(Threatcare) The leading provider of cloud-based attack simulation software, today introduced “Violet,” the world’s first Artificial Intelligence-based virtual cybersecurity professional that offers two-way communication for security analysts. Available immediately, Violet is easily accessed through voice, text messages, and Slack to give security teams fast and reliable assistance with finding security gaps in their networks.
Similar to a Siri or Alexa for cybersecurity, Violet has machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities and can answer questions and take commands from security analysts who are looking to find and fix urgent threats in their networks. Violet is the world’s first virtual cybersecurity professional that can actually replace multiple team members, offering continuous reconnaissance to give an attacker’s view of an organization. Violet combines traditional Red Team and Blue Team activities, forming a “Purple Team” — which is where Violet’s name is derived.
“Violet is truly a ground-breaking technology that solves one of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity today: the lack of properly-skilled and trained staff and the dire shortage of security professionals,” said Marcus Carey, Founder and CEO of Threatcare. “Violet supports and augments current security staff by actually becoming an extra member of the team. This technology also enhances IT staff whose roles are expanding into security. Looking ahead, Violet will be particularly beneficial to SMBs who have lighter security staff and less budget to spend on enterprise-class security tools.”
The key benefits of Violet include:
“Existing security operations teams are overwhelmed and have few, if any, resources to test and confirm if the cybersecurity tools they’ve invested in are actually working properly,” said Adrian Sanabria, co-founder and Director of Research at Savage Security. “Even if Violet makes only a modest impact in helping these operations teams, the overall impact will be tremendous. If Violet has a larger impact, we could finally see a decrease in the steady stream of breaches that have plagued industries since the early 2000s.”
Launched in 2014, Threatcare allows organizations to better defend against cybersecurity threats by improving vulnerability management and defense capabilities. Violet allows security teams, incident responders, and network forensic practitioners to reduce their attack surface by continuously monitoring their cybersecurity posture and ensuring they’ve selected the right tools to protect their networks. By simulating attacks from a web browser, while simultaneously serving up results in the same interface, Threatcare helps security teams verify that defense in depth solutions from cybersecurity vendors are effective and if they will integrate well with existing solutions.
For more information about Violet, please visit: https://www.threatcare.com/violet