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Network Security Co. IronNet Named Vendor Who Shaped the Year

IronNet highlighted for its AI-based behavioral threat detection and Collective Defense platform

IronNet, in its mission to transform cybersecurity through Collective Defense, was named a “Vendor Who Shaped the Year” by IDC for the second time in the past twelve months for its ability to detect threats using AI-based behavioral analysis to generate attack intelligence through its unique real-time Collective Defense platform.

IDC’s recently released report, Worldwide Cybersecurity AIRO and Tier 2 SOC Analytics Market Shares, 2020: The Seeds That Become Cloud-Native XDR (Doc # US47081421, July 2021) highlights the growth of the $12.8B advanced cybersecurity market that includes network intelligence and threat analytics, mobile device management, and the emerging cloud-native extended detection and response (XDR) category.

IronNet’s Collective Defense platform is the only solution that can identify anomalous (potentially suspicious or malicious) behaviors on computer networks and share this intelligence anonymously and in real time among Collective Defense community members, which may represent a supply chain, business ecosystem, industry, state, or country. The Collective Defense model delivers timely, actionable, and contextual alerts and threat intelligence on attacks targeting enterprise networks, and functions as an early-warning system for all members.

Christopher Kissel, IDC Research Director, Security and Trust Products, wrote, “The IronNet differentiator is its Collective Defense platform that consists of its IronDefense network detection and response and its unique IronDome threat sharing solution that facilitates a crowdsource-like environment…. IronNet addresses the scarcity of security professionals, closing the talent gap with AI-based behavioral analytics that automatically detect and rate alerts.”

This recognition highlights the continued expansion and industry adoption of IronNet’s network detection and response solution — including the ability to integrate behavioral detection and response with additional telemetry data from endpoints, firewalls, and other sources — and the industry’s leading Collective Defense capabilities, which enable organizations to defend together in real time. It also highlights significant innovation with technology partners — including AWS, Microsoft, CrowdStrike, and Palo Alto Networks — to deliver effective and highly integrated detection and response capabilities that extend how security teams defend their enterprises.

This second designation as a Vendor Who Shaped the Year by IDC builds on additional industry recognition for IronNet. In June, IronNet was named Best Cybersecurity Solution for Public Sector Organizations by AWS as part of the 2021 AWS Global Public Sector Partner Awards, which particularly cited the unique strengths of IronNet’s high-speed Collective Defense capabilities. In February, the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards named IronNet as winners in both the Threat Modeling and Network Traffic Analysis categories as a Cloud/SaaS solution. IronNet continues to expand its presence in the U.S., EMEA, and Asia Pacific regions with penetration into the energy, financial, and Defense Industrial Base sectors.

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