Endace Selected as SC Media 2019 Trust Award Finalist; Company Recognized in Best Computer Forensics Solution Category

Original Entry by : Sebastian Mackay

Endace, a specialist in high-speed network recording, traffic playback and analytics hosting, today announced that its new, ultra-high-capacity, 9200 Series EndaceProbe™ Analytics Platform has been recognized as a Trust Award finalist in the Best Computer Forensic Solutions category for the 2019 SC Awards. The finalists and winners for the Trust Awards are chosen by an expert panel of judges with extensive knowledge and experience in the cybersecurity industry. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards ceremony on March 5, 2019 in San Francisco.

“Every new year brings with it an unpredictable mix of adversity and opportunity for information security professionals,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. “In 2018, we watched as ransomware took down entire city governments, popular online platforms were accused of mishandling user data, and technology giants announced an unprecedented industry-wide effort to solve the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities. Through it all, this year’s SC Awards finalists found ways to break boundaries, overcome challenges and contribute fresh new ideas to the world of cybersecurity.”

Now in its 22nd year, SC Awards is recognized as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. With the awards, SC Media recognizes the achievements of cybersecurity professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the vigilant work of government, commercial and nonprofit entities. Vendors and service providers who offer a product and/or service for the commercial, government, educational, nonprofit or other industries are eligible for the SC Awards’ Trust Award category.

“We are honored that SC Media has recognized the breakthrough accomplishments of our new 9200 Series EndaceProbe Analytics Platform,” said Stuart Wilson, Endace CEO. “With 100% accurate packet capture and up to a petabyte of packet storage capacity on each appliance, the new 9200’s rapid search capability lets security analysts quickly find and analyze specific traffic of interest from within weeks or months of network history recorded by the EndaceProbes on their network.”

“The platform’s ability to simultaneously host third-party and open-source security solutions means customers can deploy their chosen security tools where and when they need to, giving them the agility to keep up with today’s constantly evolving threat landscape without having to change hardware to deploy new security functions,” Wilson said.

“Nobody understands the cybersecurity battle better than the cybersecurity professionals who work day in and day out to clean up and protect businesses from malicious attacks,” added Armstrong of SC Media. “Endace is one of a select few to receive this tremendous recognition of a Trust Award finalist, and they should be proud of the work this represents.”


New OSm 6.5 brings ultra-fast, network-wide search to all EndaceProbe models

Original Entry by : Sebastian Mackay

OSm - Operating System for Monitoring

We are really excited to announce the release of OSm 6.5

This significant new release incorporates some major architectural changes and introduces a truly revolutionary feature – ultra-fast, network-wide search and data-mining – with the brand-new InvestigationManager™ application

Customers are always telling us how important it is to accelerate the investigation of security threats and performance issues so they can respond to them more quickly and more accurately.

InvestigationManager is a game-changer for analysts involved in the investigation process, allowing them to search across petabytes of globally-distributed Network History for specific “packets-of-interest” at lightning-speed, putting definitive evidence at their fingertips when they need it.

New Groundbreaking EndaceFabric Architecture 

Watch this short video for an overview of the architectural changes that OSm 6.5 introduces and how this new architecture underpins the amazing new, ultra-fast search capability that InvestigationManager brings to all EndaceProbe models.

InvestigationManager’s Ultra-Fast Search in Action

Watch this demo to see just how fast InvestigationManager can find specific “needle-in-the-haystack” packet from within more than a petabyte of Network History distributed across multiple EndaceProbes deployed around the world.

(Tip: prepare to be impressed!).

Want to Find Out More?

OSm 6.5 includes a number of other updates including:
• Real-time visualizations in both InvestigationManager and EndaceProbes (“Play Mode”)
• The ability to trigger, collect and export system and RAID dumps from one or more EndaceProbes at a time.

You can read more about the new features of OSm and the new InvestigationManager application on endace.com.

Or watch the video below for a deep-dive into the new features of OSm 6.5.2 and InvestigationManager and what the new ultra-fast search capability of InvestigationManager means for Threat Hunting.

How do I get hold of OSM 6.5?

OSm 6.5 is supported by all current EndaceProbe models.

The downloadable image and documentation for OSm will be available on the Endace Support Portal from early February, 2019.

