Tomer Weingarten: SentinelOne is Shaping the Future of Endpoint Security Through Unified Converged Platform

SentinelOne delivers autonomous endpoint protection through a single agent that successfully prevents, detects and responds to attacks across all major vectors. Designed for extreme ease of use, the SentinelOne platform saves customers time by applying AI to automatically eliminate threats in real time for both on-premise and cloud environments and is the only solution to provide full visibility across networks directly from the endpoint.

Info Security PG: Has security become a moving target for most companies? What is it that companies are most ill prepared to handle? 

Tomer Weingarten: Seemingly every day there is news of a new ransomware attack or a huge data breach affecting millions. As cyber criminals continue to advance and evolve their techniques, cyber security teams must keep pace. To this end, security has become a bit of a moving target, but the building blocks of a strong security posture remain constant.  

The biggest shift is in the way we must think about security – it is no longer something you ‘apply’ to a network, your network cannot exist or be operational without security defining it. Infrastructure and security are becoming one thing, as networks and security converge. Infrastructure as software, cloud workloads, dev ops, and coded assets are only further compounding this effect, introducing a large amount of security risk, if not organized properly.

What companies find most difficult to adapt to is the mobile workforce and reliance on public SaaS applications and cloud workloads. As we embrace these things more we see the “standard” company network perimeter continue to dissolve. This new normal requires companies to continuously map their assets, both inside and outside the firewall, to discover, understand, and reduce the organization’s attack surface and risk.

Tomer co-founded SentinelOne in 2013. He is responsible for the company’s direction, products, and services strategy. Before SentinelOne, Tomer led product development and strategy for the Toluna Group as a VP of Products. Prior to that he held several application security and consulting roles at various enterprises, and was CTO at Carambola Media.

Info Security PG: Tell us about your Global Excellence Awards win. What new or upgraded product or service has your company recently introduced to the market? 

Tomer Weingarten: SentinelOne Endpoint Protection Platform was named a gold winner in the “Endpoint Detection and Response” category of this year’s Global Excellence Awards. We are proud to receive the award and see it as further validation for one of the key differentiators of our Endpoint Protection Platform. The ability to autonomously prevent, detect and respond to threats in a single agent.

At SentinelOne, we are shaping the future of endpoint security through our unified, converged platform that autonomously prevents, detects, and responds to threats in real-time. Our platform tackles problems legacy antivirus and many other next-generation endpoint security solutions simply can’t – and replaces legacy antivirus solutions in 80 percent of new deployments. As cyber-attacks continue to evolve, our defenses need to be able to keep up with the changes. That is why leveraging our robust AI-driven program is the key to protecting the enterprise of today and tomorrow.

Our platform is the only next-gen endpoint protection platform in the industry that can be deployed for both on-premise and cloud environments. It’s also the only fully converged Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) and Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) in one agent on the market.

Info Security PG: How do your customers benefit from your company’s solutions? What advice would you give to CSOs?

Tomer Weingarten: Chiefly, our platform saves time and lowers operation costs. Customers benefit from higher levels of efficacy, minimal false positives, low system resource utilization, while automating EPP and EDR functionality in one seamless workflow. The product is deployed on millions of devices globally.

Here is a recent email I received from a customer:

“A couple weeks back we were the target of a large Phishing campaign that our mail filters and mail AV did not catch, existing AV did not catch it on the endpoint but the behavioral stuff in SentinelOne flagged every document and saved our weekends. In the last 30 days our old AV only caught 4 malicious documents, SentinelOne has caught 20.”

CSOs need to surgically identify where the true risk is, and how it might translate into a real-life, bottom-line impacting scenario to properly prioritize what security investments are needed. Creating a laundry list of security-tools-de-jour, that are typically fueled by over-hyped marketing, is rarely a good recipe to mitigate risk. Be honest with yourself about your current security posture and determine which tools make the most sense from there.

Company: SentinelOne, Inc. | Mountain View, CA USA

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