TenFour Named a 2018 TAG Cyber Distinguished Vendor
September 28, 2017
This article was first published by TenFour.
Morristown, NJ – Sept. 28, 2017 – TenFour, the first IT network infrastructure utility with fully embedded security solutions, has again been designated as a Distinguished Vendor in this year’s TAG Cyber Security Annual.
Cyber security is a continuous and constant threat. Companies without an ongoing security solution are not only at risk, but they will inevitably fail. Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) must set their team’s real-time security efforts focused on the vulnerable application layer. TenFour’s IT Infrastructure Utility Service is designed specifically to ensure that underlying network infrastructure contains the necessary protections for their dedicated IT infrastructure. These embedded features in TenFour services include best practice solutions for device configuration management, proactive updates to remediate code or configuration compromises, monitoring and management within the end-customer domain, access control, firewall, intrusion prevention, and event management tasks. By treating the network as a sensor, CISO teams can leverage multiple network devices to provide data for security management. Based on TenFour’s rigorously tested and simplified Reference Architectures which address multiple complex perimeters, CISOs can reinforce security controls and processes on a reduced surface attack area for infrastructure. TenFour IT Infrastructure is delivered as an advanced, consumption-based service model so that CISOs no longer need to make capital investments for core network security tools.
As part of an industry collective of the world’s foremost cyber security technology companies, TenFour enthusiastically shared its unique technical expertise in preventing advanced threats to the enterprise. Each member of the collective was hand-selected by Dr. Edward Amoroso, CEO of TAG Cyber, to assist with this year’s report, which was made available today for free download at www.tenfour.com.
“TenFour’s mission is to get IT leaders back to focusing on what matters most to their company’s growth. When it comes IT Security leaders, we’re removing much of their risk by embedding security into the lower layers of the network infrastructure. Now they can offload enterprise infrastructure to more secure grounds”, said Bruce Flitcroft, CEO of TenFour. “Being named as a distinguished vendor in TAG’s Cyber Security Annual is fitting since transforming IT infrastructure into a utility model with embedded security is consistent with the report’s advice. Many cyber security teams cannot afford the guidance necessary to advance their team’s security systems, and that’s where TAG Cyber comes in. In addition to offering expert cyber security analysis at a low cost, Ed’s team highlights products in an effective media-based way.”
This year’s 2018 TAG Cyber Security Annual outlines three steps developed to assist enterprise security teams as they modernize their cyber risk program: Exploding the flat perimeter enterprise into distributed workloads; Offloading the resultant applications and networks onto cloud-based, software-defined infrastructure; and then Reloading protections using the best available cyber security technologies.
“The end goal of cyber security teams should be reduced risk for their customers at a reduced cost, and that’s exactly what TenFour is achieving,” said Amoroso. “They deliver to you a great product with few defects and more flexibility in adapting to your growing business, and all at a lower cost.”
Each year, TAG Cyber publishes its three-volume report to the community for download at no cost. In addition to the TenFour website, the report is also available at https://www.tag-cyber.com/. Volume 2 of the report also includes an informative interview with TenFour CEO, Bruce Flitcroft.
TenFour believes that IT should just work and wants IT leaders and organizations to focus on innovation instead of boxes and wires. That's why TenFour builds exceptional, private domain, global distributed infrastructures—the network and everything attached to it—that are simpler, have fewer defects, and cost less to operate. TenFour delivers IT just like power or water utilities, where the customer pays only for what is used. It's a less complicated model for IT that positions IT leaders to redefine their resources and drive business priorities. TenFour creates a fearless and honor-driven environment that empowers their employees, customers, and partners to reimagine IT to ignite innovation in the Digital Age. For more information, visit www.tenfour.com.
ABOUT TAG CYBER, LLC
The Amoroso Group (TAG Cyber) is a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting and media services company. Led by Edward Amoroso, industry veteran and former Chief Security Officer for AT&T, TAG Cyber supports hundreds of companies around the world by providing a roadmap for identifying, preventing and eliminating cyber attacks on their systems and data.