Cipher and AppGuard Announce Partnership to Offer an Advanced Pre-Detection Endpoint Protection Layer to Reduce Risk for Customers

Partnership Fueled by Increased Demand for Combining Detection- and Non-Detection-Based Layers of Security to Stop Today’s Advanced Attacks

Miami / New York – August 26, 2021 – Cipher, a global Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), and AppGuard, a provider of patented pre-detection endpoint protection software, today announced a strategic partnership to integrate AppGuard’s endpoint protection with Cipher’s industry acclaimed managed security services. At the heart of the partnership is the mutual understanding of the value of Zero Trust and the desire to accelerate the process of pre-compromise breach prevention, detection, remediation and investigation.

“Cipher is the global security services provider of choice for companies looking for the very best protection against today’s sophisticated cyberattacks,” said Maitland Muse, Executive Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances. “The partnership will enable us to further our reach to customers who understand the need to go beyond legacy detection-based technologies and realize the value of hardening endpoints to protect against today’s sophisticated risks and threats.”

AppGuard delivers real-time prevention against known and never seen before malware strains. By applying AppGuard’s Zero Trust within endpoints, malicious files are blocked from taking advantage of the trust of people, applications and processes to breach endpoints. AppGuard protects organizations from cyberattacks by disrupting malware from causing harm. With AppGuard in its arsenal, Cipher can now provide customers another level of endpoint protection to further prevent data breaches and reduce risk.

“The complexity, severity, and frequency of cyberattacks continue to increase,” said David Rickard, Cipher Chief Technology Officer, North America. “To keep pace, we must continually arm ourselves and our customers with the very best tools and services required to protect against even the most advanced cyberattacks without creating a burden for our customers’ internal staff. By partnering with AppGuard and adding a layer of Zero Trust within endpoints to our core managed security service offerings, we can now provide customers protection from even the most advanced threats not detectable by other endpoint detection and response tools. AppGuard’s focus on Indications of Attack rather than Indications of Compromise makes it stand apart from its competition.”

Cipher will manage AppGuard for its clients 24x7x365 from its five global Security Operations Centers (SOCs). Cipher services will include AppGuard implementation and management, as well as investigations into cyber incidents.

AppGuard, Inc., a Blue Planet-Works company, provides pre-detection endpoint protection software that blocks malware in real-time, before endpoints are compromised, without having to detect or recognize it. AppGuard was founded on the belief that prevention is a critical component of an effective defense-in-depth strategy and complements detection-based tools that often are unable to detect new malware variants. Today, over 6,000 organizations leverage AppGuard’s  patented technology to outsmart malicious actors by disrupting known and unknown, fileless, and Zero-day exploits before they cause harm.

Cipher is a global cybersecurity company that delivers a wide range of services: Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Managed Security Services (MSS), Cyber Intelligence Services (CIS), Red Team Services (RTS), Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Cybersecurity Technology Integration (CTI). These services are supported by the Cipher Labs, an elite threat and cyber intelligence research and development lab, and also by five 24×7 Security Operations Centers (SOC).