Kaspersky acquires Brain4Net to equip its XDR platform with an orchestrated SASE model

Kaspersky acquires Brain4Net to equip its XDR platform with an orchestrated SASE model-01

According to IDC , global cloud spending as a whole is expected to reach $ 1.3 trillion by 2025. The pandemic and its impact on teleworkers has accelerated this trend and, in it context, it becomes difficult for organizations to manage and protect their distributed infrastructure against advanced threats. SD-WAN enables teams to meet this challenge through efficient management and simplified use of security features to protect the entire infrastructure.

Go ahead with a SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) offer

With the spread of telecommuting, coupled with the large volumes of data and traffic flowing between public cloud services, branch offices and data centers, it is imperative that users have immediate, stable and secure access regardless of the situation. their location. This observation gave birth to a new concept of network security, called by Gartner Secure Access Service Edge or SASE , which combines security and connectivity as needed.

With the acquisition of Brain4Net, Kaspersky intends to bring to the market a brand new SASE offering in the form of a unified platform, bringing together the best Kaspersky security solutions and technologies with the capabilities and expertise of Brain4Net in terms of orchestration and control of networks. This strategic move will allow Kaspersky to offer both security and connectivity services to its corporate clients.

In particular, Kaspersky’s future SASE offer will eventually integrate CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker), cloud secure web gateway (PWS), cloud workload protection platform (CWPP), cloud security posture management (CSPM). ), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and other services.

Evolution of Kaspersky’s advanced XDR model

Existing security solutions do not necessarily offer a comprehensive approach to detecting and addressing advanced threats. The integration of third-party network controls into the Extended Detection and Response (XDR) class solutions of endpoint security vendors is not sufficient to achieve adequate visibility and investigative capabilities on endpoints. incidents that occur in corporate environments.

This acquisition will also allow Kaspersky to evolve its existing solutions towards large scale detection and extended response . In this area, the SASE model has clear advantages, including the ability to collect telemetry data on network traffic, stop an attack anywhere on the edge and network, and simplify orchestration and management through a single point of control.

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The new XDR offering, based on a cloud-native EDR solution, will provide advanced visibility and functionality for AI-based discovery and auto-response logic across all endpoints and the network. In particular, the Kaspersky XDR solution will provide a wide range of automated incident response scenarios (blocking the execution of a file on a terminal, certain segments of the network or internal infrastructure for certain users or types of users) as well as network segmentation tools.

In addition, it will be based on a unified server architecture and will allow centralized management from a single web console. Customers will be able to reliably control and protect all common entry points for potential threats: network, web traffic, email, desktops, servers and virtual machines. Together, the XDR platform and SASE will enable companies to implement a Zero Trust strategy. In addition to the integrated advanced technological detection and analysis functions, the platform will benefit from cutting -edge threat intelligence , constantly updated and validated by leading Kaspersky experts.

One ecosystem for business security

All of these components will be an integral part of the unique ecosystem that aligns with Kaspersky’s vision for the future of business cybersecurity. The core element of this ecosystem is Kaspersky Open Single Management Platform. Based on an architecture agnostic in terms of deployment model, it will be a single, cloud-native technology platform to create Kaspersky’s XDR solution. In this way, the platform can be used within a public cloud, a private cloud or even on premise.

“We are delighted to join forces with the talented team at Brain4Net, who have already developed proven world-class technologies and services for network management and control. I am confident that their knowledge and experience, combined with the most award-winning security technologies and Kaspersky’s proven expertise in threat management, will fit seamlessly into our vision for enterprise security, as the new offers will help security managers speed up detection, investigation and response to threats, thereby reducing average response time, ” said Andrey Efremov, Chief Business Development Officer, Kaspersky .

Max Kaminskiy, CEO and Co-Founder of Brain4Net , adds: “We are delighted to join the Kaspersky team. The spread of SD-WAN technology requires a solid business scenario, which corresponds to Kaspersky’s XDR solution, and the choice of Brain4Net technologies confirms the high level of products and skills of this company. Together, we will continue to work for a safer and more comfortable world. “

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