Mimecast launched a brand new program that will bring cyber software vendors in the SIEM, SOAR, firewall, threat intelligence and endpoint-security space together to share data about threats, malicious code and attack vectors and create additional protection for customers.
The news comes two months after the company’s e-mail security report. We broke the news then that breaches are costing more, happening more often and few, if any have learned their lesson.
This new Cyber Alliance Program from this leading email and data security company is based on the premise that sharing data about threats, malicious code and attack vectors among cyber vendors helps strengthen products and creates additional protection for the customer – helping each product become more effective and allowing for customers to be more cyber resilient. The program is open to select technology companies offering security and cyber resilience products that meet the program criteria and that are interested in integrating their technology into Mimecast’s platform using open APIs.
“Organizations are often strapped from a resource and budget perspective, yet, IT admins are still responsible for processing and responding to alerts, all while managing a variety of disparate security solutions. Automation through interaction with Mimecast APIs helps streamline and simplify these efforts as they bolster cyber resilience,” said Christina Van Houten, chief strategy officer at Mimecast. “The goal of creating the Cyber Alliance Program is to provide an ecosystem of like-minded vendors who want to help customers efficiently and effectively protect their infrastructures, helping organizations build a more cyber resilient world.”
Customers can now benefit from the Cyber Alliance Program by maximizing their current or planned investments, reducing administration time, and immediately gaining deeper insights into today’s advanced threats. Cyber Alliance Partners can now work more effectively with Mimecast on integrations by accessing APIs and conducting impactful joint go-to-market initiatives.
“Mimecast’s Cybersecurity Alliance Program is a great example of how vendors should be working together for the greater good of their customers,” said Dave Schwartz, area vice president, AMER alliances and channels at Splunk. “Splunk’s mission is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable for everyone. Our partnership with Mimecast adds a new layer of context for correlation, which ultimately delivers a greater level of operational intelligence across organizations.”
“Using the Mimecast API to correlate email and firewall data in Splunk means we can see and respond to incidents faster and improve overall detection rates,” said Bob Francis, vice president and CIO of Steel Dynamics. “We plan to automate our incident response playbooks by further integrating Mimecast [with our ticketing system] to update policies – blocking senders, IPs and domains for example.”
Mimecast Cyber Alliance Program is designed to offer customers and partners additional benefits including:
- Purpose-built, ready to use integrations from some of the market-leading vendors.
- Out of the box API’s for rapid development.
- Thoroughly documented guides with sample code in five development languages.
- Simple tutorials to explain and highlight how and when to use the integrations within an organization’s environment.
The Cyber Alliance Program covers a number of cybersecurity categories including SIEM, SOAR, firewall, threat intelligence and endpoint-security vendors. For a full list of partners and more information on how to join the Cyber Alliance Program visit the company’s Tech Connect page.
This is exciting news for companies, MSPs and MSSPs alike. Cybersecurity is becoming more challenging and companies need to take the proper steps to stay secure.