Nowadays, it seems like we’re always hearing about major “hacking” or “breaches” in the news. As more parts of our financial, business, and personal lives happen on the internet, criminals have all sorts of new opportunities for mischief. Just last year, several major casinos got hacked and had customer information stolen.

    Well, the good news is that behind the scenes, companies are working hard to keep the bad guys away from our data. Amidst the ever-growing cybersecurity crisis, Corelight has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) ISV Accelerate Program to revolutionize digital defense. With terms like malware, crypto jacking, and zero-day exploits dominating headlines, it’s no wonder that individuals, businesses, and governments are scrambling to fortify their digital realms.

    Take, for instance, the online casino industry, which has been forced to ramp up its cybersecurity efforts in the face of escalating cybercrime. Companies like have had to reevaluate their strategies after experiencing major breaches. Leveraging the capabilities of AWS, these online casinos employ machine learning algorithms, round-the-clock surveillance, and encrypted alerts to monitor their virtual infrastructure and ensure the encryption of sensitive data.

    Corelight Joins AWS ISV Accelerate Program

    In a major step forward for cloud security, Corelight, a leader in network detection and response, has been welcomed and accepted into the Amazon Web Services ISV Accelerate Program. This co-sell initiative connects AWS sales teams with innovative software solutions, driving new business for partners. Corelight’s CEO, Brian Dye, sees this partnership as an opportunity to bring open network detection and response (NDR) capabilities to cloud-focused organizations.

    The AWS ISV Accelerate Program is designed to help Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) grow their businesses by leveraging AWS’s global sales reach. As a participant, Corelight will gain access to AWS sales support, deal registration benefits, joint marketing activities, and other tools to promote their Cloud Sensor for AWS solution.

    Enhancing Visibility and Threat Detection Using Cloud Sensor for AWS

    The Cloud Sensor for AWS offers comprehensive visibility and advanced threat detection for workloads running in AWS environments. By transforming network traffic into structured security insights through open-source analytics, Corelight technology allows customers to analyze signs of compromise at scale without vendor lock-in.

    This powerful solution provides visibility into cloud, container, IoT, and encrypted traffic across AWS environments, illuminating potential blind spots and improving threat detection capabilities. By correlating and analyzing data across different event types, security investigations are streamlined, and the full context of incidents can be pieced together more efficiently.

    The Power of Integration: Corelight and Amazon VPC Traffic Mirroring

    The Cloud Sensor for AWS is natively integrated with Amazon VPC Traffic Mirroring, enhancing security by allowing customers to non-disruptively copy network traffic from Amazon EC2 instances, Network Load Balancers, Application Load Balancers, and Gateway Load Balancers to a Cloud Sensor instance. There, traffic can be decoded and analyzed, and security incidents can be detected without impacting workload performance.

    This level of visibility helps organizations overcome challenges with legacy network security solutions that lack cloud-native capabilities or can’t analyze encrypted traffic. With the Cloud Sensor for AWS, security controls extend beyond traditional perimeter-based defenses, maintaining robust protection as customers transform their infrastructure to the public cloud and adopt hybrid architectures.

    Empowering Customers with Open Network Detection

    While basic cloud security tools offer some level of monitoring and logging, they often generate false positives and fail to detect new or sophisticated threats. Deploying the Cloud Sensor for AWS allows customers to leverage Corelight’s open network detection and response (NDR) platform for a more comprehensive perspective.

    The data and artifacts gathered from inspecting cloud services, containers, serverless platforms, IoT devices, and encrypted traffic provide a richer information set. Corelight analytic models empower security teams to quickly identify anomalies, malicious payloads, and lateral movement techniques that evade other solutions. This enhanced visibility directly translates to improved detection of real threats.

    As more customers adopt programs like AWS ISV Accelerate, the power of Corelight’s open network detection and automated threat detection capabilities will continue to grow in AWS, Azure, GCP, and hybrid environments. In this era of cybersecurity crisis, Corelight and AWS are joining forces to revolutionize digital defense and keep your data safe.

    Richard is an experienced tech journalist and blogger who is passionate about new and emerging technologies. He provides insightful and engaging content for Connection Cafe and is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments.