San Francisco, CA - March 4, 2019 - RSA Conference - Avast (LSE:AVST), a leading global cybersecurity provider, today announced it has partnered with Chronicle, an Alphabet company focused on cybersecurity, to support the delivery of its enterprise-level analytics platform, Backstory. Avast, with the largest consumer threat detection network in the world, is an inaugural Insight Partner and will provide analysis from its Artificial Intelligence-driven threat engine to help protect enterprises against the biggest cybersecurity threats today.
Cyber attacks are a major global challenge of our age, one that could cost companies globally over US$5.2 trillion in additional costs and lost revenue over the next five years. Chronicle and Avast established this partnership to combine insights on enterprise and consumer threats respectively to provide security teams with greater insights into areas of potential vulnerability and enable them to take steps to protect themselves. Through the partnership, Chronicle will enrich its customers’ ability to detect threats from Avast’s threat intelligence gathered from a network of hundreds of millions of endpoints.
“Security is neither an enterprise problem nor a consumer problem; it is a universal challenge, and not one that can be solved by any one company acting alone,” said Ondrej Vlcek, president consumer, Avast. “Avast and Chronicle are working across the consumer and enterprise threat landscape at a very large scale not before seen in our industry. It’s impossible for any single company to have sufficient threat insights to stay ahead of bad actors, and only with cooperation can the industry defend against the big cybersecurity issues of our time.”
“We are thrilled to have Avast as our inaugural Insight Partner at the launch of Backstory,” comments Chronicle CEO and Co-Founder Stephen Gillett. “Our new security and analytics platform is built with the ability to scale easily using the large amount of quality threat intelligence from Avast.”
Backstory is inspired on techniques and tools developed within Google to protect itself. In addition to the insights it will gather from Avast, it also integrates with existing threat database VirusTotal.
To learn more about the partnership, visit Avast at RSA booth #5771 in the North Hall at Moscone Center.
Whitney Glockner Black