PISCATAWAY, N.J., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackStratus, a leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance technology tailored for both small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, today announced an exclusive agreement with Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq :TECD ), one of the world's largest distributors of technology products and services, under which Tech Data will deliver BlackStratus' cloud-based Security Information Event Management (SIEM) service, CYBERShark, to its network of solution providers in the United States. The award-winning CYBERShark technology is the first white-label SIEM platform designed specifically to monitor and remediate cyber security threats and compliance violations for SMBs.
CYBERShark takes BlackStratus' proven enterprise-class security and compliance platform, trusted by thousands of large enterprise customers, and delivers it via the cloud to SMBs at an affordable price point. Cybercriminals often attack SMBs as a way to launch attacks against large enterprise targets. In a recent report about cyber security threats on SMBs, the National Security Alliance showed that 71% of data breaches target small businesses and that 60% of small businesses close within six months of experiencing a data breach.
"Our agreement with BlackStratus gives Tech Data the ability to offer Security as a Service (SECaaS) to our solution providers and help them reduce risk, manage compliance, and remediate threats for their clients," said Tracy Holtz, director of Product Marketing, Security and Information Management at Tech Data. "We are excited to add BlackStratus to Tech Data's portfolio of industry-leading security solutions and look forward to bringing SIEM capabilities to our SMB and mid-market partners."
In addition to their own data, most SMBs have access to partners' computer systems, valuable data, and intellectual property. Previously, the SMB market was unable to afford advanced security and compliance technology because of the enormous cost, leaving only large enterprises the means to afford the only technology capable of identifying cyber security threats in real-time.
"SMBs are at even greater risk today to cyber-attacks than large enterprises, so CYBERShark was created to provide them with the same level of protection that larger firms enjoy—but at a price point they can finally afford," said Dale Cline, CEO of BlackStratus. "We're delighted to have a partner like Tech Data that will help us further penetrate the U.S. market with our new CYBERShark security and compliance service by growing our base of channel partners."
- Advanced architecture designed to cover complex regulatory compliance, business continuity and risk management needs
- Multi-tenancy support silos customer accounts and files, protecting privacy and data integrity
- Real-time attack visualization identifies zero-day attacks based on rules-based, vulnerability, statistical, and historical correlations
- Vulnerability correlation integrates data from detection systems, eliminating false positives and freeing up your team to focus on actual threats
- Unparalleled visibility in distributed networks to correlate activity in individual customer environments, identifying hidden threats, suspicious trends and other potentially dangerous behavior
- Sophisticated reporting tools for ISO, PCI, HIPAA, SOX and other compliance standards
To learn more about becoming a reseller of CYBERShark, please contact the sales team at (203) 569-2444 or visit www.cybershark.com. To speak with a member of Tech Data's Security and Information Management team, call (888) 835-4236.
BlackStratus is a pioneer of trusted security and compliance solutions deployed and operated on premise, in the cloud or "as a Service'' by providers of all sizes, government agencies and individual enterprises. Through patented multitenant security information and event management (SIEM) technology, BlackStratus delivers unparalleled security visibility, prevents downtime and achieves and maintains compliant operations at a lower cost to operate. BlackStratus is headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey, and protects millions of devices and thousands of businesses worldwide.
For more information about BlackStratus, please visit www.blackstratus.com. Follow the firm via Twitter at @BlackStratusInc.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2016. It is ranked No. 108 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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