Avecto has announced the launch of a new cloud-based management platform called the Intelligent Communication, Coordination and Control platform aka iC3. It is centered on Defendpoint which is an award winning software of Avecto and it aims to provide highly scalable cloud based management. The Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Avecto, Mark Austin informed in an interview that iC3 has an ability to provide cloud-based management for both Mac and Windows devices not just on the corporate network but off network as well. He also revealed that iC3 is at the center of their vision for endpoint security.
Arcserve has announced that it will be launching a cost-effective service for the purpose of protecting off-site data. The service known as Arcserve Clous will also be fully integrated with the UDP platform of Arcserve. So with the help of this new service businesses and organization can now ensure business continuity and disaster recovery. Even Managed Security Service Providers can make use of this new solution to expand their portfolio of solutions related to data protection. Arcserve Cloud has a lot of features such as offsite retention of data, disaster recovery testing and disaster recovery as a service. It is expected to be launched first as a service extension of Arcserve’s UDP Appliance Portfolio.
Industrial Cyber Security Solution Introduced by Kaspersky It was announced by Kaspersky Lab that they will be introducing an Industrial cyber security solution that will provide specialized security for industrial facilities and infrastructure. Kaspersky’s Industrial Cyber Security Solution will look to protect the technological processes inside an industry from all kinds of cyber-attacks. The spokesperson of Kaspersky Labs stated that since latest threats can now potentially enter the physical realm from the virtual one so, they pose a serious threat not just for industries and businesses but also for nature and humanity. This latest security solution of Kaspersky Labs is designed specifically for industrial facilities like refineries, nuclear power plants as well as assembly lines. Since these facilities require continuity without any flaw as well as consistency in the technological process, so Kaspersky’s Industrial Cyber-Security Solution looks to provide exactly that. In addition to providing cyber-security, this solution can also ensure that the industrial facilities comply with all the regulations that have been put in place to protect the critical systems. This solution from Kaspersky Labs looks to combine the conventional security features like whitelisting, anti-malware and vulnerability assessment with technologies specifically designed to secure the industrial environments. The solution also has an Observability Mode which has been specifically designed to the detect the faults of operation personnel as well as anomalies and cyber-attacks that may occur inside of the network. Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO of Kaspersky labs stated: "Today, the cybersecurity of industrial systems and critical infrastructures is of vital importance. An increasing number of such systems are using devices and channels that interact with the outside world. Sometimes they use equipment that was never intended for external access, not to mention software that was created decades ago and has not been upgraded since! This is a very serious issue because not only is the continuity of the production process at stake; the environment and even human lives can be at risk. Our solution is capable of ensuring the cybersecurity of the technology cycle at all levels of automated process control. We are also actively cooperating with manufacturers of automation systems in order to develop equipment that takes new cybersecurity standards and requirements into consideration".
Forcepoint, is undoubtedly a global leader when it comes to empowering organizations to drive their business forward with the help of transformative security technologies. Forcepoint has received a 5-star rating from CRN’s Partner Program Guide for the year 2016. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. For the purpose of determining the 5-star ratings for the year 2016, CRN’s research team assessed each vendor's application based on a variety of factors. Forcepoint's Global Partner Program was recognized for its tools and resources including access to world-class security insight and expertise that help valued partners create opportunities, drive revenue and deliver results for customers.
IBM Security QRadar has been named the best Security Information and Even Management Solution (Solution) for the Year 2015 by the SANS Institute. Over two hundred thousand security practitioners, who use commercial products are surveyed each year by the SANS institute and then SIEM presents the “Best of the Year” award to the best product based on that survey. SANS Honors the Top Products Every Year An official of the SANS Institute wrote that like each year they surveyed the SANS community to determine the product and services that increased the efficiency and effectiveness of the cybersecurity programs. Based on that information they gave out the “Best of the Year” award. He added that in the year 2015, security managers, operators and professionals from all over the world voted for the best product and service. All of them were actual users of the product. What makes SANS best of the year award unique is that they are driven by actual users of the product as opposed to the vendors. IBM’s QRadar provides SIEM solution and its top features include, the capacity to discover attacks in real-time with the help of best practices as well as behavioral analysis. It can monitor and secure cloud services, including cloud-based deployments. Along with its ability to be deployed quickly with very little intervention, it can also help maintain compliance with internal and external regulations. In addition to this, it can also be integrated with a 3rd party security solutions to produce a single pane of glass for every alert, security event and workflow. With IBM’s QRadar you can have a powerful partner network as well as an ecosystem that provides support and offers advanced security skills. What Makes QRadar Stand Out QRadar stands out because of its team that focuses on all the requirements of the user and uncompromisingly drives innovations so that they can provide real value against them. For instance, if you take the example of IBM Security App Exchange, it has over 30 apps and extensions available now. It covers different areas of security operations workflow, visualization, compliance and monitoring. QRadar has also expanded the options of deployment to include new cloud and managed security services providers as well as software as a service offering, while improving support for on-site security systems simultaneously. QRadar is always looking for new innovations to transform the security operations of the customers with features such as inclusion of a single architecture to analyze log, user and asset data, flow, vulnerability as well as real-time and historical correlation of security data and behavioral anomaly detection to identify high-risk threats. Other prominent features of QRadar are high-priority incident detection amongst billions of daily incoming data points, full visibility into the cloud, network, application and user activities as well as compliance data collection and reporting that uses automation to lessen the regulatory burdens. As the security environment gets tougher and threats gets more and more severe, there are less available skills and a lot of point security solutions. This recognition from SANS shows that there are Software Integration and Management solutions that have an ability to balance advanced technologies with positive user experience, and QRadar is 1 of them.