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Appgate announces Cloud-Native, Cloud-Delivered Zero Trust Platform! 

Appgate a secure access company announces a Cloud-Native, Cloud-Delivered Zero Trust Platform with a Built-In Risk Engine that will help in advancing Enterprise Zero Trust Security Maturity.  

“It is exciting to reinforce our Zero Trust market leadership with innovations like our Zero Trust platform and risk engine that reduce administrative burdens for IT and security teams while continuously hardening overall security postures,” said Barry Field, CEO, Appgate. “Building on proven Zero Trust principles like dynamic least privilege access helps our customers reduce risk in the face of unrelenting threats with simple, secure connections for their scattered workforces and hybrid infrastructure.” 

Appgate’s Zero Trust platform and risk engine benefits are: 

Customer choice of implementation models 

Fast-tracked Appgate SDP delivery 

Smarter policy decisions 

Maximized security investments 

Simplified day-to-day operations 

“Zero Trust security hardens enterprise defenses, but it must also reduce complexity to accelerate secure digital transformation and improve operational efficiency. Our Zero Trust platform empowers security and IT teams with the flexibility and interoperability they need to readily deploy and maintain their Zero Trust architecture and ecosystem,” said Jason Garbis, Chief Product Officer, Appgate. “We are extremely proud of our global product and engineering teams who worked tirelessly to bring our Zero Trust platform and risk engine to life, and are grateful to the customers who previewed, relentlessly tested and provided unbiased input along the way.” 

Remediant launched Remediant PAM+

Remediant has launched Remediant PAM+, a strategy designed to safeguard access while speeding up enterprise zero trust initiatives. With its agentless SecureONE product, Remediant is at the forefront of the PAM+ movement. In the last twelve months, the company has doubled its ARR and deployments, and more than half of these deployments have fulfilled functionality commitments made by antiquated PAM vendors but never kept. 

Raj Dodhiawala, Remediant President & CEO stated, “Privilege sprawl and credential misuse is a factor in nearly every cyberattack, so much so that both are being specifically identified as reasons for rapidly increasing cyber insurance premiums. The innovative PAM+ strategy promises to disrupt the stagnant PAM solutions market and truly solve for the today’s operational and cybersecurity pains. Remediant is laser-focused on protecting access, thereby preventing lateral movement for every customer – regardless of size, architecture model or vendor ecosystem.” 

Customers have confirmed that SecureONE prevents lateral movement, frustrates red teams, and satisfies cyber insurance requirements for lower premiums. Legacy PAM falls short of this level of security, bolstering Remediant’s PAM+ strategy. For the second year in a row, Remediant was named as an Honorable Mention in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management in 2022. 

These days, password protection is insufficient. Because of privileged identity sprawl, a huge attack surface that attackers covet, cyberattacks continue to be successful despite significant investments in legacy PAM solutions. 

According to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, admin credentials are essential to every successful cyberattack because they allow attackers to take advantage of privilege sprawl and move laterally to access an organization’s most valuable data and intellectual property. 

PAM+ goes above and beyond traditional PAM methods to tackle these risks head-on. PAM+ adds value to the customer’s zero trust journey through six capabilities: 

  • Eliminates the pointless privilege access that is always on and available. 
  • Minimizes the effects of hacked admin credentials 
  • Makes malware that steals passwords ineffective 
  • Utilizes multi-factor authentication to route all administrative access 
  • Increased IAM/PAM program maturity through access protection 
  • Delivers value quickly and integrates seamlessly into IT and security workflows without using agents. 

Mission Secure and XONA partners to offer zero-trust OT cybersecurity solutions to industries relying on remote operations capacity

Mission Secure, the world’s leading Industrial control (ICS) cybersecurity tech firm, announced a strategic partnership with XONA, the developer of a zero-trust user access solution for remote industrial operations, to provide more comprehensive and integrated operational technology (OT) cybersecurity solutions across several industries.

Remote operations capability is becoming extremely important in a pandemic-affected operational landscape for sustaining resiliency, enhancing efficiency, and accomplishing corporate goals. However, as IT and OT systems converge, businesses are exposed to cybersecurity vulnerabilities that standard IT security solutions can’t address. In order to protect essential infrastructure and business data from malicious attackers, organizations need OT-specific cybersecurity features.

In the defence, critical infrastructure, and process industries, Mission Secure offers comprehensive OT security solutions. This partnership improves their security by bringing a zero-trust user access layer to their product offerings, which include integrated closed-loop multi-factor authentication (MFA), browser-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), moderated secure file transfer, system connection segmentation and monitoring, protocol isolation, and deep user access forensics, all offered through a single platform.

