Accenture and Endgame Form Alliance to Help Organizations Hunt, Block and Remove Cyber Adversaries
Accenture also investing in Endgame to expand its cyber defense portfolio with automated threat detection and elimination
SAN FRANCISCO – March 1, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) formed a new alliance relationship with Endgame Inc. – a provider of cybersecurity software solutions to actively hunt adversaries – to integrate the company’s sophisticated capabilities with Accenture’s cyber defense services. As part of the relationship, Accenture has also taken an equity position in Endgame. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
Accenture will resell Endgame's solutions as part of its portfolio of holistic cyber defense services that include strategy, transformation, managed security services, the Accenture Cyber Intelligence Platform, automated threat intelligence, monitoring, advanced analytics and real-world adversary simulations, as well as incident response and remediation.
"As attacks become more advanced, unpredictable and targeted, traditional static defensive barriers alone have become ineffective. Organizations today require a dynamic solution that hunts for adversaries in real-time and eliminates them," said Vikram Desai, managing director, Accenture Analytics - Security Lead. "Endgame has a rich and proven reputation of intercepting the most sophisticated of adversaries-in-motion for the US government's defense and intelligence organizations. By adding Endgame to our ecosystem of security alliance partners, we are even better equipped to help our clients identify and eradicate malicious attacks faster and far more effectively. That means they can spend less time on threats and more time on innovation and growth."
Nate Fick, CEO of Endgame, said, "Endgame's alliance with Accenture is transformative for the cyber security industry. We look forward to working with Accenture to deliver an end-to-end security solution that enables its clients to hunt for and eliminate advanced adversaries in a perimeter-less world where previous security measures are no longer enough."
Endgame's solutions allow organizations to adopt a proactive strategy that protects assets by shifting from monitoring to actively hunting adversaries on critical systems, allowing organizations to move from being the hunted to being the hunter. Endgame will allow Accenture to quickly detect never-before-visible malicious behaviors on host systems, and block and remove adversaries at the earliest stages. Accenture's clients will benefit by receiving uninterrupted protection, early and fast detection and precision responses to threats, allowing them to reduce the required time to detect, investigate, and remove adversaries without disrupting normal operations.
Endgame is a leading provider of endpoint security solutions that enable enterprises to close the protection gap against advanced adversaries prevent advanced attacks and detect and eliminate resident [or ongoing] attacks. The Endgame platform empowers hunt teams, incident responders, and security analysts to conduct an end-to-end hunt mission, significantly reducing the time to detect and contain adversaries. Our IOC-independent platform covers the entire kill chain, leveraging machine learning and data science to uncover, in real-time, unique attacks that evade traditional defenses and respond precisely without disrupting normal business operations. For more information, visit www.endgame.com and follow us on Twitter@EndgameInc.