MDR, SSO/MFA, Zero trust

Beyond Identity, Cybereason Build Zero Trust Solution

Beyond Identity, a Top 40 MDR multi-factor authentication specialist, has extended its integration ecosystem to Cybereason, an endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution provider.

The goal of the joint solution is to accelerate and strengthen phishing-resistant, zero trust authentication strategies, thereby reducing the attack surface by continuously validating the user and device and enable secure access to applications, resources and data, the partners said.

Kurt Johnson, Beyond Identity chief strategy officer and head of corporate development, said the Cybereason deal is part of the company’s wider strategy toward building a network of zero trust security partners.

“Beyond Identity is committed to delivering the industry’s most secure and robust phishing-resistant authentication solution while removing the user friction that has stalled enterprise rollout of existing MFA solutions,” he said.

“To achieve this objective, Beyond Identity is building an ecosystem of like-minded leaders, like Cybereason, where real-time information exchange can raise the level of application and system security and form the foundation of an enterprise’s journey to zero trust security.”

A Closer Look at the Beyond Identity-Cybereason Partnership

Here’s what the deal brings both companies:

  • By providing enterprises with continuous identity and device inspection and verification, Beyond Identity’s integration with the Cybereason Defense Platform enables the real-time exchange of risk signals that are incorporated prior to initial user authentication and monitored continuously.
  • Ongoing risk signal exchange between the solutions allows for near real-time notification and enforcement should a device fall out of compliance during an active session.
  • The integration empowers Beyond Identity and Cybereason customers to modernize their MFA strategies, eliminate the risk of password-based and MFA-bypass breaches and extend the footprint of existing cybersecurity investments.
D. Howard Kass

D. Howard Kass is a contributing editor to MSSP Alert. He brings a career in journalism and market research to the role. He has served as CRN News Editor, Dataquest Channel Analyst, and West Coast Senior Contributing Editor at Channelnomics. As the CEO of The Viewpoint Group, he led groundbreaking market research.