Andrew Graydon

Hill Top Security, which provides a platform to help businesses manage, detect and respond to cyber threats, and MSSP GuardSight are working together to deliver a military-grade cybersecurity solution to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

The partnership combines Hill Top's Vauban military-grade cybersecurity platform with GuardSight's managed security services and expertise. That way, both companies can deliver a cybersecurity solution that "fills the gaps in modern day cyber defenses employed by businesses," Hill Top CEO Corby Marshall said in a prepared statement.

In addition, the partnership enables GuardSight to offer Hill Top's cybersecurity platform to businesses and provides the company's security analysts with a system to safeguard customers against digital threats, CEO John McGloughlin indicated.

What Is the Vauban Platform?

The Vauban platform was developed by a team of security experts with military and commercial experience, according to Hill Top. It embodies the design principles of Sebastien Vauban, a military engineer who is responsible for the fortification of over 160 locations in France.

Vauban created star-shaped fortresses throughout the 17th century that provided complete visibility of all attack paths. Much in the same vein, the Vauban platform ensures businesses possess full visibility into the entry and exit points within their networks, Hill Top said.

Today, the Vauban platform empowers businesses with complete visibility into their network security, ensuring these companies can identify and eliminate threats, strike back against cybercriminals and quickly restore compromised assets, Hill Top stated. It also enables companies to assess network activity against known malware, vulnerabilities, attack patterns and insider threats, Hill Top said, and proactively manage cyber risk.

A Closer Look at Hill Top and GuardSight

Hill Top specializes in cybersecurity for SMBs. It helps these businesses analyze and validate potential system threats – both internal and external – and provides operational recovery support in the event of a security breach.

In July, Big Wind Capital, a Canadian company that mines and produces base metals, entered into a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire Hill Top. With the LOI, Big Wind initially acquired a 25 percent interest in Hill Top for an aggregate cash payment of $660,000 and has the option to purchase all Hill Top assets for an additional $1.5 million, according to a prepared statement.

GuardSight is an MSSP that provides digital asset and reputation protection services to SMBs. The company's portfolio includes cybersecurity assessment, intelligence, operations and response services.