Cybereason Enhances XDR Offering with empow Acquisition

Today’s targeted attacks increasingly take aim at multiple devices and users simultaneously while employing a range of tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). To further complicate the work of the defender, traditional security solutions are alert-centric, generating an ever-growing volume of notifications that lack context and fail to correlate to one another even if part of the same attack. This alert-centric, siloed approach gives attackers ample opportunity to hide in the seams, which makes hunting, tracking and eliminating attackers all but impossible. 

That is where AI-driven Cybereason XDR comes into play, and why we are excited to announce a major step in the evolution of this innovative solution with the acquisition of security analytics company empow. The acquisition adds innovative predictive response technology, the addition of more top-tier engineering and product talent, and more than 70 out-of-the-box integrations with other leading solution providers including firewall providers, email and web gateways, cloud infrastructure, threat intelligence vendors and more. 

These capabilities will be incorporated into the Cybereason XDR offerings to further deliver on our mission to end cyber attacks on the endpoint, across enterprise, to everywhere the battle is taking place. Cybereason XDR reverses the attacker advantage by extending detection and response capabilities across the broader IT ecosystem that makes up modern enterprise environments, empowering defenders to quickly pinpoint, understand and end any Malop™ (malicious operation) across the entire IT stack whether on premises, mobile or in the cloud. 

The acquisition will enable the integration of empow's patented prediction technology into Cybereason XDR. This powerful ML prediction algorithm anticipates attacker intent and next steps by seamlessly correlating inputs from the entire cyber ecosystem, combining endpoint, network, identity and application telemetry. empow’s adaptive decision-making engine formulates preventative defense measures in real-time to detect, respond to and end malicious activity at the earliest stages of an attack.

The acquisition announcement follows on the heels of the exceptional performance for Cybereason in round 3 of the MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK Evaluations, where the Cybereason Defense Platform received top scores across every aspect of the testing, including 100% coverage for prevention of Windows and Linux-based threats and unparalleled visibility and detections across the 54 advanced attack techniques in the evaluations. Cybereason also recently made an impressive debut in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Platforms, positioned furthest to the right in the Visionary Quadrant for their Completeness of Vision in the endpoint protection space.

To learn more about AI-driven Cybereason XDR and the Cybereason Defense Platform, talk to a Cybereason defender today or schedule a demo to learn how your organization can benefit from an operation-centric approach to security.

Ravi Iyer
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Ravi Iyer

Ravi Iyer, Chief Product Officer, brings over 20 years of Product Management and leadership experience building products in various security domains including Mobile Security, Network Security, and Application Security. With experience building Products and Product Management organizations at Sun Microsystems (Oracle), Good Technology (BlackBerry), WhiteHat Security (NTT Security) Splunk, and Synopsys, he has led efforts to expand the product portfolio to create multiple revenue streams while simultaneously increasing customer retention.

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