CounterTack Announces Strategic Partnership with Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions

Company Expands Endpoint Detection and Response Deployment Opportunities in Japanese Market

Waltham, MA, January 6, 2015 – CounterTack, a pioneer in delivering real-time endpoint threat detection, context and visibility around targeted attacks, today announced a strategic partnership with Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions (MBSD) that will enable the largest Japanese enterprises to defend their endpoints against targeted and persistent attacks through a managed security service partner (MSSP) model.

CounterTack Sentinel, an industry-leading enterprise platform for endpoint detection and response (EDR), enables MSSP organizations worldwide to deliver advanced endpoint threat protection and endpoint monitoring services to end-users at-scale. CounterTack Sentinel enables enterprises to dramatically increase the speed, accuracy of intelligence and effectiveness of managed Security Operations Centers (SOCs) focused on incident response and continuous monitoring across managed end-user deployments.

“After a thorough and technical evaluation of various EDR vendor solutions, we have selected CounterTack Sentinel based on its superior technology architecture and overall approach to the market,” said Toshio Kanki, CEO, MBSD. “As MBSD looks to augment other security technologies with next-generation endpoint security in customer SOCs through an MSSP model, we will roll out CounterTack Sentinel to managed end-user customer sites. This will ensure real-time incident response for improved SOC intelligence and a dramatically improved incident response workflow to counter against targeted threats and sophisticated malware attacks.”

“As an adopter of innovative endpoint security technology, MBSD is focused on stopping advanced endpoint attacks and mitigating the damage for enterprise end-user customers,” said Neal Creighton, CEO, CounterTack. “Through CounterTack’s market-leading Sentinel platform, MBSD will deliver EDR technology that provides the richest endpoint intelligence pushed up through the most scalable Big Data architecture. Teams can maintain optimal endpoint and network performance while countering emerging endpoint threats in real-time.”

CounterTack was named a Cool Vendor in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Application and Endpoint Security, 2014 report, published May 02, 2014.

According to the report, “For chief information security officers (CISOs) and security teams tasked with protecting Windows environments, endpoints now have a potential monitoring solution that drills down into the malware's infection chain of events.”

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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 Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions

Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions (MBSD) is the leading Japanese security company in managed security services, vulnerability assessment and testing, GRC (Governance, Risk, Compliance) consulting, incident response and handling, digital forensics, and secure programming training services. The MBSD services are provided by its personnel including the leading security experts in the field of secure programming, application security, penetration testing and threat analysis who have in-depth knowledge and understanding of attackers' methodologies. MBSD works with Internet infrastructure companies, cyber commerce and media giants, financial institutes, global enterprise, and government agencies in Japan to support their strategies against rapidly increasing threats from cyber space.

 

2014 Gartner Cool Vendor Report