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Help AG Partners with Securonix to Offer Next-Gen Cloud SOC to UAE Customers



Help AG has become a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) partner of Securonix. The partnership will enable Help AG to offer an integrated, cloud-based, analytics-powered Security Operations Center (SOC) proposition to clients in the United Arab Emirates.

Today, sensitive data, applications, and critical business processes occur in a distributed landscape. Cloud hosting, SaaS providers, mobile devices, mobile apps, and the Internet of Things (IoT) all collect, process, and store data, making it challenging for infrastructure to scale and provide quick value. Securonix offers the leading SaaS-based, multi-tenant security analytics, operations and response platform that provides complete visibility, advanced detection and response, and unlimited scalability. By partnering with Securonix, Help AG is expanding its service portfolio to offer a Next-Gen Cloud SOC offering that combines SIEM and UEBA capabilities in a unified platform to deliver unmatched detection and response capabilities at cloud scale.

Commenting on the partnership, Stephan Berner, Chief Executive Officer at Help AG, said: “Help AG has taken a pioneering role in the region when it comes to secure cloud enablement, and our collaboration with Securonix comes at a critical juncture as UAE organizations across all sectors increasingly migrate to the cloud. The partnership brings together Securonix’s cloud-first, analytics-driven SIEM and UEBA with Help AG’s deep expertise and threat intelligence capabilities for swift detection and remediation.”

David Wagner, Vice President, Global MSSPs and SIs at Securonix

He added: “Our collaboration highlights Help AG’s position as the largest and leading MSSP in the region, constantly upgrading our service offering to meet the emerging needs of regional organizations. Additionally, the partnership supports Help AG’s ambition to offer 90% of our deliverables as a service in the coming three years, under our “Help AG as a Service” model.”

David Wagner, Vice President, Global MSSPs and SIs at Securonix, said: “Accelerated cloud adoption has underscored the importance of analytics-driven threat detection and response and visibility across multiple technology layers. Our partnership with Help AG will drive increased adoption of our cloud-native security analytics and operations platform in the UAE market, working hand-in-hand to secure vital cloud and hybrid environments in the region.”

“Securonix Next-Gen SIEM achieves advanced detection at scale by combining log management, analytics, automation, and response capabilities into a single, unified solution. The SIEM solution collects massive volumes of data in real-time, utilizing machine learning to provide security teams with visibility and advanced threat detection and response at cloud scale. Securonix integrates seamlessly with all data sources, threat intelligence tools, and other technologies in the organization’s SOC, enabling analysts to stay on top of threats. Simultaneously, Securonix UEBA allows organizations to gain cloud monitoring with built-in APIs for all major cloud infrastructures as well as many security and business applications,” the companies said.

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Help AG Launches Analytics Powered Next Generation Cloud SOC



Help AG has launched a fully cloud-delivered, Next-Generation SOC (Security Operations Center). The Help AG Cloud SOC will modernize security operations of the largest enterprise infrastructures in the region with analytics-powered solutions that uncover unknown threats, provide powerful anomaly detection, and user and entity risk profiling, to ultimately thwart attacks on enterprise assets.

The SOC utilizes next-generation security information and event management (SIEM) coupled with user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) to address critical use cases like insider threats, lateral movement detection, and data exfiltration in modern enterprise environments. Curated threat intelligence from the locally managed security service provider (MSSP) helps to deliver high fidelity alerts and provides an unmatched range of services such as threat detection and hunting, network traffic analysis (NTA), and data enrichment.

Commenting on the launch, Stephan Berner, Chief Executive Officer at Help AG, said: “Our cloud-delivered, analytics powered, Next-Gen SOC is a fully managed service deployed to match our customers’ overall hybrid and cloud IT strategies. Built on the foundations of next-generation SIEM, integrated with UEBA capabilities and delivered through local cloud infrastructure, Help AG’s Next-Gen Cloud SOC ensures enterprises get the protection and assurance they need.”

Delivered as software as a service (SaaS), Help AG’s Next-Gen Cloud SOC provides a pay-as-you-grow fully managed platform, offering a predictable cost model and upgrade options to include security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR), network detection and response (NDR), and endpoint detection and response (EDR), among other services.

One of the main backbones of the offering is user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA), which enables enterprise customers to discover abnormal and risky behavior by users, machines, and other entities. In addition, next-gen SIEM leveraging UEBA uses modern big data technologies to perform analytics at scale, with ingestion from all public clouds and major SaaS environments, while ensuring compliance with local data residency regulations.

UEBA not only provides better user and entity risk profiling by deploying sophisticated analytics capabilities to discover risky users but also enables powerful anomaly detection to reduce false positives and surface hard-to-detect complex zero-day threats. UEBA also helps with event chaining to show security incidents spanning multiple users, IP addresses, and IT systems.

