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The latest stories on Cybersecurity, AI, and everything in between from MixMode

MixMode Highlighted in Gartner's 2023 Hype Cycle for Network Detection and Response

The Gartner® Market Guide: Unleash the Power of Network Detection and Response with AI-Augmented Detection

By Joe Ariganello | April 18, 2024

The Gartner® Market Guide for Network Detection and Response sheds light on the key trends and recommendations for security and risk management leaders looking to leverage NDR capabilities. MixMode was listed as a representative vendor within the market guide, offering advanced AI capabilities that enhance network detection and response.

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MixMode Highlighted in Gartner's 2023 Hype Cycle for Network Detection and Response

MixMode Highlighted in Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Security Operations 2023

By Joe Ariganello | August 17, 2023

MixMode, a leading provider of network detection and response (NDR) solutions, has been highlighted as a key vendor in Gartner’s 2023 Hype Cycle for Network Detection and Response. This is a significant achievement for MixMode, as it recognizes the company’s innovative approach to NDR and its potential to help organizations protect themselves from cyberattacks.

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Aligning an Organization’s Attack Surface to Detection Surface is Key to Adversary Defense in Today’s Cloud Era

By Joe Ariganello | June 29, 2023

With the Cloud Era, the IT asset estate has expanded, and there is a diverse set of attack surfaces to defend. The term “attack surface” describes the growing IT asset estate, but there is no parallel term to describe where we can detect or respond to attacker activity.

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The 2 Questions Cybersecurity Clients Ask the Most When Seeking a Trustworthy Provider

By Christian Wiens | May 4, 2023

When businesses trust providers to address needs like cybersecurity, they are entrusting vital intellectual property, the private data of employees, consumers, and others, and often, the very infrastructure the business requires to operate.

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New Video: Broken Promises and Bright Future – Preparing for the Next Wave of AI in Cybersecurity

By Christian Wiens | February 23, 2023

MixMode’s Chief Strategy Officer, Matt Shea was invited to provide the opening keynote address, setting the stage for discussions on how businesses and municipalities can better protect their networks and environments from cyber attacks.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Network Detection & Response (NDR) — What CIOs & Security Analysts Should Know

By Christian Wiens | February 2, 2023

This guide covers what security professionals need to know about NDR – what it is, its key features, the differences between NDR and XDR, what makes it so effective, and what you should consider before implementing an NDR solution in your environment.

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U.S. Cities Relying on Legacy Cybersecurity Plagued By False Positives and Negatives

By Christian Wiens | October 19, 2022

Cybersecurity teams working in municipal settings face a constant struggle — protecting vital public network infrastructure with limited resources. The situation can reach a breaking point when these teams become overwhelmed managing false positive and negative flags triggered by legacy cybersecurity solutions.

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451 Research Finds Self-Learning Technology to Address Cybersecurity Blind Spots and Reduce Analyst Burnout

By Christian Wiens | October 12, 2022

In the report, 451 Research explains why security analytics needs to include advanced Third-Wave AI, which autonomously learns normal behavior and adapts to constantly changing network environments, to address the next generation of cyberthreats and increase SOC productivity.

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Case Study: How a Major U.S. City Rapidly Modernized Its Cybersecurity Defenses

By Christian Wiens | September 28, 2022

In our newest case study, “How a Major U.S. City Rapidly Modernized Its Cybersecurity Defenses,” we share how the City cut its cyber tool footprint in half, gained visibility into advanced foreign adversary attacks, and greatly improved the productivity of its SOC staff.

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Updated for 2022: What is Network Traffic Analysis? A Beginner’s Guide

By Christian Wiens | August 31, 2022

87 percent of organizations use network traffic analysis (NTA) tools for threat detection and response according to ESG, an IT strategy firm. In their 2020 study, 43 percent of organizations surveyed said NTA is a “first line of defense” for detecting and responding to threats.

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About MixMode

MixMode is the first to bring a third-wave, context-aware AI approach that automatically learns and adapts to dynamically changing environments. MixMode’s monitoring platform, PacketSled, better understands network behavior as it adapts to baseline changes and enables both misuse detection and anomaly detection, as well as predictive maintenance. Used by enterprises and MSSPs for real-time network analysis, threat hunting and incident response, the platform leverages continuous stream monitoring and retrospection to provide network forensics and security analytics. Security teams can integrate PacketSled into their orchestration engine, SIEM, or use PacketSled independently to dramatically reduce false positive alerts and the resources required to respond to persistent threats, malware, insider attacks and nation state espionage efforts.

The company has been named an innovator in leading publications and by security analysts, including SC Magazine, earning a finalist award in 2018 and 2019 for "Best Computer Forensic Solution.” Based in Santa Barbara, with offices in San Diego, the company is backed by Keshif Ventures and Blu Venture Investors. For case studies, continuous product updates and industry news, please visit us at