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The 2021 Tech Innovator Awards

Kyle Alspach

From among 373 applicants, CRN staff selected products spanning the IT industry—including in cloud, infrastructure, security, software and devices—that offer both strong differentiation and major partner opportunities.

Endpoint Protection

Winner:

SentinelOne Storyline Active Response

With an aim to replace manual endpoint detection and response activities with automation, SentinelOne Storyline Active Response (STAR) offers an engine for automated hunting, detection and response that is integrated with the company’s ActiveEDR solution. STAR enables the creation of custom detection and response rules, which can be deployed in real time—to the whole network or just a subset—providing proactive threat detection and response. Other key capabilities include offering the ability to create hunting rules, which trigger an alert and an automated response when a match is detected by the rule. Additionally, STAR provides protection against novel threats without the need for a software update.

Finalists:

Check Point Harmony

With a focus on stopping sophisticated attacks, Check Point Harmony brings together endpoint and device security with browser, email and remote-access security. Key benefits include protection against known and zero-day threats across all devices and ensuring zero trust access to corporate applications.

Cybereason XDR

Cybereason XDR brings extended detection and response capabilities to enterprise environments, enabling malicious operations to be pinpointed, understood and halted across the full IT stack. The cloud-native, highly scalable solution offers XDR out-of-the-box for response to an active attack.

Malwarebytes Endpoint Detection and Response

Malwarebytes Endpoint Detection and Response offers endpoint protection along with advanced threat hunting, using a lightweight and easy-to-deploy endpoint agent. Key capabilities include anomaly detection powered by machine learning, brute force protection and 72-hour ransomware rollback.

McAfee Enterprise MVision XDR

Recent enhancements to McAfee Enterprise MVision XDR include unified score, offering a single view of security posture; threat profiling, which provides context on threat groups in order to accelerate both investigation and resolution; and universal search, offering a “Google-like” search experience for threat intelligence information.

Sophos Intercept X

Key updates to Sophos Intercept X have included the recent introduction of Sophos XDR to the product. The extended detection and response solution synchronizes key security components—endpoint, firewall, server and email protection—to offer a holistic view of an environment, rich data and deep analysis. The solution ultimately enables enhanced threat detection, investigation and response.

ThreatLocker Elevation Control

ThreatLocker Elevation Control enables creation of access policies for individuals on specific applications. The offering works with application whitelisting and ringfencing solutions to provide complete control over which applications can run, who is allowed to access the applications and the way they can interact within an environment.

 
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