Endace announced as double finalist in 2018 Computing Security Awards and UK IT Industry Awards

Original Entry by : Mark Evans

Computing Security Awards 2018

Our EndaceProbe™ Analytics Platform has been announced as a double finalist in the ‘Network Security Solution of the Year’ and the ‘Enterprise Security Solution of the Year’ categories for the 2018 Computing Security Awards.

The Computing Security Awards started in 2010 to recognize security champions and solutions throughout the UK IT industry. The winners of the awards will be announced on the 11th October at an awards ceremony dinner at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, London.

You can vote in all categories of the Computing Security Awards, here: http://www.computingsecurityawards.co.uk/?page=csa2018vote. If you can spare a minute to vote, we’d be very grateful for your support!

UK IT Industry Awards 2018

Endace has also been announced as a finalist in the 2018 UK IT Industry Awards in the ‘Security Innovation of the Year’ category.

The UK IT Industry Awards celebrates IT excellence and focuses on the contribution of individuals, projects, organizations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 12 months. The award ceremony for the UK IT Industry Awards will take place on the 14th November in Battersea, London.

The EndaceProbe is the industry’s only, truly, open packet capture platform, allowing both hosting of and integration with commercial, open-source and custom analytics applications.

You can learn more about Endace’s network monitoring products, analytics platform, and network packet history recording solutions here.


Endace at Blackhat USA, 2018

Original Entry by : Mark Evans

Blackhat USA, 2018Endace is headed to Black Hat USA 2018. Now in its 21st year, this leading information security event provides attendees with the very latest in research, development, trends and solution showcase. The first four days (August 4-7) includes intense training for security professionals of all levels followed by the two-day (August 8-9) main event including the Exhibitor Showcase, briefings, arsenal, and more.

This is event is one of our USA team’s favorite event of the year.  Security professionals from across the country—and across the globe—converge upon the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas to learn about the latest tools and trends, and to really network and learn from their peers. Our conversations with attendees are always in-depth, meaningful and a learning experience for everyone involved.

Endace will once again be showcasing our EndaceProbe Analytics Platform at our booth located in the lobby area outside of the hall in location # L5. Over the last year, Endace announced partnerships with a number of leading vendors including BluVector, Cisco, Dynatrace, Idappcom and Plixer. By deploying these analytics solutions on the EndaceProbe Analytics Platform, customers can consolidate hardware to reduce cost and dramatically reduce the time required to install new analytics solutions.

Stop by our booth at L5 and visit with the team, we’ll be giving away great swag!


Endace Team Winners at Cyber Challenge

Original Entry by : Mark Evans

This year’s Cyber Challenge, run by the University of Waikato, attracted a wide range of participants from around the country with participants attending from schools and tertiary institutions as well as industry.

The youngest competitor was just twelve-years-old!

As a longtime sponsor of the event, Endace this year decided to enter three teams in the challenge.

Teams participated in a series of challenges, including capture-the-flag challenges and a drone challenge. Endace team, Team Dark Arts (consisting of Deepak Ramaprasad, Leo Liu and Dr. Andreas Löf) took line honours after Rounds 1 and 2, taking out the prize for the winning team for Rounds 1 and 2.

Team Dark Arts donated their prize to the runners-up after Rounds 1 and 2, Team Arcton (Jeremy Symon and Grady Hooker, another industry team). Which then graciously donated the prize to the third-placed team, Team Purple (James Donaldson and Tom Crisp), another industry team.

However overall glory, and bragging rights for 2018, fell to Team Elliptic Curveballs (Jacob Cheatley, Michael Jang and Logan Krippner – all University of Waikato computer science students). Congratulations guys!

Associate Professor, Dr. Ryan Ko, Head of Cyber Security Lab and Director, New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science, said this year’s Cyber Challenge was the toughest yet.

“The standard of competitors keeps getting higher, but we’re also creating more challenging tasks. It speaks well for the future cybersecurity landscape, and the University of Waikato,” Dr. Ko said.

Congratulations to all the participants in this year’s Cyber Challenge, and our thanks to the team at the University of Waikato for hosting the event.

And to all the Endace participants, from all the teams: “well done, you did us proud!”


Endace Team Attempts the National Three Peak Challenge, with Ministry of Defence, for Dorothy House Hospice

Original Entry by : Steve Tsirtsonis

On Tuesday 19th June 2018, four members of the Endace EMEA team will be joining six team members from the Ministry of Defence to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge.

The 24-hour challenge will see the team climb the highest peaks of England, Scotland and Wales—Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Mount Snowdon. The team will be raising money for Dorothy House Hospice Care who provide compassionate care and support for people with a life-limiting illness.

The three peaks challenge means scaling Scafell Pike which is the tallest point in England (at 978m), Snowdon is the tallest in Wales (at 1,085m), and Ben Nevis is the tallest in Scotland (at 1,345m). The team will start at 5pm on the 19th and will go non-stop until the challenge is completed by 5pm the following day.

Endace’s EMEA team’s sponsorship of various sporting teams such as Bobsled, the Royal Navy team at 2017 International Tattoo, and MOD Corsham Field Gun team at the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Field Gun Competition acts as a driver for philanthropic activities.

