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Tanium Launches Endpoint Forensics Module to Boost Incident Response

Systems and security management company Tanium announced on Thursday that it has released a new module for its Endpoint Platform that helps organizations understand the origin, scope and cause of a cyber attack across millions of endpoints in seconds.

Armed with $142 million in funding, thanks to two massive funding rounds of $90 million last June, and $52 million in March 2015, Tanium has built a platform that collects and processes billions of metrics across endpoints in near real-time. By collecting such metrics at scale across the enterprise, the platform helps customers quickly identify the change of state on endpoints, which can help IT do everything from pinpoint and fix operational issues, to protect against cyber attacks.

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The new module, dubbed “Tanium Trace”, helps accelerate the identification of malicious activity and arms incident response teams to more accurately, quickly and completely scope incidents before a costly security breach occurs, the company said.

By continuously recording detailed system activity, Tanium says the Trace module not only accelerates in-depth historical analysis on a single endpoint but also leverages the same data to instantly identify compromised systems enterprise-wide in seconds.

Additionally, if a security incident is detected and properly scoped, the company says the platform can execute remediation actions, such as quarantining a machine or deploying a patch, at scale within seconds.

“There are four key questions that incident response teams need to answer quickly and confidently during an investigation: What happened? Where did it happen? How did it happen? Is it still happening?” said Ryan Kazanciyan, Chief Security Architect at Tanium. “Through my own experience working on countless investigations, Tanium Trace will not only save incident response teams thousands of investigative hours, but will also make the entire security process more effective and reliable.”

Founded in 2007, Emeryville, Calif.-based Tanium claims half of the Fortune 100, five of the top 10 largest global banks and four of the top 10 global retailers as customers. The company said earlier this year that it ended 2014 cash flow positive and debt free, with total cash in excess of $100 million.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.