Accenture also investing in Endgame to expand its cyber defense portfolio with automated threat detection and elimination
SAN FRANCISCO; Mar. 1, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) formed a new alliance relationship with Endgame Inc. – a provider of cybersecurity software solutions to actively hunt adversaries – to integrate the company’s sophisticated capabilities with Accenture’s cyber defense services. As part of the relationship, Accenture Ventures has also taken an equity position in Endgame. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
Accenture will resell Endgame’s solutions as part of its portfolio of holistic cyber defense services that include strategy, transformation, managed security services, the Accenture Cyber Intelligence Platform, automated threat intelligence, monitoring, advanced analytics and real-world adversary simulations, as well as incident response and remediation.
“As attacks become more advanced, unpredictable and targeted, traditional static defensive barriers alone have become ineffective. Organizations today require a dynamic solution that hunts for adversaries in real-time and eliminates them,” said Vikram Desai, managing director, Accenture Analytics – Security Lead. “Endgame has a rich and proven reputation of intercepting the most sophisticated of adversaries-in-motion for the US government’s defense and intelligence organizations. By adding Endgame to our ecosystem of security alliance partners, we are even better equipped to help our clients identify and eradicate malicious attacks faster and far more effectively. That means they can spend less time on threats and more time on innovation and growth."
Nate Fick, CEO of Endgame, said, “Endgame’s alliance with Accenture is transformative for the cyber security industry. We look forward to working with Accenture to deliver an end-to-end security solution that enables its clients to hunt for and eliminate advanced adversaries in a perimeter-less world where previous security measures are no longer enough.”
Endgame’s solutions allow organizations to adopt a proactive strategy that protects assets by shifting from monitoring to actively hunting adversaries on critical systems, allowing organizations to move from being the hunted to being the hunter. Endgame will allow Accenture to quickly detect never-before-visible malicious behaviors on host systems, and block and remove adversaries at the earliest stages. Accenture’s clients will benefit by receiving uninterrupted protection, early and fast detection and precision responses to threats, allowing them to reduce the required time to detect, investigate and remove adversaries without disrupting normal operations.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
Accenture Ventures partners with and invests in growth-stage companies that create innovative enterprise technologies. Using an open innovation approach, Accenture Ventures identifies the most promising sources of innovation in the market, working with start-ups, accelerators, entrepreneurs, investors, academic institutions and corporate R&D groups around the world.
Endgame automates the hunt for the most sophisticated adversaries in enterprise networks. Endgame’s technology and techniques are proven to detect and respond rapidly to cyber threats in the most extreme environments – from defending US national security interests to protecting the world’s critical infrastructure.
The Endgame Cyber Operations Platform, developed for elite US DOD cyber protection teams, enables enterprises to automate the entire hunt mission, detecting and blocking adversaries at every phase of the cyber kill chain. Endgame’s world-class R&D team extends our advantage with novel stealth technologies, vulnerability and threat analysis, and unique detection and prevention technology. At Endgame, we help our customers move from being the hunted to being the hunter.
Endgame was founded in 2008 and has offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, San Antonio, TX and Melbourne, FL. For more information, visit www.endgame.com and follow us on Twitter @EndgameInc.
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