Ermetic, a leading cloud infrastructure security company, and new Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Champion in the 2021 Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce Ermetic Synergia Partner Program for IT service providers, consultants, systems integrators, MSPs/MSSPs, and ISVs to deliver turn-key cloud security solutions that span cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) and cloud security posture management (CSPM) for AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform environments.
The program has experienced early growth and global interest from foundational partners which included Cyberuptive, HI Tech Hui, Marcum Technology, SolCyber, Tecflair, and Trace3.
The cloud security category is projected to be the fastest-growing segment of the global information security and risk management market at a CAGR of 41.2%, according to Gartner, with the major factors driving the market to be the increasing number of sophisticated cyber-attacks on cloud computing systems, and the growing need for compliance with various standards, benchmarks and regulations.
Furthermore, Gartner predicts that by 2023, 75% percent of security failures will be the result of mismanaged identities and entitlements. That’s why Ermetic provides a deep solution for securing human and service identities in AWS, Azure and GCP – along with robust security posture management for all cloud resources.
The Ermetic Cloud Security platform detects and remediates excessive, risky privileges and resource misconfigurations (e.g. databases exposed to the internet) on a continuous basis by analyzing user identities and permissions, along with the configuration of network, storage, and secrets assets.
No other security solution reduces the cyber attack surface at scale across single and multi-cloud infrastructures with full-stack visibility and control over multi-cloud infrastructure entitlements and configurations.
(See a brief demo of Ermetic’s identity-first cloud infrastructure security platform, which addresses today’s most urgent challenge in the public cloud – detecting and mitigating access-related risk and governing all identities, human and service, at scale, across multiple clouds. Courtesy of Ermetic and YouTube.)
“We are experiencing high demand for our comprehensive identity-first cloud infrastructure security solution and have created a value-driven program to enlist security-oriented partners so we can all capitalize on this market opportunity,” explained Shawn Larsen, Global Head of Channel and Alliances for Ermetic.
“We are investing in partners by providing predictable sales incentives, technical resources for joint sales engagements, enablement training to expand partner capabilities, and transparent opportunity collaboration to ensure their success.”
The multi-tier Ermetic Synergia Partner Program includes the following elements to enable partners to succeed and capitalize on this fast-growing market opportunity:
Enables partners to differentiate their offerings via Ermetic’s integrated, lifecycle approach to cloud-native application protection (CNAAP) that combines CSPM and CIEM
Provides automation to remediate access risks and vulnerabilities, reducing the customer attack surface
Partner participation profitability and gamified incentives
Access to a Knowledge Base of sales assets, use cases, and technical collateral
Deal registration to reduce channel conflict and provide opportunity protection
Sandbox license to Ermetic’s Cloud Security Platform to demonstrate use cases and capabilities to prospects and customers
Marketing support and market development funds for joint programs, events, and Go-to-Market initiatives
Dedicated sales and system engineering support for successful deployments
Partner enablement and training resources that help you crawl, walk and run on your own
Dedicated Partner Account Team
Differentiated partner levels, providing greater value based on engagement and joint opportunities
Three of the leading customer use cases that Ermetic channel partners can monetize are:
Continuous Cloud Security Risk Assessment & Least Privilege
Audit and remediate unnecessary, excessive, and risky entitlements, and infrastructure misconfigurations. Perform routine assessment of configurations across cloud environments and audit compliance with leading standards and benchmarks including CIS Benchmark, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, AWS Well-Architected Framework, PCI-DSS, GDPR, HIPAA, SOC2, and more.
Deliver Managed Services with an Identity-first Security Approach
Deliver new or enhanced SOC 2 certified MSSP or Managed Detection and Response (MDR) capabilities.
These include the ability to discover, monitor, and manage all human and/or machine identities, assess their policies and permissions for risks/threats, detect anomalies such as sensitive data access, privilege escalation, and deletion, and unusual resource access.
Zero Trust Access for DevOps
Enable clients to execute Zero Trust mandates using auto-generated access policy recommendations for DevOps that optimize security while supporting end-user productivity through integration with leading CI/CD tools such as Slack, Jira, ServiceNow, Jenkins, Terraform, and more.
