IBM to Acquire Randori, Transforming How Clients Manage Risk Through Attack Surface Management

Businesses today face defending a complex technology landscape, with cyberattacks targeting ever-changing cloud, distributed and on-premises environments. Often eluding security scans and periodic assessments, these changes represent windows of opportunity for attackers looking to bypass defenses.

While there are always – and always will be – unknown risks, having an ongoing process to automatically discover unknowns, prioritize them, and feed them back into teams becomes an essential part of a cybersecurity program. modern. That’s why I’m excited to announce IBM’s intention to acquire Randori, a leading provider of attack surface management and offensive cybersecurity, to help customers take control of this. with the prospect of an attacker of their riskiest shortcomings.

IBM Security has made key bets around the need for top-notch defensive and offensive security, most recently with the acquisition of ReaQta to help automatically detect and block endpoint threats, as well as the launch of services QRadar XDR and MDR. powered by our elite team of X-Force experts. Today, IBM Security is making an extra bet that cybersecurity must go on the offensive to protect the cloud, with security capabilities to help customers of all sizes better see what attackers see, before the harm is done.

It takes a striker to know your attacking surface

Investigations of recent breaches have shown that despite increased investment, organizations continue to struggle to manage their attack surface, i.e. all possible points where an unauthorized user can gain access to a system. and extract data. According to ESG, 69% of respondents have had a compromise through an unknown, unmanaged, or mismanaged external asset in the past year. This is where Randori comes in.

Randori is a hacker-led company and pioneer in attack surface management, founded with the mission of ensuring that every organization has access to the attacker’s point of view. They do this by using an offensive security platform that replicates the techniques used by attackers to discover and attack organizations at scale. Clients use this platform to stay ahead of the curve by understanding their riskiest exposures, validating controls, and optimizing their defenses in real time.

The key to Randori is the idea of ​​continuous improvement. Named after a jiu-jitsu term that means “practice how you fight”, Team Randori has built a platform to improve with each new target they discover and each new attack runbook they discover. they develop. True to their namesake, they learn and adapt with customers. Through this, they help customers adopt a more proactive security posture by helping them discover unknown exposures, better prioritize vulnerabilities, and validate their defenses in real time so they can stay ahead of the game. the next attack.

The best defense is a good offense

IBM has long been a leader in providing enterprise security products and services, leveraging one of the world’s largest security research, development and supply organizations, monitoring more than 150 billion events security a day in more than 130 countries. By combining the strengths of both companies, we plan to help organizations better identify risks, test defenses, detect threats and respond to large-scale incidents.

Upon closing of the acquisition, we plan to integrate Randori’s attack surface management software with IBM Security QRadar XDR’s extended detection and response (XDR) capabilities. By integrating Randori insights into QRadar XDR, security teams will be able to leverage real-time visibility of the attack surface for intelligent alert triage, threat hunting, and incident response. This can help customers eliminate the need to manually monitor new critical applications and respond quickly when new issues or emerging threats arise at their perimeter.

Randori also provides enterprises with a solution that uniquely combines attack surface management with continuous automated testing to test defenses and incident response teams. At the close, we will leverage Randori to complement X-Force Red’s elite hacker-led offensive security services while further enriching the detection and response capabilities of QRadar XDR. This will enable more global customers to benefit from a leading attack experience that helps uncover where organizations are most vulnerable. Randori’s information will also be leveraged by IBM’s Managed Security Services to help improve threat detection for thousands of customers.

Learn more

Randori has built a strong customer base and a dream team of passionate, attack-minded employees. We look forward to the next chapter of our journey together, bringing the striker’s perspective to organizations around the world. Read more about this exciting announcement in the press release. For more information on Randori and its attack surface management platform, see their website.

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