Secureworks, Akamai Partner to Scale Secure Access

Secureworks announced a technology partnership with Akamai, a cloud company that powers and protects life online. The alliance empowers security operations teams with the data and intelligence needed to scale secure access in an era when a work-anywhere approach has led to identity becoming the new parameter.

As companies evolve their corporate working policies, employees operate across on-site, hybrid and remote working models. A dispersed workforce has made managing access using zero-trust principles a critical cornerstone of enterprise cybersecurity strategies.

Yet security teams often struggle to centralize and correlate high-volume access logs with their other security telemetry.

Ingesting data into Secureworks Taegis XDR from Akamai’s zero trust and web and API security solutions will ensure greater transparency, embedding agility and delivering faster response times.

“Cybersecurity must enable businesses and their teams to move fast and freely. Open ecosystems that correlate and enrich data to provide enhanced context and intelligence are the bedrock of cyber resilience,” said Chris Bell, VP of Alliances, Corporate Development and Strategy for Secureworks. “It’s for this reason we’re committed to building and developing the industry’s most open and transparent platform. Because when security is seamless, customers thrive. We know that Akamai shares that vision and are confident that customers reap significant benefits from our partnership.”

The first phase of the alliance is live with the integration between Secureworks Taegis and Akamai Enterprise Application Access (EAA), a zero-trust network access (ZTNA) solution. For mutual customers, telemetry from EAA is infused with additional context from Secureworks Threat Intelligence so customers can make informed decisions about access to applications and systems.

As new alerts are being introduced, they can be correlated with data from across the infrastructure, then prioritized and responded to quickly and efficiently.

“The relentless pace of the global economy requires enterprises to deploy security that does not adversely impact employee productivity. We engineer high-performing security solutions that can deliver fast and reliable employee experiences. Our partnership with Secureworks can automatically generate data that companies need to respond quickly to complex threats, coupled with rich threat intelligence to understand and mitigate risk,” said Pavel Gurvich, SVP and general manager of Enterprise Security at Akamai.