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Kyle Alspach

While generative AI has been a major focus for many cybersecurity vendors recently, plenty of other new products — including in cloud security, identity protection and SASE — have debuted during the first half of the year.

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During the first half of the year, the list of vendors that announced new cybersecurity tools leveraging generative AI grew rapidly. In particular, many cybersecurity companies found that utilizing large language models (LLMs), such as OpenAI’s GPT-4, could help with some of the most vexing challenges faced by security teams — such as the need to analyze huge quantities of data and pinpoint the actual threats. But while there’s no question that generative AI holds massive promise for improving cybersecurity tools, there were plenty of notable product announcements in the space during the first six months of 2023 that did not involve LLMs. Plenty of other new products — including in cloud security, identity protection and SASE (secure access service edge) — were unveiled by top cybersecurity companies during the first half of the year, and we’ve collected the details on 10 of the new security tools that have come onto our radar at CRN.

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Vendors including Palo Alto Networks, Zscaler, CrowdStrike, Okta and SentinelOne have been among the companies that recently debuted cybersecurity products and tools of note. And, indeed, channel partners are taking notice. For instance, Zscaler unveiled Risk360, a new cyber risk quantification and visualization tool, earlier this month. Risk360 stands out with its ability to take findings on cyber risk and “translate that into money” for organizations, said Eduardo Ibanez, co-founder and CEO of Dazzpers, a San Ramon, Calif.-based cybersecurity consultancy and Zscaler partner. Security tools like Risk360 that can provide a visualization that tells a story from the data “have a lot of potential for speeding up the sales cycle,” Ibanez told CRN.

Other new cybersecurity offerings in segments such as MDR (managed detection and response) and cybersecurity asset management have also caught our attention during the first half of the year.

The new tools have arrived as security threats continue to intensify: As one high-profile example, the list of organizations that’ve been breached in connection with a critical vulnerability in the MOVEit file transfer tool continues to grow by the day. The MOVEit-related attacks by cybercriminal group Clop have compromised multiple government agencies and dozens of companies, and led to the theft of sensitive data for millions of individuals in recent weeks.

As we continue to track the new technologies that aim to help partners and customers to keep up with the latest threats, what follows are the key details on 10 of the coolest new cybersecurity tools and products in 2023 so far.


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Kyle Alspach

Kyle Alspach is a Senior Editor at CRN focused on cybersecurity. His coverage spans news, analysis and deep dives on the cybersecurity industry, with a focus on fast-growing segments such as cloud security, application security and identity security.  He can be reached at [email protected].


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