Capsule8 Enhances Linux Protection for Production Infrastructure

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Capsule8 expands capabilities for the Protect Solution to enhance monitoring, detection for cryptomining, and protection for production systems 

NEW YORK, November 2, 2020 – Capsule8, the pioneer behind production-ready infrastructure security for Linux systems, today announced enhancements to its flagship product, Capsule8 Protect. The Capsule8 Protect solutions suite – Protect, Protect + and Complete – incorporates enhanced detections as well as both SaaS and on-prem delivery options, making Linux production protection more accessible to the market without needing deep in-house expertise into Linux, cloud or container threat models. 

The Capsule8 Protect solutions suite is designed to avoid costly downtime, overloaded hosts, or stability snafus caused by traditional security tools. Organizations looking to protect their Linux infrastructure, be it a few hundred hosts or tens of thousands, are now able to choose SaaS or on-prem hosting of the management console, as well as select from a number of tiers to best meet their needs – recent enhancements include: 

New, more powerful detections: Capsule8 continues to provide the most powerful real-time detections on the market to enable companies to confidently defend their organizations’ IT operations. Many new enhancements have been made to detect attacks quickly to reduce incident impact as well as bolster Capsule8’s coverage of the MITRE ATT&CK Framework.

A notable enhancement are the updates to existing cryptomining detection capability. Cryptomining is becoming an increasingly imperative threat consideration for businesses and a priority for infrastructure deployment. Capsule8 provides a low-noise, high-accuracy method of detecting cryptomining that helps remove unwanted users who eat up CPU and drive up costs on any public cloud instance. 

Capsule8 also enhanced its remote, interactive shell detection. Direct system shell interaction with containers running in production is unwanted activity, whether it’s an indicator of attack or risky developer behavior, and spawning shells is a common final step. The latest remote interactive shell detection distinguishes between shells that are wrapped in encryption and author, and when a random process spawns a shell that’s wired up directly to a network socket. Capsule8 not only detects that a shell session was spawned, but also what commands were executed.

Frictionless from the start: Capsule8 removed operational burden for clients – from installation, to deployment, to management. This new, enhanced user experience is focused on making the solution easy to scale and manage from an operational perspective, as well as presenting security information in an intuitive manner, all through an interactive console. All relevant information is in the same view, allowing teams to make quick decisions on high priority incidents with the necessary supporting investigatory data.

Flexible deployment models – Capsule8’s flexibility also extends to two deployment models. Teams wanting to leverage their existing operations workflows can export the findings into their existing automation, orchestration, log management, and incident response tooling. Teams who prefer a dedicated graphical interface can leverage Capsule8’s console via a SaaS deployment or on-prem model, with SaaS providing decreased operational overhead.

“There are a number of teams struggling to protect a growing number of Linux environments, especially with more and more workloads moving to the cloud, and you can’t just port Windows protection over and make it happen,” said Capsule8 Co-founder and CEO, John Viega. “Attackers are targeting Linux systems with tactics built specifically for them, and Capsule8 is built specifically for the security teams looking to defend against them. These latest updates to Capsule8 Protect ensure that we can help our customers in a way that is effective for Linux and makes sense for their teams without introducing any friction or risk.” 

“Our latest product release is the culmination of a significant amount of market-led research and investment driven by our customers, prospects and industry insight. We have focused on building detection capabilities that identify the most advanced and prevalent threats in Linux environments whilst also making our solution as straightforward to consume as possible for security and operations teams. I am proud of our teams’ achievements and this significant milestone for our business,” said Capsule8 Chief Product Officer, Rob Harrison. “This release is another big step forward in our mission to secure production Linux environments for businesses of all sizes, in all industries, globally.”

About Capsule8

Production systems start with Linux – and so do we. Capsule8 is the pioneer behind production-ready infrastructure security for Linux systems. Designed to avoid costly downtime, overloaded hosts, or stability snafus caused by traditional security tools, organizations depend on Capsule8 to efficiently protect their cloud workloads with monitoring,detection, and protection in any environment. Founded in 2016 by experienced hackers and security entrepreneurs, and funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, ClearSky and Intel Capital, making it possible for organizations to modernize without compromise. Learn more at www.Capsule8.com.

