changer, as it allows other security solutions to leverage, for the first time, an advanced analytics engine to improve their ability to identify insider threats and enhance their mitigation capabilities with behavior-based risks and alerts,” said Idan Tendler, founder and CEO, Fortscale. “Because Presidio is natively embedded in their current security infrastructure, end users get the full benefit of the context and insights that behavioral analytics provide, without having to deploy and manage another product.” Fortscale Presidio instantly upgrades a company’s security infrastructure and products with machine-learning analytics. “It can instantly add artificial intelligence to security products, helping to identify the most important insights from enormous volumes of data,” added Tendler. Presidio can be integrated into on-premise security products or as a UEBAaaS in cloud products, providing customizable and unique data models, behavioral capabilities and application program interfaces (APIs) designed to make integration with security infrastructure solutions, such as SIEM, EDR, EPP, CASB, DLP, and IAM, simple and effective. “As a global operation, we needed a product that could scale in size and in the kinds of data that we collect and profile,” said Tony Velleca, CEO of CYBERPROOF, a UST Global company and Fortscale partner. “The Presidio solution does an extremely good job of making it easy for cyber analysts to see who to pay attention to, to drill down quickly on the anomalies, and to even track the progress of an investigation.” By adding much needed user and entity visibility and analysis, Fortscale Presidio strengthens a company’s security stance and maximizes their security investment by improving the security infrastructure’s ability to uncover insider threats and make better, risk-based decisions that minimize the impact of attacks in the environment. For more information on Presidio, watch this video and visit www.fortscale.com. Fortscale gives you real-time visibility into the actions of users and entities in your environment and uncovers insider threats by identifying unusual behaviors that pose a risk to your business. Combining predictive, big data analytics and advanced machine learning, the Fortscale User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) engine can be deployed as a stand-alone solution optimized for security operations centers (SOCs) or natively embedded in security infrastructure solutions – SIEM, EDR, EPP, CASB, DLP, IAM – to improve risk analysis and decision-making. Upon deployment, Fortscale starts processing user and entity data from throughout your security infrastructure, autonomously modeling behaviors, and quickly and accurately identifying anomalous, risky activity to uncover insider threats. Backed by Intel Capital, Blumberg Capital, Swarth Group, CME Ventures, Evolution Equity and Valor Capital, Fortscale’s insider threat solution lowers analyst stress-levels and improves your security posture overall. For more information, visit www.fortscale.com.


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fortscale Security Ltd., the innovator in machine learning-based User & Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) for security, today announced it has secured $7 million dollars in its latest round of funding led by Evolution Equity Partners and Valor Capital Group. The round also included investments from previous investors including Intel Capital, Blumberg Capital, Swarth, CME ventures and UST Global. This latest investment round brings Fortscale’s funding total to $23 million and coincides with the release of the company’s newest offering: Presidio™, the industry’s first embedded UEBA engine. The funding will be used in multiple capacities as Fortscale enters its next phase of growth. The company plans to focus on new global business expansion, specifically targeting the European and Latin American markets, while also expanding its research and development operations and team located in Israel. Additionally, the funding will contribute to the ongoing development of Fortscale’s evolving product line. “2017 is shaping up to be a momentous year for Fortscale with the release of Presidio and the continued expansion of our global business operations,” said Idan Tendler, co-founder and CEO, Fortscale. “We are proud and grateful to have the support of the investment community who understand the importance of our ongoing mission to stop insider threats faster and more effectively than ever before.” Fortscale’s award-winning UEBA platform, deployed in Fortune 1000 companies, leverages advanced User & Entity Behavior Analytics to dramatically uncover insider threats and reduce data breaches. Pioneering pre-emptive, big data analytics and advanced machine learning, Fortscale is able to automatically discover compromised credentials of employees, rogue users and identify real-time risk levels to support adaptive responses that optimize the value of the existing security infrastructure. Fortscale’s latest offering, Presidio, extends the platform to be natively embedded into existing security solutions such as SIEM, EDR, EPP, DLP, CASB, and IAM, offering a new level of accessibility for organizations looking to implement a UEBA solution without the need to deploy a stand-alone product. “Fortscale is a globally recognized innovator in UEBA that is leading the ongoing fight against insider threats,” said Richard Seewald, founder and general partner, Evolution Equity Partners. “We look forward to working with Fortscale on their international expansion and helping them establish partnerships that will fuel their continuing growth.” “Organizations are increasingly turning to Fortscale’s UEBA solution to protect their