Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) has announced an Attack Surface Assessment, an advanced security service delivered through the recent acquisition of Awake Security. This new offering identifies cybersecurity risks from devices, users or third-party systems, especially those that go unmonitored today since they are beyond the visibility of the security team.

Photo Rahul Kashyap, Vice President and General Manager, NDR Security Division, Arista Networks
“Sophisticated threats are no longer reliant on traditional malware. The recent supply chain attacks have exposed gaps in security programs,” said Rahul Kashyap, Vice President and General Manager, NDR Security Division, Arista Networks.

Designed and delivered by experts who have responded to some of the world’s most consequential breaches, this assessment would focus on detecting and evicting the attacker rapidly.

Arista’s new cybersecurity assessment service proactively finds threats to devices and applications known to the IT and security teams, as well as shadow IT and unmanaged infrastructure across client to campus, data center and cloud.

“Sophisticated threats are no longer reliant on traditional malware,” said Rahul Kashyap, Vice President and General Manager, NDR Security Division, Arista Networks. “The recent supply chain attacks have exposed gaps in security programs. This new offering reinforces our commitment to help our customers defend against Sunburst and future threats.”

Secured Client to Cloud Networking

Fundamental to addressing those gaps is understanding the broad digital attack surface organizations expose, from client to cloud networks. The Attack Surface Assessment provides customers access to the ‘NDR platform’ to proactively discover, detect and respond to threats targeting digital assets within the organization.

The Awake Security Platform separates the known good and identifies any malicious intent lurking in between. With this cognitive knowledge, Arista and Awake experts then perform threat hunting to uncover signs of highly targeted attacks as well as systemic weaknesses that open an organization to risk. The assessment also includes an incident response retainer in case a breach is uncovered.

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