 

Capsule8 Strengthens Customer Support and Partnership Leadership

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Critical new hires expand the company’s growing customer support and sales organizations

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2020 – Capsule8, the pioneer behind production-ready infrastructure security for Linux systems, today announced that it has added key hires to propel customer support and partnerships forward, keeping pace with the company’s growing sales momentum. Joining the organization’s leadership are Terri Wagner as Head of Delivery and Support, as well as Scott Major as Director of Partnerships. 

Capsule8 is for organizations who need production-ready infrastructure security. Built specifically for Linux, Capsule8 delivers investigations, detection and protection across cloud-native platforms and data centers, designed for the uptime, stability and performance requirements that modern, large-scale IT operations expect. 

Wagner brings more than 20 years of experience and success to the role, and will be responsible for building and leading all post-sale implementation and support services for Capsule8’s rapidly expanding client base. She will be driving Capsule8’s overall delivery strategy and strengthening its customer-orientated culture that seeks to continuously improve delivery and ownership for resolving customer issues. Prior to Capsule8, Wagner was a Customer Success and Experience Manager at Palo Alto Networks, where she provided recommendations and guidance to customers to achieve better security through adoption of product and solution capabilities. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Wagner held Cloud Service Delivery Manager and Global Service Delivery Manager positions at Oracle and Dimension Data, respectively. 

Major will be responsible for developing Capsule8’s strategic partnerships by sourcing and nurturing new partnership opportunities, managing the new partnerships pipeline, conducting partnership outreach and ultimately driving commercial execution. Major is a seasoned veteran in the partnership space and has held Partner Management positions at Cymulate and VMWare Carbon Black, and also has deep experience in the cybersecurity industry.

“Terri and Scott are joining our team during a key shift in our organization as we gain momentum in the Linux security market. Capsule8’s clients are our top priority and Terri’s experience will be critical as we grow to make sure they continue to receive the level of support and service to which they are accustomed,” said Capsule8 Co-founder and CEO, John Viega. “Scott will be driving partnerships, which are an incredibly important part of our sales ecosystem, and we are confident in his ability to help us eliminate any friction and help our partners align with their clients.” 

Capsule8 has also expanded its Business Development team with the hire of Guirae Jang as Sales Development Manager and continues to add to the customer success organization with the hire of Stanley Onwumelu as a Technical Support Engineer. 

About Capsule8

Production systems start with Linux – and so do we. Capsule8 is the pioneer behind production-ready infrastructure security for Linux systems. Designed to avoid costly downtime, overloaded hosts, or stability snafus unlike traditional security tools, organizations depend on Capsule8 to efficiently protect their Linux workloads with detection, investigations, and protection in any environment. Founded in 2016 by experienced hackers and security entrepreneurs, and funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, ClearSky and Intel Capital, making it possible for organizations to modernize without compromise. Learn more at www.Capsule8.com.

 

Capsule8 Wins “Endpoint Security Innovation of the Year” Award From CyberSecurity Breakthrough

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International Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Information Security Products and Companies 

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2020 – Capsule8, the pioneer behind production ready infrastructure security for Linux systems, today announced that it has been named the winner of the “Endpoint Security Innovation of the Year” award in the fourth annual CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program conducted by CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market today. 

Capsule8 is for organizations operating on Linux who need production-ready infrastructure security. Built specifically for Linux, Capsule8 delivers investigations, detection and protection across cloud-native platforms and data centers, designed for the uptime, stability and performance requirements that modern, large-scale IT operations expect. Capsule8 Protect is architected in a fundamentally different way than traditional EDR and EPP solutions to provide the best possible detection and investigation capabilities for Linux and the public cloud, as well as to ensure a performant solution that Operations teams will actually allow in their production infrastructure.