assets, customers and reputations,” said Scott Sobel, co-founder and managing partner, Valor Capital Group. “We’re honored to join Fortscale on their journey and are eager to provide value as the company enters new markets and evolves its new Presidio ecosystem.” Fortscale’s successful funding round coupled with the launch of Presidio builds upon the momentum of a strong 2016. The company received numerous awards and recognition including a 2016 Gartner “Cool Vendor” in Identity and Access Management and Fraud. Fortscale was also named to Calcalist’s list of “top 50 most promising Israeli startups” for 2016 and NetworkWorld’s list of intriguing new products. Fortscale gives you real-time visibility into the actions of users and entities in your environment and uncovers insider threats by identifying unusual behaviors that pose a risk to your business. Combining predictive, big data analytics and advanced machine learning, the Fortscale User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) engine can be deployed as a stand-alone solution optimized for security operations centers (SOCs) or natively embedded in security infrastructure solutions – SIEM, EDR, EPP, CASB, DLP, IAM – to improve risk analysis and decision-making. Upon deployment, Fortscale starts processing user and entity data from throughout your security infrastructure, autonomously modeling behaviors, and quickly and accurately identifying anomalous, risky activity to uncover insider threats. Backed by Intel Capital, Blumberg Capital, Swarth Group, CME Ventures, Evolution Equity and Valor Capital, Fortscale’s insider threat solution lowers analyst stress-levels and improves your security posture overall. For more information, visit www.fortscale.com. Evolution Equity Partners, based in New York City and Zurich, Switzerland, invests in growth stage technology companies in the United States, Europe and Israel helping exceptional entrepreneurs develop market leading companies. The firm has a focus on Cyber-Security and Enterprise Software and its partners have been involved as founders, investors and as senior operating executives in leading software companies around the world. Current and past portfolio companies include: AVG Technologies (AVG: NYSE), Cognitive Security (CSCO: NASDAQ), OpenDNS (CSCO: NASDAQ), Carbon Black, Onapsis, Security Scorecard, and DFLabs among others. For more information, please visit us at evolutionequity.com or connect with us on Twitter @evolutionequity. Valor Capital Group, LLC is an investment firm focused on Brazil and US-Brazil cross-border opportunities with a presence in New York, San Francisco and São Paulo. The firm operates across two investment strategies: Growth Equity and Venture Capital. Their investments include SontraCargo, Udacity and Descomplica. www.valorcapitalgroup.com.


LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gurucul, a leader in user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) and identity analytics (IdA) for on-premises and the cloud from the context of big data with machine learning, today announced that Borderless Behavior Analytics - Who’s Inside? What’re They Doing? by CEO Saryu Nayyar is now available for Kindle. According to Jim Routh, CSO of Aetna, this book “is a collection of thought-provoking content from industry luminaries presenting practical guidance based on expertise essential to the impact of models on security risk-based maturity, for enterprises large and small, moving at customer speed.” WHO: Borderless Behavior Analytics features chapters by Gary Eppinger, CISO of Carnival Corporation; Jerry Archer, CSO of a Major Financial Services Company; Joe Sullivan, CSO of Uber; Teri Takai, former CIO of the Department of Defense (DoD); Robert Rodriguez, chairman, founder of Security Innovation Network (SINET); Leslie K. Lambert, former CISO of Juniper Networks and Sun Microsystems; Gary Harbison, CISO of Monsanto. WHAT: Borderless Behavior Analytics is a compilation of articles by these top CISOs and CSOs on how identity has become the fulcrum for most of today’s more serious attacks and data theft. The book captures shared experiences and best practices, while exploring the growing importance and lack of awareness of identity as an access risk and threat plane, also known as the CIO and CISO divide. WHERE: Borderless Behavior Analytics for Kindle can be downloaded at https://www.amazon.com/Borderless-Behavior-Analytics-Inside-Whatre-ebook/dp/B06X9T3PSL/. The free Kindle App is available at: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/fd/kcp. WHEN: Borderless Behavior Analytics is available immediately for $0.99 until March 3rd. The cost beginning March 4th will be $8.95. HOW: Visit https://www.amazon.com/Borderless-Behavior-Analytics-Inside-Whatre-ebook/dp/B06X9T3PSL/ to download Borderless Behavior Analytics for the Kindle App. The editorial team has already started working with new contributors and an early preview of their articles is included in the first edition of the book. Jairo Orea, Chief Information Security Architect for a Fortune 10 company, weighs in on hybrid environment architecture and the role of data brokers, cloud brokers and identity brokers. Devin Bhatt, CISO and Chief Privacy Officer for the U.S. Federal Government, provides a focused perspective on insider threats as a new chapter in the second edition. Those individuals interested in future editions, supporting blogs and comments about the book should visit www.borderlessbehavioranalytics.com. Gurucul is changing the way enterprises protect themselves against insider threats, account compromise and data exfiltration on-premises and in the cloud. The company’s user behavior analytics and identity access intelligence technology use machine learning anomaly detection and predictive risk-scoring algorithms to reduce the attack surface for accounts, unnecessary access rights and privileges, and to identify, predict and prevent breaches. Gurucul technology is used globally by organizations to detect insider threats, cyber fraud, IP theft, external attacks and more. The company is based in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit http://www.gurucul.