AI Vectra Funding

Vectra Raises $100M More for Cybersecurity AI

Vectra has garnered another $100 million in funding to accelerate development of a threat detection and response system running in the cloud that makes extensive use of artificial intelligence (AI). This latest round of funding brings the total investment in Vectra to $200 million. Company CEO Hitesh Sheth said Vectra’s ... Read More
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Orca Security Cloud Security Funding

Orca Security Picks Up $6.5M to Improve Cloud Security

Orca Security has picked up an additional $6.5 million in funding to further development of an analytics platform that provides visibility into cloud applications and infrastructure without requiring organizations to deploy agent software and network scanners. Company CEO Avi Shua said the Orca Cloud Visibility Platform, scheduled to be available ... Read More
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microsegmentation

Edgewise Networks Simplifies Microsegmentation

Fresh off raising an additional $11 million in financing, Edgewise Networks this week launched a platform that enables organizations to apply microsegmentation via a single mouse click. Edgewise Networks CEO Peter Smith said the company’s Zero Trust Auto-Segmentation platform employs machine learning algorithms and analytics to discover the topology of ... Read More
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Sandbox Proof of Concept Best Practices

Check Point Adds Big Data Analytics Platform for Cybersecurity

Check Point Software Technologies this week launched a big data analytics platform providing analytics to give cybersecurity professionals visibility into every application and system they have deployed on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. Zohar Alon, head of the cloud product line for Check Point, said the CloudGuard Log.ic ... Read More
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Fileless Malware and How to Detect Them

Report Shines Light on Dark Net

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Most cybersecurity professionals are aware that one of the reasons why cybersecurity is so challenging to maintain is that opposition has access to resources that appear to be endless. A new “Dark Net and the Enterprise” report compiled by Dr. Mike McGuire, a criminology lecturer at the University of Surrey ... Read More
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Insider Threats BeyondTrust

Survey Finds Insider Threats Becoming Bigger Concern

A survey of 1,006 IT leaders published today by BeyondTrust, a provider of tools for managing privileged access management (PAM), suggests insider threat issues are more pervasive than most organizations might fully appreciate. Announced at the Infosecurity Europe conference, the survey finds more than two-thirds of respondents (64%) believe their ... Read More
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DevSecOps in the Cloud

Sophos Acquires Rook Security to Extend Services Strategy

Sophos today announced it has acquired Rook Security, a provider of a managed set of detection and response services that will further advance the company’s expansion into cybersecurity services. Company CTO Joe Levy said Rook Security would enable Sophos to plug a gap that continues to expand as more organizations ... Read More
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Palo Alto Networks Prisma

Palo Alto Networks Details Strategy Post Acquisition Spree

Palo Alto Networks plans to bring together several cybersecurity platforms into a unified platform it is calling Prisma in the wake of agreeing to acquire Twistlock, provider of a container security platform, and PureSec, provider of a platform for securing serverless computing frameworks. Palo Alto Networks paid $410 million in ... Read More
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Trustwave Report: Threat Containment Getting Better

Trustwave Report: Threat Containment Getting Better

Given much of the publicity that is routinely attached to every breach disclosure these days, it’s easy to be pessimistic about the overall state of cybersecurity. But a 2018 breach report from Trustwave, a provider of managed security services, finds that in 2018 significant progress was made in terms of ... Read More
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Akamai Extends Security Services to the Enterprise

Akamai Extends Security Services to the Enterprise

Akamai today extended the reach of its managed security services beyond websites to include applications running in on-premises IT environments and in the cloud. Lorenz Jakober, director of product marketing for Akamai, said the company’s Enterprise Defender service combined with the company’s existing managed security services will enable organizations to ... Read More
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