“The requirements for protecting Linux production environments are vastly different from those of securing end-user devices and Capsule8 understands those differences. Our solution was built from the ground up to focus on the specific needs of production Linux, providing visibility and protection while guarding I.T. operations from downtime and disruption,” said Capsule8 Co-founder and CEO, John Viega. “This 2020 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award is a fantastic validation of the success in our approach and our proprietary technology in executing on this unique approach.”

“Securing a Linux production environment is not as simple as porting over Windows security and now with the addition of critical concepts such as containers, there has been a huge gap in security. Capsule8 Protect is filling that gap,” said Capsule8 Chief Product Officer Rob Harrison. “Capsule8 is leading this shift in Linux production security and we are grateful for the 2020 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award acknowledging and recognizing this innovation.” 

The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of information security categories, including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Email Security and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,750 nominations from over 20 different countries throughout the world. 

“Capsule8 is delivering a breakthrough platform here, addressing an underserved part of the market to provide detection and response for Linux, whether in the cloud or the datacenter, in containers, virtual machines, or bare metal,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. “We are excited to see Capsule8 filling a much needed niche in the cybersecurity space and we are pleased to recognize Capsule8 with our ‘Endpoint Security Innovation of the Year’ award in the 2020 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program.”

About Capsule8

Production systems start with Linux – and so do we. Capsule8 is the pioneer behind production-ready infrastructure security for Linux systems. Designed to avoid costly downtime, overloaded hosts, or stability snafus like traditional security tools, organizations depend on Capsule8 to efficiently protect their Linux workloads with detection, investigations, and protection in any environment. Founded in 2016 by experienced hackers and security entrepreneurs, and funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, ClearSky and Intel Capital, making it possible for organizations to modernize without compromise. Learn more at www.Capsule8.com.

About CyberSecurity Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products and people. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough information security companies and products in categories including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Web and Email Security, UTM, Firewall and more. For more information visit CyberSecurityBreakthrough.com.

 

Capsule8 Now Available on AWS Marketplace

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 Availability provides easier deployment of Capsule8’s Linux protection solution to Amazon Web Services customers

NEW YORK (July 30, 2020) — Capsule8, an enterprise infrastructure protection solution that stops attacks on Linux systems, today announced that their product is now available for purchase in the AWS Marketplace. With Capsule8, teams using AWS can immediately detect and stop unwanted activity, including risky developer behavior, with an operations-friendly architecture that preserves system uptime and reliability by enabling resource limits (including CPU and network) and running without a kernel module.

Capsule8 was built for the unique threat models of cloud and microservices, and its detection is designed to detect security issues affecting Linux systems in AWS environments, including misuse of cloud metadata to impersonate infrastructure, debuggers running in production, abuse of orchestrators, and erosion of the isolation boundary of containers. Using kprobes and perf to collect system telemetry via distributed agents, Capsule8 works on any Linux system at any scale – in public or private cloud, containers or VMs, and across different kernel versions and Linux distributions.

 “The AWS Marketplace is an incredible opportunity for Capsule8 to meet the needs of our customers, prospects, and partners in a way that makes it quicker and easier for them to onboard, trial and secure their Linux environments in AWS,” said Capsule8 Co-founder and CEO John Viega. “Capsule8 was built to meet an unmet need in the Linux security space and this extension of our relationship with AWS will help us do so to a broader audience and on a much larger scale.” 

Availability 

Capsule8 Enterprise Linux Protection is available today in AWS Marketplace and is priced on a per host basis. For more information, visit https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B08B9N1722

About Capsule8

Founded in fall 2016 and headquartered in New York, NY, Capsule8 is the only company solely protecting Linux enterprise infrastructure with detection and resilience in any environment – whether containerized, virtualized, or bare metal. Capsule8 Protect is defining modern enterprise protection by finding and stopping attacks and other unwanted activity on Linux systems.Founded by experienced hackers and seasoned security entrepreneurs, and funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, ClearSky and Intel Capital, Capsule8 is making it possible for Linux-powered enterprises to modernize without compromise. Learn more at www.Capsule8.com

Capsule8 Names Melissa Goldberger Chief Marketing Officer

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Established marketing expert to drive market growth and momentum

NEW YORK (April 30, 2020) — Capsule8 today announced Melissa Goldberger as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). As CMO, Goldberger will lead the organization’s marketing strategy and drive sales enablement efforts for Capsule8 Protect, the company’s flagship enterprise infrastructure protection solution that stops attacks on Linux systems. 

