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Acalvio and Carahsoft Partner for Government Cyber Threat Defense Solutions

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Acalvio Technologies, a cyber deception specialist, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., a government IT solutions provider, have formed a partnership focused on cyber threat detection for the public sector, according to a prepared statement.

Threat Defense for the Public Sector

Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Acalvio’s Master Government Aggregator, making the company’s industry-leading Active Defense Platform and ShadowPlex Advanced Threat Defense available to the Public Sector through Carahsoft’s reseller partners:

  • NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V
  • Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2)
  • National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint, National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA)
  • OMNIA Partners contracts

Commenting on the partnership, Ram Varadarajan, co-founder and CEO of Acalvio Technologies, said:

“We are pleased to partner with Carahsoft and its resellers to provide U.S. government agencies with a powerful new capability to detect and respond to advanced threats and zero-day attacks. We look forward to continuing our long-term partnership with Carahsoft as active defense strategy is increasingly adopted by the public sector.”

Detection, Disruption, Intelligence

ShadowPlex enables government organizations to execute the three key aspects of adversarial engagement:

  • Detection rapidly detects adversary presence both on-premises and in-cloud infrastructure.
  • Disruption derails and delays attacks.
  • Intelligence easily gathers granular forensics of attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures.

ShadowPlex leverages novel AI capabilities for both ease of use and effectiveness, by making deception autonomous and customizing deception for every subnet and endpoint, according to Acalvio. And by not requiring agents on production systems, ShadowPlex is low risk to deploy and produces high fidelity alerts.

Said Michael Shrader, vice president of Intelligence and Innovative Solutions at Carahsoft:

“Federal agencies and critical infrastructure are under increasingly sophisticated and persistent attacks. With the addition of Acalvio’s ShadowPlex Advanced Threat Defense to the Carahsoft Cybersecurity portfolio, we now offer state-of-the-art advanced deception technology through our reseller partners to reinforce an active defense cybersecurity posture for our joint customers.”

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.