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Attivo Networks signs on Shelde as security channel partner

07 May 2020

Attivo Networks has signed on Melbourne-based IT consulting firm Shelde as the company ramps up its Australian channel expansion.

Attivo Networks and Shelde will work together to extend the reach of Attivo Networks’ cybersecurity solutions, which use deception technology to detect and misdirect in-network attacks. 

Shelde, which specialises in analytics, cloud, data platforms, digital transformation and security, will direct its efforts towards operationalising Attivo Networks’ portfolio to Australian enterprises.

Attivo Networks A/NZ regional director Jim Cook says the company is looking to expand its Australian presence this year, and the partnership with Shelde is a key part of that expansion strategy.

“Expanding our channel focus to reach more large enterprise customers with Shelde will help us build market awareness as well as sales momentum in a very important strategic market,” Cook says.

“Shelde is a well-respected technology consulting firm in cybersecurity and works with tier one vendors to design solutions for Australia’s leading companies.  While the partner agreement will give us a better level of access to this market segment, we look forward to the value add which their deep network security expertise and successful track record of delivering successful cybersecurity posture for local customers will provide to our solutions in enabling businesses to stay ahead of today’s lurking security threats.”

Shelde’s head of cybersecurity Andrew Scully adds that Attivo Networks brings a ‘fantastic’ capability to Shelde’s cybersecurity portfolio and the company’s end-to-end solutions.

“Traditional security technologies are generally utilised to detect potential threat events and generate logs and telemetry to drive SIEM alerting. Increasingly challenging is the investment required to weed through massive volumes of security alerts and confirming what’s real and what are false positives, especially at enterprise scale. Deception technology fundamentally changes that detection paradigm,” explains Scully.

“We’re always looking for novel and effective ways to assist our customers in improving their cyber risk posture. The leading edge Attivo technology stack provides high confidence alert telemetry and low false positives which helps drive higher efficacy detections and improves SOC efficiency. The unique Attivo approach really enhances our ability to assist customers’ in identifying and misdirecting in-network threat actors attempting to manipulate their environments.”

Earlier this year Attivo Networks announced that has made its ADSecure solution available for use with Google Cloud’s Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory.

The ADSecure solution operates without altering the production Active Directory (AD). It is able to detect unauthorised queries within a managed AD service. This, in turn, can reduce ‘successful enumeration’ risk.