Aryaka, CyLab Partner on Security Research

Aryaka, a leader in fully managed SD-WAN and SASE solutions, announced a strategic partnership with CyLab, Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU’s) Security and Privacy Institute, to research threat mitigation techniques and innovate solutions for enterprise networking and security.

Founded in 2003, CyLab is a public/private collaborative computer security and privacy research institute. With more than 100 core and affiliated faculty and 100 graduate students, it is one of the largest cyber security research centers in the United States. Aryaka’s partnership with CyLab will consist of providing funding and industry expertise to assist research and innovate sophisticated security techniques to address today’s most pressing threat issues.

“Aryaka shares the future of enterprise security vision of CyLab,” said Renuka Nadkarni, chief product officer at Aryaka. “Together we will develop and innovate security techniques to defend against emerging and immediate risks and democratize it via open source to small and large enterprises. With acute skills shortage in cybersecurity, most enterprises are faced with tremendous pressure and risk—when strong tools are available to everyone, we’re all more protected.”

Aryaka’s CEO Matt Carter added, “We were drawn to CyLab not just because of Carnegie Mellon’s reputation of academic excellence, but because of the holistic reach and breadth of the program. CyLab’s research into AI and ML benefits multiple departments within CMU: humanities, engineering, business, psychology, even social sciences. And CMU’s work with government leaders has shaped public policy on security for many years.”

Aryaka is sponsoring CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security (FutureEnterprise@CyLab) initiative, a multi-disciplinary approach to making complex security solutions available to all. The sponsorship will connect Aryaka with students, academics and other key industry partners to make security more accessible and understandable to end-users.

CyLab’s Vyas Sekar, a co-director of the Future Enterprise Security initiative and a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), will co-direct the initiative alongside CyLab’s Lujo Bauer, a professor of ECE and in the Institute for Software Research.

“Aryaka is joining FutureEnterprise@CyLab to address new threat vectors and business risks that come with digital transformation as workloads shift to the cloud and remote workforce,” said Nadkarni. “We are looking to collaborate with other industry partners and leverage CMU’s considerable resources to address rapidly evolving security attack vectors and make them accessible to everyone by open sourcing the joint efforts.”

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