ReliaQuest, a global company in cyber security, announced the appointment of Kara Wilson to its Board of Directors and Alex Bender as its Chief Marketing Officer. “Providing world-class cyber security capabilities requires a world-class team, working together with the common goal of building trust and confidence for businesses of all sizes and sectors,” said Brian Murphy, ReliaQuest CEO and co-founder. “It is a great honour for me to bring both Kara and Alex on board during this exciting chapter for ReliaQuest, as their combined leadership and experience is already helping shape our future operations and strategy to best serve our customers and prospects across the globe.” Kara Wilson With more than 25 years of experience in driving go-to-market strategies for both large and medium companies and hyper-growth startups, Kara Wilson has played an integral role in growing some of the most influential technology companies, including Okta, FireEye, Rubrik, and Cisco. She also currently serves as a board member for a number of companies including Paychex, KnowBe4, OneStream, and OutSystems in conjunction with her Senior Advisor role at KKR & Co. Establishing company position “With over 70% of IT and security teams planning to budget for XDR over the next 6-12 months, ReliaQuest is uniquely positioned to transform this market,” said Wilson. “Providing a highly capable and essential cyber security solution is only half the battle - motivating people and establishing loyalty in a competitive market is the key differentiator and ReliaQuest got this right from the beginning. I look forward to my continued involvement in helping ReliaQuest scale its business.” Alex Bender Over his 20-year career, Alex Bender has established a track record of driving growth in both revenue and brand marketing for some of the most influential cyber brands including Tripwire, McAfee, Archer Technologies, RSA, and Mimecast (MIME) where he recently served as SVP of Global Marketing. In his new role, Bender will be spearheading ReliaQuest’s global brand and revenue marketing growth strategies as the organisation expands its operations to meet the industry’s increasing demand for unified extended detection and response (XDR) security solutions. Transforming Security “At ReliaQuest, we are delivering a unified detection, investigation, and response approach for top Fortune 1000 organisations that are transforming security operations by delivering the right data, from the right systems at the right time, making security teams more efficient and focused to take decisive action,” said Bender. “I am truly honoured to be joining ReliaQuest and working with an extremely talented team that is laser-focused on extending the company’s rapid growth trajectory as we build business resilience and security confidence on a global scale.”
ReliaQuest, a pioneer in cybersecurity, announces its unique ‘Open XDR’ approach that solves modern enterprise cybersecurity challenges through its GreyMatter platform. Unlike other XDR tools that limit organisations to a single vendor tech stack, ReliaQuest’s vision centres on bringing flexibility and visibility to disparate data sets and technologies. This approach enables enterprises to gain security confidence through the centralised detection and remediation of threats across their siloed IT architecture. Disparate datasets and workflows "XDR is a new take on an old problem that aims to unify control points, security telemetry, analytics, and operations into one enterprise offering but requires the same vendor for all tools. ReliaQuest identified an opportunity to improve upon this model with Open XDR. GreyMatter unifies technologies from multiple vendors through an integrated platform that helps security teams achieve the necessary visibility from their existing tools and processes--thereby accelerating detection and response," said Brian Murphy, CEO and founder of ReliaQuest. Security analysts’ jobs are extremely complex as analysts are mired with too many alerts" “Security analysts’ jobs are extremely complex as analysts are mired with too many alerts, disparate datasets and workflows, and an ever changing attack landscape,” said Jon Oltsik, Principal Analyst and Fellow at Enterprise Strategy Group. Independent security tools “Open XDR can help by unifying toolsets, alerts, and providing the context analysts need in order to speed detection and response. With the universal translator acting as an integration platform, GreyMatter is well suited to deliver on the promise of Open XDR—directly addressing security operations complexity.” GreyMatter provides an Open XDR solution that delivers the following outcomes: Integration of multiple independent security tools for unified detection, investigation, and response Cross-technology visibility in weeks, powered by a patented ‘universal translator’ solution Aggregation of relevant data on demand, without the need to build and maintain costly and cumbersome data lakes Continuous optimisation of security technologies and processes A guided reporting framework to drive security program measurement and continuously increase maturity Automation across the security lifecycle, applying the development principles of continuous integration/ continuous deployment to the security realm 24/7/365 support from a team of security and program management practitioners, dedicated to helping teams achieve security program goals Security advisory expertise “For years vendors have promised to deliver a ‘single pane of glass’ but always fell short,” said John Childers, Director, Information Security, Aqua America. “ReliaQuest GreyMatter unifies security tools for visibility across layers, aggregated alerting, faster investigation and response, bolstered by proactive threat hunting and attack simulation to continually improve your posture, all wrapped with security advisory expertise for accelerating key initiatives.” ReliaQuest recently integrated with SentinelOne’s Singularity XDR platform To further bolster GreyMatter’s Open XDR offering, ReliaQuest recently integrated with SentinelOne’s Singularity XDR platform. This integration enables organisations to prevent, detect, respond, and hunt across existing cybersecurity technologies, regardless of vendor, which vastly increases visibility across the enterprise. As part of the solution, data is collected from SentinelOne and ingested into GreyMatter’s proprietary universal translator, where it is normalised with data from a customer’s other technologies – including SIEM, multi-cloud, and third-party tools. Prominent cyber threats “CISOs are seeking a simple way to manage everything across the network – from endpoints to cloud workloads and IoT devices,” said Brandon Andrews, VP Global MSSPs & Alliances at SentinelOne. “Without having full transparency into everything that’s happening, CISOs can’t effectively protect what matters most from the elaborate schemes of today’s cybercriminals. Our partnership with ReliaQuest helps organisations overcome today’s most prominent cyber threats through complete visibility and action – empowering organisations to protect tomorrow’s threats, today.” This news comes on the heels of a banner year for ReliaQuest. In August, the company raised over $300 million in growth financing in a round led by global investment firm KKR, with participation from Ten Eleven Ventures and ReliaQuest founder and CEO Brian Murphy. ReliaQuest GreyMatter provides deep integration with and across more than 40 top enterprise technologies to provide customers with visibility and automated response capabilities across their existing technology investments.