Stellar Cyber makes Starlight, the first open detection/response (Open-XDR) cybersecurity platform, connecting dots across security infrastructure and automatically responding to attacks wherever they occur. Starlight tightly integrates dozens of security applications on one shared data platform from an App Store and presents high fidelity results in an intuitive dashboard to supercharge analyst productivity.
Below is our recent interview with Steve Garrison from Stellar Cyber:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to Stellar Cyber?
A: The challenges with cybersecurity today are that there is too much data to be evaluated, too many tools to perform evaluations (leading to disconnected silos of awareness), and too few cybersecurity analysts available to do the work. Stellar Cyber addresses these challenges by collecting the right data (with a pervasive set of sensors and agents throughout on-premises, public cloud and service provider infrastructure), automatically curating it to weed out false positives (reducing the burden on security analysts), and then using automation to respond to key security threats through interaction with other security systems.
Q: Can you give us insights into your services?
A: Stellar Cyber is a software company that makes the Starlight Open-XDR security platform. We sell our software through managed security service providers (MSSPs), who deliver the solution to small/medium businesses. We also sell Starlight through resellers targeting the enterprise market.
Q: What’s XDR and why do we need it?
A: XDR means detecting and responding (DR) to threats anywhere (X) in the security infrastructure. Stellar Cyber’s Starlight uses sensors and agents to collect data from endpoints, servers, applications, users and cloud instances, and then works through application programming interfaces (APIs) to dynamically interact with third-party firewalls, vulnerability scanners, threat intelligence, and other security systems. Starlight adds value by collecting data from all sources and leveraging automation to respond to detected threats.
Q: Starlight is the industry’s only Open-XDR platform. What can it do?
A: Open-XDR means that Stellar Cyber’s XDR platform is open to interacting with third-party security platforms such as Check Point or Palo Alto Networks firewalls, Crowdstrike’s endpoint detection and response (EDR) platform, Tenable’s Vulnerability Scanner, and BitGlass’s cloud access security broker (CASB). As an open platform, Starlight does not force users to rip and replace their existing security assets. Rather, customers can leverage these investments into a more comprehensive and effective security detection and response system.
Q: Why Stellar Cyber? What makes you stand out from your competition?
A: Stellar Cyber’s Starlight is the only Open-XDR platform. In addition, it is the only security platform that can detect threats anywhere in the infrastructure through a broad family of sensors and agents (cloud, servers, VMs and containers, applications and endpoints). Starlight is also the only platform that incorporates dozens of tightly-integrated security applications sharing data under one intuitive interface. Sharing data ensures that analysts get higher fidelity alerts, which reduces the time to resolution of a breach and ensures they have more time to do proactive analysis.
Q: What are the company’s plans and goals for the future?
A: We are pursuing partnerships with other key security solution providers beyond Check Point and Tenable, we continue to evolve the Starlight platform, and we are striving to ensure that our customers recognize Starlight as the premier security operations hub, bringing together many disparate security elements and delivering new value from existing assets.