Expel Does its Thing, But in the Cloud Now

If your data (or apps) are up there, we know what to do

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#cybersecurity–Expel (https://expel.io),
the company that lives where your data lives1, today
announced it’s expanding its scope to include security monitoring for
cloud applications and infrastructure.

Expel now offers 24×7 detection, investigation and monitoring for cloud
infrastructure providers including Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web
Services (AWS). But wait, there’s more! Expel also monitors cloud
applications including Microsoft Office 365, Google’s G Suite, Okta and
OneLogin … with more on the way. For each application we’ll look for any
funny business that’s going on including abnormal user behavior,
compromised accounts, data loss and privileged access abuse.

“There are lots of little shibboleths
we tell ourselves when we ship our servers to the sky and log into cloud
apps,” said Matt Peters, chief technology officer (CTO) at Expel. “But
It’s not enough to stuff your cloud logs in with all of your other logs
and stir. You’ve got to look at different data in different ways. That’s
what we’re doing, and the results for Expel’s customers are: answers
(not alerts), resilience recommendations and the peace of mind that
comes from entrusting security to techies who live for this stuff.”

Expel’s approach is centered on three core beliefs about cloud security2:

  • It’s part of an organization’s risk profile. If your data lives
    there, it’s part of your perimeter. And if it’s part of your
    perimeter, then it’s another home on your plot of land to protect. In
    the good old days, you could put a firewall around your entire network
    and feel reasonably secure, but when it comes to cloud apps like G
    Suite, times have changed.3
  • It requires special focus. Analysts are looking at different
    data – and they’ve got to figure out what to do with it, which means
    new detection rules focused on user behavior and data loss. In an
    enterprise IT shop, you turn to your security tech stack to
    investigate. With the cloud, that’s just not enough.4
  • It’s comprised of multiple parts, including infrastructure, cloud
    applications and elastic cloud infrastructure.
    When it comes to
    the cloud, it’s like having triplets – you’ve got multiple points of
    focus vying for your attention all the time. If you only focus on
    securing your application but leave the door to your infrastructure
    unlocked, an attacker can walk right through.

“Securing data in the cloud is new ground for a lot of security folks –
particularly understanding the implications of the shared security model
on their day to day responsibilities,” Peters said. “We can take a lot
of the guesswork (and risk) out of your cloud strategy whether you’ve
already gone there or are still waiting to see how this whole cloud
thing shakes out.”

Expel 24×7 for Cloud Applications and Expel 24×7 for Cloud
Infrastructure are generally available starting today. Pricing is
available on our website.

Additional resources:

About Expel

Expel (@expel_io)
provides transparent managed security, on-prem and in the cloud. It’s
the antidote for companies trapped in failed relationships with their
managed security service provider (MSSP) and those looking to avoid the
frustration of working with one in the first place. To learn more, check
us out at https://www.expel.io.

1 Editor’s note –The following buzzwords were meticulously
removed from this press release in no particular order: market-leading,
next-generation, military grade intelligence, artificial intelligence,
leveraging, powerful, platform, scalable, robust, space, changing threat
landscape, end-to-end, actionable, AI, real-time, machine learning,
state-of-the-art, best-of-breed, elite, continuous, and purpose-built.

2 That’s right. We’ve got core beliefs about cloud security.
Live and let live.

3 If this release had a playlist, it would be Dylan.

4 See Footnote 3. Should we do that?


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