Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 59 - Page 13

SECURITY NEWS
PRODATA partners with Malwarebytes to effectively combat regional cyberthreats

Malwarebytes , a global leader in real-time cyber protection , has intensified its partnership with PRODATA , an established IT marketing and value-added distributor since 1992 across the African Continent and Europe , to bring industry-leading cloud-based security and cyber protection solutions to the African region .

At a particularly crucial time for cybersecurity across Africa , PRODATA will become a go-to Malwarebytes distribution partner , to reduce the prevalence of cyberattacks through access to easy-tomanage and affordable solutions .
The distribution agreement will allow regional value-added resellers ( VARs ) to bolster their clients ’ cybersecurity capabilities by leveraging the Malwarebytes Nebula cloud platform , to provide incident response , endpoint protection and endpoint detection and response in one centralised cloud management portal .
Malwarebytes ’ has recently expanded its Nebula platform with a new DNS Filtering add-on module to deliver a fast , flexible and comprehensive Zero Trust solution for Nebula users . Earlier this year , Malwarebytes also launched a vulnerability and patch management module to address software vulnerabilities , making Malwarebytes ’ offering one of the simplest and most comprehensive end-to-end security platforms in the world .
“ We are constantly looking to deliver the most effective and innovative cyber resiliency solutions to our network of reseller partners and enterprises across Africa and Europe and that have a proven track record of delivery ,” said Jay Bradley , Managing Director , PRODATA .
Tenable announces new Research Alliance Programme for vulnerability intelligence sharing

Tenable has announced the creation of its new Tenable Research Alliance Programme to share vulnerability information prior to public disclosure .

This initiative aims to reduce the window of opportunity threat actors have to exploit newly-disclosed vulnerabilities , allowing security teams and system administrators to address attack paths before hackers can take advantage . AlmaLinux , Canonical , CIQ , GreyNoise and TuxCare ( the new brand name for CloudLinux Enterprise services ) are the five inaugural members of this growing network .
When a new vulnerability is disclosed , organisations are in a race against cyber attackers . Those tasked with securing the organisation must work to identify if the flaw exists within their infrastructure , determine the risk it poses , prioritise those weaknesses that pose the greatest threat , before either updating the software where a patch is available or taking mitigating action when this is not immediately feasible . This takes time and leaves the organisation exposed . In tandem , threat actors will be scanning for the vulnerability and developing ways to weaponise the flaw .
Establishing a framework for a network of technology partners to share vulnerability details in accordance with Co-ordinated Vulnerability Disclosure ( CVD ) best practices makes it more likely that software scripts ( plugins ) that find instances of the flaw can be developed , tested and deployed to coincide with public disclosure announcements . •
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