Technology Record - Issue 28: Spring 2023

INTERVIEW Staying secure while doing more with less Jason Pfeiffer explains how the ReliaQuest GreyMatter security operations platform can integrate with existing solutions to deliver enhanced threat detection and response Cybersecurity remains a major priority for those in charge of enterprise businesses. Over two-thirds (69 per cent) of chief marketing officers are focused on increasing investment in cybersecurity and 78 per cent of HR leaders are planning to increase spending on better cybersecurity solutions, according to the recently published Forbes CxO Growth Survey 3.0. Small and medium-sized business are keenly aware of the need to protect themselves too; most (72 per cent) IT decision makers are committed to increasing their investments in cybersecurity over the next year, according to another study by Forbes Insight and Intel. It’s clear that organisations of all sizes and in all industries are looking to improve their security infrastructure to protect themselves effectively from threats. Cybersecurity solution provider ReliaQuest is one of the companies making this possible, with its GreyMatter platform acting as a force-multiplier for security tools. GreyMatter automates detection, investigation, and response (DIR) across cloud, endpoint, and on-premises tools and applications. This allows organisations to identify threats and protect themselves more quickly. Jason Pfeiffer, the firm’s chief strategy officer explains how: “GreyMatter is built on an Open XDR architecture, which allows us to integrate with our customers’ security technology to facilitate enhanced detection, investigation, and response capabilities. GreyMatter’s vendoragnostic approach allows organisations to leverage their existing Microsoft 365 E5 security solutions, allowing them to choose the right technology at the right time and in the right place to meet their DIR needs. “Others in this space support a limited number of platforms and often require customers to replace their existing technology stacks, compared to our approach of allowing them to leverage what they already have. In addition, GreyMatter’s unique approach to ‘data stitching’ allows it to pull the relevant security information needed to address the threats at hand.” ReliaQuest customers can integrate a wide range of technologies with the GreyMatter platform, which the company maintains and updates regularly. Support is also available during the integration process. “GreyMatter’s integrations ecosystem is rigorously maintained by ReliaQuest and includes over 85 integrations today, with new integrations and enhancements to existing integrations being delivered every quarter,” BY ALEX SMITH 76 “GreyMatter’s integrations ecosystem is rigorously maintained by ReliaQuest and includes over 85 integrations”