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Today’s MSSP Alert Market News:

1. AI Solution for MSSPs: Cyware, a provider of threat intelligence management, security orchestration and automation, and cyber fusion solutions, has launched Cyware Quarterback, an AI-powered interface that provides its enterprise customers and network members, MSSPs included, a way to efficiently perform actions on their security infrastructure. Cyware Quarterback adds an AI layer on any organization's set of disparate cybersecurity tools to assist in complex decision making and effectiveness, the company said.

2. Security Partnership: ESET, a global digital security company, has formed a strategic partnership and integration through its unified API gateway. This development facilitates seamless connections with various cybersecurity vendors, such as the recent integration with Elastic, a search AI company. By working with Elastic, ESET aims to provide organizations with enhanced analytics tools and greater visibility to enable more effective preventive measures against cyber threats, the company said.

3. MDR Release: Appdome, a mobile app defense specialist, has brought to market Appdome MobileEDR, a new enterprise mobile app protection service that consolidates mobile threat defense and endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities into a single agentless product offering. MobileEDR leverages the 300-plus defenses of the Appdome platform and provides real-time mobile threat and attack detection, deep mobile device inspection and anywhere enforcement to keep enterprise networks and resources safe from malware, supply chain and other attacks, the company said.

4. Zero Trust Advancement: Palo Alto Networks has released its "latest innovations to future-proof and transform the workforce" with the launch of Prisma SASE 3.0. Prisma SASE 3.0 now delivers zero trust to secure both managed and unmanaged devices with through a natively integrated enterprise browser, AI-powered data security and acceleration of dynamic applications to perform up to five times faster, the company said.

5. IT Resource Solution: Blue Mantis, a managed services, cybersecurity and cloud solutions provider, has expanded its IT resource management services. This strategic move strengthens Blue Mantis’ ability to provide mid-market and enterprise clients with highly skilled professionals, enabling them to overcome talent shortages and accelerate critical IT initiatives and projects, the company said. Blue Mantis also announced an agreement with its newest partner, LABUR, an IT consultancy providing holistic technology workforce solutions through advisory services, strategic resourcing and executive search. 

6. Leadership Move: SandboxAQ has appointed veteran cybersecurity executive Chris Bates as chief information security officer (CISO). As the company’s first CISO, Bates is responsible for protecting SandboxAQ’s data, communications and intellectual property while leveraging his expertise in sales, product development, messaging and go-to-market strategies to help develop the company’s AQtive Guard cryptography management platform. Bates joins SandboxAQ from SentinelOne, where he served as chief trust and security officer and helped scale the company to the largest cybersecurity IPO to date in 2021. 

7. Cyber Acquisition Closes: Dataprise, a distinguished provider of managed IT services and cybersecurity solutions, has acquired Hooks Systems, an IT service provider in Wilmington, North Carolina. The acquisition further expands Dataprise's East Coast presence into the Carolinas while providing Hooks Systems' clients access to Dataprise's portfolio of IT and cybersecurity services. This is technology M&A deal number 118 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2024. See more than 2,000 technology M&A deals for 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020 listed here.

8. GenAI Release: Trellix, an extended detection and response (XDR) specialist, has brought to market Trellix Wise, a suite of traditional and a generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tools to drastically reduce cyber risk. Trellix Wise extends across the Trellix XDR Platform to discover and neutralize threats more efficiently while lowering security operations costs. The platform automates workflows, delivering increased analyst efficiencies and improved threat prevention, detection, investigation and remediation, the company said.

9. Germany Warns Russian Cyberattackers: Russia will face consequences for a cyberattack allegedly orchestrated by a group with ties to its military intelligence, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said on Friday. Germany has been among the Western nations providing Ukraine military support in its war with Russia. From December 2022 onwards, Germany's ruling Social Democrats and companies in the logistics, defense, aerospace and IT sectors were targeted by Russian hackers, according to the interior ministry. (Source: Reuters)

10. Malware Alert: The Black Lotus Labs team at Lumen Technologies is tracking a malware platform it has named "Cuttlefish," which targets networking equipment, specifically enterprise-grade small office/home office (SOHO) routers. This malware is modular, designed primarily to steal authentication material found in web requests that transit the router from the adjacent local area network (LAN), Lumen said. A secondary function gives it the capacity to perform both DNS and HTTP hijacking for connections to private IP space, associated with communications on an internal network. Cuttlefish also has the ability to interact with other devices on the LAN and move material or introduce new agents. 

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.