Goldberger is a seasoned marketing executive with 20 years of experience in the space. Most recently, Goldberger served as Executive Vice President at Bisnow, the world’s largest platform for commercial real estate news, events and education. Prior to Bisnow, Goldberger held Chief Marketing Officer positions at both Argyle and the International Association of Women, and was Vice President of Event Strategy and Marketing at 451 Research. 

 “Melissa joins our team during a key time in Capsule8’s growth, albeit a very strange and uncertain time in the world,” said Capsule8 Co-founder and CEO John Viega. “Her expertise will be huge for our organization’s ability to drive demand, especially in a world without face-to-face events. We are thrilled she’s here.”

“Capsule8 has proven it can help huge organizations secure their Linux enterprise infrastructure and a major component of its success, and key differentiator in the market, is the deep expertise of its team,” said Goldberger. “The opportunity to join this stellar team was too good to pass up and I look forward to helping it achieve its next phase of growth.”  

About Capsule8

Founded in fall 2016 and headquartered in New York, NY, Capsule8 is the only company protecting enterprise infrastructure with detection and resilience for Linux systems in any environment – whether containerized, virtualized, or bare metal. Capsule8 Protect is defining modern enterprise protection by finding and stopping attacks and other unwanted activity on Linux systems.Founded by experienced hackers and seasoned security entrepreneurs, and funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, ClearSky and Intel Capital, Capsule8 is making it possible for Linux-powered enterprises to modernize without compromise. Learn more at www.Capsule8.com.

Capsule8 Names Rob Harrison Chief Product Officer

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Former BAE executive joins leadership team to drive product innovation  

NEW YORK (October 10th, 2019) — Capsule8 today announced the appointment of Rob Harrison as Chief Product Officer (CPO). As CPO, Harrison will lead the company’s engineering and product management teams to drive the continued innovation of Capsule8 Protect, the company’s flagship attack protection platform for production Linux.

Harrison joins Capsule8 after spending more than a decade at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, where he held several product leadership roles spanning cyber security and financial crime. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President of Product and Solutions for the Financial Services division, where he was responsible for creating market leading products. He has led global product management and pre-sales organizations, focused on building a consistent go-to-market strategy and ensuring market insight informs product investment decisions. Harrison has worked with some of the world’s largest commercial and government organizations in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Central Europe, UK, Ireland, Canada, and the USA.

 “Rob has a proven track record of building high-performing teams that drive product innovation and company momentum on a global scale,” said Capsule8 Co-founder and CEO John Viega. “His passion and experience will be critical to our leadership team during this time of rapid growth and will help deliver on our mission by growing and scaling our product and engineering teams.”

“The opportunity to join Capsule8 at such a critical time in their growth is an exceptional opportunity and I am massively enthused to join the leadership team,” said Harrison. “Capsule8 has a truly differentiated product that is solving a huge unaddressed need in the market — protecting production Linux environments. I feel privileged to lead such a highly talented product and engineering team.”  

About Capsule8

Founded in fall 2016 and headquartered in New York, NY, Capsule8 is the only company providing high-performance attack protection for Linux production environments – whether containerized, virtualized, or bare metal. Capsule8 frees up SecOps teams, while being safe for even the busiest workloads, on the busiest networks. Founded by experienced hackers and seasoned security entrepreneurs, and funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, ClearSky and Intel Capital, Capsule8 is making it possible for Linux-powered enterprises to modernize without compromise. Learn more at www.Capsule8.com.

Capsule8 Protect Earns HIPAA Compliance Certification

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Capsule8’s Comprehensive Linux Protection Platform Exceeds Standards for Access, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, and File Integrity Monitoring Requirements

NEW YORK, New York – September 17, 2019 – Capsule8 today announced that Capsule8 Protect, its comprehensive protection platform for Linux production environments, has been certified as compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This validates that Capsule8 helps healthcare organizations achieve HIPAA compliance while protecting their Linux systems against intrusions, unauthorized file and system modifications, and unauthorized access of electronic patient health information (ePHI).  

