McLean, VA — August 4, 2021 — IronNet, Inc., in its mission to transform cybersecurity through Collective Defense, announced today expanded support for detecting and preventing cyber attacks in Microsoft Azure. As a Microsoft partner, IronNet and its Collective Defense platform provide support that enables its Microsoft customers to execute safe and seamless migrations to the cloud amidst the aggressive volume and increasing sophistication of cyber threats.
IronNet’s Collective Defense platform includes IronDefense, for network detection and response (NDR), and IronDome, which shares anonymized threat data in real time within a secure community ecosystem — providing community members with a new level of visibility into potential incoming threats.
Through a bi-directional integration between IronNet’s network detection and response (NDR) solution, IronDefense, and Microsoft Azure Sentinel (SIEM), customers can create investigations and/or response workflows within Azure Sentinel on threats targeting Azure infrastructure.
IronNet also released its Azure cloud sensor, which brings enhanced NDR capabilities to Azure IaaS environments. This sensor allows enterprises to monitor network traffic, apply advanced behavioral analysis, and capture full PCAP for forensic analysis.
In addition, IronNet has developed an integration with Microsoft 365. Through Microsoft 365 Audit Logs, IronDefense provides actionable insights on anomalies and behaviors indicating malicious activity. By correlating these behavioral detections within IronDome, IronNet gives customers the ability to identify common threats across participants. Using Microsoft 365 combined with network based detections gives customers critical insights on advanced threats leveraging multiple vectors.
ITC Secure, a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), applies IronNet’s IronDefense NDR capabilities to ensure the reliability and security of its Azure infrastructure amidst the increasing danger of cyber attacks. In addition, with IronNet’s Collective Defense capabilities running across its entire network, ITC is able to detect and respond to anomalous behavior and potential threats in real-time to better protect both itself and its customers.
“IronNet’s Collective Defense solution goes above and beyond traditional cybersecurity systems,” said Arno Robbertse, CEO of ITC Secure. “It gives us the support and resources we need to accelerate the protection of our Microsoft Azure infrastructure against highly sophisticated and otherwise undetectable attacks. Our analysts are able to bridge visibility gaps through a holistic approach to cyber defense with early and real-time threat detection.”
“As companies continue to host more of their core business functions and data in the cloud, hackers will keep innovating to target these environments. IronNet recognizes the importance of providing best-in-class cyber defense resources for Microsoft Azure users,” said Bill Welch, Co-CEO of IronNet. “Our latest developments help companies maximize the protection of their on-premise and cloud networks to protect themselves and their customers from malicious attacks.”
“We are pleased to see companies like IronNet add value by integrating their solutions with Microsoft Azure,” said Scott Woodgate, senior director of marketing, Azure Security, Microsoft. “As cyberattacks continue to impact private and public sector organizations, including those in critical infrastructure, our mutual customers rely on proactive solutions from cybersecurity companies like IronNet to help protect their core business operations.”
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Founded in 2014 by GEN (Ret.) Keith Alexander, IronNet, inc. is a global cybersecurity leader that is transforming how organizations secure their networks by delivering the first-ever Collective Defense platform operating at scale. Employing a high number of former NSA cybersecurity operators with offensive and defensive cyber experience, IronNet integrates deep tradecraft knowledge into its industry-leading products to solve the most challenging cyber problems facing the world today. In March of 2021, IronNet and LGL Systems Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: DFNS) (“LGL”) announced that they entered into a definitive business combination agreement that will result in IronNet becoming a public company. Upon the closing of the transaction, expected in the third quarter of 2021, the combined company will be named “IronNet, Inc.” and its common stock will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trade under the ticker symbol “IRNT.”
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About ITC Secure:
ITC Secure is an advisory-led cyber security services company with a 25+ year track record of delivering business-critical services to over 300 blue-chip organisations – bringing together the best minds in security, a relentless focus on customer service and advanced technological expertise to help businesses succeed. With its integrated delivery model, proprietary platform and customer-first mindset, ITC Secure works as an extension of your team throughout your cyber journey and always thinks not only about you, but also your customers and the reputation of your brand. ITC Secure is headquartered in London, UK. With a dynamic balance of the best in people, technology and governance, ITC Secure makes cyber resilience your competitive advantage.