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RSA 2017 / /
By Nathan Burke

Announcing Hexadite’s One Millionth Automated Investigation, Unveiling Custom Playbooks at RSA 2017

Today we’re excited to announce a milestone in Hexadite’s quest to help organizations reduce risk and improve their security posture: Hexadite AIRS has surpassed one million automated cyber investigations – saving companies more than 800,000 man hours and nearly $39 million – in less than two years since its commercial availability. To celebrate this accomplishment, we’re also unveiling our custom playbook capabilities that allow organizations to strike the right balance between security automation and customization.

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From the release:

“We’ve proven a million times that Hexadite AIRS is the most powerful way for organizations to address the cybersecurity skills shortage by automating the tasks traditionally performed by tier 1 and tier 2 cyber analysts,” said Eran Barak, co-founder and chief executive officer at Hexadite. “Automating cyber investigation and remediation without requiring any human intervention is the hard part. And with that proven capability under our belt, it made sense to enhance our platform to meet customers’ wants and needs with more opportunities to customize their incident response activities.”

Closing the Gap with Automation

Due to the crushing cybersecurity skills gap with over 1 million open cybersecurity jobs, and an alarming increase in cyber threats, companies are increasingly turning to automation. A recent report from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) found that 99% of severe/critical alerts are never investigated at a majority of large organizations due to resource constraints. With high profile breaches like Target, Sony and Home Depot attributed to alerts that were received but not investigated, the risk is monumental for companies of all sizes.

“We’ve done the math and used very conservative figures to extrapolate the value provided in doing one million automated cyber investigations over the past two years,” added Barak Klinghofer, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Hexadite.

  • One cyber analyst can perform roughly 10 investigations per day
  • The average cyber analyst salary is $100,000, which equates to $48 per hour worked (given 40 hours per week)
  • That equals 800,000 hours of work automated, equivalent to $38.5 million

Building on Hexadite AIRS

Following unprecedented customer growth, a strategic reseller partnership with HPE, and the launch of its Automated Security Alliance Program (ASAP), Hexadite continues to strengthen its leadership position in the security automation and orchestration space with today’s announcement at RSA Conference 2017.

While other solutions claim to automate incident response by providing more information, allowing customers to write their own code to perform basic actions, or simply scoring alerts by their perceived priority, Hexadite AIRS automates the manual work performed by scarce security resources. Since providing customers with building blocks to develop their own solution just creates more work, and automation with no customization isn’t flexible enough, Hexadite AIRS now enables organizations to find the right balance between automation and customization that fits their specific needs.

Adding to the platform’s ability to automatically investigate alerts from nearly any detection system, the custom playbook functionality in Hexadite AIRS allows customers to define their own incident response process. Using a drag-and-drop visual playbook editor, customers can create their own workflows or modify what is available out of the box.

Hexadite will be exhibiting at RSA Conference 2017, taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from February 13-17. To learn more about Hexadite or to see Hexadite AIRS in action, visit booth #4703 in the North Hall.

For more information or to schedule a demo during RSA, visit: https://www.hexadite.com/rsa2017.