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MSSP Market News: Sentra, IBM, Veeam, Flare

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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. LLM for Cloud Data Security: Sentra, a cloud-native data security platform provider, has brought to market Sentra Jagger, a Large Language Model (LLM) assistant for cloud data security. This new capability enhances the functionality of Sentra's Data Security Posture Management (DSPM) and Data Detection and Response (DDR) platform, enabling users to address emerging threats and vulnerabilities with real time insights, as well as extending its usability to other governance roles such as audit, compliance and privacy, the company said.

2. Cyber Training Facility Opens: IBM has opened its new IBM X-Force Cyber Range in Washington, D.C. The range includes custom training exercises specifically designed to help U.S. federal agencies, their suppliers and critical infrastructure organizations more effectively respond to cyberattacks and threats posed by AI. The facility is designed to help everyone from legal and mission-critical leaders, to the C-suite and technical security leaders, prepare for a real-world cyber incident, the company said.

3. Cloud Security Launch: Veeam Software, a specialist in data protection and ransomware recovery, has unveiled Veeam Data Cloud. Veeam Data Cloud provides backup-as-a-service (BaaS) for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure, using powerful data protection and security technology within a simple, seamless user experience, the company said.

4. Supply Chain Ransomware Protection: Flare, a continuous threat exposure management solution provider, has released Supply Chain Ransomware Exposure Monitoring. This solution delivers visibility and proactive security across the extended supply chain, transforming how organizations can manage and mitigate threat exposures that exist within ransomware data leaks, the company said.

5. CISO Branding Program: New Cyber Executive, a consultancy that helps chief information security officers improve leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, has launched CISO Brand 4-Week Intensive. The program helps cybersecurity executives develop a personal brand to differentiate themselves from peers, establish their expertise and enhance their credibility and authority in a growing but highly competitive market. Led by Chris Brown, CEO and executive coach at New Cyber Executive, and Val Brown, CEO of Val Brown Group, the program covers personal brand, defining a brand, identifying a target audience and promoting the brand in the market.

6. Funding Round: Claroty, a cyber-physical systems protection company, has secured $100 million in strategic growth financing. Participants include lead equity investor Delta-v Capital, as well as AB Private Credit Investors at AllianceBernstein, Standard Investments, Toshiba Digital Solutions, SE Ventures, Rockwell Automation and Silicon Valley Bank. Combined with its existing $635 million in funding to date, this new financing further establishes Claroty's position in the critical infrastructure cybersecurity market, the company said.

7. AI for XDR/SOAR Release: AgileBlue, a provider of AI-powered cybersecurity solutions, has brought to market Sapphire AI within its Cerulean XDR/SOAR platform. Sapphire AI streamlines SecOps and SOAR (security orchestration, automation, and response) processes, effectively reducing the risk of cyberattacks with rapid response capabilities and precise accuracy, the company said.

8. Security Partnership: Hornetsecurity Group, a cloud security and compliance SaaS provider, is partnering with Vade, a France-based email cybersecurity company. Hornetsecurity and Vade customers and partners will now benefit from a more extensive product offering, positioning Hornetsecurity as a global reference for cloud-based cybersecurity services, the companies said.

9. Cyber Companies Collaborate: Stratascale has forged a new partnership with AI platform provider Dataminr to empower chief information security officers and their teams with the tools to identify and respond to cyber, digital and cyber-physical threats. Stratascale is incorporating Dataminr Pulse for Cyber Risk into its attack surface control services, which enable clients to continually manage, test and validate their attack surface.

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.