Our work as an IT firm led us to branch out and create a separate company to develop these products, based on what we’ve seen in the way of what our clients need.Al Alper, CEO
Wilton, CT (PRWEB) March 20, 2018
CyberGuard 360 (http://cyberguard360.com), a firm which develops and markets a solution set of products designed to detect and mitigate threats from cyber attacks, today announced that their latest product, the first-to-market CG360 SMM (Security Management and Mitigation) tool, is about to enter its alpha testing phase.
CyberGuard 360 founder and Chief Executive Officer Al Alper said that they have selected 20 IT firms throughout New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and the US to alpha test the new tool and provide feedback. The CG360 SMM will be alpha tested for four weeks, during which time the participating IT firms will put the tool through its paces, evaluate it and provide a list of “must haves” and “must includes.” Once the alpha phase is completed, the SMM tool will be beta tested and Alper anticipates that it will go to market during the second quarter of the year.
“The CG360 SMM is proactive platform designed to monitor, mitigate, remediate, and provide protective barriers to prevent cyber attacks,” Alper said, adding, “While considerable research and planning has gone into the development of this tool, we are excited for the feedback we will receive and anticipate building in additional functionality over the first iteration. This is much bigger than SIEM (Security Information and Event Management). The CG 360 SMM will become what every MSP and Enterprise IT department will use.”
Alper, who is also the CEO of Absolute Logic (one of the firms which will alpha test the SMM tool), said that the CG360 SMM is the latest evolution in a suite of cybersecurity solutions that CyberGuard 360 has brought to market – in part to meet the stringent compliance requirements for businesses and organizations impacted by the recent New York State Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation (23 NYCRR 500).
He said, “Our solution set incorporates products that detect and mitigate threats from cyber attacks under a single-pane-of-glass. These products are available on the market to end users across a wide range of industries, including IT firms. But these products are disparate in nature; with unique interfaces, terminology and require a huge learning curve for each one of them to be effective. Whereas today MSP’s and Enterprise IT departments need to master and use many interfaces to monitor and mitigate threats, CG360’s SMM brings them together under a single pane of glass. And our powerful management engine can launch mitigation and remediation actions automatically, or with the click of a mouse. And because Cybersecurity is front and center for compliance, CG360’s SMM includes a comprehensive audit trail to meet these high standards.”
“With each new product or tool that we design, we know that seconds count, as do details, and having the latest information available,” said Alper. “We believe that when we conclude both phases of testing we will deliver a product to market that is second to none.”
The tool will incorporate all of the traditional SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) components, designed to further protect businesses from the growing and dangerous threat of cyber attacks on their infrastructure. But, Alper said, it will go much further. “This is bigger than just SIEM. CyberGuard 360’s SMM incorporates all of the traditional SIEM tools with real-time information monitoring, management, audit and compliance reporting. And more. It will have top-level scripting, protection, mitigation and remediation functionality, and will be the standard for every MSP and/or Enterprise IT department. This will provide ’single pane of glass’ visibility into their environment and the real-time treat landscape that they struggle to defend themselves against, and point-and-click capabilities to mitigate and remediate them. Moreover, the management component goes above and beyond the traditional SIEM to incorporate powerful scripting and automation that have long been the domain of RMM tools that MSP’s and Enterprise IT departments have used for decades. CyberGuard 360 is revolutionary in its approach; it is a mash up of SIEM and RMM to empower technology and security professionals in real-time.”
“One of the challenges of SIEM platforms has been the time and distance between storing and analyzing data and the ability to do something meaningful to combat the threats they identify (and sometimes miss),” said Alper, who said that the SMM tool incorporates the very latest in techniques to be an effective deterrent against threats. “Most SIEM systems have faced challenges keeping up with real-time and immediate investigations of threats; and acting upon them requires a second or third level of effort. SIEM tools have more to contend with than ever before, and our research and development team has come up with what we believe is the best solution on the market.”
He continued, “Our work as an IT firm led us to branch out and create a separate company to develop these products, based on what we’ve seen in the way of what our clients need. And now we will learn from the best and brightest in the industry and together we will develop a product unlike any that has been brought to market before.”
The CG360 SMM will be an analytics-driven tool which provides real-time monitoring of threats across the entire technological domain, an organized means of reporting incidents, the ability to analyze large quantities of data to determine where the issues/incidents are occurring and the specific tools to confront and deal with threats immediately.
About CyberGuard 360
CyberGuard 360 is cybersecurity company and a sister company to Absolute Logic (http://absolutelogic.com), which has 25+ years in providing Fortune 500-style security and IT services, technical support and technology consulting to businesses of up to 250 employees. Founder and CEO Al Alper launched this separate company, 360, to address a need he has seen in the market – a need for a strong cyber security protection suite of technology services that can be managed within a single-pane-of-glass; obviating the need to use 5 or more systems to protect an enterprise. The company was also designated as a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017 and has expansive experience with and knowledge of cyber regulations such as New York State’s Department of Financial Services’ new cyber security regulations (23 NYCRR 500). CyberGuard 360 maintains offices in Wilton, CT and Larchmont, NY, as well as other satellite locations throughout the region. For additional information, please call 844-315-9882 or contact via the web at http://cyberguard360.com.