Cybereason in tie-ups with Intel, Synnex to defend companies from online threats

The agreements are predicted to help shield endpoints from ransomware and other cyberattacks

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Cybersecurity company Cybereason has recently announced a pair of agreements intended to enable businesses to more effectively protect themselves in today's world of constant attacks.  

Earlier this month, it announced a collaboration with Intel to adopt the tech giant's new Hardware Shield protections for Ransomware available on the 11th Gen Intel Core vPro mobile platforms. 

Cybereason’s multi-layered protection, in collaboration with Intel Threat Detection Technology, will enable full-stack visibility to uncover ransomware attacks. The solution represents the first instance where PC hardware plays a direct role in ransomware cyber defense to better protect enterprise endpoints from costly attacks, and underscores both companies’ commitment to empowering defenders by reversing the adversary advantage, the Israeli company said.  

“This collaboration with Intel to add CPU based threat detection bolsters our long history and industry-leading capabilities in detecting and eradicating ransomware. The combination of best-of-class hardware, software, and security know-how provides defenders with full-stack visibility critical to ending the era of double extortion that is currently costing organizations hundreds of millions each year,” said Cybereason CEO and Co-Founder Lior Div. 

"Ransomware was a top security threat in 2020, software alone is not enough to protect against ongoing threats," said Stephanie Hallford, Client Computing Group Vice President and General Manager of Business Client Platforms at Intel. "Our new 11th Gen Core vPro mobile platform provides the industry’s first silicon enabled threat detection capability, delivering the much needed hardware based protection against these types of attacks. Together with Cybereason’s multi-layered protection, businesses will have full-stack visibility from CPU telemetry to help prevent ransomware from evading traditional signature-based defenses." 

Meanwhile, Cybereason also recently announced a strategic agreement with US-based business process services company Synnex Corporation to enable SMBs and enterprises to detect and end cyberattacks on endpoints anywhere on their networks.

The two companies can help SMBs and enterprises by extending endpoint detection and response (EDR) and Next-Generation Anti-Virus to aid defenders in pinpointing malicious operations across remote workstations, mobile devices and anywhere in their network ecosystem, according to a press release. 

Synnex, a Fortune 200 corporation, is a provider of distribution, systems design and integration services for the technology industry.  

“Extending Synnex’s portfolio with Cybereason provides our partners a new solution to a growing problem for companies dealing with complex cyber attacks that can evade traditional security products. This agreement with Cybereason, along with our team’s expertise, will increase the ability of our partners to help their customers detect and end cyber attacks,” said Jessica McDowell, Synnex's Vice President for Business Development.