DFLabs Names New VP of Global Sales and Business Development

DFLabs Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) provider, has named Tito Avila as its VP of global sales and business development.

Avila, a 20-year veteran and former Fortinet executive, is tasked to build out the vendor’s global sales organization, extending its reach and expanding its portion of the relatively young SOAR technology market. In that regard, Avila’s appointment is particularly important to managed security service providers (MSSPs) and security-oriented managed service providers (MSPs).

The key reason is the SOAR market appears poised for rapid growth, making it a fertile territory for the channel. Dario Forte, DFLabs founder, and CEO, suggested that Avila’s international experience was a significant factor in his hiring. “He has the international and domain experience to help DFLabs aggressively grow our market share, enter new markets and build a global sales organization,” Forte said.

“The biggest challenge facing organizations is and will continue to be the lack of skilled people to keep threats at bay,” Avila said. “Tools like IncMan SOAR are finally addressing this hurdle through automation and AI. “I’m looking forward to accelerating the growth of our sales team and infrastructure to capture a greater share of the global SOAR market”, Avila added.

This article was originally published on MSSP Alert. Read the full article here.

DFLabs Presents Updated Platform to Improve Security Incident Reporting

DFLabs, provider of Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR), has just introduced the latest updated version of the IncMan SOAR platform that uses automated event triage to significantly lower the number of alert-generated security incidents.

START (Simple Triage And Rapid Treatment) Triage is used in production by a major European bank to eliminate manual first line assessment of suspected fraudulent online transactions. IncMan SOAR reduces triage time by 90% for cyber fraud events generated by its mainframe and other external systems.

Usually a single security alert received by a SOAR platform generates an incident, which must be investigated. This process can lead to an overwhelming number of security incidents, sometimes created by false positive alerts, that have to be addressed by security operations center (SOC) staff.

The latest version of IncMan SOAR focuses on reducing the number of incidents created by false positives, as it ingests alerts from any source via a new API for triage to determine whether they should be converted to an incident or discarded. Michele Zambelli, CTO of DFLabs says: “Not every alert deserves to become and be processed as a security incident, yet that is how SOAR products currently operate. The new release of IncMan SOAR is breaking this cycle. By applying our automation engine, enrichment and containment capabilities to events using a triage process, we can dramatically reduce the number that are turned into incidents, and placed into the queue for deeper assessment by IncMan and security analysts.”

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DFLabs to Discuss How Orchestration Can Facilitate Knowledge Transfer and Improve Incident Response at SANS SOC Summit 2018

DFLabs’ Vice President of Professional Services, Mike Fowler will present a session on improving incident response capabilities and how to overcome the shortage of skilled security operations staff at the SANS Security Operations Center Summit on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 12 PM noon CDT.

The shortage of skilled SOC personnel worldwide is only getting worse. With increasing workloads, inexperienced security analysts need to be brought up to speed quickly so they can contribute effectively to SOC Operations. In this session, “Leveraging Orchestration to Facilitate Knowledge Transfer in Security Operations,” Mike Fowler will present a framework that combines a traditional and new knowledge transfer techniques with the help of orchestration to enable under-resourced SOCs to achieve new levels incident response efficiency and productivity.

This press release was originally published on Business Wire. Read the full press release here.

451 Research Report Says DFLabs Brings MSSPs a Holistic View of Cyber Threats and Accelerates Incident Response

DFLabs’ IncMan security, orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform has been cited for the ability to increase revenues, lower operational costs and deliver more value to MSSPs in the new 451 Research Report. According to the 451 Research report, DFLabs provides MSSPs with a broad set of capabilities to streamline and scale operations, improve effectiveness and efficiency and create new revenue streams.

The 451 Research Impact Report, “DFLabs brings security automation and orchestration to MSSPs,” was published on June 5 and can be downloaded here.

“MSSPs need advanced capabilities to manage, measure and maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations, and aggregate analyst knowledge. But they lack the resources to build these on their own,” said Aaron Sherrill, Senior Analyst at 451 Research. “With support for granular risk factors, machine learning, semi to full automation, incident triage, playbooks and built-in integrations to over 100 cybersecurity tools, DFLabs provides MSSPs a holistic SOAR platform that accelerates responses to threats facing their customers.”

