Secureworks & Akamai to offer advanced cyber solutions

Secureworks are collaborating with Akamai to enhance cyber solutions, including enhanced visibility and risk management, to empower security teams

Secureworks recently announced a new technology partnership with cloud security leader, Akamai.

MDR and XDR customers can now integrate with Akamai security solutions in order to improve visibility across potential attack surfaces, threat detection and response. In addition, the partnership will allow security teams to process data into Secureworks Taegis XDR from Akamai’s Zero Trust and API security solutions to ensure greater transparency, embedding agility and delivering faster response times.

With recent reports detailing how Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have increased by 200% from 2022 alone, the need for touch cybersecurity measures within hybrid and remote workforces is necessary to protect digital assets.

Delivering safe cyber solutions in a hybrid/remote world

The goal is that this will empower security operations teams with appropriate data and intelligence to ensure that they can scale secure access. This is increasingly more important with businesses continuing to experience an era of dispersed workforces, where they continue to operate a wide variety of flexible working arrangements.

In adopting a forward-thinking approach, the partnership also aims to make zero trust essential to managing access. The Zero Trust approach has already been celebrated as potentially offering new ways to protect businesses, with a PlainID survey suggesting that without it, organisations risk leaving gaps in their cybersecurity infrastructure.

An alliance between Secureworks and Akamai will ultimately work to empower security operations teams with the data and intelligence needed to scale secure access. As companies continue to evolve corporate working policies, employees are operating in a wide range of locations and working models - made possible by managing access using Zero Trust principles and other critical strategies.

According to both companies, security teams often struggle to centralise and correlate high-volume access logs with their other security telemetry. This announcement lays emphasis on Secureworks’ commitment to being a leading open XDR platform.

Helping customers made informed decisions about their cyber threat landscape

The first phase of the partnership is now live with the integration between Secureworks Taegis and Akamai Enterprise Application Access (EAA). For mutual customers, telemetry from EAA is infused with additional context from Secureworks Threat Intelligence so that customers can make informed decisions about access to applications and systems. 

As new alerts are being introduced, they can be correlated with data from across the infrastructure, then prioritised and responded to quickly and efficiently.

“Cybersecurity must enable businesses and their teams to move fast and freely. Open ecosystems that correlate and enrich data to provide enhanced context and intelligence are the bedrock of cyber resilience,” says Chris Bell, VP Alliances, Corporate Development and Strategy. 

“It’s for this reason we’re committed to building and developing the industry’s most open and transparent platform. Because when security is seamless, customers thrive. We know that Akamai shares that vision and are confident that customers reap significant benefits from our partnership.”

Pavel Gurvich, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Security at Akamai, says: “The relentless pace of the global economy requires enterprises to deploy security that does not adversely impact employee productivity. We engineer high-performing security solutions that can deliver fast and reliable employee experiences,” 

He continued: “Our partnership with Secureworks can automatically generate data that companies need to respond quickly to complex threats, coupled with rich threat intelligence to understand and mitigate risk.”

 

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