Tenable Selected as Partner of Choice as BeyondTrust Exits Vulnerability Management Market

January 16, 2020

Tenable named as the preferred vulnerability management platform for BeyondTrust customers in exclusive partnership

MUMBAI, India – January 16, 2020 – Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced it has entered into an exclusive partnership with BeyondTrust, a worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management (PAM), that names Tenable as the preferred vulnerability management partner for BeyondTrust Enterprise Vulnerability Management customers. BeyondTrust has made a decision to exit the Vulnerability Management market and has selected Tenable as its exclusive partner. Tenable was chosen for its market leadership in Vulnerability Management and Cyber Exposure to help organisations understand and manage their cyber risk.

Today’s announcement follows Tenable’s recognition as a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Vulnerability Risk Management, Q4 2019” report where Tenable is top-ranked among 13 vendors in both the Strategy and Current Offering categories. Tenable.io® was also named the number one platform in the market for vulnerability and security configuration coverage, according to an analysis and report by Principled Technologies. In addition, Tenable.io was recognised as the Best Vulnerability Management Solution at the 2019 SC Awards.

The market has spoken again – and has selected Tenable as the market leader in vulnerability management. In addition to the recognition from Forrester, we are number one in coverage, number one in accuracy, number one in zero-day research and the only vulnerability management vendor to surpass 100 zero-day discoveries in a single year. We’re laser-focused on ongoing innovation – from delivering Tenable Lumin to the industry’s first unified risk-based view of IT and OT security – to transform how cybersecurity is managed and measured,” said Renaud Deraison, chief technology officer and co-founder, Tenable. “We are honored to be the vulnerability management platform of choice for BeyondTrust. BeyondTrust vulnerability management customers should be very confident that they will be in the best possible hands with Tenable to solve their vulnerability management challenges.”

When we decided to exit the vulnerability management market, it was critical that BeyondTrust referred its customers to a trusted company with a proven track record of product innovation and customer loyalty,” said Dan DeRosa, Chief Product Officer, BeyondTrust. “Tenable was the logical choice, having earned the trust and respect of tens of thousands of organisations globally. We are confident in our decision and know that our customers will be very well taken care of.”

BeyondTrust will end-of-life its vulnerability management suite of solutions effective December 31, 2020. BeyondTrust customers can learn more about the Tenable platform by joining the webinar on Tuesday, January 28 at 2 PM ET or requesting a demo at www.tenable.com/beyondtrust.

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About Tenable

Tenable®, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure Company. Over 27,000 organisations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, more than 25 percent of the Global 2000 and large government agencies. Learn more at www.tenable.com

CVE-2020-0601: NSA Reported Spoofing Vulnerability in Windows CryptoAPI

January 16, 2020

By Tenable Security Response Team – As part of the first Patch Tuesday of 2020, Microsoft has released patches for CVE-2020-0601. This is a critical flaw in the cryptographic library for Windows that impacts Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016/2019. The National Security Agency, who discovered and reported the flaw to Microsoft, strongly urges users to prioritise patching vulnerable systems.

Commenting about the MSFT flaw, Renaud Deraison, Co- founder and CTO at Tenable said, “CVE-2020-0601 hits at the very trust we have in today’s digital computing environments — trust to authenticate binaries and trust that our ciphered communications are properly protected. The flaw would enable an attacker, among other things, to exploit how Windows verifies cryptographic trust, enabling them to deliver executable code and making it look like it came from a trusted source. You can imagine its use in ransomware and phishing attacks on unpatched systems. This is a serious vulnerability and one that we fully expect to see exploited in the wild in the coming weeks and months. We will see continued attacks over the course of the year among organisations that do not patch their systems quickly.

The NSA’s responsible disclosure of the vulnerability to Microsoft is a step in the right direction. We look forward to continued public-private sector coordination.

Amit Yoran, Chairman and CEO, Tenable and Founding Director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) program in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said, “For the U.S. government to share its discovery of a critical vulnerability with a vendor is exceptionally rare if not unprecedented. It underscores the criticality of the vulnerability and we urge all organisations to prioritise patching their systems quickly. The fact that Microsoft provided a fix in advance to US Government and other customers which provide critical infrastructure is also highly unusual. These are clearly noteworthy shifts from regular practices and make this vulnerability worth paying attention to and also worth asking questions about. How long ago was the vulnerability discovered? How long did it take from discovery to reporting? Was it used by the NSA? Has it been observed being used by foreign intelligence services already? What triggered the vendor disclosure? None of these questions change what organizations need to do at this point to protect themselves, but their answers might tell us a lot more about the environment we operate in.