“Help AG’s Next-Gen Cloud SOC offers customers the opportunity to utilize the experience and expertise of the largest MSSP in the region with a layered approach culminating people, processes, and technology. In today’s complex cybersecurity landscape, companies and clients will vastly benefit from this Next-Gen Cloud SOC that is enabled from day zero of their digital transformation journeys, offering quicker visibility and effectively detecting sophisticated threats like ransomware, insider threats, data exfiltration, privileged access abuse, advanced persistent threats (APTs) and phishing,” the company said in a statement.

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BeyondTrust Announces PAM Integration with SailPoint Identity Security Cloud



BeyondTrust has announced the integration of BeyondTrust Password Safe, both cloud and traditional on-premises deployments, with SailPoint identity security offerings. This collaboration solves critical customer challenges; identifying and closing gaps in access governance, and eliminating operational inefficiencies associated with the manual management of privileged accounts and permissions.  Password Safe provides a natural and desired extension to SailPoint specifically around Privileged Access and Privileged Sessions Governance. Organizations require a unified governance and security solution that enables a single, centralized view of all identities and all access, which must also include privileged accounts.

As organizations are moving to the cloud at a faster pace than ever before, a cloud-first strategy is no longer a future plan; it is a business imperative. As organizations make the transition, identity is the critical key to successful access management and governance. Organizations want out-of-the-box integrations that don’t require additional services to connect. This allows them to focus on building the value of their business, rather than becoming bogged down with complex, costly, and time-consuming integration implementations.

In a time when a single compromised privileged account can result in significant damage to an organization’s operations and reputation, Access Governance around privileged access is critical to an organization’s overall security posture. The combined BeyondTrust Password Safe and SailPoint Identity Security Cloud provides a hyper-scalable approach to managing privileged access for many vital business processes; including access requests, access certifications, provisioning, search and analytics, and more.

Access governance enabled through the BeyondTrust PAM solution addresses a mandate for many organizations, large and small. Automation via provisioning and access requests eliminates tedious and time-consuming manual tasks, allowing admins to focus on more productive projects, while eliminating the risk associated with human errors and delays.

“We are so thrilled to be the first and only PAM vendor integrated and certified with SailPoint, and that is a testament to our partnership with SailPoint, and BeyondTrust’s dedication to our mutual customers and technology innovation,” said David Manks, Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances at BeyondTrust. “With identity at the heart of security, it is more important than ever that technology leaders work together to build a certified and trusted ecosystem, helping our customers achieve their security goals.”

The new BeyondTrust Password Safe and SailPoint integration offers customers the following benefits:

  • A deep level of granularity for PAM access governance and compliance
  • Augment PAM information into existing IdentityNow business processes, including access request, access certification, provisioning, search and analytics
  • Improved user experience, by providing a singled, centralized, business user-friendly view into all identities including privileged accounts within SailPoint Identity Security Cloud
  • Support for BeyondTrust Password Safe, for both cloud and on-premises deployments
  • Benefit from SailPoint AI and machine learning (ML) recommendations for PAM entitlements within Certification campaigns and Access Requests

“Our partnership with BeyondTrust enables us to better serve clients as they navigate some of the most complex security challenges,” says Ahmed Shah, senior vice president of strategic alliances and partnerships at Optiv. “BeyondTrust’s PAM Integration is vital to an overall security model that encompasses security privileged and non-privileged identities to enable a Zero Trust approach.”

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Genetec Simplifies the Move to Hybrid Cloud with New Streamvault Edge



Genetec has announced that it will unveil Streamvault Edge at ISC West (Genetec booth #13062).  The Edge is an innovative new line of connected appliances that enables the easy transition to a hybrid-cloud infrastructure and marks the beginning of a new edge platform strategy for Genetec.

Ideally suited for multi-site operations such as banking, retail, or businesses with remote or unmanned sites, Streamvault Edge enables organizations to modernize their security infrastructure while leveraging existing legacy sensor infrastructure. The Edge enables the gradual migration of security systems to a hybrid architecture without disrupting operations.  The appliance is also a low-maintenance, easy-to-install edge device that makes the commissioning, deployment, and management of connected remote sites simple and straightforward without the need for specialized IT expertise.

At its initial launch, Streamvault Edge will focus on delivering a hybrid cloud architecture for enterprise-grade video surveillance, with more security and IoT devices to be supported in the coming months. “This is just the beginning of a new edge platform strategy, and a more efficient way of delivering our solutions to customers,” said Christian Morin, Vice President Product Engineering and Chief Security Officer at Genetec, Inc. “We are starting with video, but Streamvault Edge will soon evolve to power a broader range of capabilities from access control to advanced operations technologies.”

A connected Linux-based appliance, Streamvault Edge has little to no impact on IT resources and can be easily installed and configured by non-specialized technicians. It offers the simplicity of the cloud for easy connectivity, configuration/deployment, scalability, maintenance, and updates, regardless of where sensor data is archived.

For systems integrators, Streamvault Edge offers an ideal solution to help modernize existing installations and extend the useful life of legacy equipment while future-proofing new infrastructure. Streamvault Edge will be available worldwide from the Genetec network of authorized partners.

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