CounterTack and Brinqa Announce Strategic Partnership

2014 Gartner Cool Vendors CounterTack and Brinqa Announce Strategic Partnership
Joint Initiative to deliver high-value endpoint security analytics to customers for Security Incident Response, Insider Threat Monitoring and Tracking Endpoint State Changes Across the Enterprise

Waltham, MA and Austin, TX – August 7, 2014 — CounterTack, a pioneer in delivering real-time endpoint threat detection, context and visibility around targeted attacks, and Brinqa, a leader in unified risk analytics solutions helping enterprise customers to extract useable knowledge from their data, today announced a joint partnership to deliver a best-in-class endpoint security analytics platform.

The combined best-in-class technologies from CounterTack and Brinqa, both identified by Gartner as Cool Vendors for 2014, will prove critical in making incident responders more successful, and will help security teams gain more visibility across insider threat activity and endpoint state changes through advanced dashboarding and analytics.

CounterTack’s Sentinel gives security teams the ability to own their endpoints through a real-time endpoint threat detection and response platform. Sentinel collects enormous amounts of endpoint threat data from workstation, laptop and server endpoints, enabling security professionals to analyze and automatically classify attacks in real-time – ultimately prioritizing how to handle advanced threats through a Big Data analytics engine. Brinqa takes risk analytics to a new level, helping its customers visualize information with advanced drill-down and multiple levels of dashboard views that can be customized to support specific business initiatives.

“Brinqa has delivered an easily configurable, comprehensive risk analysis platform that has helped our customers in the further exploration of their data,” said Amad Fida, CEO, Brinqa. “We are pleased to announce our joint partnership with CounterTack as a means of providing organizations with the tools they need to appropriately understand their risk posture. Leveraging CounterTack’s innovative endpoint threat detection platform with the Brinqa Risk Analytics platform will give customers an easy-to-understand view of their risk posture, while providing executives with the knowledge they need to make better, and more informed business decisions.”

Key use cases in combining CounterTack’s real-time endpoint threat detection and response platform, Sentinel, and Brinqa Risk Analytics, include:

  • Tracking incidents on assets to show Enterprise & Security Risk posture to assessing the risk associated with the Change Management Process with End Points.
  • Full issue and remediation tracking for incident response including ownership, notifications, remediation plans and what-if analysis for risk forecasting
  • Monitoring insider threats through continuous analysis to discover impact of highest risk threats to critical business applications

“In security, it’s not always about Big Data, but more so handling the right data, with the right tools. The industry is in need of a solution that will provide context and visibility into a company’s data, all while helping to mitigate risk,” said Neal Creighton, CEO, CounterTack. “CounterTack’s ability to track and detect endpoint threats combined with Brinqa’s expertise in risk reduction will help create a full view into an attack cycle.”

About CounterTack:

CounterTack’s real-time endpoint threat detection and response platform, CounterTack Sentinel, delivers unprecedented visibility and context to enterprise security teams around targeted, persistent threats. CounterTack dramatically reduces the impact of advanced attacks, providing real-time, behavioral-based intelligence on attacker activity upon infiltration, so organizations can defend their business leveraging Sentinel’s contextual attack evidence for a rapid, prioritized response.

By combining ‘stealthware’ technology and Big Data analytics, CounterTack turns the tables on attackers, giving security teams and incident responders an advantage over their adversaries to make better security decisions with real-time, automated, forensic-level analysis. CounterTack is revolutionizing how companies defend their endpoints — across the enterprise.

About Brinqa:

Brinqa is a leading provider of unified risk analytics solutions, empowering organizations with a centralized risk platform and a standard, multifaceted, actionable representation of risk across the entire organization. Brinqa software and cloud services leverage an organization’s existing investments in security, risk and compliance programs to analyze and identify critical risks and help businesses respond rapidly to the emerging threats. With Brinqa, organizations are reducing their risk management and compliance costs by over 50% through automated risk assessments, prioritized remediation processes, and improved risk insights and communication.

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