Fidelis Elevate Named Best Product in XDR (eXtended Detection and Response) in the 9th Annual Global InfoSec Awards at #RSAC 2021
Fidelis Cybersecurity, the industry innovator in active eXtended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions trusted by Fortune 100 firms and governments worldwide, was today named “Best Product in XDR – eXtended Detection and Response” by Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine.
Fidelis Elevate is an open, extensible platform that has been purpose-built for Active Defense. It enables SOC analysts to engage adversaries earlier in the attack lifecycle, reshape the attack surface and take control of enterprise security to proactively stop threats before they impact business. Fidelis Elevate unifies deception technologies with detection and response across endpoint (EDR), network (NDR) and cloud. This combination allows an organization to detect and trace an attacker’s movement, understand what systems they have compromised, stop their advance, and restore impacted system to normal operations as quickly as possible. The company recently acquired CloudPassage, a pioneer in cloud security and compliance, which will expand its XDR capabilities within the cloud.
“It’s truly an honor that Fidelis Elevate has been recognized by Cyber Defense Magazine as the best XDR product,” said Fidelis Cybersecurity CISO, Chris Kubic. “It’s a crowded marketplace, and this recognition speaks volumes to the innovation and talent across the Fidelis team. Our team has been working hard to advance Fidelis’ mission of delivering innovative, unified solutions that help organizations worldwide detect, respond and neutralize advanced threats.”
“We scoured the globe looking for cybersecurity innovators that could make a huge difference and potentially help turn the tide against the exponential growth in cyber crime. Fidelis Cybersecurity is absolutely worthy of this coveted award and consideration for deployment in your environment,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.
Winners of this year’s Infosec Awards are announced at a virtual award ceremony at the #RSAC Conference 2021. To attend the awards, please visit https://www.rsaconference.com/usa for more information.
About Fidelis Cybersecurity
Fidelis Cybersecurity combats the full spectrum of cyber-crime, data theft and espionage. A leading provider of threat detection, hunting and response solutions, Fidelis provides full visibility across hybrid environments, automates threat and data theft detection, empowers threat hunting, and optimizes incident response with context, speed and accuracy. Fidelis is trusted by Global 1000s and Governments as their last line of defense.
The Fidelis Elevate™ platform captures rich metadata from across the threat landscape and combines that content to enable real-time and retrospective analysis, giving security teams the platform to effectively hunt for threats in their environment.
For more information go to www.fidelissecurity.com. Fidelis Cybersecurity is a portfolio company of Skyview Capital.
About CDM InfoSec Awards
This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s ninth year of honoring global InfoSec innovators. Our submission requirements are for any startup, early stage, later stage or public companies in the INFORMATION SECURITY (INFOSEC) space who believe they have a unique and compelling value proposition for their product or service. Learn more at www.cyberdefenseawards.com.
About the Judging
The judges are CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, certified security professionals who voted based on their independent review of the company submitted materials on the website of each submission including but not limited to data sheets, white papers, product literature and other market variables. CDM has a flexible philosophy to find more innovative players with new and unique technologies, than the one with the most customers or money in the bank. CDM is always asking “What’s Next?” so we are looking for Next Generation InfoSec Solutions.
About Cyber Defense Magazine
With over 5 Million monthly readers and growing, and thousands of pages of searchable online infosec content, Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of IT Security information for B2B and B2G with our sister magazine Cyber Security Magazine for B2C. 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 special editions exclusively for the RSA Conferences. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at https://www.cyberdefensemagazine.com and visit https://www.cyberdefensetv.comand https://www.cyberdefenseradio.com to see and hear some of the most informative interviews of many of these winning company executives. Join a webinar at https://www.cyberdefensewebinars.com and realize that infosec knowledge is power.
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Fidelis was impressed by CloudPassage’s ability to collect telemetry from different parts of the enterprise and deliver cloud security posture management and cloud workload protection from a single platform.
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May 13, 2021 – Fidelis Cybersecurity has purchased cloud security vendor CloudPassage to broaden the company’s reach around detecting and responding to threats.
The Bethesda, Md.-based extended detection and response (XDR) vendor was impressed by San Francisco-based CloudPassage’s ability to collect telemetry from different parts of the enterprise and deliver cloud security posture management and cloud workload protection from a single platform, according to Fidelis President and CEO Anup Ghosh (pictured).
“They’re a very good fit for our customer segment, and we think they’ve built the right platform,” Ghosh told CRN exclusively.
Terms of the deal, which closed late Wednesday, weren’t disclosed. CloudPassage was founded in 2009 and employs more than 70 people, all of whom will be joining Fidelis, the company said. CloudPassage Founder and CEO Carson Sweet will become Fidelis’ chief cloud security officer, where Ghosh said he’ll continue to run CloudPassage and serve as the company’s chief spokesperson for cloud security.
The CloudPassage acquisition will fill the missing link in Fidelis’ XDR strategy, Ghosh said, providing visibility into cloud workloads to complement the company’s existing capabilities around network security, endpoint security and deception technology. Fidelis plans to spend the next year creating an integrated offering that marries capabilities from both companies to deliver comprehensive protection.
CloudPassage’s technology makes it possible for customers to discover cloud assets they didn’t even know they had and get reports on exposure associated with those assets, Ghosh said. Once businesses understand their exposure, Ghosh said it’s all about remediation, and customers can take advantage of the synergies between Fidelis’ endpoint technology and CloudPassage’s cloud workload monitoring.
Specifically, Ghosh said CloudPassage provides customers with a front-end interface showing their assets, exposure and paths to remediation across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. CloudPassage can also be integrated into the software development life cycle to ensure that SaaS applications developed in the cloud comply with regulations, according to Ghosh.
Ghosh said he’s most interested in bringing CloudPassage’s capabilities to the Global 2000, which Fidelis classifies as large enterprises and which makes up the core of the company’s customer base. CloudPassage also initially focused on large enterprises, but in recent years had shifted its focus downmarket to SMBs. Ghosh said he’s looking to reverse this trend and bring CloudPassage back to the enterprise.
CloudPassage has sold some to MSSPs and MDR providers who manage cloud security on behalf of their SMB customers, Ghosh said. But historically, Ghosh said CloudPassage hasn’t had much of a channel focus, with the company’s inside sales team calling customers directly.
Conversely, Ghosh said Fidelis has gotten out of the incident response and managed detection and response spaces so that the company can hand those services-based engagements to channel partners. Fidelis’ channel community includes global systems integrators, regional partners, resellers and MDR providers, according to Ghosh.
Fidelis’ channel partners will have immediate access to CloudPassage’s technology as well as associated training materials, Ghosh said. The company’s internal sales staff will get cross-trained on how to demo CloudPassage’s technology as well as the problems it solves, and Ghosh said that training will be rolled out to channel partners.
From a metrics standpoint, Ghosh said Fidelis is most focused on retaining CloudPassage’s employee base and growing the company’s wallet share inside existing CloudPassage customers. Fidelis also plans to monitor the number of net-new customers the combined company acquires going to market together.
“This is a new day for Fidelis,” Ghosh said. “This is a real opportunity to see Fidelis as an organization that can see across the entire enterprise: endpoint, network and cloud.”
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