SolarWinds, Mimecast, & AT&T – Enterprise Security Weekly #98

July 15, 2018
This week, Thoma Bravo to buy majority stake in cybersecurity firm Centrify, SolarWinds acquires real-time threat-monitoring service Trusted Metrics, Mimecast acquires Ataata, AT&T to acquire AlienVault, and more on this episode of Enterprise Security Weekly!

Enterprise News

  1. Dome9 Security Enhances Platform with Automatic Remediation - “The dynamic nature of the public cloud and its fluid perimeters create a very small window within which any potential issues such as exposed storage buckets need to be found and fixed before they are exploited by malicious actors,” said Zohar Alon, co-founder and CEO of Dome9 Security. “The most effective way to secure public cloud environments is through end-to-end automation and continuous enforcement of a strict security posture.”
  2. Thoma Bravo to buy majority stake in cybersecurity firm Centrify:... - Centrify was founded by Tom Kemp, Adam Au and Paul Moore in 2004, and offers user-verification software to over 5,000 organizations. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, it posted sales of more than $100 million. Thoma Bravo has already invested in other cyber security firms such as DigiCert Inc, Bomgar Corp and LogRhythm Inc.
  3. SolarWinds acquires real-time threat-monitoring service Trusted Metrics | TechCrunch - Today’s acquisition of Trusted Metrics is clearly part of the company’s strategy to build out its security portfolio, and SolarWinds is actually rolling Trusted Metrics into a new security product called SolarWinds Threat Monitor. Like Trusted Metrics, SolarWinds Threat Monitor helps businesses protect their networks by automatically detecting suspicious activity and malware. “When we look at the rapidly changing IT security landscape, the proliferation of mass-marketed malware and the non-discriminatory approach of cybercriminals, we believe that real-time threat monitoring and management shouldn’t be a luxury, but an affordable option for everyone,” said SolarWinds CEO Kevin Thompson in today’s announcement.
  4. Mimecast Acquires Ataata - Ataata is a cyber security training and awareness platform designed to reduce human error in the workplace and help enable organizations to become more secure by changing the security culture of their employees. The acquisition will allow customers to measure cyber risk training effectiveness by converting behavior observations into actionable risk metrics for security professionals.
  5. AT&T to Acquire AlienVault - The acquisition of AlienVault will enable AT&T to expand its enterprise-grade security solutions portfolio and offerings to millions of small and medium-sized businesses. AlienVault’s innovative technology and security talent will help accelerate AT&T’s vision of enabling organizations of all sizes with effective cybersecurity solutions. The acquisition will combine AlienVault’s expertise in threat intelligence with AT&T’s cybersecurity solutions portfolio that includes threat detection and prevention as well as response technologies and services.
  6. SecureAuth + Core Security provides new authentication controls for Windows and Mac - Adaptive authentication provides the highest level of identity security without negatively impacting the user as risk checks – such as device recognition, geo-location, and threat detection services – are done behind the scenes. Multi-factor authentication methods, including Push-to-Accept and SMS one-time-passcodes, are required only if risks are detected.
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