GuardiCore is featured as one of Globes High Tech Promising Startups. Hundreds of Israeli startups are currently active in the hot cybersecurity market. “There’s a rash of cyber companies,” says GuardiCore CEO Pavel Gurvich. “The only thing that has grown faster than investment in this sector is the damage caused by the attacks.”
Guest blog by Edward Amoroso, Founder and CEO of TAG Cyber – he summarizes a recent discussion with GuardiCore on their approach to securing the modern data center.
I recently discovered Matt Butcher’s awesome Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes. Available in book, video, and blog form (https://deis.com/blog/2016/kubernetes-illustrated-guide/), the cartoon narrative starring a PHP app named Phippy is exactly what good cyber technology writing should be: Fun, simple, and informative. Even if you have no interest in Docker container orchestration, check out Matt’s work. You’ll like it.
San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security and breach detection, today announced that Santander Brasil, the largest subsidiary of Santander Group, has selected GuardiCore’s Centra Security Platform to provide advanced data center security.
The hybrid data center is rapidly becoming a way of life for large enterprises. Security has to keep up. It is no longer enough to “guard the border,” especially in a hybrid infrastructure in which the border keeps shifting. Security specialists need to step up their threat detection and response capabilities within the data center. In a hybrid world, that means finding security solutions designed to mitigate threats across multiple types of environments – physical or virtual, on-premise or cloud – and deliver centrally managed, consistent protection to data center assets no matter where they reside.
Honored as Security Startup of the Year and Product Excellence in Deception Categories
San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security and breach detection, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named the company as a Security Startup of the Year finalist and Product Excellence of the Year finalist in the Deception category for the 13th Annual 2017 Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards.
Cyber attacks against the transport sector are nothing new. Those of you with long memories will recall how the SoBig virus caused major disruption to the US rail network all the way back in 2003. But the sheer breadth and persistence of threats facing the industry today is largely unprecedented. Just recently San Francisco’s “Muni” transport agency was on the receiving end of a ransomware infection which caused Muni to take its payment systems offline for two days, allowing Muni riders to travel for free, costing the transportation system a few days of lost revenue.
It’s yet another reminder that when it comes to transportation, attacks on the data centre must be detected and remediated as quickly as possible to minimise their impact.
San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security and breach detection, today announced that SC Magazine, the cybersecurity source, named the GuardiCore Centra Security Platform a 2016 Industry Innovator in its annual Reboot Industry Innovators issue. Every December SC Magazine selects the past year’s leading Innovators, those companies that have shown sustained innovation and performance and have contributed materially to the growth of the information security industry. The GuardiCore Centra Security Platform was recognized as an Innovator in the data center security/virtualization, cloud-based security category.
Award Recognizes Innovation and Best-in-Class Leadership
San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel – GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security and breach detection, today announced that it has been named a 2016 CyberSecurity Leader by Cyber Defense Magazine, the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine. Being named a CyberSecurity Leader affirms GuardiCore’s vision that security must keep up with the rate of constant change, closing the gap between traditional security technology and a sophisticated threat actor’s ingenuity. Award winners will be recognized in a special October edition of Cyber Warnings e-Magazine, during National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Over the last decade, the modern data center has changed dramatically, raising a host of new security challenges. Having evolved into dynamic, complex environments with exceptionally high traffic rates, the typical enterprise data center has become increasingly hard to protect against advanced threats and malicious attacks from the outside. And while the number of external threats measure in the millions, attackers only need to succeed once to cause significant damage and loss. Simply put, there is a significant disconnect that exists between the tools we have to protect the data center, and the advancing rate of sophistication in terms of the threats we are facing. As such, a fundamentally new approach for securing the data center is required.
Today we are releasing the Infection Monkey, our inhouse tool for testing a data center’s resiliency to perimeter breaches and internal server infection. The Infection Monkey is a new open source security testing tool that we’ve developed at GuardiCore to test the resiliency of modern data centers to attack. Being good sports, we are sharing it with the security community. Just pick a random machine, release the Infection Monkey and see where it ends up. Use our Monkey to test whether your security systems can detect, stop and contain real threats. The monkey is benign and does not pose any risk to your network.
In our Black Hat 2016 session we will show how using the Infection Monkey for in-house penetration testing can be of great value to security teams, explain why this tool is important and present some use cases on how to use the tool in real-world security testing scenarios.