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Attivo Networks® Named “Most Innovative” in 2018 Cyber Defense Global Awards

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Company changes the asymmetry of cyberattacks with commercial-grade deception technology

FREMONT, CA – October 3, 2018 – Attivo Networks®, the award-winning leader in deception for cybersecurity threat detection, today announced that it has received a 2018 Cyber Defense Global Award from Cyber Defense Magazine. The company was named “Most Innovative” in the Deception-Based Security category. Winners will be honored today at the 2018 IPEXPO Europe tradeshow in London, UK.

“Cyber Defense Magazine spent six months to find the most innovative and cutting edge cyber security companies for our Cyber Defense 2018 Global Awards,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher, Cyber Defense Magazine. “Attivo Networks® won this award for Most Innovative Deception Based Security because it is an innovator on a mission to help stop breaches and proactively get one step ahead of the next threat.”

“It is an honor to be recognized globally as the most innovative deception technology vendor , and this win brings our award count to over 50 in the past two years,” said Attivo Networks CEO, Tushar Kothari. “This is a tremendous testament to the innovation and impact that Attivo delivers by providing our customers with a deception-based active defense for navigating today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape.”

Recently, Attivo Networks continued its innovation and expanded its deception capabilities for containers, serverless, and cloud shared security models, as well as non-traditional attack surfaces including Big Data, telecommunications, Docker, and other applications such as SWIFT. These enhancements provide scalable detection of an attacker’s lateral movement, credential harvesting, and means to verify security controls.

The ThreatDefend™ platform works by creating decoys that appear as production assets and by creating deceptive credentials on the endpoint designed to misdirect attacks into a deception environment. Then, the solution entices in-network attackers with highly authentic looking credentials, decoys, applications, and database deceptions designed to attract adversaries into engaging. Any engagement with the deception environment will result in a high-fidelity alert and collection of threat intelligence. It will also efficiently pick up policy violations from both the organization and its providers. Through the deception environment’s collection of attack forensics, organizations will gain valuable insight into attacker intent and threat intelligence required for blocking attacks, threat hunting, and returning adversary mitigation.

About Cyber Defense Magazine

With over 1.2 Million annual readers and growing, Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for the RSA conferences for our USA editions and our Global editions at the IPEXPO Europe and to our paid print-edition subscribers. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more at

About Attivo Networks

Attivo Networks®, the leader in deception technology, provides an active defense for early detection, forensics, and automated incident response to in-network attacks. The Attivo ThreatDefend™ Deception Platform provides a comprehensive and customer proven platform for proactive security and accurate threat detection within user networks, data centers, clouds, and a wide-variety of specialized attack surfaces. The portfolio includes expansive network, endpoint, application, and data deceptions designed to efficiently misdirect and reveal attacks from all threat vectors. Advanced machine-learning makes preparation, deployment, and operations fast and simple to operate for organizations of all sizes. Comprehensive attack analysis and forensics provide actionable alerts, and native integrations automate the blocking, quarantine, and threat hunting of attacks for accelerated incident response. The company has won over 50 awards for its technology innovation and leadership. For more information, visit

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