, an innovator in Advanced Threat Defense, today announced the industry's first Distributed Deception solution to be delivered from Microsoft's Azure platform. Acalvio will collaborate with Microsoft to create standardized models for deployment and response; and enable Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to deliver customized solutions for their respective markets.
"Business leaders are moving quickly to leverage the cloud to drive digital transformation while reducing security risks," said Andrew Conway, General Manager of Product Marketing for Microsoft Enterprise Mobility & Security. "We are pleased to work with Acalvio as they build their innovative cloud-based Advanced Threat Defense on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to deliver security capabilities that give companies greater confidence in their security posture."
ShadowPlex is Acalvio's flagship offering which leverages Fluid Deception technology to enable authentic and cost-effective deception at scale, now delivered in a DevOps model. In addition, ShadowPlex allows for full engagement with threats to study attack tactics and tools. Adversary Behavior Analytics (ABA) delivers valuable intelligence around adversary travels, latent vulnerabilities thus enabling automated response and enables IR teams to react to malicious activity.
Acalvio's DeceptionFarms technology extends ShadowPlex to the cloud, enabling customers and partners to employ effective deception with ease within cloud and on premises networks to help enhance their security posture against breaches and insider threats. It uses an innovative distributed approach to enable safe and effective deceptions across multiple network segments from secure centralized locations. This patent-pending technology enables the "deceptions-as-a-service" model, allowing deceptions to be right-sized, cost-effective, scalable, contained and most importantly, while not introducing any additional points of vulnerabilities into the network.
"ShadowPlex, with its patented Deception 2.0 technology, helps clients in their Advanced Threat Defense initiatives by delivering High Fidelity, Cost Effective and Early Detection of malicious activity. ShadowPlex delivered from the Azure Cloud, using our unique Deception Farms technology, makes it extremely convenient for organizations to protect on-premises and cloud assets with an additional layer of Defense," said Ram Varadarajan, CEO of Acalvio. "Acalvio and Microsoft will bring together Security innovations that make it easier for customers to embrace the power, simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the public cloud."
"In addition to its Deception 2.0 technology, Acalvio has innovated in being the first of its kind solution to deliver from the Azure public cloud. Now Enterprises engaged in on-premises, Azure public cloud or hybrid cloud architectures can benefit from Deception Technology," said David Monahan, research director, Enterprise Management Associates. "Acalvio's Azure-based solution reduces overhead and complexity of backhauling management and control to an on-premises data center, allowing new cloud workloads to benefit from the defense in depth afforded by ShadowPlex".