Company also unveils platform for incident response tools
Infocyte, which sells threat detection and incident response (IR) solutions, is launching a new partner program aimed at giving managed security service providers (MSSPs) and other IR partners easier access to tools for protecting their customers.
The Lowdown: At the same time, the Austin, Texas-based company is rolling out its Extensions IR platform, which enables partners and customers to develop capabilities around detection, containment, eradication, and recovery from cybersecurity incidents that can be deployed atop the vendor’s Hunt platform and used during response operations.
The Details: Together, the Response Ready partner program and Extensions IR platform are designed to enable partners and organizations to respond more quickly and effectively to attacks when they occur to mitigate damage and the impact on the business.
Infocyte Response Ready partners include such vendors as Check Point Software, AT&T Security, SISA, Grant Thornton, and ADV, all companies that have deployed Infocyte technologies for multiple customers. Through the program, companies get access to all of Infocyte’s cloud-deployable Hunt platform for a lower up-front commitment. Customers can contact the vendor to find a Response Ready partner, customize and deploy the Infocyte platform, and get support from an IR partner. MSSPs also can deploy the platform for their customers.
Extensions are available in Collection and Action categories and enable users to detect advanced threats, automate responses and actions, and streamline security operations. It’s a collaborative approach: Extensions can be developed by Infocyte, partners, customers, or third-party cybersecurity vendors and then made available via the platform.
Extensions already available include e-discovery tools for personally identifiable information (PII) forensics, local memory dump for offline analysis, host isolation, and Windows Volume Shadow Copy restoration.
The Impact: The increasing frequency and sophistication of modern cyber-threats is fueling interest among enterprises and smaller companies in products that can help them detect, repond to, and mitigate damage from attacks. Mordor Intelligence analysts predict the global IR services market will jump from $18.26 billion last year to $51.29 billion by 2024, growing at almost 19% a year.
The Buzz: “With Infocyte, midmarket customers can automate deep forensic analysis, detection, and incident response — capabilities previously limited to enterprises with a fully equipped SOC,” said John Norden, vice president of engineering at Infocyte. “Extensions give customers and partners the ability to build custom detection along with quick and efficient capabilities to contain, eradicate, and recover from security incidents. This functionality, coupled with frequent inspection of an environment, truly enables a Response Ready stance.”
“As detection capabilities improve, automated incident response is becoming the differentiator,” said Michael Crean, CEO of Solutions Granted, an MSSP. “Leveraging Infocyte’s ability to provide immediate, automated response actions improves our efficiency and speed and lowers risk for our customers. We’re deploying Infocyte’s platform broadly across our customer base.”