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“We continue to innovate in our platforms and through our integrations to help our customers detect and respond with velocity, speed, context, and accuracy.”
To combat threats against networked systems and applications, organizations have to stand guard and quickly find and stop cyber threats. When everyone was centralized on an enterprise campus, securing IT assets was much easier. Digital transformation has changed everything. Businesses are turning to the cloud for the advantages it delivers – agility, innovation, globalization, and scale. Digitization made the world a smaller place, bringing global workforces together and organizations closer their consumers so they can connect at a deeper level.
It also made securing IT environments infinitely more challenging. Today, IT environments are more complex, characterized by hybrid- and multi-cloud mixed with legacy on-premises information technology (IT) solutions. They host more users, applications, and devices, which means more points of entry, potential vulnerabilities, and security gaps. It often includes shadow IT and therefore inconsistent security controls.
At the same time, cyber threat actors are increasingly more sophisticated – able to do more damage in far less time. Supply chain compromise, zero-day exploits, and ransomware are all on the rise. They are having a profound impact on organizations of all sizes, across all industries, around the world.
Fidelis Cybersecurity, the industry innovator in proactive cyber defense solutions, safeguards modern IT environments with unparalleled detection, deception, response, cloud security, and compliance capabilities. The firm provides the context, accuracy, speed, and portability security professionals need to find and neutralize adversaries earlier in the attack lifecycle. Ultimately, Fidelis Cybersecurity is taking ectended detection and rseponse (XDR) to the cloud and helping IT teams reclaim the advantage over their cyber adversaries.
The firm was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Bethesda, MD.
The Silicon Review reached out to Cameron Pforr, Presiden of Fidelis Cybersecurity, who spoke about how the firm is making a difference in this segment and plans to stay at the forefront. Below is an excerpt.
“Proactive cyber defense is about shifting the advantage to the defender’s favor. Fidelis Cybersecurity has uniquely integrated deception technologies with detection and response across cloud, network, and endpoints. The result is expanded visibility, quicker detection, higher fidelity alerts, and deeper threat insights to not only stop the threat in motion but also prevent recurring attacks. Proactive cyber defense is part of an iterative and continuous process of investigation and discovery using threat intelligence, analytics, machine learning, threat hunting, and deception technologies to gain insights into threats impacting your environment. This process enables your security team to continually tune your defenses and neutralize threats before they cause damage to your business operations..”
Points of Differentiation
Mixed and hybrid environments are more complicated to secure. Fidelis Elevate® and Fidelis CloudPassageHalo® platforms give users a decisive advantage over adversaries by providing full situational awareness – including active events – to de-risk infrastructure and accelerate the response. Fidelis Cybersecurity provides unparalleled visibility with context via patented Fidelis Deep Session Inspection® and risk assessment that helps security teams to see and stop more threats, faster.
“We work closely with our install base to deliver the features and functionality our customers need today and to secure their data and assets in the future. Importantly, we continue to innovate in our platforms and through our integrations to help our customers detect and respond with velocity, speed, context, and accuracy.”
Moreover, Fidelis Cybersecurity starts by understanding the current environment and risk, allowing the security team to address risk prior to an exploit. Risk has traditionally been based on vulnerability scans that are run periodically — daily or weekly, however risk changes immediately when threats are activated — through phishing, malware, user impersonation, etc. Fidelis Cybersecurity combines detections from the cloud, network, globally dispersed devices, and deception technologies in a way that immediately changes risk, automatically responds, and constantly evolves the security of the enterprise.
“Our portfolio is designed to deliver the proactive defense capabilities customers need to safeguard data, assets, and services – no matter where they are on the network. Already, we provide proactive and defense-in-depth security that spans cloud, network, mobile devices in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. We acquired CloudPassage in May 2021, which is allowing us to further evolve our XDR platform with a solution that keeps pace with our customers’ needs as they migrate more of their business to the cloud. Our customers have a choice to use our XDR platform as a comprehensive offering, or they can deploy it as an open platform leveraging integrations with existing tools in their environment. We will continue to deliver integrations and functionality our customers need from an Active XDR platform to detect, respond, and neutralize threats earlier in the attack lifecycle across the entire IT environment.”
About | Cameron Pforr
Cameron Pforr is President of Fidelis Cybersecurity and leads the company’s strategic direction and the team’s execution. Prior to this role, he was the organization’s Chief Financial Officer. Cameron has extensive financial and operational management experience, and a proven ability to scale SaaS platform companies and cybersecurity vendors. He has led several tech luminaries to exit or acquisition. He is a 25-year software veteran, investor and advisor to companies in the technology, media, and defense industries and previously held leadership positions at WHIPTAIL, Jenzabar, Bain & Co., and DB Alex Brown.