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Dunbar Releases First Open Source Active Response Platform for Cybersecurity
[May 16, 2017]

Dunbar Releases First Open Source Active Response Platform for Cybersecurity

To address the security risks caused by "alert fatigue," and to extend enterprise-grade incident management capabilities to businesses of all sizes, Dunbar Security Solutions today launched Cyphon, the industry's first open source active response platform for collecting data, identifying cyber-attacks and tracking all subsequent work performed. Dunbar Security Solutions is a 360° managed security service for cyber and physical threats and part of Dunbar, America's largest independent, full-service security organization for nearly a century.

The average enterprise generates nearly 2.7 billion actions from its security tools every month. This has led to a desensitization of responses due to the overload of false positives, creating additional risk as security teams often ignore alerts altogether. Out-of-the-box tracking and ticketing products lack key functionality necessary to fully streamline the data management process. Active response is emerging to address this challenge, but proprietary platforms today are disparate and expensive.

Cyphon's open source model provides flexibility and scale not offered by proprietary solutions. It allows enterprises to receive, process and triage vast and varied data on a customizable, but central platform. As an open source project, Cyphon can be downloaded for free and managed by internal enterprise security teams or licensed with the support of Dunbar analysts and its 24/7 Emergency Operations Center. Key features of Cyphon include:

  • Aggregation of data from numerous sources, including email, log messages, APIs, social media and more, all accessible from one platform with one centralized dashboard.
  • The ability to generate custom alerts with push notifications, escalate and share issues, and annotate alerts upon analysis, providing full transparency across the enterprise.
  • Data organization by criticality, type and location, and one-click access to source data for further investigation.
  • A streamlined workflow for handling alerts and tracking work performed, as well as integration with other APIs, centralizing incident management.
  • Prebuilt integrations with popular open source and commercial security products.

Cyphon is more than another Security Incident Management or data collection tool. It is an all-in-one incident management solution. It is able to effectively analyze all an enterprise's online activity while searching for suspicious behavior and cyber-attacks. Cyphon maximizes data coverage while minimizing the time and energy needed to monitor networks, investigate alerts and remediate incidents.

"Dunbar has been in the security business for over a century, our analysts are the best in the business, and Cyphon enables them to monitor and address captured data in the most efficient and effective way possible," said Christopher Ensey, COO of Dunbar Security Solutions. "Cyphon is Dunbar's solution to the headaches of data management, and our open approach means that centralized, best-of-breed security is accessible to even the smallest organizations."

About Dunbar:

Dunbar is America's largest independent, full-service security organization headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland with deep expertise in every corner of the security industry. Dunbar delivers peace of mind to customers across two strategic business divisions: Dunbar Armored, which since 1923 has provided organizations with armored services and cash management for their evolving business needs, and Dunbar Security Solutions, fully integrated Cybersecurity, Security Systems and Protective Services solutions delivering enterprise risk management and 360° protection against a full range of physical and digital security threats.

Dunbar's powerful security offerings are backed by nearly a century of reliable, high-quality service and made possible by a firm commitment to our customers, our people and continuous investment in the most innovative technologies in the marketplace. For more information, please visit

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