LOS ALTOS, Calif., and RAMAT GAN, Israel, April 25, 2016 — LightCyber, a leading provider of Behavioral Attack Detection solutions, today announced it has earned the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Award as the best solution in the Intrusion Detection & Prevention awards category. The award recognizes that the ability to find an active attacker on a network is paramount to curtail a data breach and other even more damaging consequences.
“Congratulations to LightCyber for being recognized as the winner in the Intrusion Detection and Prevention category of the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards,” said Holger Schulze, founder of the 300,000 member Information Security Community on LinkedIn. “With more than 430 entries, the awards are highly competitive and winners reflect the best in product innovation and excellence in the cybersecurity space.”
The LightCyber Magna platform was selected as the winner based on the content of its nomination as well as the votes from the Information Security Community and comments LightCyber received from customers and partners.
Magna uses behavioral profiling to learn what is normal on the network and endpoints, and thereby detect anomalous attacker behaviors that are by-necessity required to perpetrate a successful breach or conduct malevolent goals, including command and control, reconnaissance, lateral movement and data exfiltration. These behaviors can be identified early to reduce attacker dwell time and curtail the activity. At the same time, Magna can identify harmful activity from insiders — rogue or unaware employees or contractors — that is either intentionally malicious or unknowingly dangerous. Magna presents a small number of actionable alerts with supporting contextual and investigative details to greatly enhance the efficiency of a security operations team in its detection and remediation operations.
“We are proud to receive another award for our Magna solution, particularly in an existing security category which has completely failed to detect active network intruders,” said Jason Matlof, executive vice president, LightCyber. “The Cybersecurity Excellence Award validates that enterprises need a different approach to detect active attackers based on the live behavioral profiling of user accounts, network traffic, and endpoint systems.”
LightCyber is a leading provider of Behavioral Attack Detection solutions that provide accurate and efficient security visibility into attacks that have slipped through the cracks of traditional security controls. The LightCyber Magna™ platform is the first security product to integrate user, network and endpoint context to provide security visibility into a range of attack activity. Founded in 2012 and led by world-class cyber security experts, the company’s products have been successfully deployed by top-tier customers around the world in industries including the financial, legal, telecom, government, media and technology sectors. For more information, please visit the company’s website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards
The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor companies and individuals that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. This independent awards program is produced in cooperation with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, tapping into the experience of more than 300,000+ cybersecurity professionals to recognize the world’s best cybersecurity products, individuals and organizations. For more information visit the organization’s website.