Security Visionaries Rally Behind Automox


n the security industry, gaps between threat detection, exposure assessment, and solution deployment have been a legacy challenge plaguing IT professionals for decades. And the pain is not only felt by the businesses looking to secure their infrastructures; ironically it’s also felt by the universe of solutions providers.

Cyber security risks are rapidly outpacing IT managers’ and system administrators’ ability to keep up. Any endpoint or third party software that uses the internet for communication, stores or retrieves data, or connects to other computers, is vulnerable to attack. And it will take the collective and collaborative efforts of leaders in the industry to help companies stay ahead of that risk.

This is why we at Automox are very excited and proud to share some of the industry visionaries who have stepped up to join Automox as investors and advisors. Automox recently announced a round of funding led by VC firm, Blue Note Ventures, with participation from key founders and executives from industry leaders in cyber exposure, threat detection, risk/response management, and predictive security.

These industry leaders include:
- Ron Gula, founder and former CEO of Tenable Network Security
- Art Coviello, former executive chairman of RSA
- Tim Belcher, former CTO of RSA
- Mike Viscuso, co-founder of Carbon Black
- Roger Thornton, CTO of AlienVault
- Tom Noonan, founder and former CEO of Internet Security Systems and JouleX security.

“The breadth of security experts supporting Automox reflects the industry’s pent up demand for a single platform of record for securing today’s digital infrastructures. Our mission is to give IT Managers a complete and intelligent view of their endpoint vulnerability, and the means to automate patch deployment and configuration changes.” said Jay Prassl, Automox founder and CEO.

Automox’s cloud-native platform is used by companies that need more control and visibility into their client and server infrastructures, which are increasingly multi-OS (Window, Mac, and Linux), geographically-dispersed, and running a broad array of corporate and third party software.

Having real-time access to the configuration and patch status of every endpoint, along with the ability to automate patch execution and policy enforcement, enables IT managers and system administrators to dramatically reduce vulnerabilities and easily meet and maintain their corporate security standards.

"Automox's solution enhances the cyber hygiene of any size organization through patching desktop and server operating systems and denying hackers the vulnerabilities they can use to invade a company’s network," said Ron Gula. "Automox also operates at cloud scale making it a great solution to protect tens of thousands of systems or just a few." Automox customers include consumer brands like Dollar Shave Club, Hootsuite, Quicken, and Gaia, as well as healthcare and technology providers such as Thermo Fisher Scientific and NTT Data Services.

About Automox

Facing growing threats and a rapidly expanding attack surface, understaffed and alert-fatigued organizations need more efficient ways to eliminate their exposure to vulnerabilities. Automox is a modern cyber hygiene platform that closes the aperture of attack by more than 80% with just half the effort of traditional solutions.

Cloud-native and globally available, Automox enforces OS & third-party patch management, security configurations, and custom scripting across Windows, Mac, and Linux from a single intuitive console. IT and SecOps can quickly gain control and share visibility of on-prem, remote and virtual endpoints without the need to deploy costly infrastructure.

Experience modern, cloud-native patch management today with a 15-day free trial of Automox and start recapturing more than half the time you're currently spending on managing your attack surface. Automox dramatically reduces corporate risk while raising operational efficiency to deliver best-in-class security outcomes, faster and with fewer resources.

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