Courion Acquires Attack Intelligence Solutions Provider Core Security


ATLANTA–Dec. 9, 2015 — Courion®, a leading intelligent Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) solutions provider, announced today the acquisition of Core Security®, a leader in the vulnerability management and attack intelligence space. The acquisition brings together leaders in their respective spaces to establish the next generation of Vulnerability and Risk Management (VRM) Solutions.

Breaking down the walls between security teams is imperative to defend against the next wave of more sophisticated and advanced adversaries. The security industry has compartmentalized access and vulnerability management, leading fraudsters to exploit this weakness in almost every breach by moving quickly between these silos, and hiding in the cracks. The Courion and Core Security combination is exciting because it brings together two domain leaders and promises to provide the first continuous, comprehensive, current and historic view of the entire attack surface. With that, Courion can more effectively deter, detect and remediate breach activity.

“Modern companies are too dependent on the digital ecosystem to partition themselves off with firewalls,” said Rick Holland, vice president, principal analyst, security & risk management at Forrester. “For this reason, it’s trendy to say ‘the security perimeter is dead’, but that’s not true, there are perimeters between security organizations and technologies all over the enterprise and this is precisely what needs to change.”

“As evidenced by the stream of high profile breaches, compliance and regulatory risk is increasing across industries, there are just too many ways to be compromised so we need a risk based approach that considers how critical assets are exposed,” said Alex Naveira, IT director for Miami Children’s Health. “The combination of Courion and Core Security brings the logical access and infrastructure views together to give us the visibility of the full attack path and the governance process to audit and remediate risk.”

“We fundamentally believe that we need to help customers to understand and manage all of their access and vulnerabilities or the adversaries will continue to have the upper hand,” said David Earhart, CEO of Courion. “With the acquisition of Core Security, along with our recent acquisition of SecureReset, we are demonstrating our commitment to help our customers manage down their threat surface from infrastructure to identity. Core Security and Courion both leverage intelligence to help customers to see and to solve vulnerability and access risk; both have outstanding products and brands. This combination will enable our customers to deter, detect, analyze and remediate problems with unrivalled speed, efficiency and efficacy.”

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With deep experience and more than 600 customers managing more than 10 million identities, Courion is the market leader in Identity Governance and Administration (IGA), from provisioning to governance to Identity and Access Intelligence (IAI). Courion provides insight from analyzing the big data generated from an organization’s identity and access relationships so users can efficiently and accurately provision, identify and minimize risks, and maintain continuous compliance. As a result, IT costs are reduced and audits expedited. With Courion, you can confidently provide open and compliant access to all while also protecting critical company data and assets from unauthorized access.

Core Security provides the industry’s first comprehensive attack intelligence platform offering advanced analytics to prioritize, validate and ultimately eliminate security threats. With Core Security, enterprises and security professionals focus on the most likely threats to their business by modeling, simulating and testing the actions of an actual attacker. The company helps more than 1,000 customers worldwide identify the most vulnerable areas of their IT environments in order to improve their remediation efforts and better secure their business. Core Security’s patented, proven, award-winning enterprise products and solutions are backed by more than 15 years of applied expertise from CoreLabs research and Core Security Consulting Services.

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