Capsule8 Protect is the industry’s only high-performance, real-time attack detection and prevention platform purpose-built for Linux production environments – whether containerized, virtualized or bare metal. Safe for the busiest workloads on the busiest networks, Capsule8 automatically detects and eliminates exploits in progress – without impeding the performance and reliability of production workloads. Scalable and cloud-agnostic, Capsule8 Protect features an “API-first” architecture for seamless technology integration, enabling healthcare organizations to capitalize on existing investments.

Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 1996, HIPAA establishes a national set of security standards for protecting certain health information that is held or transferred in electronic form. If any organization’s information processing capabilities can affect the security of ePHI, it must comply with the HIPAA standard. Importantly, ePHI must be maintained in a HIPAA-compliant manner, and ultimately be protected from breaches.  

“Patient health information is a ‘premium’ resource for hackers that is often more valued – and compromised – than financial information. This is why a staggering 70% of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach at least once in their history of operation,” said John Viega, co-founder and CEO of Capsule8. “With our new accreditation, Capsule8 has proven it can help companies securely handle ePHI and comply with the exacting requirements of the HIPAA standard.”

Following a rigorous evaluation by DirectDefense, a leading provider of HIPAA and security assessments, Capsule8 was deemed compliant for HIPAA controls regarding access, anti-virus, IDS/IPS and file integrity monitoring for architectures that rely on Linux for their host operating systems. Specifically, Capsule8 enables:

  • Protection of system services from unauthorized access to ePHI – Capsule8 performs file access monitoring and alerts on unauthorized program access.
  • Automatic or manual reconfiguration of access settings when there is an emergency – In the event of a suspected compromise, Capsule8 can put a Linux system into a secure mode, allowing only key administrator rights to ensure that the system is secure and to re-enable normal operations when conditions are safe again.
  • Review and audit of key activity regarding access to ePHI – All actions pertaining to ePHI are logged, establishing a permanent record. Capsule8 applies a risk-based categorization for key audit events to determine the scope and magnitude of any potentially inappropriate access.
  • Protection of production Linux systems from unwanted alteration or destruction – Capsule8 reports violations of security policies configured by system operators, allowing for complete audit logging of policy violations and specific response actions (if desired) for egregious policy breaches. Additionally, forensic data is stored in a database for further investigations. 
  • Protection of Linux systems from unauthorized access to services and data – Capsule8 employs integrity verification to detect unauthorized changes to ePHI and provides notifications to management upon discovering discrepancies during integrity verification.
  • Immediate response to breaches of ePHI confidentiality – Capsule8 protects systems and data by performing actions configured to react to attempts at unauthorized access.

For more information about how Capsule8 helps healthcare organizations achieve HIPAA compliance, visit: https://c8stage.wpengine.com/assets/ug/Datasheet-Capsule8-for-HIPAA-Compliance.pdf

About Capsule8

Founded in fall 2016 and headquartered in New York, NY, Capsule8 is the only company providing high-performance attack protection for Linux production environments – whether containerized, virtualized, or bare metal. Capsule8 frees up SecOps teams, while being safe for even the busiest workloads, on the busiest networks. Founded by experienced hackers and seasoned security entrepreneurs, and funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, ClearSky and Intel Capital, Capsule8 is making it possible for Linux-powered enterprises to modernize without compromise. Learn more at www.Capsule8.com. 

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Capsule8 Adds Significant Funding from Intel Capital

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Strategic Investment to Fuel Expansion of Capsule8’s Go-to-Market Efforts

BROOKLYN, New York – August 7, 2019 – Capsule8 today announced a multimillion-dollar investment from Intel Capital. The rapidly growing company will apply the funds to drive a range of sales, marketing, product development and customer-facing initiatives. Intel joins existing investors ClearSky Security, Bessemer Venture Partners and other strategic investors, bringing the total funds raised by Capsule8 to $30 million.

