SafetyDetective had the chance to talk to Steve Tcherchian, CISO of Simi Valley-based XYPRO.com, a cybersecurity solutions company. We got his expert insights on the current and future trends of cybersecurity (and ransomware more specifically), plus some actionable tips to protect businesses data.
What’s the story behind Xypro: How did it all start, and how has it changed during the years?
XYPRO started in the early 1980s in Simi Valley, California on the dining room table of our founders as a small financial services consulting company that evolved into engineering software banking applications to automate functions like collections, letter generation and loan origination. Thanks to the vision of XYPRO’s founders, we pivoted our focus to Cybersecurity in the early 1990s. We were definitely early players in the space, way before security was considered mainstream. Other than a small blip in 1994, our business and grown at a steady and exciting pace.
The market for our solutions is a niche mainframe server used in very high-speed, high-volume online transaction processing trusted by retailers, banks, and credit card companies. Our customers are B2B, Fortune 500 companies that keep the world’s infrastructure working – and we secure all of it. Our customers include Banks, Retailers, Telecomms, Medical, Food services, Supply Chain and more spread across 6 continents.
Partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we’ve been the dominant vendor in our market for years. That stability has given us the opportunity to expand our offerings into new product lines and markets and continue to deliver value and security to our customers.
Experts have been preaching for years about the benefits of multi factor authentication. It’s one of the biggest bangs for your buck in terms of cyber protection, yet the excuses for why it’s not implemented, never end.
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Our newest offerings include cybersecurity compliance and monitoring for SAP HANA and Linux environments.
What kind of cybersecurity services do you offer, and what makes them stand out?
XYPRO has been a staple in the mission critical computing space for decades. Our technology protects our customers data as if it were our own – because ultimately it is. We secure the entire mission critical technology stack from top to bottom. We focus on auditing and compliance, authentication, authorization, security hardening, real time monitoring and have a patent on contextualizing security intelligence and analytics. Because of our patent, we can generate and evaluate security data for actionable response in a way that no other security provider can. This ensure we can detect indicators of a breach as fast as possible – before ransomware takes hold or your data is stolen.