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New Cyber Alliance Program Launched by Mimecast

The UK-based email security firm Mimecast has announced the launch of a new Cyber Alliance Program, expanding its API and data sharing collaboration with security vendors to better protection joint customers.

In order to protect against the growing range of cybersecurity threats, businesses need to implement a range of cybersecurity solutions; however, managing those solutions can be difficult. IT admins are having to work on disparate security solutions which is inefficient and time consuming. Those inefficiencies place an administration burden on IT departments that are often already struggling with insufficient budgets and resources.

Through the new Cyber Alliance Program, cybersecurity solution vendors can share threat data, malicious code and attack vectors more efficiently, thus strengthening their products to better protect their customers. Customers will benefit as they will be able to maximize their current and planned cybersecurity investments, gain deeper insights into current and emerging threats, and reduce the time they spend on administration.

Cybersecurity vendors participating in the new program will have access to Mimecast APIs to help them easily create joint go-to-market initiatives and improve value for customers.

One partner to already benefit from the closer integration with Mimecast is the security information and event management (SIEM) provider Splunk. “Splunk’s mission is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable for everyone,” said Dave Schwartz, area vice president, AMER alliances and channels, Splunk. “Our partnership with Mimecast adds a new layer of context for correlation, which ultimately delivers a greater level of operational intelligence across organizations.”

“Using the Mimecast API to correlate email and firewall data in Splunk means we can see and respond to incidents faster and improve overall detection rates,” said Bob Francis, vice president and CIO of Steel Dynamics.

The Cyber Alliance Program is available to a wide range of security vendors, including SOAR, SIEM, firewall, endpoint security, and threat intelligence vendors. Security vendors benefit from out-of-the-box APIs for rapid development, tutorials that explain how and when to use integrations in an organization’s environment, and guides are offered with sample code provided in five languages. Several ready-to-use integrations from market-leading vendors have already been created.

Author: Steve Alder is the editor-in-chief of HIPAA Journal. Steve is responsible for editorial policy regarding the topics covered on HIPAA Journal. He is a specialist on healthcare industry legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other related legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use of information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics.