Qualys has purchased a startup founded by longtime Qualcomm leaders to help detect supply chain infections, crypto miners and unauthorized activity in the cloud. The deal will allow customers to detect active exploitation, identify advanced threats and create an adaptive risk mitigation program.
Identity protection, XDR, data analytics and cloud security have been SentinelOne's biggest investment areas, says CEO Tomer Weingarten. Cloud has become the fastest-growing part of SentinelOne's business, appealing even to customers who might have chosen a different vendor for endpoint security.
SentinelOne is taking on top rival CrowdStrike in the venture arena, unveiling a $100 million fund to support security and data startups of all sizes. S Ventures will give the company broader reach in adjacent markets and enable high-value integrations that can grow over time.
CrowdStrike has purchased external attack surface management startup Reposify to help organizations detect and eliminate risk from vulnerable and unknown assets. This deal will allow CrowdStrike to combine its insights on endpoints and IT environments with Reposify's internet-scanning capabilities.
Existing security operations tools focus too much on detecting threats and creating alerts rather than stopping attacks before they happen, says Check Point CEO Gil Shwed, who claims the firm's new MPR and XPR tools will reduce the number of events security analysts handle by at least 90%.
New CEO Bob VanKirk wants to capitalize on SonicWall's distributed network technology and strength in the education and state and local government sectors to expand beyond the company's traditional strength with small and mid-sized businesses and into larger enterprises.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how ransomware groups continue to refine their shakedown tactics and monetization models, highlights from this year's Black Hat conference and why helping those below the "InfoSec poverty line" matters to businesses.
Identity, observability, log management and cloud security have been CrowdStrike's biggest areas of investment during 2022, says CTO Michael Sentonas. The company protects against the abuse of identities through a stand-alone capability embedded on the Falcon sensor.
SIEM can play a key role in aggregating log data for compliance or auditing purposes, but when it comes to identifying threat activity in an IT environment, nothing beats XDR, which excels at using advanced techniques to pinpoint threats in high volumes of data, says Secureworks' Ryan Alban.
Companies continue to struggle with prioritizing which vulnerabilities present the greatest risk to the business and need to be remediated first since vulnerability scoring is too often based on a static set of what could happen if an issue is exploited, says Qualys President and CEO Sumedh Thakar.
Security executives at Black Hat USA 2022 discuss the latest cybersecurity trends from confidential computing and unified threat hunting languages to attack surface management and recovery services, social engineering campaigns and blockchain vulnerabilities.
Black Hat USA 2022 opened with somber warnings from Chris Krebs about why application developers, vendors and the government need to solve major industry challenges. Key security executives also discussed DNS visibility, cloud security, patch management, APT strategies and supply chain woes.
An open architecture, a single pane of glass and robust endpoint security are vital to fueling Trellix's growth in XDR, says Chief Product Officer Aparna Rayasam. Trellix has given customers a unified view into their security posture for configuration, reporting and forensic purposes.