Capsule8 delivers high-performance attack protection for Linux production environments – whether containerized, virtualized or bare metal, deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Safe for the busiest workloads in the largest clusters, the company’s flagship platform, Capsule8 Protect, replaces multiple legacy controls with a single solution that detects and prevents exploits in real-time – while preserving the performance and reliability of production infrastructures. Scalable and cloud-agnostic, Capsule8 Protect features an “API-first” architecture for seamless technology integration, enabling enterprises to capitalize on existing investments.

“Joining the Intel Capital portfolio, as well as the confidence they’ve shown in our team and our market, is a huge boost for us,” said Capsule8 Co-founder and CEO John Viega. “We’ve seen incredible momentum so far this year and have no doubt this latest investment is going to help fuel Capsule8’s evolution.” 

“Containers and cloud-native security offerings solve a critical piece of the enterprise protection puzzle,” said Intel Capital Managing Director Sunil Kurkure. “While other vendors address pieces of the problem, Capsule8 addresses the urgent need organizations have for security across their entire production infrastructures.”

This week, Capsule8 executives will lead several sessions at Black Hat USA 2019. Vice President of Product Strategy (and Pwnie Award judge) Kelly Shortridge spoke at the CISO Summit, and will team with Nicole Forsgren, Research and Strategy at Google Cloud, to present Controlled Chaos: The Inevitable Marriage of DevOps & Security on Wednesday, August 7 from 4:00-4:50 p.m. PDT. Additionally, Co-founder and Chief Scientist Brandon Edwards and Research Scientist Nick Freeman will explore A Compendium of Container Escapes on Thursday, August 8 from 3:50-4:40 p.m. PDT. 

About Capsule8

Founded in fall 2016 and headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, Capsule8 is the only company providing high-performance attack protection for Linux production environments – whether containerized, virtualized, or bare metal. Capsule8 frees up SecOps teams, while being safe for even the busiest workloads, on the busiest networks. Founded by experienced hackers and seasoned security entrepreneurs, and funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, ClearSky and Intel Capital, Capsule8 is making it possible for Linux-powered enterprises to modernize without compromise. Learn more at www.Capsule8.com. 

About Intel Capital  

Intel Capital invests in innovative startups targeting artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, datacenter and cloud, 5G, next-generation compute and a wide range of other disruptive technologies. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested US$12.6 billion in more than 1,560 companies worldwide, and 677 portfolio companies have gone public or participated in a merger. Intel Capital curates thousands of business development introductions each year between its portfolio companies and the Global 2000. For more information on what makes Intel Capital one of the world’s most powerful venture capital firms, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital.

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Capsule8 Announces Industry’s First Cloud Investigations

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Capsule8 Protect now solves production security’s data warehousing problem

BROOKLYN, New York – August 1, 2019 – Capsule8 today announced Investigations, new functionality that adds full endpoint detection and response (EDR)-like investigations capabilities for cloud workloads to Capsule8 Protect, its high-performance attack protection platform for Linux production environments.

An industry-first cloud investigation capability, Capsule8’s Investigations is designed to remove the manual effort required to maintain a dedicated database just for security data – enabling customers to quickly determine what transpired in an incident (who, what, when, where). By leveraging cloud native technologies, including AWS Athena and Google’s BigQuery, organizations can create an on-demand database and make that data accessible for security practitioners seeking additional context about alerts and system activities. This also creates a feedback loop for security teams to investigate an incident, figure out why it happened, and refine automated response actions to prevent it in the future. Importantly, Investigations reimagines security as a data warehousing problem and enables cloud users to receive the benefit of a scalable data pipeline with minimal setup and maintenance.

Capsule8 Protect is the industry’s only high-performance, real-time attack protection platform purpose-built for Linux production environments – whether containerized, virtualized or bare metal. The platform monitors a customer’s entire Linux infrastructure, detecting and preventing attacks and other unwanted activity to keep the production environment safe and stable – in the cloud, containers or on-prem alike. Capsule8 helps companies of any size collect and understand all the data needed to protect themselves, without having to reinvent the wheel with costly manual effort.

