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Armor Spartan Platform Delivers Protection for Cloud Workloads, Leverages Amazon GuardDuty for Increased Detection and Response

Armor today announced significant advancements in Spartan, the industry's first threat prevention and response platform for private, hybrid and public cloud environments including AWS and Azure. These enhancements enable businesses of all sizes to accelerate the pace of preventing, detecting and eliminating cyber threats in any cloud or on-premise environment. Clients can now leverage features to uncover hidden threats missed by traditional solutions, make faster more accurate decisions to eliminate threats, and gain on-demand access to highly experienced HIPAA, PCI compliance experts. 

"I am very excited that the public cloud providers continue to take security seriously and continue to expose more capabilities like GuardDuty," said founder and CEO, Chris Drake, Armor. "These capabilities allow for Armor to continue to gather more detail from the AWS cloud, allowing us to better identify and remediate threats on behalf of our clients. Due to the power of automation, there will be a day in the not-so-distant future that the public cloud will be seen as the most secure option for IT. Security integration and automation allows cybersecurity professionals to focus on important activities and not be burdened by managing legacy IT security approaches."

The Spartan Platform collects and analyzes billions of events and vulnerability data from Armor's 1,200+ clients in public, private and hybrid cloud environments, giving it a community-powered approach to security unmatched in the industry today. Critical events are escalated to the Armor security operations center for immediate human-supervised resolution with 24/7/365 analysis and response. Clients can also monitor and manage their environment with the Armor Management Portal, eliminating blind spots and serving as a single point of command.

In addition to the wide array of data sources ingested by Spartan, Armor's platform inspects and analyzes cloud-native data sources via CloudTrail and CloudWatch. This level of modern AWS integration enriches Armor's security visibility by weaving in additional insight delivered by Amazon's native services such as GuardDuty or Macie. This native integration empowers Armor to deliver security outcomes holistically, regardless of the breadth or complexity of client environments, with improved incident response and remediation.

The latest enhancements to the Spartan Platform include:

  • Continuous threat hunting - Deep analysis of an organization's security posture and custom countermeasures to find advance threat actors
  • Orchestration - Playbooks to accelerate response and automate repetitive tasks and workflows
  • Forensic research and investigation - Analysis and investigation of events delivered through the Armor Management Portal
  • Breach recovery - Ensured data protection and availability of workloads and recovery in five minutes or less
  • Virtual CISO - Access to HIPAA and PCI compliance industry experts

"Our tactical approach allows organizations to significantly increase their security posture and see in real-time how their investment is working to protect not only their most vital assets but, the integrity of their brand," said Drake.

Averaging a dwell time of 1/100th the industry average, Armor solutions block 99.9999% of threats while exceeding PCI, HIPAA/HITRUST, SOC and ISO compliance standards. With instant access to on-demand security experts, Armor clients can easily address the talent gap and deliver a 286% return on investment in the first three months of deployment.

For more information on the Armor Spartan Platform, please visit

Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:36 AM by David Marshall
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