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Peer Software and Pulsar Security strike alliance

File management software provider Peer Software has struck a partnership with cybersecurity company Pulsar Security.

As part of the agreement, Peer will leverage Pulsar’s team of cyber security experts to monitor and analyse emerging and evolving ransomware and malware attack patterns on unstructured data.

Peer’s file management software, PeerGFS, will utilise these attack patterns to enable an additional layer of cyber security detection and response.

“By understanding the unique behaviour patterns of ransomware and malware attacks and matching these against the real-time file event streams that PeerGFS collects across the distributed file system, Peer can now empower its customers with an additional layer of fast and efficient cyber security monitoring,” said Duane Laflotte, CTO, Pulsar Security. “We are excited to be working with Peer Software on this unique capability.”

Pulsar will also collaborate with Peer to educate enterprise customers to enhance their systems against attacks via additional services, such as penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, dark web assessments, phishing simulations, red teaming, and wireless intrusion prevention.

“Ransomware attacks have become so common that almost every storage infrastructure architecture plan now also requires a cyber security discussion,” added Jimmy Tam, CEO of Peer Software. “But whereas other storage-based ransomware protection strategies have focused mainly on the recovery from an attack, Peer Software’s goal in working with Pulsar Security is to prioritise the early detection of an attack and limiting the spread in order to minimise damage, speed recovery, and keep data continuously available for the business.”