Skybox Security today announced major enhancements to its Security Posture Management Platform. Skybox is the only platform that offers IT and security teams the ability to collectively visualize and analyze hybrid and multi-cloud networks, providing full context and understanding of their attack surfaces.
Our latest release includes advanced analytics, optimized attack simulation, and increased dashboard customization – all of which increase the speed and accuracy of exposure analysis to improve overall security efficacy.
Skybox evolved its platform to support customers contending with expediated digital transformation initiatives such as cloud migration and IT/OT convergence. Customers will benefit from:
- Increased agility with more granular insights delivered at a faster speed. To support bespoke organizational and operational workflow requirements, the Skybox platform includes new reporting capabilities with advanced dashboards, sophisticated data visualization features, and the ability to ingest and process more diverse datasets at higher rates.
- Greater visibility across hybrid networks. Skybox continues to grow its comprehensive list of 150+ technology partnerships with new connectors that combine rich data from leading SD-WAN and SASE vendors such as Versa Networks and Zscaler. This release also extends support for Check Point, Cisco, and Forcepoint.
- Optimized attack simulation. Deeper insights into exposure and risk in near real-time allow customers to develop the ideal remediation strategy and reduce mean time to remediation (MTTR). Customers with highly complex network models will significantly benefit from these performance enhancements.
“Digital transformation demands a new approach to security posture management,” said Haggai Polak, chief product officer, Skybox Security. “Through automating data collection, correlation and analysis, security and IT teams can together leverage a multidimensional dynamic network model to understand risk levels, simulate attacks, and remediate vulnerabilities where it’s needed most.”
The industry’s most comprehensive exposure analysis
Enterprises must optimize remediation strategies to focus quickly on the highest exposure risk to address the rise in vulnerabilities, expanding attack surface, sophisticated threat actors, and talent shortages.
To calculate exposure, Skybox identifies exploitable vulnerabilities and uniquely correlates this data with network configurations and security controls to determine possible exposure.
Exposure analysis is only possible when disparate data repositories are normalized and brought together into a network model, including patch and asset management systems, vulnerability data, threat intelligence feeds, cloud and network device configurations.
The network model provides a dynamic representation of hybrid environments across corporate networks, private cloud, public cloud, and OT.
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Skybox uniquely enables multi-factor risk prioritization to conduct the most comprehensive exposure analysis available today through a combination of:
- CVSS scoring: calculated by importing and merging data from multiple active scanners, web and application scans, EDR integrations, and Skybox’s own passive detection capabilities
- Asset importance: identifies if assets are mission-critical or would expose sensitive data
- Exploitability: determines if a vulnerability has been exploited in the wild, with Skybox Research Lab tracking tens of thousands of new vulnerabilities yearly on more than 8,000 products
- Exposure analysis: determines which attack vectors can be exploited given the security controls and their configurations
“I look at data from scanners and say, so what? I need to understand what the true risk is that I’m carrying. I need to know what other controls I have in place and whether I should put in time and effort to apply a patch,” said Dr. Rebecca Wynn, chief information security officer. “Failing to ask, ‘so what?’ is a critical failure. To make the data useful, I need to know what needs to be patched first and what the order of patches needs to be.”
Accelerated platform adoption
A diverse list of new customers implemented Skybox in 2020, including Fortune 1000 companies, major financial institutions, energy and utility leaders, large retailers, healthcare organizations, numerous federal agencies, and local governments.
Skybox also saw continued expansion of its Vulnerability and Threat Management Solution, particularly in highly regulated, complex industries, including financial services and critical infrastructure. Nearly 60% of sales came from existing satisfied customers expanding their deployments.
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