ColorTokens and Expedient Team Up to Mitigate the Risks of Ransomware Attacks

September 21, 2021 5 min Read

We’re happy to introduce Rajesh Khazanchi, CEO of ColorTokens, Expedient’s newest technology partner. He’ll be outlining how Xshield, their ML-powered micro-segmentation solution, helps Expedient clients secure their workloads.

At ColorTokens, our goal is to make micro-segmentation and Zero Trust security a reality for enterprises. That’s why we’re proud that Expedient has chosen to integrate our award-winning, ML-powered micro-segmentation solution, Xshield, into the Expedient Security CTRL Suite. We’re confident that Expedient’s customers will greatly appreciate increased visibility and massive reduction of their attack surface.

The addition of ColorTokens technology to Expedient’s top-tier infrastructure, enables proactive security for traffic inside the perimeter. As ransomware and malware look for whatever foothold they can to move laterally through networks, they can go undetected for months at a time. Our platform prevents lateral-moving threats from taking advantage of trusted processes and access, preventing their movement and limiting the blast radius in the event of a breach. Simply put, it sees the lateral threats that firewalls don’t monitor and stops them.

Our software provides best-in-class visualization and micro-segmentation of all workloads and applications, regardless of their location. It creates ZeroTrust Zones (or micro-perimeters) around workloads and applications, within minutes. From there, it controls any communications to and from workload instances and applications by applying Zero Trust policies to proactively protect your network from the inside out.

Gain visibility and reduce attack surface

Micro-segmentation offered by ColorTokens and Expedient delivers complete visibility across on-premises, enterprise cloud, and multi-cloud environments, so users can eliminate blind spots, spot vulnerabilities, reduce attack surface via micro-segmentation, and limit damage in the event of a breach.

By partnering with ColorTokens, Expedient is bolstering their Security CTRL suite of tools and offer clients access to a fully integrated security stack that gives them full visibility into and control over security policies across workloads and applications, regardless of network location. Visibility and micro-segmentation capabilities enable more effective protection, detection, and response, helping to keep operating costs under control.

Micro-segmentation: Take the first step toward Zero Trust

Globally distributed teams, remote work requirements, and the proliferation of cloud-based applications demand a new approach to cybersecurity. In a traditional cybersecurity model, the goal is to protect the network location: everything inside the perimeter is assumed to be trustworthy, while everything outside the perimeter is assumed to be untrustworthy. But that approach doesn’t work in today’s increasingly cloud-based, remote-first world. As Tony Scott, our Board Member and former CIO of the US Federal Government, wrote recently: ‘It’s become increasingly obvious that traditional, reactive, perimeter-based security approaches don’t have a fighting chance against today’s increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats.”

In a Zero Trust model, the focus is on securing resources: business applications, workflows, and accounts. Authentication and authorization are distinct functions performed before each session. Zero Trust seals the gaps in your security infrastructure that bad actors can exploit and empowers you to recognize and neutralize threats faster and more effectively.

A crucial early step in any successful Zero Trust rollout is micro-segmentation: dividing the network into smaller segments so that the traffic to and between segments can be monitored and controlled. Both the NIST guidelines for Zero Trust architecture and the White House’s May 2021 Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity highlight the importance of network segmentation in Zero Trust architecture. Micro-segmentation reduces the attack surface and limits lateral movement so that bad actors who access one part of a network can’t gain a foothold on other, more sensitive segments.

By incorporating ColorTokens technology into the Security CTRL Suite, Expedient is giving its customers access to a micro-segmentation and visibility solution that moves them farther along the path to building a Zero Trust model and securing their organizations against threats.

About ColorTokens
ColorTokens Inc. is a leading innovator in SaaS-based Zero Trust cybersecurity solutions providing global enterprises with a unique set of products and services for securing applications, data, and users across cloud and hybrid environments. Through its award-winning Xtended ZeroTrust™ Platform and context-aware machine learning-powered technologies, ColorTokens helps businesses accurately assess and improve their security posture dynamically.

As cloud adoption grows, traditional perimeters get redefined, and new attack vectors and threat actors materialize, corporations recognize their security posture needs to reflect their Zero Trust philosophy. ColorTokens’ technology allows customers to achieve Zero Trust by utilizing rich, meaningful contextual information about the application, microservice, or protected resource, so customers can apply Zero Trust with as secure of a perimeter as they can. ColorTokens’ cloud-based SaaS platform can automatically deploy next-generation security controls and increase security posture dynamically without any new hardware, downtime, reboots, or changes to a client’s existing systems.

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