“Mission Secure is proud to bring XONA’s ‘best-in-class’ solution to our customers Our OT/ICS customers often face challenges with remote access, but the XONA technology adds an important feature set to our Platform-as-a-Service that will bridge the gap between cyber protection and operational efficiency. That’s especially important now as threat actors increasingly turn their attention to vulnerabilities in OT/ICS to avoid the increased security in IT infrastructures,” said John K. Adams, Mission Secure’s CEO.

“Simple to deploy, zero-trust user access empowers companies to embrace OT remote operations capacity without compromising cybersecurity. As ransomware and other cybersecurity threats increase in scope, frequency and severity, it’s critical that companies fortify their remote operations to account for a shifting threat landscape. We’re excited to partner with Mission Secure to deliver just those necessary capabilities,” said XONA CEO, Bill Moore.

Together Mission Secure and XONA will offer a comprehensive cybersecurity solution that protects companies as they embrace remote operations.

Deloitte Acquires Zero Trust Network Access Provider TransientX

Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory announced that it has acquired all of the assets of TransientX, Inc., a Hoboken, New Jersey-based Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) startup. Deloitte’s existing Zero Trust capabilities and solutions will be enhanced by TransientX’s staff and its innovative, dissolvable, cloud-native application networking technology for ZTNA.

“As organizations modernize their enterprise environments to deal with evolving business models and complex, hyper-connected IT ecosystems, they’re typically shifting from a perimeter-centric approach to the risk-based, Zero Trust approach that enforces the concept of least privilege. TransientX’s technology offers the unique capability to embed Zero Trust Network Access into Deloitte’s products and services, differentiating and evolving how we deliver our offerings to our clients — which will lend support to our clients’ Zero Trust adoption efforts as well,” said Andrew Rafla, a Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory Zero Trust leader and principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP.

“Our cyber practice acquisition strategy — inclusive of the acquisition of TransientX’s business — is squarely focused on hyper-scaling to support our own services and solutions delivery, as well as to transform the way we help our clients build cyber resilience, enable agile operations and promote more resilient security practices. Acquiring TransientX’s business will help Deloitte truly differentiate how it delivers to the market by infusing ZTNA capabilities into a broad portfolio of products and services,” said Deborah Golden, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory Cyber and Strategic Risk leader and principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP.

“Zero trust transformation is not easy.  We created TransientX to help organizations adopt Zero Trust Network Access in a flexible, frictionless and expansive manner across a variety of use cases. In joining Deloitte, we’ll be able to offer our novel approach to ZTNA in a way that improves security for remote work and vendor collaboration,” Egemen Tas, CEO and founder of TransientX.

Deloitte’s acquisition of the TransientX business is the firm’s fourth cyber acquisition in 2021.

PC Matic picked by NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence to Demonstrate Zero Trust Architectures

PC Matic, an American cybersecurity firm, announced that it has been approved to participate in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence’s (NCCoE) (USA) Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture Project.

PC Matic will join seventeen other firms to create practical approaches to developing and deploying zero-trust systems as part of a cooperation with various cybersecurity industry experts. The NCCoE will issue a cybersecurity practice guide for government and enterprise businesses seeking to build a zero-trust architecture based on the methodologies developed by these organizations.

“Since inception, PC Matic has utilized a zero-trust approach to stop malicious cyber threats such as ransomware. Understanding just how effective this framework has been for our own customers, we are very grateful to the NCCoE for the opportunity to contribute to this project. We look forward to working together with the NCCoE and our other project partners to showcase the capabilities of and implementation strategies for zero trust architectures,” said PC Matic CEO Rob Cheng.

PC Matic’s participation in the initiative will help the NCCoE meet the program’s goals:

Showcase an example implementation(s) of a Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) utilizing commercially available technology components that are developed and implemented using the zero trust ideas and tenets outlined in NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-207, Zero Trust Architecture.

Show different types of user access to enterprise resources (e.g., data sources, computing services, and IoT devices) across boundaries, from on-premises to numerous cloud environments, all governed by policy-based security constraints managed by zero trust concepts and methodologies.

Publish a NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, which is a publicly accessible explanation of the practical actions required to develop a cybersecurity reference design that addresses this problem.

“Implementing a zero-trust architecture has become a federal cybersecurity mandate and a business imperative. We are excited to work with industry demonstrating various approaches to implementing a zero-trust architecture using a diverse mix of vendor products and capabilities, and share ‘how to’ guidance and lessons learned from the experience,” said Natalia Martin, Acting Director of the NCCoE.

In response to an open call in the Federal Register, PC Matic submitted its capabilities as it relates to the Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture Project. Following such submission, PC Matic was invited to sign a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), allowing them to participate in this project.