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Adam Bennett | CEO &Founder  | Red Piranha

Adam Bennett | CEO &Founder
Red Piranha

“Crystal Eye XDR is a unified intelligent platform that quickly detects security incidents and automatically responds to shut down the threat and minimise the risk to your business”

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Crystal Eye XDR: The X Factor in Cybersecurity

Securing an organisation is an ongoing journey that involves consideration across various areas, including policy, compliance, training and technology. This makes implementing a thorough cybersecurity program an overwhelming task for many businesses. Red Piranha works closely with organisations who understand the need, but often struggle to implement an effective end-to-end security program that provides protection from today’s evolving threat landscape. “It’s been our experience that clients often had to rely on products from multiple vendors requiring a significant integration effort, leading to substantial costs and gaps with their security posture,” says Adam Bennett, CEO of Red Piranha. 

Red Piranha’s Crystal Eye XDR provides a holistic and comprehensive cybersecurity program that delivers advanced protection against the evolving threats, all from one integrated platform. Crystal Eye XDR intelligently and intuitively protects, detects, and responds to threats across an entire organisation. They allow for real threats to be quickly identified from the noise and then initiate rapid response strategies to minimise the impact on the business.

In 2015, the team at Red Piranha integrated the threat intelligence management system into the development of their early Crystal Eye product allowing for advanced cloud and on-premise protection for organisations of all sizes. From the company’s founding, Red Piranha has continued to expand their product and service offerings. 

Red Piranha developed their platform from the ground up, with a focus on providing a holistic suite of threat management tools that ensure advanced protection, threat detection and incident response from a single platform securing an organisation’s entire network. 

Crystal Eye XDR automatically pulls threat intelligence feeds for predictive protection & detection, links to network and host-based intrusion detection sensors then correlates events in a central data lake where attack information is used to deploy predictive intelligent protection. With out of the box, direct integration into the CESOC (Crystal Eye Security Operations Centre) allowing for the highest level of detection and visibility across the entire organisation, allowing the best known protection, integrated risk management and immediate response to incidents.

Red Piranha was the first to develop the concept of integrated security services in such a way, which has evolved into the market segment now called XDR. They have since seen other major vendors make significant acquisitions to move into this space; “this is a massive validation for our model and our platform first created in 2014” says Adam. Crystal Eye XDR was the first truly integrated XDR platform engineered from the ground up, incorporating all the different components of a holistic security system that can easily communicate across the multiple endpoints of an organisation’s structure, security operations and the service delivery network without interfering with other systems.

 The company’s Security Operations Centre and Threat Intelligence Teams work tirelessly around the clock tracking threats and risks to organisations while continuously updating the Security Operations Centre and predictive detection technologies to provide customers with the best protection. “We process over 20 million IOCs a day, which are then fed back into the Crystal Eye XDR platform. It provides us with a unique insight into the attack trends utilised by the cybercriminals and the technology advancements required to defend our clients,” adds Adam.

 The company’s development and engineering teams are continually working hard to ensure that customers have the latest defensive technology at any point in time via the automated updating system, removing the need for tedious firmware updates. Crystal Eye XDR does away with firmware upgrade requirements, instead offering rolling automatic updates and upgrades, ensuring the clients are always protected and running on the latest technology. It is all part of the service. 

Red Piranha prides itself on the partnership model and the platform’s ability to enable and connect the stakeholders in the security management process, often between Red Piranha’s security specialists, the contracted or internal IT technical teams and the end customer; with the technology enabling this relationship and allowing the ability to scale and ensure efficiency in the deployment and ongoing management of the security process. 

The company is expanding rapidly, and they plan to continue supporting its existing global customer base; they have had strong interest from partners from around the world. 2021 Will see them expand their sales and customer support and reach into these global markets and expand market share within Australia and NewZealand, Europe, and the USA. “We also plan to continue our focus on expanding our global educational partnerships; in 2020 we partnered with North Metro TAFE, an iconic Western Australia educational institution and Gannon University, in the United States as well as universities in Europe,” explains Adam. “We want to expand our focus in 2021 on training students on the latest threat detection and protection techniques and Crystal Eye XDR allows students to get a new view on how to manage cybersecurity programs.” 

Red Piranha believes that overcoming cybersecurity challenges isn’t about deploying technology just for the sake of it. It’s about solving real business issues relevant to each organisation based on their required level of assurance. “We’re passionate about working seamlessly alongside our partners’ and customers’ security teams to achieve real security outcomes,” adds Adam.