ThreatLocker plans to continue developing the HyperQube virtualized test environment.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

March 16, 2023

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ThreatLocker is acquiring assets of virtualization technology HyperQube and has appointed Craig Stevenson, HyperQube’s former CEO, as director of ThreatLocker Ops.

HyperQube enables enterprises to build an exact copy of any IT infrastructure or network to determine how the connected environment responds to changes caused by software updates, new technologies, and unplanned events such as outages or cyberattacks.

ThreatLocker Ops was announced last month at ThreatLocker’s Zero Trust World conference. Ops is a policy-driven system that monitors behavior patterns of software with the addition of detection and alerts through event logging.

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The Ops platform also integrates with ThreatLocker’s Community, a forum that allows businesses to access public policies from experts at ThreatLocker and similar businesses within the community.

Enhancing ThreatLocker’s Testing Environment

Danny Jenkins is ThreatLocker‘s CEO and co-founder.


ThreatLocker’s Danny Jenkins

“The addition of HyperQube’s assets will enhance the capabilities of ThreatLocker’s testing environment,” he said. “This testing environment will assist administrators with creating policies for their allow list, as they are able to sandbox applications.”

The acquisition of HyperQube‘s assets will take the guesswork out of unknown applications, resulting in better decision-making for IT professionals, Jenkins said.

“ThreatLocker’s testing environment is a complementary feature for all customers to better assist with safeguarding their IT environments,” he said.

ThreatLocker plans to continue developing the HyperQube virtualized test environment to assist customers with combatting sophisticated attacks, Jenkins said.

Stevenson’s New Role

Stevenson brings extensive experience in developing and launching new products. Before HyperQube, he held roles at Raytheon Technologies and John Hopkins University.


ThreatLocker’s Craig Stevenson

“I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to model new cyber threats at scale,” he said. “My new position at ThreatLocker will create more avenues to assist in the threat detection landscape by optimizing these endpoint security tools for the IT industry.”

In November, ThreatLocker acquired Third Wall, allowing MSPs to better secure Windows operating systems. That was ThreatLocker’s first acquisition.

Third Wall is an automated lockdown security plug-in for ConnectWise Automate users. With the addition of Third Wall’s lockdown policies to existing ThreatLocker solutions, MSPs can harden Windows operating systems. That will ensure end-users comply with government regulations. Furthermore, it will strengthen their overall security.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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