Online threats are diverse, and while searching for a target, they don’t discriminate between organizations and individuals. Cyber threats range from network infiltrations and data breaches through spear-phishing and brute force. Cybersecurity is the implementation of technology, processes, and controls to protect the systems, networks, services, devices, and data from cyberattacks. It aims at reducing the risk of cyberattacks and protecting against the unauthorized systems, networks, and technology exploitation.
Stellar Cyber incorporates dozens of security applications natively and makes them all available through a single interface.
Stellar Cyber was founded in 2015 by Changming Liu and Aimei Wei. The founders have been working in cybersecurity for many years. They knew there was an information overload problem happening in every medium-to-large company’s IT department and, in particular, in the security operations center, and that’s how Stellar Cyber was established. “Stellar Cyber’s industry-leading data collection, analysis, and automated security infrastructure detection and response (XDR) systems increase efficiency and enable network analysts to destroy threats in minutes rather than days or weeks,” said Changming Liu, CEO, and Co-Founder, Stellar Cyber. Several VCs have funded Stellar Cyber, including Valley Capital Partners, Big Basin Partners, SIG – Susquehanna, and Northern Light Venture Capital.
Over the past few decades, organizations have seen significant advances in the detection and management of various cybersecurity threats, which fall into three categories:
- Login – where the hacker gets access to the user’s login and password,
- Malware – where the hacker can get malware placed inside the network, and
- Ransomware – where the hacker gets access to the company’s information system locks it out and then demands a ransom to give access back to the company
However, in today’s fast-paced IT world, a new problem has arisen in the world of cybersecurity: companies are often drowning in too much information from too many suppliers that each has its own solution with its own management console. If an organization has one or two of these, it’s not a big problem, but once it has installed 8, 9, or 10 cybersecurity systems, it will have many sets of data, multiple algorithms, and multiple management consoles. It indeed amounts to being too much of a good thing. Enter Stellar Cyber, a company whose platform rounds up all of the different detections and brings all the cybersecurity analysis into one mighty and sophisticated centralized management console.
The cybersecurity solutions industry suffers from data overloaded – there are too many discrete tools producing too much data for security analysts to handle. Stellar Cyber makes an Open XDR platform to address this data overload problem. Stellar Cyber’s Anywhere Detection & Response (XDR) provides a single pane of glass that gives one centralized view of the entire organization. The platform unifies results from many different security tools under one interface to deliver pervasive protection from sophisticated cyberattacks anywhere that applications and data reside. It provides an intuitive and powerful GUI that makes analysis efficient and offers rapid and flexible deployment and full visibility.
Stellar Cyber incorporates dozens of security applications natively and makes them all available through a single interface. And, as an Open-XDR platform, it allows users to leverage existing investments in SIEM, firewalls, CASB, Vulnerability Management tools, and other solutions.
Also, Stellar Cyber uses Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Big Data techniques to correlate detections and evaluate alerts to slash the number of false positives, so security analysts are far more productive, and real security threats are resolved much more quickly. Rather than taking hours or days to spot and eliminate a threat, Stellar Cyber enables analysts to respond in seconds or minutes. Stellar Cyber uses honey pots to lure attacks at various points in the infrastructure and then uses AI and Machine Learning to detect those attacks rapidly. As attacks are detected, the platform ‘learns’ about them, so similar attacks can be found and remediated within seconds on subsequent attempts.
In technological advancements, Stellar Cyber takes pride in a marketing claim to deliver comprehensive visibility across any environment: on-premises, in public clouds, and with service providers. Additionally, it works no matter how the applications or data are deployed – on physical servers, on virtual machines, or containers, and lastly, across endpoints, network, applications, and cloud/SaaS. By correlating detections across security tools and telemetry from all these sources and parts of the attack surface, Stellar Cyber can assure users that the organization view is more complete than any other vendor.
Stellar Cyber’s XDR platform helps companies to improve their security posture without disrupting security tools that are already in place and reduces ‘alert fatigue’ and data silos among their analysts by reducing false positives and correlating detections from multiple sources under one interface to improve threat hunting productivity.
Stellar Cyber has worked with various clients across the world and has helped those organizations in eradicating their issues. CyFlare is a top 100 global managed security service provider (MSSP) with headquarters outside Rochester, New York. The company provides security services to small and medium-sized VARs, MSPs and MSSPs, and brings value to its customers by providing robust, cost-effective, and easy-to-use Security Operations Center (SOC) as-a-service technology. CyFlare relies on the Stellar Cyber solution as the foundation of its SOC-as-a-service offering. The Stellar Cyber platform unifies over a dozen different security tools and enhances its utility by correlating and displaying their results on a single platform.
Stellar Cyber continues to evolve to compare smaller events that look normal across the entire surface of the attack and existing resources to paint a clearer image of the attack surface of an organization. The organization’s goal is to add more and more Artificial Intelligence so that it can see more and more sophisticated attacks faster than any other tool, to ensure that customers get maximum protection from cyberattacks wherever their data and applications reside.