RSAC Fireside Chat: Uptycs emulates Google, Akamai to protect cloud-native apps and endpoints

By Byron V. Acohido

The inadequacy of siloed security solutions is well-documented.

Related: Taking a security-first path

The good news is that next-gen security platforms designed to unify on-prem and cloud threat detection and remediation are, indeed, coalescing.

At RSA Conference 2023 I visited with Elias Terman, CMO, and Sudarsan Kannan, Director of Product Management, from Uptycs, a Walthan, Mass.-based supplier of “unified CNAPP and EDR ” services.

They described how Uptycs is borrowing proven methodologies from Google, Akamai, SAP and Salesforce to harness normalized telemetry that enables Uptycs to correlate threat activity — wherever it is unfolding. Please give a listen to the accompanying podcast for a full drill down.

Guest experts: Elias Terman, CMO, Sudarsan Kannan, Director of Product Management, Uptycs

Kannan described how Uptycs technology platform was inspired by Google’s dynamic traffic monitoring, Akamai’s content distribution prowess and Salesforce’s varied use cases based on a single data model, to help companies materially upgrade their security posture. The aim, he says, is to think like attackers, who certainly don’t operate in silos.

Terman offered the analogy of a “golden thread” stitching together varied threat activities and serving as a cloud security early warning system. The entire value chain is thereby protected, Kannan added, from the developers writing the code to automated connections to critical cloud workloads.

Terman detailed how Uptycs’ platform, indeed, touches everything within the modern attack surface and, in doing so, breaks down legacy silos and facilitates  better security outcomes.

This is part and parcel of the helpful dialogue that will carry us forward. I’ll keep watch and keep reporting.


Pulitzer Prize-winning business journalist Byron V. Acohido is dedicated to fostering public awareness about how to make the Internet as private and secure as it ought to be.

(LW provides consulting services to the vendors we cover.)


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