If you wish to install this new release earlier, please contact your Endace account team.


Packets Are The Ultimate Forensic Evidence, says Cisco’s Doug Hurd

Original Entry by : Sebastian Mackay

Most organizations are overwhelmed by alerts, and 93% are unable to triage all relevant threats. On average, organizations are unable to sufficiently investigate 25% of their alerts.

(McAfee Lab’s Dec 2016 Quarterly Threat Report)

Organizations everywhere are flooded with alerts and many security teams are drowning under the deluge.

So what can security teams do to get ahead of this flood of alerts and keep their heads above water?

We posed that question – and others – to Cisco’s Alliances and Integrations Manager, Doug Hurd.

Watch this short video to hear what he had to say about the value of full packet data and why it is such a powerful complement to Cisco Firepower and Stealthwatch and how integrating Endace’s Network History can help security teams resolve alerts faster and more accurately.

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Endace Back at Black Hat Europe

Original Entry by : Mark Evans

Well it’s that time of year again. It seems like such a short time ago we were at Black Hat USA, and already Black Hat Europe is here again.

Black Hat Europe, taking place from the 3rd to 6th December, brings together more than 2,000 InfoSec professionals for networking, training and briefings. As a silver sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s event, we are looking forward to engaging again with the Black Hat cybersecurity community—including our Fusion partners, and fellow sponsors, Darktrace and Splunk – and seeing what’s new.

Cyber Skills Shortage: the perennial challenge

One of the interesting things about sponsoring Black Hat in different regions is seeing the common themes that emerge.

At Black Hat USA, back in August at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas there was much discussion about what we, as an industry, can do to combat the extreme shortage of skilled cyber professionals.

This is perhaps not surprising, given Black Hat’s strong focus on practical skills building, training and workshops. But it was interesting to talk to attendees about the challenges that this shortage of skilled people is causing, and what tools and strategies they’re implementing to help address those challenges.

A key theme was how tools like AI can help to reduce the burden on overworked analysts, leaving them free to focus on high-priority threats, and on proactive, rather than reactive, response. We talked to a number of attendees about why packet capture is such an ideal complement to AI tools because it provides the context that enables security teams to quickly prioritize, investigate and respond to the threats that their AI-based tools detect.

It will be interesting to see what attendees in London have to say about how their companies are addressing the cyber skills shortages in Europe.

What we’ll be talking about

We’ll be talking about our recently launched 9200 Series EndaceProbe Analytics Platform, the world’s first Petabyte Network Recording appliance.

We’ll also be showing how the unique architecture of the EndaceFabric allows customers to connect multiple EndaceProbes together to form single logical stacks of probes with multi-petabyte storage capacity that can monitor high-speed links of 100Gbps and beyond. This “stacking” approach, combined with the breakthrough density and price of the new 9200 Series EndaceProbes, gives organizations the ability to record and store weeks of full packet data.

Come and visit

We’re looking forward to catching up at Black Hat. So if you are attending, do drop in and see us. We’re at Stand 306.


Endace secures double win at the Cyber Defense Magazine Global Awards

Original Entry by : Sebastian Mackay

We are delighted to report that Endace was announced as a double winner at Cyber Defense Magazine’s Global Awards for 2018 last week, winning both the ‘Cutting Edge Security Hardware’ and ‘Best Product Network Security & Management’ categories. The award was for our new EndaceProbe 9200 Series Analytics Platform, announced recently.

The 2018 Cyber Defense Global Awards marks the sixth year of the awards, which celebrate and honor cyber defense and information security innovators. Organised by Cyber Defense Magazine, winners are published in Cyber Defense Magazine’s annual print edition and were presented with their awards at IP EXPO Conference 2018 at London’s ExCeL.

On Endace’s double win, Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine, commented: “Cyber Defense Magazine spent six months searching the globe to find the most innovative and cutting edge cyber security companies for our Cyber Defense 2018 Global Awards. Endace won these awards for Cutting Edge Security Hardware and Best Product Network Security & Management because it is an innovator on a mission to help stop breaches and get one step ahead of the next threat, proactively.”

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

https://www.justgiving.com/companyteams/endace-mod-dorothy-house 

Follow our progress on Twitter


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.