Digital Guardian Releases Advanced Threat Protection as a Managed Security Program

WALTHAM, MASS., Monday, February 29, 2016

New Advanced Threat Analysis Center Implements Latest Defense Strategies and Intelligence to Protect Customers from Cybercriminals and Threat Actors

Waltham, Mass. - March 01, 2016 Digital Guardian, a next generation data protection platform purpose built to stop data theft, today announced that it has released its Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) solution as a Managed Security Program. ATP as a Managed Security Program identifies and protects against advanced cyber attacks introduced to enterprises at the endpoint.

Due to the acute talent shortage in cybersecurity and the growing complexity of deploying and managing sophisticated data protection technologies and programs, Digital Guardian’s Managed Security Program has been rapidly expanding. It grew 102% year over year in 2015, and is currently hosting more than 90 customers and has almost 300,000 endpoints under management for clients ranging from mid-market size through the Fortune 100. With this momentum, Digital Guardian has expanded its Managed Security Program to include Advanced Threat Protection for customers looking to receive protection from external attacks posed by cybercriminals and other threat actors.

The Advanced Threat Protection for Managed Security Program is bolstered by its new Advanced Threat Analysis Center, or ATAC, which combines security researchers and analysts’ expertise and a new centralized threat intelligence management system. This enables Digital Guardian to detect and remediate threats faster and more efficiently for customers. With the threat intelligence management system and continuous endpoint monitoring, customers can expect the highest level of protection from threats including polymorphic malware, zero-day attacks, advanced persistent threats (APTs), ransomware and attacks involving sophisticated data theft methods.

The Digital Guardian ATAC is led by infosecurity expert Tim Bandos, who is the senior director of cybersecurity. Bandos joined Digital Guardian from DuPont, where he previously led its Incident Response & Threat Intelligence team and was in charge of protecting DuPont’s most sensitive intellectual property from nation-state attackers and advanced threat actors. With Bandos at the helm, his team has been creating high fidelity endpoint detection capabilities to provide detailed attack analysis patterns and appropriate mitigation strategies.


Executive & Expert Perspective

“With the current security talent shortage in the industry, finding security professionals to serve as full time employees is exceptionally challenging for corporations,” said Mark Stevens, senior vice president of global services, Digital Guardian. “With the rise of attacks and advanced threats, having the opportunity to outsource protection from advanced threats delivers immediate value without having to host complex security programs on-site, or hiring the staff to support it on an on-going basis.”

“Today’s organizations are facing new and motivated adversaries who are actively targeting critical data assets throughout the business ecosystem, which significantly increases the exposure and impact to corporations,” said Tim Bandos, senior director of cybersecurity at Digital Guardian. “We have the technology and security expertise to provide customers with complete visibility into their environments while providing effective strategies to secure sensitive data and mitigate risk.”


About Digital Guardian

Digital Guardian is a next generation data protection platform designed to stop data theft. The Digital Guardian platform performs across the corporate network, traditional endpoints, mobile devices and cloud applications to make it easier to see and stop all threats to sensitive data. For more than 10 years, it has enabled data-rich organizations to protect their most valuable assets with an on premise deployment or an outsourced managed security program (MSP). Digital Guardian’s unique data awareness and transformative endpoint visibility, combined with behavioral threat detection and response, enables you to protect data without slowing the pace of your business. To learn more please visit: https://digitalguardian.com/

Contact Info

Gregory Funaro
Digital Guardian
781.902.5649
gfunaro@digitalguardian.com