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MSSP Market News: MSSP Alert Live, Arctic Wolf, Fortra, AppOmni

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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. MSSP Alert Live Seeking Speakers: MSSP Alert Live 2024 is currently inviting presentation proposals for this year's program, "Level Up: Elevate Your Managed Security Business." The event is designed to highlight crucial insights that empower MSSPs and MSPs within the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. Key topics include showcasing cybersecurity value, harnessing compliance for sales, navigating complexities in insurance, and delving into the future of RMM and AI in cybersecurity. Contribute to shaping the future of MSSPs by submitting your proposal today. For inquiries regarding the presentation submission process, contact [email protected].

2. New Security Integrations, Risk Assessment Released: Arctic Wolf, a security operations specialist, has announced that the Arctic Wolf Platform now supports integrations with security service edge (SSE) solutions from Cato Networks, Netskope and Zscaler. These integrations allow Arctic Wolf managed detection and response (MDR) customers to better operationalize their SSE investments and accelerate the ability to detect, respond to and recover from advanced cyber threats targeting their organizations. In addition, Arctic Wolf has released the Arctic Wolf Cyber Resilience Assessment, a risk assessment tool designed to help businesses advance their cyber resilience and improve insurability by effectively mapping their security posture against industry standard frameworks.

3. Security Platform Debuts: Fortra has brought to market its new cybersecurity platform, uniting its solutions under a single umbrella for defense against multi-vector attacks. The Fortra platform will detect attacks from many threat sources, aggregate correlate them using AI to recognize patterns and then help customers mitigate risk, leading to a more resilient and secure organization, the company said.

4. Zero Trust Innovation: AppOmni, a security posture management (SSPM) specialist, has unveiled AppOmni Zero Trust Posture Management (ZTPM), a new solution set that strengthens security in modern infrastructures by bridging a critical gap in network-centric zero trust architectures. By extending zero trust principles to applications and SaaS environments, AppOmni provides the visibility and control needed to manage and mitigate cyber risks from both internal and external threats, the company said.

5. AI Security Launch: SecurityScorecard has announced that Highly Evolved Intelligence Defense (HEID) AI is emerging out of beta. Built on the "world’s largest risk and threat dataset," SecurityScorecard developed HEID AI to unite the entire cybersecurity community and secure the digital ecosystem. HEID AI delivers an 80% increase in breach prediction accuracy with false positives under 1%, the company said.

6. Threat Defense Release: Graylog, a specialist in threat detection and incident response, has released Graylog Security 6.0 to help enterprises combat continuous cyber threats. The updated solution provides threat detection and incident response capabilities designed to address cybersecurity challenges without the complexity and high costs associated with traditional SIEM platforms, the company said.

7. Email Security Advancement: Abnormal Security, an AI-native human behavior security specialist, is expanding its Account Takeover Protection product line beyond email to provide visibility into cross-platform user behavior and centralize compromised account detection and remediation across identity, collaboration and cloud infrastructure applications. In addition, the company is launching its AI Security Mailbox, which provides a new AI-powered coworker that promotes security awareness through real-time conversations between employees and an AI security analyst.

8. Data Security Partnership: Semperis has created an enhanced solution integration with Veritas Technologies, a secure multi-cloud data management specialist, to stop bad actors from accessing sensitive corporate data. In addition, Semperis' new partnership with Trellix combines AI-driven threat detection and response to identify and address attacks that start with device compromise and move laterally through privilege escalation to the identity system — the common target in 90% of cyberattacks, the company said.

9. Data Security Solution: Sentra, a cloud-native data security platform provider, has brought to market Sentra DataTreks and on-premises support to help enterprises determine when sensitive data travels between environments, eliminating unwanted risks and exposures. These new capabilities elevate Sentra's core Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) and Data Detection and Response (DDR) platform by enabling users to promptly address emerging threats and ensure regulatory compliance, the company said.

10. AI Tools for SOC Analysts: ExtraHop, a cloud-native network detection and response (NDR) provider, has launched a new set of AI tools in the RevealX platform designed to automate security operations center (SOC) workflows and relieve analyst fatigue. In addition, ExtraHop has formed an integration with CrowdStrike Falcon Next-Gen SIEM, empowering joint customers to stop threats faster by utilizing network telemetry directly in the AI-native CrowdStrike Falcon platform, the company said.

11. Hacker Alert: The Iranian state-backed hacking group APT42 is making use of enhanced social engineering schemes to infiltrate target networks and cloud environments. Targets include Western and Middle Eastern NGOs, media organizations, academia, legal services and activists, Google Cloud subsidiary Mandiant said in a report published last week. (Source: The Hacker News)

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.