Infocyte Launches First Agentless Cloud Workload Protection Platform, Strengthens Check Point Software’s Threat Detection and Incident Response Capabilities in Dynamic AWS Environments
New Capabilities Include Agentless Deployment via API, Automated Threat Detection and Instant Root Cause Analysis for Certifying Cloud Workloads are Clean and Secure.
AUSTIN – May 21, 2019 – Infocyte, a pioneer in proactive threat detection and instant incident response (IR), today announced the availability of Infocyte HUNT Cloud for Amazon Web Services (AWS) — the first solution combining comprehensive detection and IR for high-growth cloud environments, unlike traditional endpoint protection platforms (EPPs) which don’t address cloud workloads. Infocyte HUNT Cloud for AWS features agentless deployment through AWS APIs and artificial intelligence (AI) to quickly identify, categorize and respond to persistent, hidden and other advanced threats and vulnerabilities. Leveraging AWS CloudTrail, Activity Trace™ provides immediate insight into the root cause of threats at the host and cloud management layers, enabling instantaneous IR and remediation. Availability of Infocyte HUNT Cloud on the leading cloud services platforms begins with AWS and will expand to Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) later this year.
According to Gartner, Inc., enterprises using EPP offerings designed solely for protecting end-user devices (e.g., desktops, laptops) for server workload protection are putting enterprise data and applications at risk. Infocyte HUNT Cloud for AWS, on the other hand, addresses Gartner’s six key recommendations.
“As more assets move to cloud environments, cloud security is paramount, but gaps remain for these high-value assets,” said Curtis Hutcheson, CEO of Infocyte. “Infocyte HUNT Cloud equips organizations to inspect and certify their entire asset pool across cloud or on-premises is clean and secure, quickly detecting and responding to threats, vulnerabilities or anomalies without business disruption.”
Key features of Infocyte HUNT Cloud include:
- Instant, real-time baselining and certification ensure cloud environments are free from security threats or breaches within minutes of deployment.
- Patent-pending memory analysis to address threats capable of bypassing application whitelisting
- Full inventory of their cloud environment, including instances and workloads, with containers and serverless functions coming soon.
- Continuous cloud monitoring and triggered scans based on new or modified cloud workloads, which hunt, detect and respond to threats in real-time.
- Inspect workloads and respond to threats via AWS API, eliminating the need for deploying software.
- Flexible, affordable pricing with off-cloud analysis and consumption-based billing.
Infocyte’s flagship product, Infocyte HUNT, is the industry’s leading agentless detection and incident response platform that helps security teams identify and respond to hidden threats and vulnerabilities before they cause damage. Leveraging methods used by elite security teams to identify and remove threats, Infocyte uses Forensic State Analysis (FSA), powered by AI and backed by a team of trained security experts. Infocyte’s unique patent-pending forensic approach to threat and vulnerability detection is the most scalable and effective memory analysis on the market. Infocyte is the only company to use minimally invasive cloud-based agentless endpoint detection, requiring no modification of the operating systems, software installations or permanent changes to the network.
“Customers moving to the cloud may think they have built-in protections, but are sadly mistaken,” commented Dan Wiley, Head of Incident Response at Check Point Software Technologies. “The dynamic nature of cloud infrastructures requires advanced incident response and forensics to identify cloud-based breaches. Through our partnership with Infocyte, we can provide next-generation protection and incident response capabilities in extremely fast engagements, limiting downtime and dwell time.”
Infocyte HUNT Cloud’s AWS module enables Check Point to provide their customer base with the industry’s best threat detection and response platform, ensuring their cloud environments are clean and secure. Integrated with Check Point’s CloudGuard family of protections, companies get a comprehensive solution for compliance, prevention and incident response across their entire cloud infrastructure.
In the coming months, Infocyte plans to address the cloud management layer by auditing Identity and Access Management (IAM) account usage for stolen AWS credentials, which is currently in beta. Infocyte will also add capabilities pertaining to response actions and serverless functions later this year.
Infocyte HUNT Cloud will be available for purchase on the AWS Marketplace and through Infocyte’s global partner network, which includes leading providers such as Check Point, AT&T and PwC.
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About Infocyte, Inc.
Infocyte is a recognized leader in proactive threat detection and incident response solutions. Backed by a global network of managed detection and response (MDR) and MSSP providers, Infocyte HUNT and Infocyte HUNT Cloud platforms offer agentless deployment capabilities that allow companies to hunt, detect and respond to sophisticated attacks much faster, thereby stopping security breaches before they inflict damage and reducing dwell time to hours rather than months. Infocyte leverages methods used by elite security teams to identify threats, including forensic state analysis (FSA) powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). Infocyte also provides the most scalable and effective memory analysis available on the market. Infocyte was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.