Security Roundup: SonicWall, SolarWinds MSP, ForeScout-Carbon Black


… better protect their own customers, and help educate them on what risk means.”

ForeScout-Carbon Black Integration to Keep Threats at Bay

ForeScout Technologies and Carbon Black are taking a “vendor + vendor + organization” approach against the bad guys in cybersecurity.

The ForeScout Extended Module for Carbon Black combines ForeScout’s agentless visibility capabilities with Carbon Black’s advanced endpoint protection, offering intelligence from Carbon Black for indicators of compromise (IoCs), threat hunting, and ForeScout’s automated remediation and threat response.

ForeScout's Sandeep Kumar

ForeScout’s Sandeep Kumar

Sandeep Kumar, ForeScout’s senior director of product marketing, tells us the integration includes sharing information and working together to allow customers to respond more quickly to cyberthreats.

“This ‘better together’ value proposition supports the direction we are taking not only with our technology partners, but also our channel partner community,” he said. “Our technology integration with Carbon Black further validates this approach and will become more critical as customers continue to adopt next-generation antivirus (NGAV) and endpoint detection and response (EDR) technologies. ForeScout and Carbon Black both have a large focus on channels and also have mutual partners to further support delivery of this joint solution to our customers.”

ForeScout and Carbon Black are both “strong players” across several verticals, including financial services, health care, industrial and public sector, Kumar said.

“This joint solution will allow our partners to now offer current and prospective mutual customers across a number of verticals an integrated endpoint security solution that’s backed by two leading, well-trusted cybersecurity companies,” he said. “Specifically, the ForeScout and Carbon Black integration offers: comprehensive visibility across network-connected devices including corporate, BYOD, guest, and IoT devices; improved security hygiene and Carbon Black agent coverage on supported corporate devices; joint threat hunting to reduce mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR) for advanced threats; (and) automated threat response and reduced manual processes for improved security operations.”

WhiteHat, RiskIQ Team to Increase Digital-Asset Management 

WhiteHat Security has partnered with RiskIQ to offer threat defenders complete, point-in-time snapshots of their brands’ online presence beyond the firewall.

WhiteHat Security's John Atkinson

WhiteHat Security’s John Atkinson

The integration of these platforms allows joint customers to discover and understand unknown, rogue and exposed internet-facing web assets, apps and infrastructure across diverse domains.

The relationship leverages RiskIQ Digital Footprint Snapshot technology to expand the reach of the WhiteHat Discovery tool, used to find and catalog businesses’ web applications and assets, from within the corporate network to across the entire internet.

John Atkinson, WhiteHat’s vice president of strategic alliances, tells us there is a “great opportunity” for the companies’ joint channel partners.

“We all know that continuously scanning applications, with zero false positives, is critical to any AppSec program,” he said. “However, we often work with customers and prospects who have no idea what assets they should be securing. This is why we partnered with RiskIQ.  They give customers a …

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