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We have some very exciting news to share! Global research and advisory company Gartner has named BitDam as a Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Office Security in their May 2020 Cool Vendors in Cloud Office Security report (Gartner subscription required). Our full press release is available here. It’s a big honor for us, and we’re really delighted to see BitDam recognized as a Cool Vendor.
The research notes that “As cloud office suite adoption becomes nearly universal, security and risk management leaders must explore ways to protect sensitive information from risks and threats”. We fully agree of course, and in our opinion this is made all the more urgent by factors such as an increasingly decentralized workforce and the work-from-home (WFH) consequences of COVID-19.
BitDam: Protection Across Multiple Platforms
In the report’s recommendations, it’s noted that “security and risk management leaders overseeing applications and data security related to cloud office security should: evaluate a threat-protection tool that can work across multiple enterprise collaboration platforms”. At BitDam, this is part of our DNA as we protect against malicious files and links delivered in any collaboration platform including enterprise email, cloud drives, and instant messaging.
Today’s Threats and BitDam’s Answer
Two of the biggest threats facing organizations today are email-borne threats, and threats relating to collaboration platforms such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Instant Messaging platforms.
Many popular email security products can’t detect 20-40% of unknown threats at first encounter (which can lead to successful phishing, ransomware, and data breach attacks). Add to this the fact that there has been a constant increase in the use of collaboration platforms – which has accelerated in 2020 – and the need for the protection that BitDam provies becomes apparent. BitDam effectively protects these platforms against threats, including securing IM, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
What’s So Cool About BitDam?
Here are what we believe to be some of the factors that make BitDam so special:
1. Protecting multiple collaboration tools
The list of collaboration tools used to share content and work together is constantly growing. Files, links, attachments, messaging, video, cloud drives – all of these have become critical in the modern workplace. Unfortunately, these tools also provide attackers with multiple points of entry when it comes to cyberthreats.
BitDam therefore secures multiple collaboration tools – including email, cloud drives, instant messaging tools and video communication platforms – thus keeping the modern organization safe across all fronts. It uses the same security approach across all these channels and provides security personnel with unified view.
2. Unique attack agnostic detection approach
BitDam’s unique approach means immediate detection of advanced threats, regardless of attack techniques. BitDam learns the normal code-level executions of business applications such as MS-Word and Acrobat Reader. Based on this whitelist, it scans files and links before they reach the end-user, and determines whether they are malicious or not, regardless of the specific malware they may contain.
Detecting both known and unknown emerging attacks, BitDam guarantees the highest detection rates in the industry. It does not require feeds, reputation or intelligence services in order to detect never-seen-before attacks.
3. We leverage our IP to offer free SOC tools
BitDam offers free SOC tools such as its Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) for email, BitDam Lucky Meter and its Malware Feed:
BitDam’s free BAS enables users to analyze their email protection and uncover any email security flaws. BitDam’s BAS automatically simulates cyber attacks and tests the user’s cyber defenses, providing insights into email security.
BitDam’s Lucky Meter allows users to check how exposed their mailbox is to unknown cyber threats that are emerging every day in real-time. Lucky Meter measures the Miss Rate at first encounter and Time To Detect (TTD) by the current security solutions in a user’s live environment, and provides a continuous assessment of the effectiveness current email security.
Our Malware feed provides access to the most recent cyber attacks from the wild, allowing users to further investigate these atatcks.
There’s a lot that BitDam offers that we believe are factors that led to BitDam being named a Cool Vendor by Gartner. For us, being recognized as a Cool Vendor highlights the critical role BitDam plays in keeping organizations and their users protected, no matter where they (virtually) are.
Gartner subscribers can view the Cool Vendors in Cloud Office Security report here.
Gartner “Cool Vendors in Cloud Office Security,” Brian Reed, Ravisha Chugh, 1 May 2020
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