RSA Roundup Day 2: Mimecast, Exabeam, CrowdStrike, Firemon

Exabeam unveiled a new cloud platform and FireMon handed out awards.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

February 26, 2020

4 Min Read
AI and Cybersecurity

Day two of this week’s massive RSA Conference 2020 in San Francisco prompted more product news from Mimecast, Exabeam and Crowdstrike.

Mimecast has added new capabilities to its cloud-based platform comprised of integrated service components to combat the latest cybersecurity challenges. These capabilities further enable customers to “embrace a new approach” to defending email, the company said.


Mimecast’s Dino DiMarino

Dino DiMarino, Mimecast’s chief revenue officer, tells us these new additions provide partners with a “stronger, more comprehensive” defense against evolving attack methods, which can be integrated to streamline and eliminate cost and complexity.

“With these updates, our partners can increase their customer’s cybersecurity protection across all corners of their organizations beyond their purview, strengthening three distinct zones — at the perimeter, within an organization or network, and beyond the perimeter,” he said. “This offers a unique opportunity for partners to differentiate themselves by offering customers more pervasive security protection in a single, integrated solution compared to [a] disparate point solution.”

Exabeam unveiled its new Exabeam Cloud Platform, designed to help architects secure new use cases by expediting the provisioning and consumption of new applications, tools and content, and making security engineers and analysts more efficient.

Applications, including the previously announced Exabeam Threat Intelligence Service and the new Exabeam Cloud Archive, will be available on the cloud platform through the Exabeam Application Marketplace. The first tool, the Exabeam Parser Editor, is being made available with the launch of the Exabeam Cloud Studio on the cloud platform.

Ted Plumis, Exabeam’s vice president of channels, business and corporate development, tells us each tool is designed to streamline the workload of the security operations center (SOC) engineer and increase the security available.


Exabeam’s Ted Plumis

“Partners will see carryover benefits from assisting end users in solving specific pain points: helping leaders improve the company’s security posture; aiding architects in securing new use cases by expediting the provisioning and consumption of new applications, tools and content; and making security engineers and analysts more efficient with simplicity of use and deployment,” he said. “This is the first step in new opportunities for Exabeam partners. In the future, applications will also be available from trusted partners. Partners will be able to build applications on the cloud platform using Exabeam’s software development toolkit (SDK) or simply sell them through the marketplace. Having access to this marketplace is a distinct competitive advantage for Exabeam partners.”

CrowdStrike announced that it has made available to partners new features built on the data of the CrowdStrike Falcon platform to enable them to develop and deliver security applications and services to customers. The new offerings allow technology alliance partners, CrowdStrike Store application partners and MSSPs to innovate for new security use cases that combat advanced threats and stop breaches.

The Falcon platform reduces the burden of operationalizing, maintaining, configuring and optimizing endpoint security for MSSPs while providing the “most comprehensive protection available,” according to CrowdStrike. MSSPs can better protect their customers with CrowdStrike’s endpoint protection because it allows them to protect endpoints across all leading operating system (OS) platforms and against all types of attacks, enabling immediate and effective prevention and detection of threats, according to the company.

“The valuable crowdsourced data and rich APIs of the CrowdStrike Falcon Platform power our thriving partner ecosystem,” said Matthew Polly, CrowdStrike’s vice president of business alliances and channels. “This is demonstrated by the growth in our strategic technology integrations with cloud leaders, the increase of offerings for our customers in the CrowdStrike Store, and the development of our new MSSP program. As a pioneer of the security cloud, CrowdStrike has revolutionized enterprise security by providing a holistic ecosystem of leading tools and applications that enable partners and customers to better architect their security stack and seamlessly deploy and manage new resources all through one platform. We are proud to partner with innovative leaders worldwide in the global battle to fight advanced threats and stop breaches.”

Also at RSA, FireMon announced the winners of its Ignite Partner of the Year awards recognizing top-performing partners, integrators and distributors.

The 2019 FireMon award winners are:

  • 2019 Growth Partner of the Year – SHI

  • 2019 Americas Partner of the Year – Presidio

  • 2019 EMEA Partner of the Year – IBM Switzerland

  • 2019 APAC Partner of the Year – AmonSoft

  • 2019 Americas Distributor of the Year – Synnex

  • 2019 International Distributor of the Year – StarLink

FireMon also announced new API integrations with ServiceNow, Cisco ACI and Swimlane aimed at helping customers improve network security visibility, control and efficiency while maximizing the value of their investments in security and IT service management systems.

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About the Author(s)

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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