SAN MATEO, Calif.–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–Aryaka®the leader in fully managed SD-WAN and SASE solutions, announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with CyLabthe Security and Privacy Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), to research new threat mitigation techniques and innovate solutions for networking and enterprise security.
Founded in 2003, CyLab is Carnegie Mellon University’s public/private collaborative computer security and privacy research institute. With more than 100 core and affiliate faculty and 100 graduate students, it is one of the largest cybersecurity research centers in the United States. Aryaka’s partnership with CyLab will provide funding and industry expertise to help research and innovate sophisticated security techniques to address today’s most pressing threat issues.
“Aryaka shares CyLab’s vision for the future of enterprise security,” said Renuka Nadkarni, Aryaka’s Product Manager. “Together we will develop and innovate security techniques to defend against immediate and emerging risks and democratize it through open source for small and large businesses. With an acute shortage of cybersecurity skills, most companies face tremendous pressure and risk – when strong tools are available to everyone, we are all more protected.”
“We were drawn to CyLab not only because of Carnegie Mellon’s reputation for academic excellence, but also because of the holistic scope and breadth of the program,” said Matt Carter, CEO of Aryaka. “CyLab’s research on AI and ML benefits multiple departments within CMU: humanities, engineering, business, psychology, and even social sciences. And CMU’s work with government leaders has shaped public security policy for many years.”
Aryaka also sponsors CyLab’s Future Enterprise Security (Company of the Future@CyLab), a multidisciplinary approach to making complex security solutions available to everyone. The sponsorship will connect Aryaka with students, academics and other key industry partners to make security more accessible and understandable to end users.
“We are delighted to be partnering with a company focused on next-generation network connectivity and network security, serving a number of enterprise customers across many key vertical markets,” said CyLab’s Vyas Sekar, Co-Head of the Future Enterprise initiative. Security and professor member of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
Sekar will co-lead the initiative alongside CyLab’s Lujo Bauer, a professor at ECE and at the Software Research Institute.
“Aryaka joins FutureEnterprise@CyLab to address new threat vectors and business risks emerging with digital transformation as workloads move to the cloud and remote workforce,” said Renuka. “We look forward to collaborating with other industry partners and leveraging CMU’s considerable resources to address rapidly evolving security attack vectors and make them accessible to all by opening up joint efforts.”
As a founding sponsor of this initiative, Aryaka will provide support at multiple levels of the program. This ranges from guiding research topics based on new challenges and threats our clients are facing, providing industry expertise, datasets to learn from and build AI models, feedback on the efficacy of various techniques, and hands-on experience for students through tutoring and internships. .
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Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN and SASE company, and Gartner’s “Voice of the Customer” leader, makes it easy for enterprises to consume network and network security solutions delivered as a service for a variety of modern deployments. Aryaka uniquely combines innovative SD-WAN and security technology with a global network and managed service approach to deliver the best customer and application experience in the industry. The company’s clients include hundreds of global companies, including several in the Fortune 100.