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A(head) in the Cloud(s) – Attivo Named Cloud Security Startup of the Year

By: Carolyn Crandall

The worldwide public cloud services market is estimated to reach $122.5B in 2017, an increase of 24.4% from 2016 according to a recent IDC report. Companies are rapidly shifting to cloud-based services because of their outstanding convenience and scalability. However, on top of “traditional” cybersecurity threats that plague on-premises systems and devices, the cloud is susceptible to a new set of threats unique to cloud environments that inherently endanger organizations’ networks.

Organizations store an exhaustive amount of data in the cloud, making cloud infrastructures a particularly attractive target for cyber attackers. As physical IT bonds are broken, security teams also lose visibility into portions of the network. Furthermore, cloud applications are being used more by remote offices and employees, which are often less protected and can act as backdoors to central networks. Bring your own device (BYOD) policies also increase the complexity of devices to defend and compound this risk. Cloud providers offer a range of security controls to help protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of applications, data, and devices. However, within their shared security modules, they stop short of protecting operating systems and data, and do not automatically provide detection solutions for attacker lateral movements.

At Attivo Networks® we pride ourselves on providing a highly scalable deception-based solution for early threat detection within cloud environments. This week we received a powerful validation of our approach as the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards named Attivo Networks the Cloud Security Startup of the Year, marking our 18th award of the year. The awards program recognizes the top companies, products, innovation and people in the cybersecurity industry.

The Attivo ThreatDefend™ platform provides efficient in-network threat detection for cloud environments and is designed for scalability and usability, allowing the ability to operate without the need for additional headcount. Solutions are available for private, public, and hybrid clouds, including AWS, Azure, VMware, and OpenStack. The platform provides early and accurate detection of attackers that have evaded prevention systems. Notably, the ThreatDefend solution is not deployed inline and as such does not require an impact traffic assessment of the network design to operate.

We appreciate the recognition from CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards. It was said that this was their most competitive award and we are honored that the judges recognized the Attivo innovative approach to addressing advanced threats and the lateral movement of threats within cloud environments.

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