Skybox Security: Closing Security Control Gaps with Cutting-Edge Cybersecurity Analytics
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Skybox Security: Closing Security Control Gaps with Cutting-Edge Cybersecurity Analytics

Gidi Cohen, Founder & CEO, Skybox securityGidi Cohen, Founder & CEO
The advancement in technology has also given rise to advanced security breaches and cyber-crimes. The events of data breaches and the recent cyber attack on J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., where 76 million U.S. households- and U.S. national-security officials were mystified by the perpetrators and their motives, illustrate the astounding reality and subsequent bearing of security attacks. “Organizations need to make network security changes daily to enable new services and adapt security tools to face constant and evolving threats,” elucidates Ravid Circus, Vice President of Skybox Security. Located in San Jose, CA, Skybox Security helps enterprises by providing security tools and measures to combat evolving threats with greater sophistication.

The firm equips security teams with a potent set of security management solutions that haul out insight from security data pits to give clarity of the attack surface. Using its five integrated security solutions— vulnerability control, threat manager, firewall assurance, change manager and network assurance; Skybox helps enterprises to overcome their most complicated challenges in vulnerability management, threat intelligence management and security policy management.

The company’s integrated platform combines firewall and network device data with susceptibility and threat intelligence, while keeping security decisions in the clients’ network context. By using Skybox’s integrated and distinctive platform, one can test the force of new vulnerabilities and threats without waiting for a scan. It also enables organizations to prioritize vulnerabilities by the risk to their network. “A security team may need weeks to scan a network and fix vulnerabilities, while attacks can be successful in minutes. Time is of the essence, and risk analytics convert security data into actionable intelligence fast,” explains Gidi Cohen, CEO of Skybox Security.


Organizations need to make network security changes daily to enable new services and adapt security tools to face constant and evolving threats


Skybox’s Threat Manager helps in strengthening threat intelligence from several sources in a standardized inspection to pinpoint the most critical security risks. While, its Firewall Assurance secures and optimizes organizations’ firewalls and keeps rule sets clean with automated firewall rule lifecycle management. In addition, the integrated platform provides Change Manager that has the capability to simplify daily firewall change management tasks with a mechanized workflow that advances firewall change steps from planning to execution. It also arms its customers with Network Assurance, where they can observe their network—no matter how big or complex—with the Skybox network model.

Due to its timeliness and enhanced solutions, Skybox has gained the trust of different industries from several sectors. Government, defense, and critical infrastructure organizations worldwide are adopting the Skybox platform to gain the visibility and intelligence they need to understand and respond quickly to emerging cyber risks. In one instance, with more than 80 firewalls, an outsourced customer management service providers company, called Capita Customer Management, was facing challenges when it came to managing their large and complex network infrastructure. “Before Skybox we didn’t have full visibility. Now we can see and document all our firewalls and rule sets,” extols David Robinson, Capita Security Consultant.

Moreover, the company has recently received $96 million investment from Providence Equity to fuel growth. “We’ve been on an incredible upward trajectory, and the investment will accelerate that growth. I’ve no doubt, with the innovations we’re bringing to market this year and next, Skybox will become the undisputed leader in security analytics,” concludes Cohen.