Cybersecurity Roundup: Risk Based Security, Palo Alto Networks, Zix-AppRiver and More
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CF: What are some examples of how organizations have been damaged by breaches?
IG: The effect of any given breach can vary widely depending on the circumstances of the event and how the organization responds to it. This past quarter, we saw organizations such as Demant A/S announce they had incurred significant losses in the form of lost revenue, investigation and recovery expenses due to an attack. As a consequence, the company was put in the unenviable position of revising their operating profit for 2019.
CF: Is there any reason to think next year will be a better year in terms of cyber defense?
IG: There’s always reason to be hopeful. Information security risk is top of mind for many people in leadership positions. That typically leads to better resourced security teams and an organizational commitment to good security practices. Even if this doesn’t eliminate breaches, it certainly can go a long way to reducing the impact of such events.
Palo Alto Networks Updates Prisma Access, Cortex XDR
At its Ignite Europe ’19 Conference this week, Palo Alto Networks unveiled updates to its product suite, including the addition of cloud-delivered SD WAN and data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities in Prisma Access and new third-party data sources and a new unified platform experience in its Cortex XDR 2.0.
As a complete secure access service edge (SASE) solution, Prisma Access delivers end-to-end networking and security services from a globally distributed cloud platform. Cortex XDR has enabled enterprises to reduce alert volumes by 50x and speed investigations by 8x.
Karl Soderlund, Palo Alto‘s senior vice president of worldwide channel sales, tells us both Cortex XDR 2.0 and the new capabilities in Prisma Access represent a significant opportunity for his company’s partners.
“The introduction of Cortex XDR 2.0 opens the door for our partners to have strategic conversations with customers on how they design, deploy and manage detection and response across the enterprise,” he said. “There is a clear need and market demand, as nearly every organization is looking for a better approach to reduce the number of alerts they receive, detect the most sophisticated threats and unlock faster and more efficient investigation and response efforts. The innovations introduced with Cortex XDR 2.0 give our partners a powerful tool to advise in these critical conversations, helping educate their customers on the overall XDR category and how Palo Alto Networks continues to define and raise the bar with the leading product in this space.”
The newly announced features in Prisma Access will strengthen Palo Alto’s partners’ service offerings as they continue to guide the customer journey to the cloud, Soderlund said.
“In addition to the new opportunities created by these product updates, partners will also have the ability to boost their profitability with Palo Alto Networks as both Cortex XDR and Prisma Access qualify for…