Intelligent CIO North America Issue 22 - Page 16

NEWS

CrowdStrike and Mandiant form partnership to protect organizations against cyberthreats

As two of the most respected leaders in the cybersecurity industry , CrowdStrike and Mandiant share a common mission to stop breaches and put customers ’ needs first . Both companies have long operated under the practice that in order to defend against tenacious cyber adversaries , there must be a combination of cutting-edge products and elite cybersecurity experts .
Because of this , both companies have embraced an open and collaborative approach with high caliber partners and technologies to provide organizations superior protection .

CrowdStrike , a leader in cloud-delivered protection of endpoints , cloud workloads , identity and data , and Mandiant , have announced a strategic partnership that will help joint customers investigate , remediate and defend against increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity events that plague organizations globally .

As part of the collaboration , Mandiant will utilize the CrowdStrike Falcon platform and subscription offerings for its incident response ( IR ) services and proactive consulting engagements for joint customers . Further , the Mandiant Managed Defense offering intends to include support for customers leveraging the Falcon platform later this year .
“ Today ’ s complex threat environment calls for a collaborative approach that brings together industry-leading technologies and world class teams to build the strongest defense for customers , which is exactly what this partnership is about ,” said George Kurtz , Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CrowdStrike .

Intelsat hailed for Haiti earthquake mobile communications response

Intelsat , operator of the world ’ s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network , has been recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Use of a Mobile Solution by the Mobile Satellite Users Association ( MSUA ).

The award was presented for Intelsat ’ s rapid deployment of FlexMove – a global , redundant , fully managed high-throughput satellite ( HTS ) solution – in the wake of the powerful earthquake that struck southern Haiti in August 2021 .
The magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the Tiburon Peninsula in the Caribbean nation of Haiti causing severe damage to terrestrial communication networks . Intelsat FlexMove was immediately sent to the disaster zone to provide reliable , easy-touse , high-speed connectivity .
“ In the aftermath of a natural disaster , a quick return to connectivity can mean the difference between life and death , whether it ’ s used to assist in search and rescue or co-ordination of essential items or just contacting loved ones to see if they are okay ,” said Joel Schroeder , Intelsat ’ s Director of Land Mobile Products .
“ FlexMove is a viable solution when terrestrial networks are down or the emergency occurs off the grid and can enable users to set up reliable , broadband connectivity on-the-go anywhere around the world empowering emergency teams to respond faster than ever .”
MSUA is a global not-for-profit organization focused on amplifying the voice of satellite mobile services users and innovators .
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