February 06, 2015
Cloud Security Analytics Solution Gets a Makeover
By TMCnet Staff
FireEye (News - Alert), Inc., a global cybersecurity solutions provider, recently announced an agreement with cloud access security broker Adallom to integrate the latter company's security visibility for cloud applications into FireEye's Threat Analytics Platform (TAP) suite.
The joint integration was conceived to address the widespread security issues brought by the migration of corporate data and workflows to cloud applications, examples of which include Office 365, Google (News - Alert) Apps, Box and Salesforce. These migrations often lead to silos of corporate data that fall outside the jurisdiction of an organization's existing security system and thus are subject to potential attacks.
"In recent years, the cloud has become a ubiquitous part of the enterprise IT mix, and as with any technology with explosive growth, there comes a new set of security considerations," said Grady Summers, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at FireEye. "We developed FireEye TAP for these new realities, and by integrating with Adallom, we’re able to expand our customers’ security visibility into their cloud environments. FireEye and Adallom are working together to deliver more meaningful insights on user behavior and data, improving security capabilities with a more complete picture of an organization’s IT assets and users."
Adallom's service plugs into organizations' Software as a Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) apps to gather and provide exhaustive information about their usage as well as potential threats, such as phishing attacks, misconfigured share settings, compromised accounts and generally anomalous behaviors. The cloud-based insights are correlated with traditional indicators of security compromises from IT infrastructure and threat data provided by FireEye Dynamic Threat Intelligence.
The centralized FireEye TAP dashboard provides a range of tools built on both companies' functionality for advanced monitoring and analysis. As a result customers are able to maintain better visibility over their apps, helping prevent most security issues and respond faster to the ones that slip through.
"Recent high-profile breaches demonstrate the increasing sophistication of attacks and show us how on-premise attacks can quickly move to target SaaS application data," said Ami Luttwak, co-founder and CTO of Adallom. "It's critical that customers take a comprehensive approach to protecting their users and assets, and this joint integration makes this possible."
The joint integration was announced at FireEye Momentum (News - Alert) 2015, the company's annual sales kick-off conference. FireEye TAP with included Adallom integration is now available to all customers.
Edited by Alisen Downey