Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) , today announced the joining of three new member companies in addition to the election of three directors to the 2019 CTA Board of Directors It also welcomes industry veterans NTT Security Americas CEO John Petrie, Rapid7 CEO Corey Thomas and Sophos CTO Joe Levy to the 2019 Board of Directors to advance information sharing throughout the private sector.
Panda Security, leading Spanish multinational in advanced cybersecurity solutions and system and computer management and control tools; Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT and SecureBrain Corporation, a Hitachi Systems company, have all joined CTA, bringing CTA’s membership to 23 companies from across the cybersecurity industry. These companies have joined together to share timely, actionable and contextualized threat information and enable improved defenses against advanced cyber adversaries.
“At Panda Security, our mission is to protect our customers against malware and non-malware attacks, and we believe that participating in this alliance and sharing information with all of these members will help us continue in our efforts to develop and leverage insights and actionable intelligence to be able to offer that protection,” said Juan Santamaria Uriarte, CEO, Panda Security. “With this Alliance, we are sure to establish productive relationships that will allow us to improve our products and services. The United States is a hugely important country in our expansion strategy, and we are building on the presence we already enjoy through our offices there.”
Panda Security actively participates in many IT security organizations to establish productive relationships that allow us to improve our products and services. By joining the CTA, we become part of the global digital ecosystem, which allows high quality information about cyberthreats to be shared in real time between companies and organizations in the cybersecurity field.
“Our Board of Directors has been instrumental in growing CTA from the six founding members at incorporation to now 23 members, and counting. The board has been vital in helping us expand our geographic footprint and the breadth and diversity of the data sharing and collaboration among our members,” said Michael Daniel, President and CEO of the CTA.
EDR systems leaders
Over the last 12 months, at Panda Security we have emerged as the leading European manufacturer of EDR systems, with 100% European technology, solutions, cloud platform, shareholders, and headquarters.
What’s more, in 2018, Panda has received market recognition, thanks to our regular participation in awards in the areas of protection and performance. Our company’s 28 years of work and innovation have paid off: in June, Panda Adaptive Defense received recognition as the only EDR solution to have achieved the EAL2+ certification in its evaluation for the Common Criteria standard, recognized by all members world wide.
In the last few months, OPSWAT has also awarded us the Silver Certification in the OPSWAT Program. Panda Adaptive Defense 360 was certified as a compatible advanced cybersecurity solution that incorporates Endpoint Protection and Endpoint Detection and response (EDR), along with 100% Attestation and Threat Hunting & Investigation services.
We kick off 2019 by joining the CTA, with the mission of sharing information in order to continue to build a safer digital environment and protect our customers.
About the Cyber Threat Alliance
The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), founded by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Cisco, Fortinet, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec, is an independent, not-for-profit organization that also includes AlienVault, Arbor Networks, Dragos, IntSights, Juniper Networks, Lastline, NEC Corporation, NTT Security, Panda Security, Radware, Rapid7, ReversingLabs, Saint Security, SecureBrain, SK Infosec, Sophos, and Telefónica’s ElevenPaths. CTA is the industry’s first formally organized group of cybersecurity practitioners that work together in good faith to share threat information and improve global defenses against advanced cyber adversaries. CTA’s mission is to facilitate the sharing of actionable intelligence and situational awareness about sophisticated cyber threats to improve its members’ cyber defenses, more effectively disrupt malicious cyber actors around the world and raise the level of cybersecurity throughout the Internet and cyberspace. The alliance is continuing to grow on a global basis, enriching both the quantity and quality of the information that is being shared across the platform. CTA is actively recruiting additional regional players to enhance information sharing to enable a more secure future for all.