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 13, 2017) - Exabeam announced today that Cyber Defense Magazine, the industry's leading electronic information security magazine and media partner of the RSA® Conference 2017, has named Exabeam Advanced Analytics winner of the Editor's Choice in User Behavior Analytics. After many months of review and judged by leading independent information security experts, Cyber Defense Magazine is pleased to have selected Exabeam as a winner for their Advanced Analytics solution. "We're thrilled to recognize next-generation innovation in the information security marketplace and that's why Exabeam has earned this award from Cyber Defense Magazine. Some of the best INFOSEC defenses come from these kinds of forward thinking players who think outside of the box," said Pierluigi Paganini, Editor-in-Chief, Cyber Defense Magazine. Exabeam Advanced Analytics is the world's most-deployed User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) solution. Advanced Analytics detects insider threats, compromised accounts and data loss via deep learning and specialized statistical risk models. With the ability to accurately model the behavior of users, entities, and even security alerts from other security solutions, Exabeam can quickly detect complex threats, prioritize security alert investigation, and slash the response time of incident investigations. By automatically recreating entire attack chains, and piecing together both normal and anomalous behavior of users and entities, Exabeam dramatically reduces the time and effort security analysts must spend on investigations. Based on a patented session data model, Exabeam creates -- in seconds -- automatic incident timelines that show all activity -- good and bad -- across multiple IP addresses, devices, and credentials. Exabeam Advanced Analytics amplifies the abilities of SOC and IR staff by automating the manual drudge of investigations, thus freeing up resources for more proactive security initiatives like threat hunting. "CDM's recognition of Exabeam Advanced Analytics further validates our company as an innovator," said Rick Caccia, Exabeam CMO. "This industry honor is the greatest endorsement to the fact that Exabeam Advanced Analytics is ahead of the curve when it comes to the best-of-the-best products that can provide the highest security in User Behavior Analytics." Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting edge knowledge, real world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA Conferences and our paid subscribers. Learn more about us at http://www.cyberdefensemagazine.com Exabeam provides security intelligence and management solutions to help organizations of any size protect their most valuable information. The Exabeam Security Intelligence Platform uniquely combines unlimited data collection at a predictable price, machine learning for advanced analytics, and automated incident response into an integrated set of products. The result is the first modern security intelligence solution that delivers where legacy SIEM vendors have failed. Built by seasoned security and enterprise IT veterans from Imperva, ArcSight, and Sumo Logic, Exabeam is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Exabeam is privately funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Aspect Ventures, Icon Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Cisco Investments, and investor Shlomo Kramer. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Weier to Oversee Company Sales Strategy and Execution; Deliver Continued Value to Existing Customers REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - February 09, 2017) - E8 Security, an innovator of behavioral intelligence for cybersecurity, today announced that David Weier, a sales executive with over 20 years of experience leading exceptional sales teams in the enterprise software industry, has joined E8 Security as its Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Weier will leverage his considerable experience to grow the company's sales team to provide continued value for existing customers and increase the company's customer base to cement E8 Security's position as a leader in the user entity behavior analytics (UEBA) market. "E8 Security is proud to add David to our executive leadership team and eager to learn from his extensive sales experience," said Matt Jones, CEO, E8 Security. "His talent will lend itself to driving transformation and top line growth for our company in the UEBA market. David's leadership qualities and sense of accountability will not only ensure that our new and existing customers gain from our company's relationship, but that our technology partners do as well." Prior to joining the E8 Security team, Weier was the Senior Vice President of World Wide sales at Bromium, a company providing protection at the endpoint against advanced malware. Further prior experience includes: Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Norse; Vice President of Sales, Americas, for Solera Networks; Area Vice President of Sales at SilverTail Systems; Vice President, Area Sales for CA Technologies and Regional Director for both the commercial sector and financial vertical for HP Software. "E8 Security is at the forefront of a movement to help change the face of