Cybereason has gone all-in on helping customers mitigate threats beyond the endpoint to minimize the impact of ongoing SOC staffing challenges, CEO Lior Div says. The company's focus on tracking and following malicious operations sets Cybereason's approach to XDR apart from rivals.
SentinelOne plans to go after more Fortune 500 and Global 2000 organizations as the economic downturn prompts customers to shrink the size of their purchases. Over the past year, the company doubled the number of clients spending at least $100,000 and $1 million with SentinelOne annually.
A longer sales cycle for small businesses and delayed subscription start dates for large enterprises have forced CrowdStrike to lower its sales forecast going forward. The Austin-based endpoint security company says deals with SMB clients took 11% longer to close in the fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31.
Broadcom's acquisition of VMware faces challenges from European regulatory authorities over potential competitive advantages. The $61 billion deal announced in May still needs clearance from the EU and also faces scrutiny by U.K. authorities before it can be finalized.
Private equity firm Vector Capital invested $100 million in Malwarebytes a month after the antivirus stalwart laid off 125 employees to focus on smaller customers. The funds will help the vendor reduce clients' attack surfaces and accelerate momentum with MSPs and channel partners.
CrowdStrike has purchased external attack surface management startup Reposify to help organizations detect and eliminate risk from vulnerable and unknown assets. This deal will allow CrowdStrike to combine its insights on endpoints and IT environments with Reposify's internet-scanning capabilities.
NortonLifeLock and Avast completed their $8.6 billion merger Monday, forming a $3.5 billion consumer cyber protection behemoth with expertise across security, privacy and identity. The fully merged company will have fewer than 4,000 employees and will initially go to market as NortonLifeLock.
Organizations must think differently about how to detect adversaries in the cloud rather than merely shifting their on-premises controls. Combining Carbon Black's insights into the endpoint with NSX's ability to see network connections has allowed VMware to more effectively spot lateral movement.
As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, Ukrainian government cybersecurity official Victor Zhora says that the country's computer emergency response team has tracked more than 1,600 online attacks and that defensively, "wipers continue to be the biggest challenge."
Fortinet has raised prices on products and services to address macroeconomic challenges including shipping delays, longer activation timelines and the suspension of sales in Russia. The company says price hikes have more than offset supply chain and geopolitical headwinds in recent months.
Chaim Mazal, discusses the issues affecting CISOs, including how increased market share leads to increased problems and how having uniform, automated controls can provide security and enforce compliance.
As Western cybersecurity officials warn that Russia's Ukraine invasion poses an elevated cybersecurity risk to all, kudos to Cloudflare, CrowdStrike and Ping Identity for offering free endpoint security and other defenses to the healthcare sector and power sectors, for at least four months.
Change is afoot at Trellix, which is the new name of the cybersecurity software business formed from the merger of McAfee Enterprise and FireEye. CEO Bryan Palma says the extended detection and response - aka XDR - software imperative for his customers is to do more, but with fewer suppliers and management overhead.
Endpoint detection and response software news: The entity formerly known as McAfee Enterprise and FireEye Products has a new name: Trellix. Think of a "security trellis to businesses across the globe, giving them support they need to keep them safe," says CEO Bryan Palma. Will customers and prospects buy in?
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