This press release was originally published on Business Wire. Read the full press release here.

DFLabs and LogPoint Team Up to Accelerate Cyber Incident Detection and Response

DFLabs, the pioneer in Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) technology has joined forces with LogPoint, the next generation SIEM and Big Data Analytics company to provide rapid detection and faster remediation of security incidents. The combination of DFLabs’ IncMan Security Orchestration, Automation and Response and LogPoint SIEM provides end-to-end visibility to neutralize cyber threats.

“The deep integration of the LogPoint SIEM with DFLabs IncMan combines the power of each solution to create a more robust, efficient and responsive security program,” said Dario Forte, CEO, and Founder of DFLabs. “Together IncMan and LogPoint enable organizations to automate most of the work performed by security analysts, and accelerate incident detection and response actions from hours to seconds.”

“With accelerated detection and response and the added benefit of utilizing playbooks and runbooks to formalize the response handling procedure, we will provide true operational value to our customers,” said Jesper Zerlang, CEO of LogPoint. “From a business value perspective, LogPoint and DFLabs are individually delivering the best feature to price ratio in the market, but even more so as a joint solution.”

This press release was originally published on BusinessWire. Read the full press release here.

DFLabs’ Senior Product Manager to Present an Arsenal Session at Black Hat USA 2018

DFLabs’ Senior Product Manager John Moran will be introducing a new tool for Windows that automates data acquisition for investigations at Black Hat USA 2018 conference in Las Vegas on 8th August at 2.30pm in Arsenal Station 2.

DFLabs will be exhibiting at the conference in booth #IC2329. Visit DFLabs’ booth to see the latest from DFLabs and its IncMan SOAR platform.

This press release was originally published on Business Wire. Read the full press release here.

John Moran, DFLabs’ Senior Product Manager @Task Force 7 Radio Interview: The Voice of Cyber Security With George Rettas

DFLabs Senior Product Manager, John Moran joins George Rettas for an interview at Task Force 7 Radio. In episode 34, titled “Why You Should Automate Your Incident Response Operation“, John Moran talks about security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) technology.  He explains how the talent crisis has effected the ability of organizations to respond to cyber incidents, and lays out how the orchestration and automation of the incident response process can help your organization defend itself against attacks that are getting more sophisticated in nature every day.

Watch the full episode here.

DFLabs IncMan Wins the Cyber Defense Magazine 2018 InfoSec Award for Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR)

DFLabs IncMan SOAR has been named editor’s choice for Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) for the Cyber Defense Magazine 2018 InfoSec Awards. The winners of the Cyber Defense Magazine 2018 InfoSec Awards were announced at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

DFLabs was selected from nearly 3,000 companies, globally, because they are an innovator in security orchestration, automation and response,” said Pierluigi Paganini, Editor-in-Chief, Cyber Defense Magazine. With cybercrime accounting for more than $600B in theft and damages, DFLabs enables companies to respond and mitigate threats in a unique, automated fashion that can prevent data breaches and fraud.

Being recognized by Cyber Defense Magazine at the RSA Conference this year for our innovations and leadership in security orchestration, automation and response provides further validation for the value we provide to customers,” said Dario Forte, CEO of DFLabs.We are setting the pace in SOAR with runbook technology that uses machine learning to perform preliminary tasks using software and free up security analysts for later stage investigation steps that require human decision making.”

This Press Release was originally published on Business Wire. Read the full Press Release here.

DFLabs’ CEO Dario Forte on SOC Automation and Incident Response for BankInfo Security

DFLabs’ CEO and Founder, Dario Forte discusses how to employ SOC automation to boost incident response in the latest interview for BankInfo Security with Tom Field, Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG. In this video interview at RSA Conference 2018, Dario Forte talks about:

  • The biggest challenges to security operations and incident response;
  • The role of automation in the SOC;
  • How SOC automation can improve incident response.

Watch the full interview here.