NEW YORK and SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative, compliance and cyber defense services firm, and Confer, a leader in behavior-based endpoint detection and response, announced a joint initiative to deliver a new managed security service that enables organizations to proactively defend themselves from cyber attacks.
K2 Intelligence is known for its investigative excellence and multidisciplinary team of cyber defense and technology experts, which includes former FBI Cyber Division Special Agents and other law enforcement and intelligence professionals. K2 Intelligence combines this expertise with a suite of cyber defense products and services to provide a holistic and innovative approach to minimize cyber risk.
K2 Intelligence selected Confer's Converged Endpoint Security Platform as the foundation for its new managed security service. The combination of simplified and intuitive management, the ability to conduct robust, efficient and cost effective investigations and analysis, and proactive detection of attacks made Confer the best choice as partner. Confer's patented technology replicates the analytics that highly sophisticated security professionals would perform, yet does it in an automated, high-speed fashion within the product. Coupled with the ability to prevent the attacks that typically evade anti-virus and other security products, Confer forms an adaptive defense that gets smarter and stronger over time.
"Our partnership with Confer changes the paradigm of traditional cyber defense and retained-based incident response. Having K2 Intelligence and Confer in your network detecting and responding to threats in real time eliminates the need to search for an expert when a breach is first discovered," said Austin Berglas, Senior Managing Director and head of Cyber Defense at K2 Intelligence. "This partnership will allow our team of world-class investigators to take our cyber defense services to the next level."
"Our goal was to create groundbreaking technology that greatly increases prevention and detection of cyberattacks, with zero impact to the end user, while also performing the best in its class," said Mark Quinlivan, CEO and Founder, Confer. "We're very pleased that security visionaries like K2 Intelligence have not only recognized the merit of our technology, but are relying on it to help protect their clients' assets. Together we're setting a new level of cyber threat intelligence and prevention."
In deploying Confer's platform, K2 Intelligence will install lightweight sensors on its clients' endpoints which includes any device with a remote connection to the network such as laptops, smartphones and virtual servers. These sensors analyze and monitor all application processes on a device, providing granular visibility into the activities of malicious threats on the endpoint, accelerating attack response and strengthening threat intelligence. Once a threat is detected, K2 can respond and investigate in near real-time. Using Confer, K2 Intelligence can move quickly towards remediation, by terminating malicious processes across the network, or deleting a single file which may be the root cause of the incident.
About K2 Intelligence
K2 Intelligence is an industry-leading investigative, compliance and cyber defense services firm founded in 2009 by Jeremy M. Kroll and Jules B. Kroll, the originator of the modern corporate investigations industry. Over the last 40 years, Jules, Jeremy, and their teams have built a reputation not only for investigative, analytic and advisory excellence but for the independence and insight they bring to investigations. With offices in New York, London, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Geneva, and Los Angeles, K2 Intelligence advises governments, companies, boards and individuals in business areas including: Complex Investigations & Disputes; Anti Money Laundering and Regulatory Compliance; Construction and Real Estate Project Oversight Monitoring & Compliance; Data Analytics & Visualization; and Cybersecurity Investigations & Defense.
In 2015, American International Group, Inc. (AIG), a leading international insurance organization and the market leader in the underwriting of cyber insurance, endorsed the work of K2 Intelligence by acquiring a minority stake in the firm. For more information, visit www.k2intelligence.com
Confer offers a fundamentally different approach to endpoint security through a Converged Endpoint Security Platform, an adaptive defense that integrates prevention, detection and incident response for endpoints, servers and cloud workloads. The patented technology disrupts most attacks while collecting a rich history of endpoint behavior to support post-incident response and remediation. Confer automates this approach to secure millions of devices, regardless of where they are, allowing security teams to focus on more important activities. For more information, visit www.confer.net.
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