Identification & Management of Security Vulnerabilities



Digital Defense

It’s estimated that cybercrime will cost us approximately $6 trillion per year on average through 2021. In another research published by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Ponemon Institute, ‘in 2017 the average cost of cybercrime globally climbed to $11.7 million per organization, a 23 percent increase from $9.5 million reported in 2016, and represents a staggering 62 percent increase in the last five years.’ No matter where you look, cyber risks to businesses are more than significant. Cybersecurity is a continuous process. It is not just a product. There are no silver bullets out there. Digital Defense, Inc. since 1999 is on duty to combat and ‘Shrink the Attack Surface™’. It is headquartered in San Antonio with Sales Offices in Houston, San Francisco, New York City (area), and Chicago.

Larry Hurtado, President & CEO, Digital Defense, Inc.

The Modernist Vanguard

Larry Hurtado, Digital Defense’s President & CEO, is a patriot and wants to do everything he can to help turn the tide of cybercriminal activities in favor of blue teamers. He wants to enable cybersecurity blue teams around the world to easily defend against cybercriminal activities and to effectively protect the information assets they are responsible for. He joined Digital Defense in August of 2002. With over two decades of networking and security experience, he has been at the helm of Digital Defenses movement from a regional niche player to an industry leader with a global presence. Prior to Digital Defense, Larry was Co-Founder and President of International Operations for Elastic Networks, Incorporated. At Elastic Networks, he was responsible for introducing EtherLoop DSL products, overseeing business growth, financing, an IPO, and the acquisition of the company by Paradyne Corporation. Prior to Elastic Networks, Hurtado held senior management positions at Nortel Networks, including VP of Business Line Management in Nortel Network’s Access Networks Division. Hurtado holds a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Advanced Threat Intelligence

Digital Defense embraces a culture of innovation and has displayed a commitment to effectively supporting its customers. Recent examples of how the company’s culture is producing excellent results is:

(1) The industry recognition they have received including designation as 2018 & 2019 TAG Cyber Distinguished Vendor, Frost & Sullivan Awards: Best Vulnerability Management Scan Engine and Best Practices for Customer Value, a 5-star and Best Buy rating in a SC Magazine Vulnerability Management Product Review and a #10 ranking in Black Book Market Research’s list of Risk Management Compliance Solutions, and

(2) Customer satisfaction rating above 99% and a current Net Promoter Score (NPS) of over 75. These examples are demonstrative of a culture that strives to ensure customers receive unparalleled support and service.

Securing the Internet Environment

Digital Defense is a provider of highly effective SaaS security solutions to organizations in virtually all industries which are delivered from the company’s proprietary cloud-based platforms. Digital Defense, Inc. (Digital Defense) offers a wide array of security solutions to customers around the globe. These offerings are delivered from the company’s SaaS security platform, Frontline.Cloud, which is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and incorporates Digital Defense’s patented technology. Frontline.Cloud encompasses numerous security systems including Frontline Vulnerability Manager™ (Frontline VM™), Frontline Web Application Scanning™ (Frontline WAS™) and Frontline Pen Test™. These solutions help Cybersecurity Blue Teamers (i.e. internal security teams) protect their organizations from cybercriminals.

Frontline VM™ helps cybersecurity blue teamers easily identify vulnerabilities on network devices and provides clear remediation guidance on these vulnerabilities to help fix them. Digital Defense does have a Vulnerability Research Team (VRT). This team is comprised of talented, well-credentialed and experienced security analysts and researchers – regularly discovering zero-day vulnerabilities. Digital Defense’s VRT zero-day discoveries have been identified on a number of widely used enterprise software platforms including Dell EMC, Avamar, ManageEngine, Lenovo, Riverbed and more. Furthermore, in order to increase Security IQ of team members of businesses, Digital Defense provides recurring and sticky security awareness program through its award-winning cybersecurity awareness program called SecurED®. Frontline.Cloud is also equipped with Application Programming Interfaces or APIs that allow us to easily integrate with a wide variety of 3rd party platforms including IOT device managers.

Their technology, services, and products are utilized by clients in virtually every industry as there is not a business today immune from a security breach. Their heaviest concentration of clients is in verticals such as Financial, Retail, and Healthcare, where regulations have driven compliance. They are also enjoying an influx of new clients in other industries including Energy, Manufacturing, Legal, Education, Telecom and others.

Their heaviest concentration of clients is in verticals such as Financial, Retail, and Healthcare, where regulations have driven compliance. They are also enjoying an influx of new clients in other industries including Energy, Manufacturing, Legal, Education, Telecom and others.

Setting Resolutions

Growth through their indirect channel has been a strategy of the organization over the past few years. It provided the firm opportunities for expansion within specific verticals and contributed towards geographic growth, particularly in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Additionally, the integration of Frontline with widely used security technologies such as ForeScout, McAfee®, RSA Archer and ServiceNow® introduces Digital Defense technology to a wider audience of security professionals. Digital Defense will continue to establish itself as a global brand of highly effective SaaS security solutions. Using a highest ethics, integrity and no shortcuts policy, the firm pledges to continue to globally scale the business which has been made easier by moving their platforms into Amazon Web Services (AWS) earlier this year. That has enabled the organization to scale their business more quickly outside of North America.

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