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MSSP Market News: Secureworks, Omega Systems, Checkpoint

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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. Know Your Threat Score: Secureworks has launched its AI-powered Threat Score capability to silence alert noise and reduce security analyst workload by more than 50%. Threat Score helps security analysts anticipate the likelihood of a negative impact within the context of their operations, giving them and the business the confidence that their teams are reducing organizational risk, Secureworks said.

2. MDR Product Launch: MSSP/MSP Omega Systems announced that it has enhanced its cybersecurity suite with the addition of Smart Guard, a comprehensive managed detection and response (MDR) solution. Fueled by a rise in complex cyber threats and increasing compliance needs, the introduction of Omega's MDR solution harnesses the power of real time monitoring, machine learning and human response capabilities to increase transparency and reduce vulnerabilities associated with growing attack surfaces, the company said.

3. Firewall Protection for SMBs: Check Point Software Technologies, an AI-powered security platform provider, has launched Check Point Quantum Spark 1900 and 2000, the latest additions to its next-generation firewall series for small and medium-sized business (SMBs). The new Quantum Spark security gateways offer high-performance network security at scale with zero-touch provisioning, advanced cloud management and automated threat management capabilities, the company said.

4. Device Security Release: Qualys Inc., a specialist in cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, is expanding Qualys CyberSecurity Asset Management (CSAM) to identify unmanaged and untrusted devices in real time. Cloud Agent offers passive sensing, empowering security teams to protect against threats that originate within the internal network, without disrupting operations, the company said. (Source: Seeking Alpha)

5. Supply Chain Security Partnership: Accenture has made a strategic investment through Accenture Ventures in Tenchi Security, a third-party cyber risk management company. Accenture will leverage Tenchi’s SaaS platform as a new component of its managed security services offering to help organizations reduce cyber risks across their supply chain. Based in São Paulo, Brazil, Tenchi Security’s SaaS platform gives organizations better visibility into their supply chains risks by continuously monitoring relationships with suppliers, Accenture said.

6. API Security Release: Graylog, a provider of security information and event management (SIEM) and log management solutions, has released of a free version of Graylog API Security. This API discovery and monitoring tool makes API security accessible to enterprises of all sizes at a time when API-related attacks are on the rise. Graylog API Security enables organizations to identify and classify APIs, and then detect and receive alerts on threats from inside the perimeter, the company said.

7. U.S. Army Contract Award: CACI International announced today that it has won a five-year task order valued at up to $198 million to provide expertise to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Research (C5ISR) Center. C5ISR Center leads the Army’s cryptographic modernization, information security and tactical network protection programs. Under this award, CACI International will enhance existing and future Army cyber defense capabilities for C5ISR systems by designing and rapidly fielding solutions to defeat emerging threats to both tactical edge and enterprise systems, the company said.

8. SSE Protection:, a nonprofit entity dedicated to providing confidence in cybersecurity products and services through its research and testing programs, has launched "Spot Check," a verification of security service edge (SSE) threat protection to help enterprises answer the question, "How do you know? Cloud delivered security such as SSE provides users with seamless secure access to applications and data regardless of location, the organization said.

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.