eWeek Review: How CyGlass Brings Network Defense into the “As a Service” Market

10th August 2021


“Simply put, CyGlass turns the discover, detect, and respond cybersecurity model into a service offering.”

This simple statement by eWeek reviewer Frank Ohlhorst elegantly sums up the value CyGlass delivers to the cybersecurity market. Yet, like most Olympian-level achievements, it hides a level of difficulty only those who have tried to get visibility into the volume of data traveling across their networks can know.

The Power of Simplicity

Our industry loves to hide behind complexity. Making things complex or “feature rich” is the main way vendors get their customers to pay a lot. The reality is, often showing up and doing the work rather than talking about it is what most enterprises need. This is especially the case when it comes to defending assets against the latest attack vectors, while struggling with limited budgets and the smaller IT and security teams present at all but large enterprises. SaaS NDR – or Network Defense as a Service addresses that challenge. The problem that most often brings customers our way in search of a SaaS approach is simply this: “We can’t defend our networks if we can’t afford a SOC, the tools in the stack or the team to run it all.”

An Expert View

eWeek’s Olhorst, who’s an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience in the technology arena, used to be a network manager for the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as CSO for multiple DOE sites. He also designed the product testing methodology and ran the review center for CMP Technology Group, which published Computer Reseller News. He understands what it takes to defend against threats on legacy and now cloud networks at a cost and complexity level that is suitable for resource constrained teams in the mid-market. He knows smaller teams can’t afford tools like a SIEM or SOC and are looking to the channel for SaaS solutions and people they trust to help them defeat ransomware and win in cybersecurity.

While there are many Network Detection and Response products, CyGlass simplifies things by using the SaaS model, which removes the complexities from deployment since there is no need to deploy or provision proprietary hardware. It uses AI- and machine-learning based smart alerting to reduce noise and allow administrators to focus on actual threats.

It’s a simple solution to a complex set of cybersecurity problems.

We invite you to dig into Olhorsts’ review and let us know your thoughts at sales@cyglass.com