SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In an industry that is failing in its primary goal of blocking malicious infections, enSilo, a cyber security company, offers a different approach to addressing threats. enSilo assumes that the threat actors are already inside the network and instead focuses on preventing the consequences of the attack, namely data exfiltration and tampering. Today, the company announced it has been named in Gartner Inc.'s "Cool Vendor in Digital Workplace Security, 2016" report.
EnSilo realizes that the most critical type of technology for companies of all sizes and industry is protection technology for preventing, in real-time, any type of data from being tampered with or stolen. As evidenced by the successful attacks appearing so frequently in headlines, organizations today have to assume that network infiltration is inevitable. They should concentrate on preventing the consequences of the cyber-attack, instead of wasting time and money trying to manage indicators of attack that attempt to detect the existence of malware. Threat intelligence teams are inundated with noisy indicators and false positives that send them scrambling to investigate situations when there is no real threat, or they are left to pore through data during the post-investigation and remediation of a cyber-attack. These floods of indicator alerts create a scaling issue for companies and long detection cycles. Organizations should only be alerted once, in real-time, upon the prevention of the actual data theft or tampering — such as with ransomware.
EnSilo offers a real-time data protection platform to counter advanced targeted attacks by generically preventing threat actors from establishing outbound malicious connections and from performing malicious file modifications. The technology prevents threats in real time, containing them before any damage can happen. This prevents data from being stolen or otherwise tampered with, such as with ransomware, even when the threat is completely new and unknown. It also operates behind the scenes and does not interfere with employees and business operations; there is no need to ever have to take computers offline or unplug them.
"Why hire more security guards to surveil everyone who walks into the bank when you can automatically handcuff bank robbers as they try to run out the door with the loot? The broad-stroke approach of monitoring all traffic and activity in the bank is costly from a time and financial perspective and it's happening across organizations globally," said Roy Katmor, enSilo CEO. "We created enSilo to address the cyber-security threat and give companies an effective and accurate way to protect data without having security teams waste cycles looking at the wide universe of threat indicators."
"It's an honor to be recognized by Gartner," Katmor said. "We consider our inclusion in Gartner's 2016 Cool Vendor report to be a testament to our practical and innovative approach to network security in an increasingly 'hacked' world. With our platform, CISOs, CIOs and CEOs can rest assured that their critical data remains safe and daily operations uninterrupted."
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Source: Gartner, Inc., Cool Vendors in Digital Workplace Security, 2016, Ayal Tirosh, Lawrence Pingree, Avivah Litan, Lawrence Orans, Adam Hils, Felix Gaehtgens, Brian Reed, Peter Firstbrook
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enSilo delivers a real-time data protection platform against advanced targeted attacks by preventing threat actors from establishing outbound malicious connections and from performing malicious file modifications. With enSilo, organizations can continue running their businesses' operations securely and without interruption, even during the investigation and remediation of attacks. enSilo is backed by Carmel Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Rembrandt Venture Partners. For more information, visit https://www.ensilo.com
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