The new Investigations capability enables Capsule8 Protect’s Sensors to ship investigations event data as Apache Parquet to Amazon S3 Buckets or Google Cloud Storage. From there, the data can be used effectively by Amazon’s Athena or Google’s BigQuery where it can be accessed by security practitioners more quickly and efficiently. Using data from Capsule8 Protect’s Sensors, customers can easily conduct investigations on activity data ranging from network connections to process activity and everything in between. Doing so enables organizations to determine exactly what happened in an incident and trace the actions taken by all users involved, at scale. Armed with this information, companies can adopt a more proactive approach to prevention while increasing incident response productivity.

“Nobody wants to take on the cost or burden of maintaining a database until they absolutely need one,” said John Viega, co-founder and CEO of Capsule8. “Even if the need is there, sometimes the resources are not. We wanted to bring the benefits of data warehousing to security in a way that is simple, inexpensive, and scalable. With Capsule8, customers in the cloud now have a way to take advantage of all of these big warehouses that security companies previously haven’t touched and get real insights into what has happened within their production environments to help prevent future incidents or alerts.”

To see a demo of Capsule8’s Investigations in action with AWS Athena, please visit: https://youtu.be/M-anaoXDjHo.

About Capsule8

Founded in fall 2016 and headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, Capsule8 is the only company providing high-performance attack protection for Linux production environments – whether containerized, virtualized, or bare metal. Capsule8 frees up SecOps teams, while being safe for even the busiest workloads, on the busiest networks. Founded by experienced hackers and seasoned security entrepreneurs, and funded by Bessemer Venture Partners and ClearSky, Capsule8 is making it possible for Linux-powered enterprises to modernize without compromise. Learn more at www.Capsule8.com.

SummerCon Fellowship to Present FemTech Security Findings

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BROOKLYN, New York, June 14, 2019 — Capsule8, the only company providing high-performance attack protection for Linux production environments, today announced that Wendy Edwards and Jacqueline Xavier, the recipients of the SummerCon Fellowship, will be presenting their research, “Tracking the Period Trackers,” at SummerCon on Friday, June 14 at 11:00 am ET. The SummerCon Fellowship is a $10,000 grant funded by Capsule8 that helps people pursue a 6-month independent information security research project and present their findings at SummerCon, one of the oldest hacker conventions, and the longest running such conference in America.

The research focuses on the security and privacy of period tracking apps, which help women track their menstrual periods and other aspects of their reproductive health. Edwards and Xavier selected 10 popular period tracking apps and discuss privacy issues related to mobile applications. The pair will also  introduce static and dynamic analysis techniques they used to evaluate the behavior of the apps.  Additionally, they will share information about freely available resources that researchers and concerned citizens can use to examine Android apps for privacy and security issues.

“As a company, many of the folks on our team got their starts in security research, so it is an honor to have given Jacqueline and Wendy the resources necessary in helping them pursue their own research project,” said John Viega, CEO, Capsule8. “We are looking forward to Jacqueline and Wendy’s presentation and what we are sure will be many more research projects to come.”

The researchers were selected through a competitive grant application process in January. Wendy Edwards is a programmer at a nonprofit who participated in the SANS Women’s Academy for security training and the NASA Datanauts program. Jacqueline Xavier is a fourth-year student studying Health Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She is entering into a Medical Laboratory Science program next January and is the founder of an upcoming DEF CON chapter, DC574, for South Bend, Indiana.

To learn more about SummerCon, or the research being presented, please visit https://www.summercon.org/

About Capsule8

Founded in fall 2016 and headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, Capsule8 is the only company providing high-performance attack protection for Linux production environments – whether containerized, virtualized, or bare metal. Capsule8 frees up SecOps teams, while being safe for even the busiest workloads, on the busiest networks. Founded by experienced hackers and seasoned security entrepreneurs, and funded by Bessemer Venture Partners and ClearSky, Capsule8 is making it possible for Linux-powered enterprises to modernize without compromise. Learn more at www.Capsule8.com.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.