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Acalvio Recognized as a Tech Innovator in Gartner® 2023 Emerging Tech: Security — Tech Innovators in Automated Moving Target Defense

June 28, 2023

Acalvio recognized as a Tech Innovator in Gartner 2023 emerging Tech: Security

Santa Clara, CA – June 28, 2023 Acalvio Technologies, the leader in cyber deception technology, today announced the company’s inclusion in the Gartner “Emerging Tech: Security – Emergence Cycle for Automated Moving Target Defense (AMTD)” report1. Acalvio views the report as evaluating innovative vendors raising the bar in AMTD technologies and offering best practices and recommendations for bringing AMTD solutions to market.

Gartner identified that, “Security teams are overwhelmed with having to supply reactive detection and response. They struggle with high alert volumes and false-positives. Consequently, there is a high demand for solutions that effectively protect and strengthen cybersecurity.”

In a previous report titled, “Emerging Tech: Security –The Future of Cyber Is Automated Moving Target Defense”2, published in February 2023, Gartner states, “At its core, AMTD incorporates four main elements: proactive cyber defense mechanisms, automation to orchestrate movement or change in the attack surface, the use of deception technologies, and the ability to execute intelligent (preplanned) change decisions.”

“Acalvio’s rich Active Defense and ITDR capabilities provide customers with a layered defense that addresses all four elements of AMTD,” said Ram Varadarajan, Co-Founder and CEO of Acalvio. “Gartner’s Tech Innovators in Automated Moving Target Defense report offers an important analysis of how and why layered solutions have become critical in building a more robust cybersecurity defense.”

According to the Tech Innovators report, “AMTD solutions make things much more difficult and more costly for cyberattackers. They change the traditional ‘static’ nature of IT environments by proactively and continuously making changes within the environment to confuse, disrupt and block attackers. By introducing variables that change services or infrastructure unexpectedly, routinely, on-demand or as a response, defenders can more effectively identify, understand and block attackers.”

“A layered defense consisting of AMTD deceptions significantly elevates an organization’s security posture,” said Carl Manion, Managing Vice President of Cybersecurity Emerging Technologies and Trends at Gartner. “Acalvio provides rich deception capabilities that can take an attacker in the wrong direction to protect both IT and operational technology (OT) environments.”

The full “Emerging Tech: Security — Tech Innovators in Automated Moving Target Defense” report can be found on the Gartner website.

1Gartner® 2023 Emerging Tech: Security — Tech Innovators in Automated Moving Target Defense, By Mark Pohto, Carl Manion, Published 7 June 2023.

2Gartner® 2023 Emerging Tech: Security — The Future of Cyber Is Automated Moving Target Defense, By Lawrence Pingree, Carl Manion, Matt Milone, Sean ONeill, Travis Lee, Mark Pohto, Mark Wah, Ruggero Contu, Dan Ayoub, Elizabeth Kim, Rustam Malik, Nat Smith, Published 28 February 2023.M

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About Acalvio Technologies

Acalvio, the leader in cyber deception technology, helps enterprises actively defend against advanced security threats. Acalvio’s Active Defense Platform, built on 25 issued patents in autonomous deception and advanced AI, provides robust solutions for Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR), Advanced Threat Defense, OT Security, Zero Trust, Active Directory Protection and Ransomware Protection. The Silicon Valley-based company’s solutions serve Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies and are available to deploy on-premises, in the cloud or via marquee managed service providers. For more information, please visit www.acalvio.com.

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