The editors at Solutions Review have curated this list of the most noteworthy endpoint security and network monitoring news items for the week of August 19. This curated list features endpoint security and network monitoring vendors such as Huntress, Tidal Cyber, VMWare, and more.
Keeping tabs on all the most relevant endpoint security and network monitoring news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last month in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy endpoint security and network monitoring news items.
Endpoint Security and Network Monitoring News for the Week of August 19
Huntress Launches New Managed Endpoint Detection & Response Capabilities
Huntress, the managed security platform for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), announced the launch of new managed endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities designed to help the company’s partners and customers stop cyber-attacks in near real-time. The capabilities are part of a new managed feature called Process Insights, which continuously monitors activity from the thousands of applications that run on laptops and servers daily. It’s also backed by the company’s ThreatOps experts, which review all suspicious activity to validate threats, remove false positives and determine what remediation steps are needed— making it easy for even non-security teams to respond to cyber incidents swiftly.
Contrast Security Makes Its Debut on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies
Contrast Security, a fast-growing cybersecurity company, announced its debut on Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Contrast debuted at No. 3080 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 after reporting 157 percent revenue growth over the last three years. Following a $150M Series E fundraise in November 2021, the company doubled its global headcount, expanded its executive leadership team, and introduced several new product offerings designed to empower developers with modern application security tools. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
Bank of America Partners with Liberty Science Center to Prepare Students for Cybersecurity Careers
In the past two years, a series of massive cyber-attacks has exposed the sensitive personal data of millions of Americans and cost the federal government, Fortune 500 corporations, non-governmental organizations, and other entities billions of dollars in lost revenue and productivity while significantly disrupting the nation’s food supply, oil pipeline, energy infrastructure, and other necessary operations. The need for well-educated and highly skilled cybersecurity professionals to mitigate and combat these and future threats has never been more imperative. Yet, there is a significant dearth of trained individuals to meet this urgency; there are some 500,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the United States and more than four million globally. While a number of prestigious universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, and Arizona State University have recently created baccalaureate, graduate, and professional education programs to fill the tremendous need, Liberty Science Center‘s SciTech Scity in Jersey City and Bank of America are taking an innovative approach: They are reaching into the high school ranks.
Tidal Cyber Launches Threat-Informed Defense Platform
Tidal Cyber, a startup in threat-informed defense, has announced the general availability of the Community Edition of their SaaS threat-informed defense platform. The Tidal Platform enables businesses to assess, organize and optimize their cyber defenses based on a deep understanding of the threats and adversaries that are most relevant to them. Tidal’s Community Edition is available free of charge and enables security analysts to more easily and efficiently apply the advanced knowledge of adversary behaviors, as defined by the MITRE ATT&CK knowledge base and additional open-source threat intelligence sources, to their unique environment. Beyond this, the platform also enables analysts to make this threat information actionable by showing how specific security products address adversary behaviors to better defend against those threats.
Tanium Expands Collaboration with Microsoft as It Joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA)
Tanium, the industry’s first provider of converged endpoint management (XEM), today announced that it has been nominated to join the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers (MSSPs) that have integrated their solutions with Microsoft security technology to help customers better defend themselves against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. Tanium was nominated for MISA membership in part as a result of an integration with Microsoft Sentinel, soon to be available via the Sentinel Content Hub. Currently, Tanium is available in the Microsoft Commercial Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Customers can purchase and provision Tanium directly from the marketplace and apply the purchase to their Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitments (MACC). Every day, Tanium customers around the world take advantage of the Azure cloud platform, including streamlined deployment and provisioning, to accelerate their security strategies.
Dynatrace Appoints Nicole Fitzpatrick as General Counsel and Sue Quackenbush as Chief People Officer
Software intelligence company Dynatrace announced the appointment of two new executives to its leadership team. As General Counsel, Nicole Fitzpatrick is accountable for all Dynatrace legal and regulatory affairs worldwide and will lead the company’s global Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) program. As Chief People Officer, Sue Quackenbush is responsible for driving Dynatrace talent strategies and a workplace culture that continues to foster innovation, customer-centricity, and inclusiveness. Nicole brings more than 20 years of legal experience to Dynatrace. Before this role, she served as Chief ESG Officer and Deputy General Counsel at cloud computing leader Akamai Technologies. Before Akamai, she was a partner with Goodwin Procter LLP. She has a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and a BA in political science from Boston College. Sue brings more than 25 years of human resources experience to Dynatrace. Before this position, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer at cloud communications leader Vonage. Earlier in her career, she held human resources leadership positions with companies including Presidio, Inc., DMG Information & Events, and BT Group. She has an MBA from Drexel University and a BS in environmental economics from Rutgers University.
NCC Group Appointed as Global Auditor for GSMA Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS)
Information assurance firm, NCC Group, recently announced their recent appointment as one of only two global auditors for the GSMA Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS). Their role will be to audit mobile network equipment vendors and product development and lifecycle management processes against a baseline that, if met, will enable them to demonstrate conformance to the desired standard of security. The Scheme aims to “facilitate improvements in security levels across the mobile industry for network equipment vendors by demonstrating the ability of network equipment vendors to meet and maintain rigorous security levels, from product design and development through to the delivery of the final product and its maintenance.”
New Relic Brings Error Tracking into Atlassian Open DevOps Solution
New Relic, the observability company, announced it has joined the Atlassian Platform Partner Program as part of the Atlassian Open DevOps solution that integrates Jira Software with popular DevOps tools. New Relic has integrated errors inbox with Jira Software to empower developers to easily access and set up full stack error tracking and software performance monitoring from inside Jira Software, Atlassian’s issue and project management tool. With this integration, developers can create Jira Software issues directly within errors inbox, the New Relic platform functionality for error tracking. This announcement coincides with the launch of the Jira Software toolchain page, which helps developer teams to discover and install DevOps tools to improve DevOps practices across their software development lifecycle. The Jira Software toolchain page is the latest collaboration between New Relic and Atlassian. The integration builds on the recent launch of the Bitbucket quickstart in New Relic Instant Observability, which gives engineers visibility into the health and performance of their Bitbucket pipelines to continuously improve and optimize their deployments. Developers can also connect Jira Software to New Relic alerts to help the right teams get the right information in the software development life cycle.
VMware Announces Next Evolution of VMware Partner Connect
VMWare announced the next evolution of VMware Partner Connect– the company’s singular, unified, global partner program. Partner Connect’s new framework aligns to today’s cloud, services, and solutions-centric business models, and will help partners drive better business performance and profitability today while transforming their businesses for tomorrow. The evolved VMware Partner Connect program will deliver a flexible framework to support partners’ go to market with VMware, accelerate partner growth, and reward partners for the totality of their achievements and capabilities. VMware is delivering several immediate benefits, with additional capabilities and enhancements to be made available in the future. Partners need to perform today while transforming for tomorrow. VMware has identified three core profit drivers that show up consistently within the company’s most profitable partners: Services, Lifecycle Profit, and Stickiness. Each pillar is synergistic and interconnected to create revenue and profit opportunities. For partners focused on these three areas, the results are tangible. When comparing VMware’s most profitable partners to the worldwide averages: more than 80 percent of revenue from their VMware practice is driven from services (cloud, managed, professional); services profit is 1.5X higher; and professional service days revenue is more than 2X higher.
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