Respond Software Named a Gartner 2018 Cool Vendor in Security Operations and Vulnerability Management

Tim Wenzlau
by Tim Wenzlau

Mountain View, CA – May 16, 2018 – Respond Software, a leader in the emerging field of Autonomous Security, announces its selection as one of industry-analyst Gartner’s Cool Vendors in the Cool Vendors in Security Operations and Vulnerability Management report.

In the report, Gartner states that “Security and risk management leaders responsible for security operations and vulnerability management seek to improve the visibility they have into the state of the IT environment and to monitor the activities there. Both of these areas present challenges…The products presented in this research address those challenges by helping security teams prioritize vulnerabilities, and identify and respond to security events that represent risk.”

Respond Software offers the Respond Analyst™, the first security operations expert system to automate the monitoring and analysis tasks performed by front-line security analysts, emulating the judgment and reasoning of expert security professionals with speed, scale and consistency unmatched by today’s manual processes.  Customer using Respond Analyst save significant time and money while improving their ability to respond to important incidents.  Respond Analyst comes out-of-the-box with pre-built expertise for rapid and easy deployment and continues to learn from a customer’s environment over time.

“We believe recognition as a 2018 Gartner Cool Vendor in security operations and vulnerability management validates the emerging era of autonomous security,” states Mike Armistead, co-founder and CEO, Respond Software.  “Companies large and small need automation to handle the onslaught of security-related data while dealing with a shortage of personnel who are skilled at determining what security incidents need attention and which don’t. Respond Analyst tackles security-important, but people-challenging areas so security team members can expand what they cover or turn their attention to security activities needing human ingenuity and intuition.”

The Respond Analyst is currently on the job augmenting security operations teams at large and small companies in the Energy, Financial Services, and Retail industries.

Gartner, “Cool Vendors in Security Operations and Vulnerability Management,” Kelly M. Kavanagh, Anton Chuvakin, et al., 3 May 2018.

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About Respond Software

Respond Software delivers near-instant return on investment to organizations in their battle against cyber-crime. As a leader in the emerging class of automated software known as Robotic Decision Automation (RDA), Respond Software is working to address the critical shortage of skilled security analysts impacting security teams of all sizes. Its patented intelligent decision engine, PGO®, uniquely combines human expert judgement with the scale and consistency of software to dramatically increase capacity and improve monitoring and triage capabilities at a fraction of the cost of in-house or outsourced personnel. Respond Software was founded in 2016 by security and software industry veterans and services customers across critical infrastructure sectors such as banking, energy, and retail.


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