ANAHEIM, Calif., May 22, 2018 – Critical Start today unveiled its Advanced Threat Analytics app for the Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW) Application Framework. As legacy MSSPs continue to arbitrarily filter or tune security alerts to address the industry’s alert overload issue, Critical Start‘s Advanced Threat Analytics app for the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework uses an innovative zero-trust model that investigates all security alerts until they are classified as good or normal and can be safely filtered out – reducing alerts by 99 percent.
Consuming cybersecurity innovations has become an arduous process. Organizations waste time deploying new sensors every time they want to collect a new piece of data and managing point products rather than improving security controls to stay ahead of attackers. The Palo Alto Networks Application Framework makes it easy to add new security capabilities quickly and efficiently. The framework extends the capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform, with a suite of APIs that developers can use to connect innovative apps with rich data, threat intelligence, and enforcement points. Organizations gain immediate security value from apps developed by an open ecosystem of trusted innovators.
Critical Start‘s Advanced Threat Analytics Platform (ATAP) is a zero-trust event orchestration platform that powers Critical Start‘s managed security services. ATAP uses contextual data and enrichment to filter events under “known-good” conditions and provide a single interface to view, triage, escalate, and respond to incidents created by bad or unknown events. As part of the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework, Critical Start‘s Advanced Threat Analytics app will facilitate the contextual enrichment of events with information collected from the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform, without requiring the collection of all the events. This capability allows security operations center (SOC) analysts to triage incidents and subsequently filter good events with multi-stage filters leveraging information pulled from the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework. All of these capabilities also carry over to Critical Start‘s MobileSOC application — the industry’s only mobile SOC app for iPhone and Android devices so enterprise customers can interact with Critical Start‘s SOC analysts without being tethered to their desktop.