Credence adds Infocyte to its stable

Credence Security, a specialist distribution company focusing on information security and risk management, has won the distribution rights to Infocyte’s threat detection solutions. Infocyte’s threat hunting technology was developed by former US Air Force cybersecurity officers, and fills a gap left by the real-time detection solutions on the market today.


“Infocyte has a unique approach, says Lauren Wain, GM at Credence. “The solution focuses on the post-compromise activity of persistent attackers and insider threats, helping organisations defend their networks and sensitive data.”


Spokesperson from Infocyte says the solutions were developed as the result of years of experience tracking down adversaries within some of the largest and most targeted defence networks in the world. “In fact, the experience of building the US Military’s first malware hunting team provides the company with an unmatched level of operational expertise and equips Infocyte with a highly refined perspective on how to tackle today’s security threats,” he adds.


According to Wain, the number of breaches has soared in the last few years, resulting in multiple financial loses of millions of Rand, as has the theft of intellectual property, and sensitive customer information being exposed. “At the same time, the attackers responsible are getting more sophisticated and organised, and are able to lurk in their victims’ networks undetected for months.”


She says it is obvious that today’s ‘real-time’ security processes are just not effective at detecting that a breach has taken place, the network is compromised, and that information is being exfiltrated.


“The Infocyte HUNT solution approaches threat detection from a totally different perspective, by presuming endpoints have already been compromised. It offers an simple yet powerful solution to reduce risk and manage the breach detection gap by enabling a company’s own IT and security professionals to proactively discover malicious activity and persistent threats, active or dormant, that have already been successful in slipping through the net of current defences, and have established a foothold on the network.”


Wain says Infocyte’s solutions meet customer needs on every level, beginning with the formulation of security strategy, all the way to the daily operation of point security products.  “We are delighted to be including Infocyte’s range to Credence’s unparalleled range of security solutions,” says Wain.


When it comes to the network, the importance of security cannot be underestimated, she adds. “It needs continuous scrutiny to keep up with the pace of today’s threat landscape, which is constantly changing. Credence’s objective is to help its customers by ensuring that their most sensitive data is safe from any threat, including data theft. Our methodologies and solutions are specifically designed to allow customers to focus on their core business objectives, and Infocyte’s range will enable them to do exactly that,” she concludes.