Case study: Fox Corporation
FOX adopted the Stairwell platform because of its fundamentally different approach to automated threat analysis, detection, and incident response. With the Stairwell platform, they now have the additional layer of visibility and defense that they sought to augment their existing tools.
The FOX threat management and detection teams log in to Stairwell daily to review new findings and conduct threat hunts against their historical data. The team particularly appreciates Stairwell’s continuous retrospective analysis of all the files in their environment, past and present. Variant analysis of suspicious files at the click of a button is another key capability that helps the team significantly streamline their security operations.
Automatically identifying variants of a malicious file in a matter of seconds – instead of the months it could take to do it manually – is truly groundbreaking.
In fact, the FOX team is using the Stairwell platform to look for variants of every file that triggered an alert in the last year.
In addition to the alignment between their technology needs and the Stairwell platform’s capabilities, there is a business alignment with FOX and Stairwell. The FOX team believes in investing in early-stage companies that show promise and being part of the journey in bringing them to market. FOX was an early access design partner for the Stairwell platform and has provided user insights and shaped feature development along the way.
The Stairwell platform delivers a number of benefits to the FOX team. They now:
In short, the team is able to measure how the Stairwell platform is helping them achieve their goals of improved cybersecurity defense with quicker response times, more comprehensive threat identification, and deeper analysis of identified threats.
The FOX team will continue to operationalize the capabilities of the Stairwell platform and continue to integrate Stairwell with their SIEM and their customized SOAR using the Inception API. Future integrations may also include third-party organizations.
In addition to their use of the Inception platform, FOX has enlisted Stairwell for its cybersecurity services at the national and international sports broadcast events that put FOX in the global spotlight.