1Vendors Use Black Hat Event to Launch New Products, Announce Advances
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Black Hat USA conference. In the early years of the Las Vegas event, security researcher presentations were the focus, as there were few vendor booths. Over the last few years though, the business hall, where exhibitors show their products, has grown significantly and now rivals the RSA security conference in San Francisco. As the conference has grown, Black Hat has now become a major event for security vendors to make both product and business announcements. It’s also a key point in the calendar for security vendors to announce funding. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a brief look at 10 vendors that made news at Black Hat USA 2017.
2Nyotron Names New CEO and Raises $21M
Nyotron announced at Black Hat the appointment of Peter Stewart as CEO as well as a $21 million round of funding. “Nyotron offers a completely different approach to protect enterprises from ‘unknown unknown’ attacks,” Stewart said. “This patented technology will drive our growth and continued customer traction.”
3PerimeterX Raises $23M to Defend Against Bots
4CrowdStrike Adds Cyber-security Search Capabilities
5Capsule8 Protect Secures Microservices and Containers
Capsule8 announced a beta of its Protect product platform that aims to provide security for microservices and container workload deployments. “The seismic shift toward microservices, cloud environments and containers has opened countless new opportunities for businesses to innovate, but legacy security approaches greatly limit organizations’ ability to make the leap,” John Viega, CEO of Capsule8, said. “Capsule8 Protect provides next-gen threat prevention and response that will enable organizations to capitalize on these opportunities without compromising on security.”
6AppGuard Launches to Provide Intelligent Prevention
Security vendor AppGuard officially launched at Black Hat USA alongside a $50 million investment. AppGuard develops intelligent prevention endpoint protection software. “With AppGuard, we’re able to stop—and did stop—attacks, like WannaCry and Petya, at the initial stages and beyond without requiring explicit detection of the attack, disrupting the user experience, or degrading system performance,” Mike Fumai, president and COO of AppGuard, said.
7Qualys Bolsters Security Capabilities of Its Cloud Platform
8Digital Guardian Cloud Boasts DLP and TDR Features
9Cloud Passage’s Project Azul Debuts for Container Security
10AlienVault Improves Open Threat Exchange
AlienVault announced improvements to its Open Threat Exchange (OTX) platform, which provides threat intelligence capabilities. “Our OTX enhancements will provide our users with the tools they need to share the most recent threat intelligence they have on the most complex adversaries in the industry faster than ever before,” Jaime Blasco, vice president and chief scientist at AlienVault, said in a statement.
11Attivo Integrates With McAfee
Deception vendor Attivo Networks announced a partnership with McAfee that enables itsAttivo ThreatDefend to integrate with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform. “Together, these solutions empower customers to continuously monitor their network health, gauge anomalies in real time and automate incident response,” Attivo CEO Tushar Kothari stated.