Implement Just-in-Time (JIT) or Privileged Identity Management (PIM) access which grants an identity only the entitlements it needs to accomplish a specific task and revokes them once the job is complete.
“We are helping clients from all verticals develop a cloud security strategy and implementation plan, because it has become a priority across most enterprises,” said Derek Smith, Director of Strategic Alliances for Trace3’s Cloud Solutions Group.
“We see entitlement and configuration management as must-haves for securing the cloud attack surface, which is why we are offering these capabilities with Ermetic to our clients.”
“Public clouds will supersede the data center for our customers, representing just one facet of a general trend toward the dissolution of traditional perimeters,” said David Emerson, CTO of SolCyber.
“This trend requires a novel and comprehensive suite of controls around identity, configuration management, and endpoints, which represent the new attack surface.”
“Ermetic provides crucial analysis of these modern infrastructure fixtures which is essential to delivering robust managed security to our customers.”
“Ermetic has helped our clients drastically improve visibility into their cloud assets in a scalable, non-intrusive way, that supports their development, operations, and governance teams’ needs,” said Jaike Hornreich, CISA, GPEN, GWAPT, CICP, CCSFP, Senior Director of Cybersecurity and Privacy for Marcum Technology.
“Our cloud-first customers recognize the threat posed by over-privileged identities, excessive entitlements, and misconfigurations, but lack the visibility to proactively identify and remediate them,” said David Phillips, CEO, and Founder of Tecflair.
“The Ermetic platform is a force multiplier technology that enables us to continuously detect and eliminate cloud security risks across single and multi-cloud environments at scale using automation and analytics.”
For more information on joining the Ermetic Synergia Partner Program go to https://ermetic.com/partners.
Ermetic helps its customers prevent breaches by reducing the attack surface of cloud infrastructure and enforcing least privilege at scale in the most complex environments, and led by proven technology entrepreneurs whose previous companies have been acquired by Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, and others.
Ermetic has received funding from Accel, Forgepoint, Glilot Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Qumra, and Target Global.
To Learn More, please visit https://ermetic.com/.
Ermetic Takes Platinum in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now entering it’s Seventh Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Best Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management (CIEM) Solution
Ermetic is an identity-first cloud infrastructure security platform that provides multi-cloud protection in an easy-to-deploy SaaS solution.
According to Gartner, the #1 threat to cloud infrastructure is entitlements and permissions, because identifying risky permissions and misconfigurations is hugely difficult and requires insight into the access that all users and services have and actually need.
Addressing this at scale calls for visibility into thousands of identities, policies, and resources – and mitigating the risks revealed.
Using Ermetic, enterprises can enforce least privilege access in their cloud for all identities, across the entire technology stack, and manage their security posture with ease.
Ermetic helps Security and DevOps stakeholders work together to ensure cloud security without impact to application continuity or speed to market.
(Ermetic is a public cloud security platform that governs identities and access entitlements, and enables enterprises to automatically enforce least privilege and mitigate risks at scale. Through continuous analysis of entitlements and activity, Ermetic powers least-privilege access policy definition and enforcement for both human and machine identities. Ermetic provides full-stack insight into the effective access entitlements granted by the configuration of identities, compute resources, data stores, and the network. Courtesy of Ermetic and YouTube.)
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards highlight the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by AMAROK, Fortior Solutions and SIMS Software, along with Returning Premier Sponsors ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.
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In 2021 over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
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- The Federal Air Marshals Service
- The San Diego Harbor Police Foundation, and Many More!
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AlertMedia, Allied Universal, AMAROK, ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Axis Communications, Automatic Systems of America, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., Fortior Solutions, guardDog.ai, Hanwha Techwin of America, HID Global, Mark43, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lumina Analytics, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Safety, OnSolve, PureTech Systems, Quantum Corporation, Rave Mobile Safety, Regroup Mass Notification, Robotic Assistance Devices, Rajant Corporation, SafeLogic, Senstar Corporation, ShotSpotter, Singlewire Software, SolarWinds Worldwide, Teledyne FLIR, Valor Systems, and Wiresecure, just to name a few!
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From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection, and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.
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