ZeroFox joins McAfee Security Innovation Alliance to Integrate Social Media Attack Detection System with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager
Baltimore, MD. – November 11, 2014 – ZeroFox, THe Social Risk Management Company, announced today its participation in the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) program in order to integrate social media threat intelligence from the ZeroFox Social Media Attack Detection System (ADS) with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager. By integrating intelligence from ZeroFox ADS with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, security teams benefit from the additional threat feed and proactive threat intelligence in order to address a potential critical security blind spot, thereby enhancing their security posture. Proactive threat intelligence enhances McAfee Enterprise Security Manager’s ability to correlate and alert upon an attack in progress while providing a critical baseline of cyber attacks in the broader social media landscape, such that the first instance of an event can be correlated with external attack intelligence.
Social media has become the most prolific mode of communication in human history – nearly 75% of internet-connected people are active on social, totaling over 2 billion accounts among Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn alone. ZeroFox Social Media ADS analyzes links, content and profiles on social media to produce real-time alerts on targeted attacks, such as malware, phishing, social engineering, impersonations, and other fraudulent or malicious activity. ZeroFox Social Media ADS also produces a raw global threat intelligence feed that analyzes malicious activity on social worldwide.
“We’re excited to welcome ZeroFox to the Security Innovation Alliance program. As social media usage becomes increasingly common in the enterprise, businesses are unknowingly opening their networks to new vulnerabilities that may infiltrate networks in relatively novel ways,” said Ed Barry, vice president, Global Technology Alliances at McAfee, part of Intel Security. “Many users don’t have the means to protect against social media attacks. ZeroFox Social Media ADS intelligence presents a way to enhance the McAfee Enterprise Security Manager platform and bolster our joint customers’ defenses with critical social attack data.”
“ZeroFox’s social media Attack Detection System is providing security teams with unprecedented visibility into their organization’s extended security perimeter. Doing business in the social environment today opens companies up to a new and uncontrolled attack avenue that must be addressed to ensure the fidelity of their systems and data,” said Evan Blair, ZeroFox COO. “By partnering with McAfee and integrating our Social Media ADS intelligence into McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, we are supercharging users’ abilities to seamlessly and effectively leverage social media attack intelligence to the benefit of their organizations’ security posture.”
ZeroFox, the market leader in social media & digital protection, safeguards modern organizations from dynamic security, brand and physical risks across social, mobile, web and collaboration platforms. Using diverse data sources and artificial intelligence-based analysis, the ZeroFox Platform identifies and remediates targeted phishing attacks, credential compromise, data exfiltration, brand hijacking, executive and location threats and more. The patented ZeroFox SaaS technology processes and protects millions of posts, messages and accounts daily across the social and digital landscape, spanning LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Twitter, Instagram, Pastebin, YouTube, mobile app stores, the deep & dark web, domains and more.
Led by a team of information security and high-growth company veterans, ZeroFox has raised over $100M in funding from NEA, Highland Capital, Silver Lake Waterman, Redline Capital and others, and has collected top industry awards such as Red Herring Top 100 North America, the SINET16 Champion, Dark Reading’s Top Security Startups to Watch, Tech Council of Maryland’s Technology Company of the Year and the Security Tech Trailblazer of the Year. To find out more information about ZeroFox or to join our team, please visit: https://www.zerofox.com/.