Adding creative tools for a more powerful security framework– Video Series #3

Enterprises are making progress in executing a security architecture that addresses the modern environment of constant cyber threats coupled with an exponential increase in data flowing in from many sources. At Veristor’s Cybersecurity Tech Summit colleagues described how enterprises are adding creative tools to their overall security environment – putting a finer point on protecting data flow at both the user and network level.

Trends like bring-your-own device (BYOD) and the need to make the best use of IT security professionals’ time are driving innovation in application access control and tools that make the security stack better and more efficient. Our partners are responding to the increased security challenges brought by the move to cloud-based workloads and the growing popularity of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).  While SaaS has the benefit of cloud access from a multitude of locations, it also presents an opportunity for more unsecured data to flow through on personal devices as employees travel about.

In the following videos, Shane Moore of BitGlass and Alex Kirk of Corelight explore ways in which technology innovation is helping enterprises tighten up on access control to company applications and data, and improve network visibility for faster response to a threat.

BitGlass defines itself as a ‘cloud access security broker’ focused on helping secure SaaS applications.  While before, an employee went through a LAN or VPN to access applications housed in a data center, now SaaS access is the prevalent mode.  That, BitGlass explains, means a lot less visibility for security and difficulty in identifying whether a company-issued device or personal device is being used, and what kind of data might be on its way from the company network.  As Shane Moore explains, BitGlass solves this issue by inserting itself into the sign-on process so when a person logs on they are actually logging on to BitGlass.  Then the technology can detect whether the device is personal or corporate, and, when necessary, prevent exported data from flowing to an unsecured device.

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The mission of Corelight is to help to make all the tools within a security stack better and more efficient – so teams can get into the mix more quickly to investigate. Corelight began as an open source project at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and was funded by the National Science Foundation until a few years ago.  Then the project engineers decided to commercialize the software so the open source network parsing tool could remain viable.  The software is now widely regarded as the gold standard for both NSM and network traffic analysis (NTA) and has been deployed by thousands of organizations around the world.  Since then the company has added features including out-of-the-box enterprise integrations, distributed sensor management, and data tuning capabilities. Importantly, Corelight is maintaining the open source model so additional detection advancements continue to come in.

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BitGlass and Corelight are excellent examples of how Veristor partners seek to innovate and find new ways in which to further mitigate our environment of cyber threats through better network visibility and better control of unauthorized SaaS application access. Learn more about how Veristor makes securing your business easy here.