Endace and MOD Corsham compete in Tough Mudder 2017

Last year the team participated in the Tough Mudder with MOD Corsham, and this year it’s the Three Peaks.

Team members from Endace include Stephen Tsirtsonis, Endace Director of Defence EMEA, Tom Jones, Lead Engineer, Owen Gallagher, Professional Services Engineer, and Chris Bone, Global Sales Operations Manager.

Keep an eye out on Endace’s LinkedIn and Twitter to track the team’s progress—we wish them the best of luck!

If you’ve had time to read this, then you have time to sponsor us for Dorothy House, so please feed your positive Karma and donate what you can.

Donations

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Another great year at the Hitech Awards

Original Entry by : Mark Evans

As the Crusaders and Hurricanes fought it out on a miserable, cold rainy night in the stadium across the carpark, a crowd of almost 800 people, dressed in their finery, descended on Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena for the 2018 Hitech Awards last week.

The Hitech Awards is the glamour event for New Zealand’s Hitech sector and features a stellar cast of 70 international and national judges judging entries across 13 categories, including our own David Earl.

Diversity was a big focus for the Hitech Trust this year, and it was really pleasing to see so many women represented amongst the finalists. Jen Rutherford, Chairperson of the Hitech Trust said “The number of finalists with female CEO’s has almost doubled year-on-year. Whilst we are not there yet, we are moving in the right direction. Our industry is truly in great shape.”

Endace sponsored the Most Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product Award, which was a keenly fought category again this year, with a wide range of products from Ubco‘s radical, off-road electric bike to a 3D Bioimaging device from Mars Bioimaging and innovative construction equipment from Calibre Contracting Equipment. The winner of the award was Enatel for its smart, modular charging solutions used to power material handling equipment.

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners. We wish them all the best of luck in their endeavors. And we look forward to seeing what innovative technology will appear at next year’s Hitech Awards.

For those that weren’t able to attend, here’s a highlights reel courtesy of our friends at Swaytech, who organized the event. Great job guys!


Meet the Endace team at Infosecurity 2018

Original Entry by : Endace

From the 5-7th June 2018, the Endace team will be exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe at Olympia, London. Infosecurity, Europe’s largest conference programme, offers more than 400 exhibitors (and 19,500 information security professionals) the chance to showcase market-leading information security solutions.

“The UK team will be demonstrating Endace’s range of products and how they can be integrated with security tools from partners like Cisco, Splunk, Plixer and Palo Alto Networks,” says James Barrett, Senior Director EMEA. “We’re looking forward to hearing some great keynotes, as well as participating in the tech and strategy talks, while sharing our expertise with attendees and other exhibitors.”

Infosecurity brings more than 240 free conference sessions, with attendees ranging from industry veterans to promising start-ups. Alongside the conference sessions and exhibition hall, the event provides networking opportunities for attendees to share knowledge and experience.

You can read more about Endace and our products on the Endace website or on Infosecurity’s exhibitor page. To meet the Endace team and receive a demo at Infosecurity, visit stand R100 or contact us here.


Endace partners with BluVector to bring advanced, AI-driven threat detection to the EndaceProbe Platform

Original Entry by : Mark Evans

As cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated, ensuring you’re not subject to a security breach is more important than ever before. That’s why we’re pleased to announce a new partnership with AI-driven network security company, BluVector.

Cortex, BluVector’s next generation, AI-based intrusion detection solution can now be deployed directly onto our EndaceProbe Analytics Platform. In addition, Cortex  integrates with the Network History recorded by EndaceProbes, enabling analysts to go from an alert in the Cortex dashboard directly to the related packets in EndaceVision with a single click.

A security intrusion doesn’t have to lead to a major breach or cyber incident. But detecting, investigating and responding to threats quickly is critical. The combination of BluVector’s state-of-the-art threat detection combined with Endace’s 100% accurate packet-level evidence means that SecOps teams can investigate, respond to and neutralize intrusions with great efficiency. Information collected from thousands of disparate data sources is analyzed and prioritized and made available instantly to SecOps teams. This allows analysts to quickly understand the severity of threats and minimize them before they have the chance to escalate into a breach.

If you are going to the RSA Conference in San Francisco, both the Endace and BluVector teams will be at Booth 1615, South Expo demonstrating our combined solution. Be sure to visit us to see what our powerful partnership can do for you! If you’d like to find out more, check out our BluVector partner page: endace.com/partners/fusion/bluvector


Endace wins ‘One to Watch Company’ Award at 2018 Network Computing Awards

Original Entry by : Sebastian Mackay

We’re thrilled to announce that Endace is the proud winner of this year’s ‘One to Watch’ Company award at the 2018 Network Computing Awards.

The black-tie awards ceremony dinner was hosted on Thursday 22nd March by Network Computing at the Radisson Blu Edwardian in Bloomsbury, London.

The win is a testament to the exceptional efforts of our team around the world and reflects the growing recognition of our many business success stories in the UK and beyond.

