Jazz Networks Announces Version 4 Release of Its Cybersecurity Platform

Press release

Ava Cyber Security published this press release under its former name, Jazz Networks. 

New Updates Seek to Shift Employee Behavior Through Education

New York, February 4, 2019—Jazz Networks, a cybersecurity intelligence company that protects against insider threats, announces the release of Version 4 of its cybersecurity platform. Since reaching general availability last September following its April launch, the company has been working towards redefining data loss protection through a unique blend of user behavior analytics (UBA), unsupervised machine learning, unprecedented data visibility, and real-time actions.

With Version 4, The Jazz Platform further seeks to shift employee behavior by giving real-time feedback to employees who act against their company’s security policy. Security professionals can now customize pop-up notifications explaining a policy violation to the end user. By directly correlating an employee’s action to an outcome, organizations can reduce their reliance on periodic education and encourage better security habits across its workforce.

“This release allows us to take the platform from a strong visibility and UBA tool to a more holistic solution that helps organizations protect their three most important assets: their people, their data, and their reputation,” said Hani Mustafa, Jazz Networks’ CEO. “We've added pop-up notification messages which provide on-the-spot feedback for employees to help shift their behavior and improve their security hygiene. Employees must be the first line of defense for their company, which means they’re going to need continuous education.”

In addition to the platform's existing actions which include the ability to lock a machine, isolate a server or machine, and push for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Version 4 also allows security professionals to take screenshots of an employee's desktop if suspicious activity is suspected. Other highlights from this release include:

  • Mac agents
  • Additional machine learning sensors, including DNS exfiltration detection
  • Detailed browser and printer events
  • Richer application metadata
  • 3rd party integrations with Splunk and Slack to integrate into existing workflows
  • G Suite integration to capture user activity and document access in the cloud

“With industry and GDPR regulations, companies have a responsibility to have the right tools in place to protect their customer’s data from attacks. Since it’s not possible to prevent 100% of all attacks, security professionals need to be able to quickly identify and contain an issue to minimize reputational damage,” said Hani.

The new features further augment the threat hunting and forensic capabilities of the platform’s Power Search. Security professionals can instantly search current and historical data to quickly investigate, respond, and regain control in the case of an attack.

“If I ever have to investigate an incident to figure out exactly what happened, where it happened, and when, this is the tool I need,” said Jazz Networks customer Henry Mayorga, VP, Infrastructure & Security at Baron Capital.

About Ava

Jazz Networks is a cybersecurity platform that simplifies insider threat detection and breach prevention. The platform automates employee training the instant they make a mistake, applies policies while data is in motion to prevent data loss, and provides the fastest threat hunting and forensic capabilities for investigations. Founded in 2016, Jazz Networks has more than 100 employees with offices in Oslo, London, and New York.


Monica Nascimento
Ava Security
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