Research Report Evaluates Osquery’s Role in Upending Endpoint Security [Complimentary Copy]

451 Research, a global research advisory firm, recently published their first market insight report covering osquery. The report, “Uptycs emerges from stealth betting on SQL-based osquery for upending endpoint security” acknowledges the growing impact the universal open source agent is having in the security market. 

Additionally, the report provides analysis of Uptycs in the areas of:

  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Products
  • Competition

osquery- What’s Driving Its Popularity?

Today’s Security and IT professionals are no strangers to coding. This, in turn, feeds a comfort level in using and contributing to open-source technologies, and the osquery project seems to be benefitting from these trends. In addition, osquery is a “polite” tool that is less invasive on the endpoint than many other security technologies, offering less friction in deployment. Osquery is cross-platform and cross-virtualization level (it runs on “real” computers, virtual machines and containers) so it can be deployed across a large majority of computing environments.

Finally, teams are applying osquery to a variety of use cases such as incident response, file integrity monitoring, endpoint detection, audit and compliance, and more. Organizations like Netflix, Airbnb, Palantir and more are documenting and sharing their exploration of osquery deployments, offering insight and encouragement for others. This combination of a growing comfort level with open source technology, open collaboration across users, and the breadth of computing environments that osquery can address have laid the foundation for fast adoption.

Fernando Montenegro, senior information security analyst at 451 Research shares, “The increased popularity of osquery as (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Uptycs Blog authored by Harry Hayward. Read the original post at: https://www.uptycs.com/blog/blog-post-451-research