security operations by creating fast, efficient ways for security analysts to identify unknown threats," said Weier. "I am passionate about the pursuit of excellence in sales execution, and I aim to bring heightened market focus to the game-changing innovations E8 Security has and will continue provide in the UEBA space. It is a very exciting time to be in this industry." Weier's new appointment comes on the heels of E8 Security's recent announcement of its Fusion Platform, which transforms traditional security operations by automating the learning of user and device behaviors to discover malicious activity unknown to security analysts, resulting in improved alert quality and accelerated investigations. About E8 Security E8 Security is transforming security operations by automating the learning of user and device behaviors to discover malicious activity unknown to security analysts, resulting in improved alert quality and accelerated investigations to make security operations more proactive. E8 Security raises the bar, as the first behavioral analytics vendor to make it easier for security teams to quickly identify unknown threat behaviors across endpoints, users and networks. The E8 Security Fusion platform provides a focused view of the network, so that analysts can quickly see hidden threats and know where to spend their time, reducing the investigation time from hours to minutes. In short, E8 Security helps security teams to detect, hunt, and respond by recognizing what is normal in their network so they can quickly respond to what is not. E8 Security is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is funded by Strategic Cyber Ventures, March Capital Partners, Allegis Capital and The Hive. Find out more at www.e8security.com.


News Article | February 20, 2017
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SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2017) - Exabeam, the market leader in User and Entity Behavior Analytics, is pleased to announce that its Advanced Analytics product won the award for Best Emerging Technology at the 2017 SC Magazine Awards. The award was presented Tuesday, February 14 during the SC Awards Dinner at the the RSA Conference in San Francisco. This award win comes on the heels of continued innovation for Exabeam with its recently launched Security Intelligence Platform, an analytics-led solution for data collection, threat detection, and automated incident response. An early leader in the user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) market, Exabeam's 2016 sales were almost triple those of the prior year, with new global customers in the financial services, retail, energy, healthcare, and government industries. "We're on a mission to disrupt the traditional security intelligence market, as the rise of identity-based and insider attacks via stolen or misused credentials requires a new approach," said Exabeam CEO, Nir Polak. "This esteemed recognition further empowers us to push the boundaries of traditional SIEM offerings to help organizations quickly identify and triage threats -- before damage is done." "From advanced hacks to massive malvertising campaigns to a host of ransomware variations, 2016 showed that once again, cybercriminals are upping their game when it comes to exploiting today's businesses," said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. "As a winner in the Excellence Award category of the SC Awards, Exabeam proved their ability to execute comprehensive security measures to protect the enterprise from data-stealing attacks." The mission of the SC Awards is to honor the achievements of companies and information security professionals striving to safeguard businesses, their customers and critical data. Winners in the Excellence Award category of the SC Awards were selected by a panel of IT security experts from both the private and public sector. During the judging process, each finalist went through a rigorous evaluation that included in-depth analysis, analyst reports and/or product reviews. After a thorough and comprehensive analysis of each finalist's strengths, Exabeam was chosen as the winner of an Excellence Award for Best Emerging Technology. Exabeam provides security intelligence and management solutions to help organizations of any size protect their most valuable information. The Exabeam Security Intelligence Platform uniquely combines unlimited data collection at a predictable price, machine learning for advanced analytics, and automated incident response into an integrated set of products. The result is the first modern security intelligence solution that delivers where legacy SIEM vendors have failed. Built by seasoned security and enterprise IT veterans from Imperva, ArcSight, and Sumo Logic, Exabeam is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Exabeam is privately funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Aspect Ventures, Icon Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Cisco Investments, and investor Shlomo Kramer. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. SC Media is cybersecurity. We've lived it for more than 25 years, sharing industry expert guidance and insight, in-depth features, timely news, and independent product reviews in various content forms in partnership with and for top-level information security executives and their technical teams. SC Media arms information security professionals with the in-depth, unbiased business and technical information they need to tackle the countless security challenges they face and establish risk management and compliance postures that underpin overall business strategies. We deliver breaking news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. Whether through our comprehensive website, magazine, in-depth eBooks, newsletters, or regularly scheduled digital and live events -- such as our SC Awards program, SC Media Roundtables or SC Congress London and other live events in New York, Boston and Chicago -- our readers gain all the relevant information they need to safeguard their organizations and, ultimately, contribute to their longevity and success. Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SCMag Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/scmagazine


