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September 07, 2016 08:00 ET

Leading Cybersecurity Companies Create Connected Security Alliance to Solve the Data Breach Problem

With Over 3,141 Confirmed Data Breaches in 2015, the Coalition Looks to Protect, Detect and Remediate Data Breaches by Addressing the White Space Between Security Solutions

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) - SecureAuth Corporation, the leader in adaptive access control, today announced it is leading the inception of the Connected Security Alliance, designed to take a holistic approach to solving the data breach problem. The Alliance, initially comprised of SecureAuth and cybersecurity solution providers CyberArk, SailPoint and Exabeam, creates a reference architecture that will help organizations address every stage of the attack lifecycle from initial penetration to lateral movement to escalating privileges.

Organizations are suffering from a lack of visibility across their environments with attackers exploiting the whitespace between security solutions. Due to lack of correlation of alerts from point products, attackers can go undetected for weeks to months. The Alliance is designed to better protect organizations and reduce the time it takes to detect these bad actors by providing more than just a collection of aligned vendors, but a connected framework, featuring:

  • Truly Integrated Framework: All solutions will pass rigorous interoperability testing. The result is a reference architecture and documentation that can help customers implement quickly and painlessly.
  • Actionable Intelligence: By leveraging multiple datasets to determine risk or evidence of the attack, Alliance member solutions can increase the chance of detecting the early stages of a breach and thereby limit exposure to the enterprise.
  • Foundation of Identity: With the increase in breaches, the traditional perimeter security is failing due to the use of valid, yet compromised user credentials. Alliance members will leverage identity-context to detect and protect against bad actors.
  • Frictionless to the user: Adding adaptive authentication doesn't mean adding a burden to your existing users. Adaptive, risk-based authentication works silently with minimal impact to the end user.

"In recent years, organizations of all sizes have been subject to a seemingly endless barrage of data breaches," said Garrett Bekker, senior analyst at 451 Research. "While there are countless security vendors approaching the data breach problem from various perspectives, most address only a piece of the overall attack lifecycle. By enabling out-of-the-box integrations between a select group of best-in-class security solutions, the formation of the Connected Security Alliance is a significant step towards providing a more holistic means of addressing the entire attack lifecycle."

"We know our customers are managing multiple solutions and vendors. With increasingly sophisticated threats, we need to make it easier for security professionals to protect their environment -- not more challenging," said Mike Desai, senior VP of business and corporate development at SecureAuth. "Taking our customers' needs into account, we developed the Connected Security Alliance to ensure organizations have the opportunity to select vendors they know can collaborate seamlessly."

The Connected Security Alliance aims to take best of breed security solutions to ultimately solve customers' biggest challenge: data security. With plans to add additional vendors, the Connected Security Alliance is invitation-only.

For more information click here; and register to attend the upcoming webinar "Connected Security: A Holistic Approach to Solving the Data Breach Problem," co-hosted by Garrett Bekker, senior analyst at 451 Research.

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"Modern data breaches unfold over time and have many moving parts. Detecting and responding to them requires expertise at every level," said Ted Plumis, VP of Alliances at Exabeam. "As a member of the Connected Security Alliance, Exabeam looks forward to working with leading vendors across the security spectrum to find and stop attacks before they cause damage."

"CISOs are burdened with evaluating and implementing solutions from a host of vendors selling similar products to solve similar problems," said Henry Jiang, Chief Information Security Officer at Oppenheimer and Company. "I am happy to see SecureAuth take the lead on bringing together complimentary solutions in the Connected Security Alliance, creating a framework that CISOs can implement to address top cybersecurity concerns that affect the financial industry."

About SecureAuth
SecureAuth is the leader in adaptive access control solutions, empowering organizations to determine identities with confidence. SecureAuth provides strong identity security while minimizing disruptions to the end-user. SecureAuth has been providing SSO and MFA solutions for over a decade. For the latest insights on adaptive access control, follow the SecureAuth blog, follow @SecureAuth on Twitter and on LinkedIn, or visit www.secureauth.com.

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