BOSTON, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Komand today announced the general availability of its security orchestration and automation platform and the formal closing of the company's $1.25M seed round. Komand's platform has been in private beta testing with major companies including Acquia since July, and has proven to cut the time required to detect, investigate, and respond to security incidents by up to 83 percent. The company's funding round was financed through Hack Secure, and led by Mike Egan with participation from Hack Secure and Stonehammer Capital.
Komand's orchestration and automation platform enables companies to automate time-intensive security tasks and processes for streamlined security operations. The solution acts as an orchestration layer helping companies gain more value from their current suite of security tools. With 80+ plug-ins and over 150 actions, the Komand platform empowers teams to build these automated workflows without writing a single line of code so that resource-strapped teams can focus their valuable time on the most strategic aspects of the security equation. The robust plug-ins allow teams to integrate tools with dynamic workflows that automate tedious tasks, while still employing human decision-making when necessary. With Komand security teams everywhere can now execute tasks faster, save time and money, increase productivity, and speed up time-to-response.
"Security operations teams today are overwhelmed," said Jen Andre, founder and CEO of Komand. "As a former SOC analyst, I know first-hand how frustrating it can be to work with disparate systems and time-consuming manual processes. We've built Komand to help security teams connect these systems and automate tedious tasks. With the gains in productivity we enable, security professionals can use their expertise to respond to security events faster and with better accuracy."
Security teams will see notable time savings and productivity gains per alert and across overall security operations with Komand. The platform also acts as a force multiplier for accuracy by allowing security organizations to keep their people focused on detailed analysis, not jumping from system to system to manually fetch data—a process that leads to a high margin of error.
"Komand's ability to orchestrate existing tools yields increased velocity and productivity for our security teams by increasing workflow automation," said Craig Chamberlain, director of security research at Acquia.
Komand can be used for email phishing prevention, host privilege escalation investigations, compromised credentials containment, malware investigations and containment, and automated vulnerability assessments, among many other valuable use cases for the platform.
"Jen, Cort Johnson and I have been thinking about this space for some time. The concept was really born from our collaboration on Hack Secure. I invested in Komand early on, not just because of the veteran team with its successful track record, but because we've seen time and time again the need for efficiency in the security space," said Chris Lynch, co-founder and general partner at Accomplice VC and co-founder of cybersecurity investment syndicate Hack Secure. "With the launch of Komand, we look forward to seeing how companies put the platform to use and quickly realize the many benefits of high-velocity security operations."
To learn more about the Komand platform, reserve a spot in the upcoming demo webinar, which takes place on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2pm EST. You can register for the webinar here.
Komand is a security orchestration and automation platform that gives security teams the power to quickly automate and streamline security operations, with no need for code. Teams can integrate their tools, build automated workflows, and utilize human decision points to accelerate incident response and move security initiatives forward, faster. Komand was founded by Jen Andre, an industry veteran whom formerly co-founded Threat Stack, with a team that boasts a cybersecurity pedigree from Mandiant, Symantec, IBM, CounterTack, MITRE, and OpenNSM.
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