Threat Intelligence & Incident Response

NDR Provider Gigamon Wins 2021 Fortress Cyber Security Awards

Josh Day, Director of Applied Threat Research and Gigamon ThreatINSIGHT Guided-SaaS NDR selected as winners in the Leadership and Threat Detection categories

The Business Intelligence Group announced that Gigamon, the leader in cloud visibility and analytics, has won the 2021 Fortress Cyber Security Award in the Leadership category, recognizing Josh Day, Director of Applied Threat Research (ATR), for his commitment and guidance in the fight against cyberattacks. Gigamon was also named a winner in the Threat Detection category for its ThreatINSIGHT ™ solution. The industry awards program sought to identify and reward the world’s leading companies and products that are working to keep data and electronic assets safe among a growing threat from hackers.

Josh Day guides the ATR team in their mission to dismantle adversary impact through novel threat research and enhanced capability. Previously serving in the United States Air Force and working with the National Security Agency (NSA), he led and conducted computer network operations, working with national-level agencies. This experience has given Day a distinctive perspective when hunting for adversaries in customer networks.

“Josh is a vital part of Gigamon ATR and his invaluable experience and leadership has helped to guide the team’s efforts in assisting our customers to swiftly and efficiently dismantle impending threats,” said Shehzad Merchant, Chief Technology Officer at Gigamon. “In his role, he has successfully developed and formalized cross-team processes for strategic detection sprints in the midst of a fully-remote workforce, helping us to ensure ThreatINSIGHT detection logic is able to keep pace with the changing landscape – including leading the team’s roll out of new detections within 48 hours of the public disclosure of the SolarWinds compromise – all while having just returned from his paternity leave. We are grateful for Josh’s continued dedication to Gigamon and willingness to support both his team and Gigamon customers.”

In addition to the Gigamon win in the Leadership category, The Business Intelligence Group recognized ThreatINSIGHT in the Threat Detection category. Recently, the company announced Gigamon ThreatINSIGHT Guided-SaaS network detection and response (NDR), the industry’s first Guided-SaaS NDR solution of its kind, combining purpose-built technology with security expert guidance to improve Security Operations Center (SOC)/incident response (IR) effectiveness and reduce analyst burnout. Given today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape, the cloud-native solution addresses visibility gaps not covered by security information and event management (SIEM) and endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions. The solution provides threat activity detection, and the data and context needed for effective cybersecurity response during high-pressure situations.

“Receiving this recognition further validates the role Gigamon and ThreatINSIGHT play in securing our customers’ networks with the technology and expertise required to combat the evolving threat landscape,” said Michael Dickman, Chief Product Officer at Gigamon. “Recent attacks have shown that network-based threat detection is an absolute necessity. We are pleased to see our Guided-SaaS NDR approach embraced by market experts because of how effectively we help InfoSec teams detect and de-escalate high-risk situations with guided workflows and responder expertise by their side.”

“We are so proud to name Gigamon as a winner in the 2021 Fortress Cyber Security Awards program,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “As our society continues to evolve and become more reliant on networks and data, companies like Gigamon are critical at providing the protection and trust consumers demand.”

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