Network Computing is the UK’s longest established magazine dedicated to network management. With the first ceremony in 2007, Network Computing has been running the awards for 11 years. The ‘One to Watch Company’ award was first introduced in 2016 and has previously been won by TDB Fusion and NBM Technology Solutions.

Congratulations to all the other winners and nominees and thank you to Network Computing for hosting a great evening.

You can learn more about Endace’s network monitoring products, analytics platform, and network packet history recording solutions here.


Digital Performance in Las Vegas: What to Expect from Dynatrace Perform 2018

Original Entry by : Mark Evans

We’re excited to be returning to Dynatrace Perform this year and will be showcasing our products in the exhibition hall. The show runs from Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st January, and we are a gold sponsor again this year.

Our partner, Dynatrace, is expecting more than 3,000 digital performance experts from across the globe to gather at The Bellagio in Las Vegas – yes that’s the hotel with the famous fountain!

At Perform, attendees will find out what’s new and learn about the latest trends in digital performance management.

The three days will feature a combination of training classes, live speaker sessions and keynotes on a diverse range of topics, including:

  • Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things
  • Cloud innovation and automation
  • Container and microservices monitoring
  • DevOps best practices and digital experiences
  • Unified enterprise monitoring

We really enjoyed last year’s event, where we had a lot of interest from DC RUM users wanting to hear about how EndaceProbes can be used to provide back-in-time analysis of historical performance. This is something that can be accomplished using the Playback function of EndaceProbes – and provides a powerful tool for investigating issues that may have been missed, or unreported when they initially occurred.

This year, we are looking forward to attending some of the sessions by speakers from leading global organizations, such as Microsoft, PayPal, Virgin Money, and Mastercard, to name a few.

If you’re attending Dynatrace Perform this year, stop by and meet the Endace team. We’ll be on-hand showing how Dynatrace’s Agentless Monitoring Device (AMD) can be hosted on EndaceProbe’s in Application Dock, and how by clicking on an alert in the Dynatrace Central Analysis Server (CAS), the packets relating to the alert can instantly be retrieved from EndaceProbes for analysis using Dynatrace Network Analyser (DNA) or Wireshark.

We’ll also be demonstrating how, together, EndaceProbes and Dynatrace’s DC RUM (Data Centre Real User Monitoring) streamline real-time application performance investigations and provide definitive evidence for troubleshooting network and application performance problems. And how EndaceProbes can also host, and integrate with, other analytics applications such as network security or performance monitoring tools.

We look forward to meeting you at Perform and explaining more about how Endace’s technology delivers a unique advantage to DevOps, NetOps, IT Operations and SecOps teams responsible for ensuring the performance, reliability, and security of applications.


Pay(Pal)ing the Price: TIO’s Inevitable Breach?

Original Entry by : Sebastian Mackay

Late last month, Paypal announced that TIO Networks, a company it acquired in July 2017, experienced a major data breach that has compromised the sensitive information of approximately 1.6million customers.

While Paypal has publicly acknowledged the breach, which could have occurred any time before it acquired TIO, customers are still unaware of the impact the brief and Paypal has yet to contact customers to notify them of the data that may have been accessed.

However, in a statement Paypal did say it had “identified a potential compromise of personally identifiable information for approximately 1.6 million customers.”

Paypal should be commended for identifying the breach and taking full responsibility. However, introducing free identity theft insurance and credit checks shows us that the information that may have been breached is incredibly sensitive – and could possibly be used to damage a credit rating or for identity theft. Further to this, Paypal has stated that TIO services, “will not be fully restored until [PayPal] are confident in the security of the TIO systems and network” a measure it has taken in order to protect its customers.

For all the work Paypal is doing to address the impact of this breach, it’s interesting to see just how long it has taken to identify and respond to the breach. According to reports, the breach occurred sometime before the acquisition and was announced a full four months later, in November.

TIO Networks and Paypal stand as a message to other companies: the question you’re asking shouldn’t be: will a breach occur? But when will a breach occur or has one occurred?

Recorded Network History lets SecOps teams quickly find, rewind and playback relevant network traffic and investigate security alerts before they turn into more serious breaches . And in the event of a breach like TIO’s, recorded Network History could have also allowed their SecOps team to get ahead of the breach before it was found by Paypal.

For the TIO Networks analysts, the ability to go back and examine the packets to see exactly what happened on their network could have substantially reduced the damage caused by the hackers. And for Paypal, it could have prevented a financial hit.

This breach also highlights the need for cybersecurity audits to be included as a key part of the due-diligence process when companies are looking at potential acquisitions. As we saw with the purchase of Yahoo, the potential cost of dealing with an inherited breach can have a significant impact on the value of the company. Knowing the risk of having to deal with such an inherited breach can help the acquirer to avoid being hit with significant unexpected costs.

With EndaceProbes Network Recorders SecOps teams can investigate and respond to data breaches quickly and conclusively.

In the event of a breach they can be sure exactly what happened: how the attacker got in, and what was compromised. Which means they can respond appropriately – offering credit and identity theft protection to their customers, or not if the breach wasn’t sufficiently serious to warrant it.