Acalvio’s ShadowPlex Product Named a Leader in Deception Technologies by KuppingerCole

Acalvio Technologies today announced that ShadowPlex, the award-winning autonomous deception product, was named a leader in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass report for Distributed Deception Platforms. Additionally, ShadowPlex received the highest Security rating among all five deception products evaluated in the report. 

KuppingerCole Leadership Compass report rates the deception companies on product leadership, innovation leadership, market leadership and overall leadership. Acalvio’s ShadowPlex is named a “Leader” in each of the four categories. Acalvio ShadowPlex provides early detection of advanced threats with precision and speed. Built on 26+ issued patents, it delivers distributed deception at enterprise scale, across on-premises and cloud workloads, for both IT and OT environments. 

Deception technology has been widely recognized by industry analysts and government think tanks as the leading technology to provide Active Defense, which not only counters current attacks but also engages and learns about the adversary TTPs (tactics, techniques, and procedures).  Deception is designed to attract attackers, with access credentials cached on enterprise hosts. Attackers may also bring zero-day exploits to compromise decoys and gain privileged access. The decoys now become a security risk – once an attacker compromises a decoy, the attacker may use the decoy as a base to launch pivot-back attacks into the enterprise network.  Further, if the deception solution requires that decoys have multiple network interfaces, attackers can bridge over to other subnets, magnifying the problem.  

ShadowPlex patented Deception Farms architecture provides a novel and secure approach to attacker containment, using SDN (Software Defined Network)-based policy enforcement. The unbreakable containment provided in ShadowPlex resides outside the decoy in the SDN switch and hence cannot be overridden by an attacker. In addition, ShadowPlex is agentless. The patented innovations make ShadowPlex the most secure and scalable distributed deception product.

ShadowPlex is the first and only deception product to achieve the FedRAMP Ready rating and be listed in the Federal Marketplace, and pass the rigorous security controls designed to protect customer data.  

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