Action1 Launches Free Cloud-based Endpoint Security Platform Arming Small Businesses with Instant Threat Detection and Response Capabilities

The new free service discovers all endpoints in seconds and retrieves live security information from the entire network with plain English language queries to enable security and compliance that reduces threat response times from days to minutes, all without costly on-premise deployment, and it’s free for organizations with 100 endpoints or less.




Houston, Texas, December 12, 2016

Action1 Corporation, a Cloud-based cybersecurity solution provider, today announced the launch of Action1 Endpoint Security Platform, an innovative, all-new Cloud-based service designed specifically for organizations targeted by cyber attackers and that are also subject to compliance regulations. These organizations need to assess security and enforce compliance of their endpoints used to access sensitive corporate data without spending hours and days collecting vast amounts of security information that quickly becomes outdated on a multitude of endpoints.

“We live in the modern reality of ever increasing threats to cybersecurity and growing levels of cyberterrorism,” said Maurice Torres, VP of Product Strategy at Action1 Corporation. “Quickly disappearing concept of old-day perimeter security, diminished by worldwide adoption of Cloud technologies, inspired the team of Action1 cybersecurity engineers to rethink the traditional approaches to endpoint protection.”

Action1 discovers all organization’s endpoints in seconds and allows cybersecurity teams to retrieve live security information from the entire network using plain English queries, with a Google-like experience, right in the web browser. Unlike legacy, on-premise, hard-to-scale, heavy-weight solutions that rely on costly ongoing scans of security information that quickly becomes outdated before it's even utilized, Action1 enables endpoint security and compliance that reduces threat response times from days to minutes, while not requiring costly on-premise deployment and maintenance.

“As a small community credit union, we are constantly dealing with ongoing cyber threats, while operating under a miniscule budget,” said Marie Cohen, CISO of Midwestern Alliance Credit Union, one of the early adopters of Action1 technology. “The introduction of this free endpoint security service by Action1 allowed us to start performing regular security assessments of all bank computer systems. With the ability to ask the system in plain English, such as “all open file shares” or “active network connections” and look at the live security information almost immediately, we gained almost an unfair advantage over potential attackers and accomplished this without deploying any heavy-weight, on-premise management tools. And the best thing, Action1 is entirely free for the organization of our size!”

The new Action1 Endpoint Security Platform is available immediately for free with no functionality limitations for all organizations having 100 or less endpoints under management and anyone can sign-up for it at www.action1.com/free. Per-endpoint pricing is available for larger organizations, visit www.action1.com for more details.


Emerging Cyber Threat Landscape

As outlined in the most recent Verizon’s Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR), a large number of organizations continue to rely on the same outdated cyber defense mechanisms every year, without aligning their security strategies and tools with security threats that exist today. Unsurprisingly, this resulted in 1,935 confirmed data breaches and 40,000 known incidents, which is very likely just the top of the iceberg. More than 60% of data breach victims are associated with businesses under 1,000 employees.

Another interesting fact from the Verizon’s report is 95% of all phishing attacks, that remain of the most widespread categories, resulted in some form of software installation (such as installation of remote control tools). By simply knowing what software is being installed on which endpoints in real-time, most of such attacks could have been successfully defended right at the source.


About Action1 Corporation

Action1 provides a Cloud-based lightweight endpoint security platform that discovers all of your endpoints in seconds and allows you to retrieve live security information from the entire network using plain English queries, with a Google-like experience, right in your web browser. Founded in 2016 by cybersecurity veterans, Action1 is used by companies around the world that need to assess security and enforce compliance of their endpoints, accomplishing security and compliance goals without sacrificing user productivity and easily scaling their cybersecurity efforts as organization grows. For more information, please visit www.action1.com or call 1-346-444-8530



All News Releases in 2016:

Dec 12, 2016 - Action1 Launches Free Cloud-based Endpoint Security Platform Arming Small Businesses with Instant Threat Detection and Response Capabilities
Oct 5, 2016 - New Cyber Security Startup Targets Fast Growing Endpoint Security Market.