The detailed blog post which contains more details on the vulnerability and directions for creating a scan can be read here.

Million Tree Mission – Afforestation Drive by iValue InfoSolutions

January 16, 2020

BENGALURU, India – January 16, 2020 iValue InfoSolutions, India’s fastest growing technology aggregator, initiated a plantation drive as part of their CSR activity where they sponsored and organized the afforestation activity through plantation drive at Ulsoor Lake Park, Bangalore on Saturday, 11th Jan 2020 which is the inaugural event of the 10 Million tree mission by BBMP and “Koti Vriksha Sene“. This has been conceived as part of iValue’s “Go Green” initiative to save the environment.

Mr. Krishna Raj Sharma, CEO, iValue InfoSolutions stressed on iValue’s commitment to give back to the society which we are all part of, the necessity of such initiatives and the duty of socially responsible organizations to get involved in initiatives to restore nature and environment which is the most crucial need of the hour. He also reminisced on the glory of the Old Bangalore of his childhood with its exuberant green cover, and stated that in future too, iValue will be happy to team up with organizations to further the cause of “Go Green” and to re-instate the lost charm of the Garden city. It was a tremendously successful event which saw participation of more than 800 people from different demographics and different walks of life.

The event was inaugurated and attended by Dignitaries like BBMP Commissioner Mr. B S Anil Kumar, Mayor Mr. Goutham Kumar, MLA Mr. Rizwan Arshad, MP Mr. P C Mohan, Corporates Mrs. Mamtha and Mr. Sampath Kumar and Mr. Nagraj, The Plog man of India and Mrs. Payal, the founder of Pinkathon. Many NGOs, Corporates and Schools also participated in the event and the event was covered by various media houses.

iValue InfoSolutions was applauded by various dignitaries and felicitated for their “Go Green ” Initiative and the commendable contribution towards environmental conservation through social Afforestation using Miyawaki techniques. Mrs. Surbhi, Founder of the NGO “With U” Trust and part of “Koti Vriksha Sene” mission presented the Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Krishna Raj Sharma, CEO, iValue and Mr. Dhirendra Kumar Panda, Head-HR, iValue.

Arcserve Issues Top Three Data Protection Predictions to Watch In 2020

January 14, 2020

  • The ransomware epidemic drives businesses to adopt a proactive approach to cybersecurity
  • Cloud for BCDR matures and along with it, easier methods of moving data
  • Businesses adopt unique BCDR tactics to combat climate change

Minneapolis – January 14, 2020 – Over the last year, the data protection space faced a swath of challenges, compelling vendors to organically and inorganically evolve to meet rapidly transforming business needs. Ransomware attacks soared, with all sectors experiencing a 118% increase in attacks, data protection as a service (DPaaS) deployment rose to dominate many business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategies, and the impacts from climate change on business operations became clear as states like California intentionally turned off power lines to prevent wildfires.

The year ahead will test many businesses, IT organizations, and data protection vendors as threats to business data become increasingly pervasive. Arcserve, LLC, the world’s most experienced data protection provider, shares its top BCDR predictions for 2020.

Ransomware reaches epidemic proportions

Over the next year, we should expect cyberattacks to escalate, with cybercriminals taking a more tailored approach to disseminate malware, and in many cases, targeting the data backups themselves.

Companies across all industries need to understand that ransomware is a “when” not “if” scenario, and better prepare for this continued onslaught of cybercrime. Instead of relying solely on security solutions, IT leaders must take a two-pronged approach to ransomware mitigation to avoid choosing between data loss or paying a ransom – and in many cases, both. This means not only making investments in more advanced threat detection and remediation software, but also ensuring that data backup and disaster recovery protocols have entered the modern era.

In 2020, more businesses will seek out vendors who offer an integrated approach to cybersecurity and disaster recovery with solutions that combine the two. In doing so, IT leaders will move away from segmenting threat prevention and data protection to assure mitigation from cyberattacks, no matter the level of sophistication or target. Further, IT teams will invest more time into making backup plans known to business leaders by more clearly documenting who is responsible for what if their organization were to fall victim to an attack.

Cloud strategies reach full maturity

Migrations to the cloud will only continue to increase. But, now IT professionals will weigh whether to deploy hybrid and multi-cloud strategies, and look for new ways to overcome the obstacles and complexities associated with each – especially as SaaS-based solutions become more prevalent. Many companies are struggling to determine which data and applications should be in the cloud versus on-premises, learn the nuances between varying hyperscaler subscriptions, features and functionalities, and ensure their IT teams have the proper training and skills to manage these environments.

