Cynet Launches Free Proactive Visibility Offering for Comprehensive View of IT Assets and Activities

By CIO Story

Cynet has announced its Proactive Visibility offering for service providers and enterprises that provides detailed inventory reporting and attack surface elimination. The on-demand solution supports security and productivity tasks that organizations are challenged with on an ongoing basis. The solution complements the tools of IT/security decision makers who acknowledge the lack of visibility as the inhibitor of critical IT operations, whether as end-users or service providers.

According to Juniper Research’s The Future of Cybercrime & Security: Financial and Corporate Threats & Mitigation report, the total cost of cybercrime is expected to exceed $2 trillion this year. This is a four-fold increase when compared to the estimated cost of cybercrime in 2015 — just four years ago.

The attack surface of an IT environment plays a large role in successful cyber infiltrations. It is the collection of points or attack vectors where cybersecurity attacks can result in criminal code added or sensitive data removed from an environment. Key to any cybersecurity strategy that hopes to be effective is keeping the attack surface as small as possible. Research has shown that 58 percent of organizations globally have more than 100,000 folders open for every employee. Because the identification of potential attack vectors can be difficult and require significant resources, solutions that minimize these concerns are an important aspect of these efforts.

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According to company founder and president Eyal Gruner, “There is a critical need for a single-source-of-truth where users get a complete visual of both positive and negative actions/processing taking place across their centralized or distributed IT infrastructure. Our free Proactive Visibility Experience delivers the operational reality of having all of this data available with the click of a button, allowing for accurate data-driven decision making.”

Administrators using the new solution can apply the visualization capabilities to optimize existing tasks or perform new actions. Actions that can be performed, include checking if there are systems and/or apps with that are missing security patches; identifying the accurate number of hosts, operating system versions, and installed software; customizing and creating asset inventory reports, and discovering risky user accounts and network connections.

Common among today’s enterprise security environments are two areas where the lack of IT system/infrastructure visibility creates challenges. First, there is the maintenance of patched applications, change management procedures and tracking software which can result in system errors over time. This issue is multiplied for security service providers catering to a multitude of customers. With Cynet Proactive Visibility, security administrators can boost the efficiency of security monitoring workflows, enabling MSSPs/MSPs to better address the needs of their customers with greatly reduced efforts.

“It’s a rather worn-out phrase that you can’t secure what you don’t know, but it’s true all the same,” added Gruner, “We’re really able to boost organizations in the right direction with our highly available, high-resolution knowledge of the user’s environment. Use of the Proactive Visibility offering is the equivalent of a good opening move in chess because it narrows down the risks that user’s face and enables the enterprise to focus on what really matters.”

Cynet Proactive Visibility is an integrated component of the Cynet 360 Security Platform and includes two additional pillars: Attack Protection, which natively integrating various technologies such as NGAV, EDR, network analytics, UBA and deception; and Response Orchestration, providing a wide set of both pre-built and customizable remediation tools for infected hosts, compromised user accounts, malicious files and attacker-controlled traffic. Cynet is the first vendor to consolidate all the essential breach protection capabilities and apply them on the entire internal environment in a single interface.

Cynet is offering end-users and service providers free access to its end-to-end visibility capabilities. The offer includes 14 days access to the Cynet 360 platform, during which users can gain full visibility into their IT environment: host configurations, installed software, user account activities, password hygiene and network traffic.