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MSSP Market News: Fortinet, BlackBerry, Qualys

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Each business day MSSP Alert delivers a quick lineup of news, analysis, and chatter from across the MSSP, MSP and cybersecurity world.

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Today’s MSSP Alert Market News:

1. GenAI, Firewall Release: Fortinet has released new updates to its generative AI (genAI) portfolio to enhance both network and security operations, including a genAI IoT security assistant. Fortinet has also delivered a new next-generation firewall appliance with the security and networking performance needed to serve as the backbone of the modern campus, the company said.

2. MDR Advancement: BlackBerry has brought to market a new and expanded CylanceMDR, offering comprehensive managed detection and response (MDR) protection powered by the Cylance AI platform and supported by security operations center analysts for 24x7 threat coverage. CylanceMDR, formerly CylanceGUARD, now offers three new packages: Standard, Advanced, and On-Demand. Each package is designed to address the unique cybersecurity challenges businesses face today, from AI detection to expert support, the company said.

3. MSSP Portal Launch: Qualys, a provider of cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, has launched its Managed Security Services Partner (MSSP) Portal. Qualys' global MSSP partners now have access to a unified platform that streamlines client, subscription and security services management for enhanced operational efficiencies, enabling increased revenue opportunities and improved operating margins, the company said.

4. Data Security Partnership: Kyndryl, an IT infrastructure services provider, has formed a strategic alliance with Rubrik, a zero trust data security specialist, to help Kyndryl customers achieve cyber resilience with incident recovery and data protection, analytics and security posture. As part of the strategic alliance, Rubrik collaborated with Kyndryl to co-develop and launch Kyndryl Incident Recovery.

5. Partnership Targets MSPs: Guardz, a cybersecurity company securing and insuring small and medium-size businesses, has formed a partnership with SuperOps. Guardz now integrates into the SuperOps platform, enabling MSPs to support their clients throughout the security lifecycle, reducing time and effort while ensuring comprehensive protection, the company said.

6. Ransomware Warranty Offer: Halcyon, a ransomware platform provider, is offering the Halcyon Ransomware Warranty program, which is designed to minimize the damage of successful ransomware attacks. Halcyon's platform is designed to reverse the effects of ransomware the moment an attack is detected, and is now taking ransomware protection a step further by delivering increased protection should any attacks bypass its prevention and recovery tooling, the company said.

7. New Ransomware Company Emerges: Ransomware defense company Mimic has emerged from stealth, having secured a seed round of funding of $27 million led by Ballistic Ventures, with investment from Menlo Ventures, Team8, Wing Venture Capital and Shield Capital. "Mimic's new capability to detect and deflect ransomware so much earlier than traditional defenses is a huge step forward," said Kevin Mandia, founder of Mandiant and co-founder and strategic partner of Ballistic Ventures. "The Mimic technology will allow incident responders the time they need to cut off threat actor access, knowing that their client is protected."

8. Adaptive MDR Solution: Netenrich has launched Netenrich Adaptive MDR, an MDR solution that empowers customers to shift-left their security operations model and increase their cyber resiliency. Adaptive MDR is based on Netenrich's Resolution Intelligence Cloud and seamlessly integrates with Google Cloud's Security Operations platform, Chronicle. With Adaptive MDR, enterprise security operations become more proactive while reducing reliance on manual intervention and improving threat detection, response and resilience, the company said.

9. CISA Adds Vulnerability: The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added one new vulnerability to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation: CVE-2023-7028 GitLab Community and Enterprise Editions Improper Access Control Vulnerability. These types of vulnerabilities are frequent attack vectors for malicious cyber actors and pose significant risks to the federal enterprise, CISA said.

10. Hacker Alert: Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Chinese fast food chain Panda Express, has disclosed a data breach after attackers compromised its corporate systems in March and stole the personal information of an undisclosed number of associates. The breach affected some of its corporate systems but left in-store systems, operations and guest experience unaffected. (Source: Bleeping Computer)

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.