The pioneers behind user & entity behavior analytics release an end-to-end analytics platform with modular log management, next generation SIEM, UEBA and fraud detection. SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 14, 2017) - Securonix, the market leader in security analytics and predictive cyber threat detection, announced today the general availability of a next-generation security analytics platform that combines a big data security lake, security incident and event management (SIEM), user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) and cross-channel fraud monitoring and detection. The SNYPR Security Analytics Platform can be delivered as a complete, end-to-end platform or in modular components. The cyber threat landscape has become more treacherous with advanced targeted attacks, porous perimeters and increased business interdependencies. The landscape has evolved, but legacy security tools have not. To address this challenge, organizations need a comprehensive security solution that can perform context-based, advanced analytics over massive volumes of data in real time and provide actionable intelligence. SNYPR delivers on the promise that legacy tools such as SIEM have failed to fulfill. Leveraging a big data platform that is scalable and economical, along with patented, machine learning techniques, SNYPR combs through billions of events in real time to detect advanced threats. "The Securonix Security Analytics Platform can be considered one of the most advanced implementations of the Real-Time Security Intelligence concept defined by KuppingerCole," says Alexei Balaganski, cybersecurity analyst at the leading analyst firm KuppingerCole. "[It] provides a truly advanced security analytics technology for collecting, analyzing and visualizing a wide range of business and security information and converting it into actionable intelligence. What sets Securonix apart of many other players in this market is the platform's extensibility and a broad range of connectors and integrations with third party identity management and security products." Securonix's SNYPR Security Analytics Platform empowers organizations of any size to address their critical security challenges with cutting edge behavior analytics and machine learning techniques. Its modular components include next generation SIEM, a big data lake with intelligent log management and the most advanced UEBA capabilities available. Customers may choose to deploy the complete, end-to-end platform or any set of its modules. Unlike other "rip and replace" solutions, the platform empowers customers to choose the solutions that address their unique needs and complement existing investments. SNYPR Security Analytics: The complete SNYPR Security Analytics Platform transforms data into actionable security intelligence. Organizations are collecting and storing massive volumes of data, without deriving tangible security value from it. SNYPR Security Analytics applies advanced machine learning and statistical models to a wide variety of enterprise data to deliver accurate security risk intelligence and predictive threat detection. It enables security practitioners to investigate and remediate any threat from anywhere, in real-time. SNYPR Security Big Data Lake: The SNYPR Security Big Data Lake enables organizations to collect, enrich, store and orchestrate the secure use of massive volumes of data in a Hadoop environment. With cost efficient, unlimited data storage, super enrichment that contextualizes data with meaningful intelligence, a blazing-fast natural language search engine, elegant visualization, and automated reporting, security teams can hunt, investigate, and respond with a speed and accuracy never seen before. Delivered as an open data platform, it provides customers the ability to build their own applications for any business use with open access to all raw and enriched data. Securonix UEBA 6.0: Light, nimble and quick to deploy, version 6.0 of UEBA Bolt is faster and smarter with a new, ultra-modern user experience that provides intuitive visualizations of enterprise risk and one-click actions for threat management and risk mitigation. Packed with enhanced analytical and machine learning capabilities, 6.0 comes with more than 350 out-of-the-box connectors and over one thousand behavior-based threat models that immediately deliver tangible value. "Securonix is enabling organizations to detect insider threats and advanced persistent attacks that have been hurting us for a long time," says Tanuj Gulati, chief technology officer at Securonix. "We have some of the best minds in data science and behavior analytics building our platforms, plus close ties to industry and national security leaders who help steer our technologies toward their biggest challenges." About Securonix Securonix radically transforms enterprise security with actionable intelligence. Our purpose-built security analytics platforms mine, enrich, analyze, score and visualize data into actionable intelligence on the highest risk threats to organizations. Using signature-less anomaly detection techniques, Securonix detects data security, insider threat and fraud attacks automatically and accurately. Visit www.securonix.com.


DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 21, 2017) - Securonix, the market leader in security analytics and predictive cyber threat detection, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Darren Gaeta, VP of partnerships & alliances at Securonix, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs for the third straight year. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN's editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs. "The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a whole," said Bob Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year." Gaeta spearheaded Securonix's decision to focus sales on a 100 percent channel-driven strategy through its Cyber Path Alliance channel program. The company's tremendous growth is due in large part to its growing partner eco-system, which boasts some of the largest technology resellers and integrators in the world including Optiv, Forsythe, HCI, and Guidepoint, to name a few. "Darren has energetically cultivated a strong ecosystem of partners to address the exploding market for Securonix's best-of-breed security analytics," said Securonix CEO Sachin Nayyar. "He is helping Securonix meet customer demand while driving tremendous value and bottom-line results for all of our partners." Securonix continues to innovate and advance the industry, recently announcing its new SNYPR Security Analytics Platform that empowers organizations of any size to address their critical security challenges with cutting edge behavior analytics and machine learning techniques. Its modular components include next generation SIEM, a big data lake with intelligent log management and the most advanced UEBA capabilities available. Customers may choose to deploy the complete, end-to-end platform or any set of its modules. Unlike other "rip and replace" solutions, the platform empowers customers to choose the solutions that address their unique needs and complement existing investments. The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs. About Securonix Securonix radically transforms enterprise security with actionable intelligence. Our purpose-built security analytics platforms mine, enrich, analyze, score and visualize data into actionable intelligence on the highest risk threats to organizations. Using signature-less anomaly detection techniques, Securonix detects data security, insider threat and fraud attacks automatically and accurately. Visit www.securonix.com. About The Channel Company The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com Copyright ©2016. The Channel Company, LLC. CRN and The Channel Company logo are registered trademarks of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.


New Product Integrations Deliver Additional UEBA Context for More Accurate Network Threat Detection and Enforcement Policies SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 15, 2017) - RSA 2017 -- Preempt, pioneer of the industry's first behavioral firewall, today announced several new technology integrations for its Preempt Behavioral Firewall, which makes it possible for customers to gain deeper context and intelligence for more accurate internal network threat detection, as well as gain more threat enforcement options to automatically stop threats before they take a foothold in an organization. New data integrations include Single Sign-On vendors like Okta, cloud directories like Azure Active Directory and VPN gateways, as well as enforcement integrations with SecureAuth, RSA SecurID, Duo, Google Authenticator and HP Aruba ClearPass. The Preempt Behavioral Firewall protects organizations from security breaches, malicious insiders and risky behavior by responding in real-time to suspicious activity. The company's patented solution uniquely combines User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) with a contextual automated and adaptive response that proactively stops threats without disrupting the business. Policies take into account a user or entity's role and behavior and the assets being targeted. In addition, enforcement options can redirect users, confirm a threat or block once a threat is verified, providing security teams with enormous flexibility and efficiency gains. "Effectively and efficiently mitigating insider threats requires real-time visibility and adaptive response," said Ajit Sancheti, co-founder and CEO of Preempt. "Other UEBA solutions focus on taking in as many data sources as they can to their machine learning process for detecting anomalies, creating confusion and leading to false-positives. With Preempt's new data and enforcement integrations, our behavioral firewall is focused on deeper, contextual data; pivotal in alerting and responding to today's threats. As enterprise perimeters and hybrid networks continue to dissolve, security enforcement is going to be based upon intelligent and contextual behavior-based identity. The Preempt Behavioral Firewall enables that transformation." New data integrations with Okta, Azure AD and multi-vendor VPN gateways bring deeper threat detection context to identify the most actionable incidents. In addition, new enforcement integrations with Duo, RSA SecurID, Google Authenticator, SecureAuth and HP Aruba ClearPass enable users to automatically apply granular enterprise wide policies to block, notify or challenge the user to verify identity. These enhancements deliver the richest capabilities for automatically detecting and responding to attackers, malicious insiders and careless users. "Maintaining adequate corporate controls to combat cyber security and fraud are some of the largest risks facing financial institutions today," said Anne M. Balcer, general counsel for Congressional Bank. "By providing us with granular intelligence on our internal network traffic, the Preempt Behavioral Firewall gives us the opportunity to quickly detect and respond to critical security threats in real-time." Tweet this: News: @PreemptSecurity announces new data sources and enforcement integrations https://www.preempt.com/partners/ #UEBA #InsiderThreats About Preempt Preempt protects enterprises from security breaches and malicious insiders with the industry's first Behavioral Firewall. This innovative and patented solution couples User and Entity Behavior Analysis (UEBA) and Adaptive Response to provide the most effective solution for both detecting and automatically responding to security threats. This proactive approach allows organizations to preempt threats in real-time without engaging already overwhelmed security teams. The company has its headquarters in San Francisco, CA and development in Israel. Learn more at www.preempt.com.


NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 14, 2017) - Balabit, a leading provider of Contextual Security technologies, today announced it has been listed as a representative vendor in Gartner's Market Guide for User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA). Gartner identified Balabit as a stand-alone UEBA Platform. According to Gartner, "Buyers are primarily focused on monitoring for external attackers that have breached an organization's defenses and have compromised users' accounts, and for insider threats that increase risk to an organization through unauthorized or illegal activities."(1) Balabit's Blindspotter is specifically designed to address these customer needs. Gartner's Market Guide for User Entity Behavior Analytics also observed: "Stand-alone UEBA vendors still need to mature their offerings for enterprise use by implementing access controls, user interfaces for rule management, richer reporting and workflow."(1) Balabit's Blindspotter is tightly integrated with the company's Privileged User Monitoring tool, Shell Control Box as part of its Contextual Security Intelligence platform. Blindspotter can terminate a privileged user's connection should his risk score exceed a predefined threshold. Within the UEBA market, Balabit has a particular focus on privileged users; those users who represent the greatest risk of an insider attack, and whose credentials are most valuable to external attackers. Blindspotter builds profiles of these users and monitors their behavior in real-time. "We are focusing on effectively monitoring privileged users rather than adding further access controls that can impede business processes, so we provide market proven security without burdening users with additional constraints," said Zoltán Györkő, co-founder and CEO at Balabit. "Because attack methods evolve constantly, Blindspotter goes beyond preset rules and uses machine learning to recognize the digital footprints of users and identify deviations from baseline behaviors that signal threats." Balabit's Shell Control Box records much more granular data about privileged users than log management systems. This granular data about privileged users enables Balabit to deliver unique features including: "Our solution is unique because of the granularity of the data that we record and analyze. The audit trails of Balabit's session recording module -- Shell Control Box -- enable a video-like playback of user activities which are tamper proof so they cannot be erased by attackers. The UEBA module, Blindspotter, processes these audit trails to its analytics and provides continuous authentication based on biometric identification capabilities -- such as keystroke analysis," added Zoltán Györkő. To read the full report please visit: Market Guide for Market Guide for User and Entity Behavior Analytics (1) Gartner, Inc. "Market Guide for Market Guide for User and Entity Behavior Analytics" by Toby Bussa, Avivah Litan, Tricia Phillips, 8 December 2016. Gartner Disclaimer Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About Balabit Balabit -- founded in Budapest, Hungary -- is a leading provider of contextual security technologies with the mission of preventing data breaches without constraining business. Balabit operates globally with offices across the United States and Europe, together with network of reseller partners. Balabit's Contextual Security Intelligence™ platform protects organizations in real time from threats posed by the misuse of high risk and privileged accounts. Solutions include reliable system and application Log Management with context enriched data ingestion, Privileged User Monitoring and User Behavior Analytics. Together they can identify unusual user activities and provide deep visibility into potential threats. Working in conjunction with existing control-based strategies, Balabit enables a flexible and people-centric approach to improve security without adding additional barriers to business practices. Founded in 2000 Balabit has a proven track record, with 23 Fortune 100 customers and more than 1,000,000 corporate users worldwide. For more information, please visit www.balabit.com. The syslog-ng™, the syslog-ng Store Box™, the Shell Control Box™ and the Blindspotter™ as well as the Balabit™ names are trademarks of Balabit S.A. All other product names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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