SYDNEY, Australia – July 11, 2018 – SolarWinds , a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that it has acquired Trusted Metrics, a provider of real-time threat monitoring and management software. The acquisition extends SolarWinds’ IT management portfolio to include security monitoring and is an important advance in SolarWinds’ mission to provide products that are purposefully designed to make the jobs of technology professionals easier.
“For nearly 20 years, SolarWinds has focused on helping to address our customers’ everyday IT management challenges—working to make sure that our products are designed to be powerful, yet easy to use, and work the way that technology professionals need them to work. And because we serve such a wide range of technology professionals, we understand the unique challenge that security presents—whether an organisation is managing its IT infrastructure directly or working with a managed service provider (MSP),” stated Kevin Thompson, CEO, SolarWinds. “When we look at the rapidly changing IT security landscape, the proliferation of mass-marketed malware and the non-discriminatory approach of cybercriminals, we believe that real-time threat monitoring and management shouldn’t be a luxury, but an affordable option for everyone. The acquisition of Trusted Metrics will allow us to offer a new product in the SolarWinds mold—powerful, easy to use, scalable—that is designed to give businesses the ability to more easily protect IT environments and business operations.”
The new security software product, SolarWinds Threat Monitor, is an automated tool that is designed to reduce the complexity of threat detection for IT operations teams as well as for MSPs and MSSPs (managed security service providers). Threat Monitor can detect suspicious activity and malware by aggregating asset data, security events, host intrusion detection, network intrusion detection, and correlating that data with continuously updated threat intelligence, identifying the danger signals amidst all the innocent noise of a normal network. SolarWinds believes that this will ultimately help customers respond quickly and make faster, better decisions while using fewer resources. The unified platform—which includes automated threat hunting, active response to security incidents, and audit-ready reports—is designed to be an easy-to-use first step in helping organisations improve their security posture more easily and affordably. Unlike costly and complex solutions offered by enterprise-focused security software vendors, which require multiple, disconnected products staffed by multiple highly specialised people in a security operations centre, Threat Monitor is tightly integrated, automated and priced to be within reach for most companies and service providers.
“Trusted Metrics is pleased to join the SolarWinds family, a move that is in line with what we hoped to accomplish as a security innovator,” stated Michael Menefee, CEO, Trusted Metrics. “We built a solution that’s designed to help companies of all sizes to improve their ability to uncover incoming attacks and quickly detect breaches by correlating customers’ network data with continuously refreshed threat intelligence—helping them make better and faster incident-response decisions. SolarWinds’ reach and tech industry know-how make them a perfect fit for getting this solution into the hands of more and more technology professionals.”
Connect with SolarWinds
SolarWinds is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software. Our products give organisations worldwide, regardless of type, size or IT infrastructure complexity, the power to monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments, whether on-premise, in the cloud, or in hybrid models. We continuously engage with all types of technology professionals – IT operations professionals, DevOps professionals and managed service providers (MSPs) —to understand the challenges they face maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures. The insights we gain from engaging with them, in places like our THWACK online community, allow us to build products that solve well-understood IT management challenges in ways that technology professionals want them solved. This focus on the user and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in network management software and MSP solutions. Learn more today at www.solarwinds.com
The SolarWinds, SolarWinds & Design, Orion, and THWACK trademarks are the exclusive property of SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC or its affiliates, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other SolarWinds trademarks, service marks, and logos may be common law marks or are registered or pending registration. All other trademarks mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and are trademarks of (and may be registered trademarks of) their respective companies. © 2018 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
Phone: 0431 613 820
Email fraud is nothing new, but online criminals have become ever more-effective at spoofing their identities to trick employees into sending them money. The Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACSC) recorded losses of over $20M to business email compromise (BEC) attacks last year alone, up 230 percent over the previous year – and the full amount is certain to be much larger.
Cybersecurity Insights - Attack
No matter how robust your security, or how diligent your employees, network credentials are a free pass for cybercriminals. This is mostly because employees are relied upon for their own password management. And with more than 4.8 billion sets of stolen credentials said to be available online, odds are that at least a few of your employees’ user IDs and passwords are just waiting to be used by unscrupulous outsiders. Are you ready to stop them?
Cybersecurity Insights - People
Cyber resilience will be particularly important as Australian organisations face increased pressure to quickly detect, respond to, and manage the repercussions of breaches in the wake of 2018’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.