Monday Morning Impact – August 13

Published On: August 13, 2018Categories: Buzz, Uncategorized

HP Launches Print Security Bug Bounty Program

HP has rolled out what’s believed to be the industry’s first print security bug bounty program. The Palo Alto-based company will be working in collaboration with Bugcrowd, a San Francisco-based company with a crowdsourced security platform, which will manage vulnerability reporting. According to Bugcrowd’s recent report, the top emerging attackers are focused on endpoint devices, and the total print vulnerabilities across the industry have increased 21% during the past year.

“CISOs are rarely involved in printing purchase decisions yet play a critical role in the overall health and security of their organization,” said Justine Bone, CEO, MedSec and Security Advisory Board member for HP. “For decades, HP has made cybersecurity a priority rather than an afterthought by engineering business printers with powerful layers of protection.”

According to the terms of the program, vulnerabilities discovered by researchers must be reported to Bugcrowd for further investigation. Verification of the vulnerabilities can result in a cash reward of up to $10,000 based on the severity of the flaw.

Channel Impact®
As the cyber threat landscape becomes increasingly complex with an increasing number of potential attack surfaces, prominent vendors need to make a concerted effort to uncover every possible vulnerability. Programs such as this one demonstrate the value that can be delivered by third-party efforts to uncover bugs that can compromise the security of business customers and consumers, alike.

CloudJumper and Continuum Forge Technology Partnership for Cloud Services

CloudJumper, a Garner, NC-based Workspace as a Service (WaaS) company, and Continuum, a Boston company with an IT management platform, have formally announced a strategic sales partnership that leverages both companies’ respective sales channels.

This partnership brings together software and services from Continuum’s IT Management Platform, including Remote Monitoring & Management, Backup & Disaster Recovery, and Security, and CloudJumper’s Cloud Workspace platform for MSPs. The focus of the partnership is to introduce MSP partners to the operational advantages that both solutions deliver and how the deployment of these technologies will accelerate sales growth. At the same time, this new partnership will also be leveraged to help ensure the certification of joint platform compatibility.

“MSPs require business enablement solutions that elevate their value proposition and empower business customers with smooth, reliable, and highly productive IT performance,” said Bob Kocis, Chief Revenue Officer, Continuum. “Combined with Continuum, the Cloud Workspace WaaS platform by CloudJumper is one such solution that offers IT service providers the opportunity to enhance the lifetime value of their customer base with ongoing service and support options.”

CloudJumper’s Cloud Workspace solution offers customers access to thousands of business applications and related data within the cloud desktop interface. Partners have the ability to select their preferred cloud infrastructure vendor and can customize the service to meet a broad range of business performance, security, and compliance requirements.

“Continuum’s integrated and fully-managed RMM, MDM, and BDR software alongside Cloud Workspace meets the diverse needs of partners with an easy to deploy and manage cloud enablement framework to support business requirements,” added Max Pruger, CloudJumper’s chief revenue officer.

The integrated CloudJumper/Continuum solution is available for partners immediately.

Channel Impact®
The new alliance is expected to drive a deeper solutions focus, combining the core competencies of both companies.

SentinelOne And Lookout to Extend Endpoint Protection for Mobile Devices

SentinelOne, a Mountain View-based endpoint protection company, has joined forces with Lookout, a San Francisco based company focused on mobility security, to integrate mobile threat data into the SentinelOne console to further protect mobile endpoints.

Through this integration, Lookout will feed Android and iOS threat information directly into the SentinelOne console, providing a comprehensive pre-execution, on-execution, and post-execution view of threats.

“Business is increasingly done on mobile devices. Adversaries know this and are adjusting their attacks and malware payloads accordingly,” said SentinelOne CEO Tomer Weingarten. “The integration with Lookout provides our customers with needed visibility across all attack surfaces – a single view of critical assets and their protection status.”

“Over the last 10 years, Lookout has built the world’s largest mobile security dataset, giving us the intelligence needed to stay ahead of threat actors and accurately predict their next attack — whether it’s malware, an exploited vulnerability, a man-in-the-middle attack, or a phishing attempt,” said Lookout CEO Jim Dolce. “As the number of endpoints enterprises must protect increases, and the complexity of cyber attacks continue to as well, Lookout’s partnership with SentinelOne provides customers with comprehensive next-generation endpoint protection.”

Channel Impact®
The alliance is founded upon the increased threat experienced by mobile device users and underscores a growing opportunity for channel partners in meeting the extensive security needs of their customers. By displaying mobile threat data in conjunction with desktop, server, and cloud threat data, security teams can now protect all endpoints in the enterprise through a single console.




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