Holistic security: Augmenting endpoint protection with intelligent automation

OpenText joins the security conversation

With hackers, hostile bots, data misuse, leaks, and privacy invasions so much in the news these days, it’s not surprising that data security has finally become a concern of top executives, not just “the geeks in IT.”

In cybersecurity, the statistics get worse every year. Look at 2017. According to a recent report that names 2017 “the worst year ever in data breaches and cyber-incidents around the world,” the total number of cyberattacks more than doubled last year. The number of successful attacks is growing exponentially, and is causing trillions of dollars in damages every year.

In this environment, how can organizations protect data? Is it even possible to protect information, what with increasing risks from data sprawl, shadow IT, BYOD, and weaponized AI?

At OpenText, we believe a holistic, smart approach to managing and securing your devices, identities, and information is critical to protecting the enterprise while maximizing end user productivity. We’ll be showcasing our holistic, top-to-bottom methodology at Enfuse 2018, our annual conference for legal, privacy, and security issues. This three-day conference, May 21-24 in Las Vegas, will bring together specialists, executives, and experts to define the future of cybersecurity, digital investigations, and eDiscovery.

Who we are

OpenText is the leader in enterprise information management (EIM). Our solutions enable the largest enterprises and organizations in the world to grow faster, lower operational costs, and reduce information governance and security risks by improving business insight, impact and process speed.

In late 2017, OpenText acquired Guidance Software, adding the EnCase line of eDiscovery, endpoint detection and response, digital investigations, and data risk management solutions to our portfolio. This followed the acquisition of enterprise identity access management platform Covisint. Combined, these offerings open new avenues for OpenText to help our customers protect their most valuable asset, their data.

Holistic security

OpenText is uniquely positioned to enable, and protect, the intelligent, connected enterprise. Many organizations already rely on our EIM technologies to manage information. By adding security solutions with EnCase, access management through Covisint, and finally custom AI-enriched analytics with Magellan, OpenText now has a stable of best-of-breed solutions that can help our clients protect the data at the heart of their business. OpenText leverages the advantages of each individual product for a holistic approach to managing and securing your devices, identities, and data against new threats.

1. The first step is protecting your endpoints with the right endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools to detect and remediate threats more quickly. OpenText EnCase operates on a single unified agent architecture and is deployed on over 40 million endpoints worldwide.

OpenText EnCase Endpoint Security enables earlier detection, faster decision-making and complete threat response. With a completely redesigned user interface, newly integrated threat intelligence, and forensic-grade remediation, EnCase is the tool needed to tackle the most advanced threats. In fact, SC Magazine recently named OpenText EnCase Endpoint Investigator and OpenText EnCase Forensic as the Best Computer Forensic Solutions for the eighth consecutive year.

2. Without endpoint security, malware can stay hidden within your network on average for over 90 days. During this time, cyber-criminals will move laterally, seeking to extract sensitive data or get access privileges. That’s where OpenText Covisint comes into play. Preventing unauthorized access and lateral movement is all about identity access management (IAM) for people, partners, systems and even things.

As billions of IoT devices come online, organizations need an identity management platform to centrally manage the entire identity lifecycle. This builds a trust system whereby users are repeatedly validated and only granted access to data when authorized, making it incredibly difficult for cybercriminals to gain unauthorized access.

3. Finally, AI-powered analytics can be applied via the OpenText Magellan AI platform to security and IAM tools that intelligently augment menial human tasks and enhance decision-making. Through automation and machine learning, Magellan can help make existing security analysts up to five times more productive as well as reduce one of the biggest issues in security today, alert fatigue.

Leveraging AI-powered automation, security teams can reduce the huge volume of false positives, trim manual processes, and simultaneously detect the most complex and evasive threats.

Layers of defense

To counter the ever-growing number of threats, empower your security team with a layered model that hardens your defenses and reduces your surface area of digital risk. Come see us at Enfuse and join the thousands of companies that are turning to OpenText to help manage and secure their critical information.

We would love to discuss your organization’s unique security challenges. Reach out to us for more information.

Charles Choe and Zachary Jarvinen

Charles Choe is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at OpenText responsible for the EnCase Forensic Security suite of products. Zachary Jarvinen is a Product Marketing Lead for Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at OpenText.

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