DotForce becomes Group-IB’s first distributor in Italy

Group-IB, one of the global cybersecurity leaders, has signed an agreement with DotForce, one of Italy’s leading distributors of future-proof cybersecurity products and services. As Group-IB’s first official distributor in the country, DotForce will facilitate access for system integrators and managed security service providers (MSSPs) to Group-IB’s product and service ecosystem, aimed at the prevention and investigation of cyberattacks, protection against online fraud and intellectual property misuse.

The choice of DotForce as Group-IB’s first official distributor in the region stems from the former’s strong partnership network, including cyber security specialized resellers, security boutique resellers, system integrators, consulting cyber security partners, as well as long-standing experience in procuring its clients with cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions.

Italy has been reporting alarming cybercrime rate recently. According to Group-IB’s latest Hi-Tech Crime Trends report 2021/2022, Italian companies became the third most popular in Europe among the sellers of access to compromised networks they accounted for 13% of all initial access offers in Europe. In 2021, Europe became the second most frequently region targeted by ransomware with data on 598 local companies published on Data Leak Sites after North America (1,213). Italy made it to the «top-5» list with data on 76 local companies, posted on ransomware DLS.

To successfully resist the rising cybercrime, it is crucial for companies to have a proper understanding of what threats are relevant to their specific organization. Group-IB has been leveraging this adversary-centric focus across the full stack of its products and services guarding public and private sector companies from in more than 60 countries.

With the new agreement in place, more Italian business will now have access to Group-IB’s equally strong product and service arms. Group-IB’s offering includes award winning Threat Intelligence & Attribution system allowing access to organization-tailored actionable data on threat actors, and a tool for analyzing their Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) to proactively hunt for threats.

Other products that become available to DotForce’s existing and potential customers include Fraud Hunting Platform, Digital Risk Protection aimed to mitigate external digital risks to intellectual property and brands. DotForce will also be able to provide Group-IB’s Threat Hunting Framework that protects corporate networks against unknown threats and targeted attacks, hunts for threats both within and outside the protected organization’s perimeter and helps investigate and respond to cybersecurity incidents and minimize their impact.

We are happy to partner with DotForce, because cooperation with strong players in each of the regions of our presence has been the core of our growth strategy. Together with DotForce, we want to establish a strong presence in the territory, plan to branch out into new markets Europe and beyond. DotForce has long-standing experience as a focused cyber security distributor, and we hope that it will become a hub for our local channel activities. This partnership considerably facilitates Group-IB’s outreach in Italy, which implies that more and more local companies will have a chance to adopt Group-IB solutions that will provide them with tailored defense against relevant threats.

Giulio Vada
Giulio Vada

Group-IB’s head of business development in Italy

Group-IB has been present on the Italian market for a few years already, having gained trust of the leading local financial service, ecommerce, retail, travel, logistics, transportation, and manufacturing companies. In November, Group-IB’s Europe-based cyber investigations team assisted Italy’s Guardia di Finanza in the operation NO-VAX FREE targeting fraudsters who traded fake Green Pass on Telegram. Enjoying a strong basis for growth, the company expects the new cooperation to further strengthen its position in the region.

«Group-IB offering perfectly integrates with our existing cybersecurity vendor portfolio. Security is not only about core technology like managing access, protocols, content, vulnerability. It is at first about knowledge what is in potential attackers’ minds and their plans. Group-IB’s ecosystem perfectly address that area, what gives our partners powerful weapons for protecting all valuable digital assets. Getting information beforehand about who or what exactly can harm your company is nowadays a crucial task for any cybersecurity team. Being aware of the possible obstacles and security weaknesses and at the same time to have a tool to detect and manage those threats is possibly one of the most advanced approaches in protecting companies. Relying solely on protecting your data and not focusing on the attacker itself is just skipping a step, which opens the possibility to not recover entirely after a cyberattack or not to prepare effectively for it. We are glad to have the opportunity to work together with Group-IB to improve cyber resilience of local businesses.»

Fabrizio Bressani
Fabrizio Bressani

CEO at DotForce

About Group-IB

Group-IB, with its headquarters in Singapore, is one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigating high-tech crimes, and protecting intellectual property. The company’s Threat Intelligence and Research Centers are located in the Middle East (Dubai), the Asia-Pacific (Singapore), and Europe (Amsterdam).

Group-IB’s Unified Risk Platform is an ecosystem of solutions that understands each organization’s threat profile and tailors defenses against them in real-time from a single interface. The Unified Risk Platform provides complete coverage of the cyber response chain. Group-IB’s products and services consolidated in Group-IB’s Unified Risk Platform include Group-IB’s Threat IntelligenceManaged XDRDigital Risk ProtectionFraud ProtectionAttack Surface ManagementBusiness Email ProtectionAudit & ConsultingEducation & TrainingDigital Forensics & Incident ResponseManaged Detection & Response, and Cyber Investigations.

Group-IB’s technological leadership and R&D capabilities are built on the company’s 19 years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations worldwide and more than 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response accumulated in our leading DFIR Laboratory, High-Tech Crime Investigations Department, and round-the-clock CERT-GIB.

Group-IB is an active partner in global investigations led by international law enforcement organizations such as Europol and INTERPOL. Group-IB is also a member of the Europol European Cybercrime Centre’s (EC3) Advisory Group on Internet Security, which was created to foster closer cooperation between Europol and its leading non-law enforcement partners.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to protect its clients in cyberspace every day by creating and leveraging innovative solutions and services.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to fight high-tech crime while protecting our clients in cyberspace and helping them achieve their goals. To do so, we analyze cyber threats, develop our infrastructure to monitor them, respond to incidents, investigate complex high-tech crimes, and design unique technologies, solutions, and services to counteract adversaries.