In 2020, we should expect organizations to dedicate more resources to deploy these infrastructures successfully, and standardize a security model that works across different vendors to reduce gaps, avoid misconfigurations, and ensure critical data, workloads and applications remain resilient. And, to match the pace at which organizations are moving to the cloud, we will likely see an emergence of offerings that aim to make it easier for companies to migrate their critical data. These solutions will deliver capabilities to ensure there is no impact to production systems while the migration occurs so organizations don’t need to suffer any unnecessary downtime.

Businesses proactively prepare for epic storms

As weather events become more severe, businesses need to adjust their disaster recovery plans to better anticipate those that could halt their operations and IT services. In the upcoming year, disaster recovery and business continuity specialists will employ DR techniques, such as California’s planned power shut offs, to prevent climate change from causing extended outages, data loss and financial damages. And, they will begin documenting these prevention tactics, particularly in areas where severe weather is more likely, to enable business leaders to prepare for these scenarios ahead of time.

While it’s clear there are several internal and external factors that could impact business continuity, the fact remains that enterprises are working toward making necessary investments to keep their priceless corporate data safe,” said Oussama El-Hilali, CTO at Arcserve. “Now, the onus is on IT teams and business leaders to make sure they’re staying on top of and actively combatting new threats that can cause extended data loss or downtime. Those that clearly define their policies and procedures, and make educated investments into data protection will remain resilient.”

To learn how Arcserve can help set up enterprises for success in 2020, review our portfolio of data protection solutions at arcserve.com/data-protection-solutions.

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About Arcserve

Arcserve provides exceptional solutions to protect the priceless digital assets of organizations in need of full scale, comprehensive data protection. Established in 1983, Arcserve is the world’s most experienced provider of business continuity solutions that safeguard multi-generational IT infrastructures with applications and systems in any location, on premises and in the cloud. Organizations in over 150 countries around the world rely on Arcserve’s highly efficient, integrated technologies and expertise to eliminate the risk of data loss and extended downtime while reducing the cost and complexity of backing up and restoring data by up to 50 percent. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with locations around the world. Explore more at www.arcserve.com and follow @Arcserve on Twitter.

AVerMedia AVerAI Box PC EN713-AAE9 Won Taiwan Excellence Award

January 13, 2020

Taipei, Taiwan / BENGALURU, India – January 13, 2020 AVerMedia, the world’s leading manufacturer of hardware imaging solutions, proudly announces that its AVerAI Box PC EN713-AAE9 has been awarded by Taiwan Excellence Award. AVerMedia Aver AI Box PC EN713-AAE9 is designed to work for NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ as an8-port PoE Ethernet A.I. NVR (Network Video Recorder) for intelligent surveillance system. EN713-AAE9 is designed as an application-ready platform for multiple applications to improve the performance, flexibility, and time to market. EN713-AAE9 also uses Aver Cooler Wave Fin technology to operate in the environment up to 50°C/122°F without airflow.

With EN713-AAE9, software developers not only can deploy their deep learning A.I. NVR software on this system but also can market their software in this Box PC as a complete solution. This can greatly help simplify the efforts and the processes of the system integration in launching their A.I. solution into the market.

Taiwan Excellence Award was established by the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 1993. The eligible candidates are subjected to a rigorous and stringent selection system that covers four major aspects of “R&D”, “Design”, “Quality”, and “Marketing” to identify outstanding products that offer “Innovative Value” while satisfying the key criterion of being “made in Taiwan”. The products that have been selected for Taiwan Excellence Awards serve as examples of the domestic industries and be promoted by the government in the international market.

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About AVerMedia Technologies

Established in 1990, AVerMedia is a multinational company specializing in hardware and software for imaging capturing and video transmission solutions, aiming to enrich entertainment experiences and provide effective communication between people in a wide range of professional fields. With the pursuit of continuous research and development of digital imaging technologies, AVerMedia has become one of the world’s leading digital imaging brands for the consumer, corporate and industrial markets. We are proud to bring our 30 years of expertise to the gaming market. We are committed to providing users with the most enjoyable gaming experiences with a full spectrum of product lineups, ranging from game capturing solutions to gaming microphones, speakers, and headsets for PC and console games. Revolutionize your gaming experience with AVerMedia. Find out more at www.avermedia.com

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