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Cortex XSOAR Launches “Nucleus” Partner Program to Meet Rapidly Growing Global Demand for Cortex XSOAR’s Security Automation and Orchestration Platform



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Cortex XSOAR Launches “Nucleus” Partner Program to Meet Rapidly Growing Global Demand for Cortex XSOAR’s Security Automation and Orchestration Platform

Company Names Bob Kruse as VP of Alliances to Build Channel and Integration Partner Programs to Broaden Delivery of Channel-friendly Comprehensive Incident Management Platform for Reducing Risk

CUPERTINO, Calif. — June 21, 2017 — Cortex XSOAR, Inc., an innovator in Security Automation and Orchestration technology, today announced the launch of its channel and integration partner programs, called Nucleus, enabling the expansion of its security automation and orchestration offering to end users, while greatly broadening the reach of Cortex XSOAR’s solution to meet rapidly growing global demand.

To build and grow Cortex XSOAR’s partner programs, the company has named former VP of Partnerships at Optiv Bob Kruse as its VP of Alliances. Mr. Kruse has 20 years of experience in IT spanning Enterprise Applications, Infrastructure and Information Security. The new Nucleus program will build upon Cortex XSOAR’s early partner success and will execute on the company’s dynamic product integration growth as it moves to channel and integration partner development as one of its main go-to-market strategies.

“Cortex XSOAR’s platform effectively addresses multiple trends in the information security industry today – end users saturated with tools that don’t interoperate, alert fatigue from numerous tools, and an insufficient supply of skilled personnel,” said Tera Davis, Managing Director at Critical Start, a leading cybersecurity solution provider. “With Cortex XSOAR’s Nucleus Channel and Integration Partner Programs, Critical Start can offer customers a practical solution to integrate threat feeds, drive efficiency for security operations and further maximize the effectiveness of many of the partner solutions we offer today.”

Cortex XSOAR integrates with a growing list of hundreds of security products and collaboration platforms. These integrations equip partners with the industry’s first comprehensive security orchestration platform that includes automation, incident management, and real-time interactive investigation. Integration with disparate solutions is a key tenet of Cortex XSOAR’s value proposition and enables partners to add more value and monetize their customer base. Also, Cortex XSOAR was built with multi-tenancy from day one and it provides Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) with an option to service their customers with strong margins and reduced operational cost for security operations centers (SOCs), as announced with Cortex XSOAR’s partnership with Wipro in April.

“Cortex XSOAR has seen exponential growth with customers and sales, and Bob joins us to build on that momentum with his strong expertise and background with channels and partners,” said Slavik Markovich, Cortex XSOAR CEO and Co-Founder. “With our growing channel and partner strategy, Cortex XSOAR will continue to enable CISOs with the most effective way to harness the power out of every product in their security arsenal.”

Cortex XSOAR’s new programs include many advantages for partners, including deal registration that rewards partners for their investments. The programs offer an increased loyalty program with partner tiers that enable a predictable investment model. Partner types include:

  • MSSPs integrating Cortex XSOAR into service programs,
  • System Integrators delivering complete security architecture and design,
  • Technology Partners offering complementary portfolio solutions, and
  • Consulting Partners delivering advanced services and security strategy.

For more information on the programs, or to become a Cortex XSOAR partner, see:

“Cortex XSOAR presents an aggressive discount and adoption model that equips partners to allow any of their end users to create, automate and orchestrate SOC and IR (incident response) playbooks with greater ease and economics than ever before,” said Mr. Kruse. “Unlike other solutions on the market, Cortex XSOAR has an open playbook architecture that encourages sharing and collaboration between customers across various vertical markets. And I’m excited to lead this partner and channel strategy at Cortex XSOAR with its superior platform.”

Cortex XSOAR is the first and only comprehensive, Security Operations Platform to combine security orchestration, incident management and interactive investigation into a seamless experience. Cortex XSOAR’s orchestration engine is designed to automate security product tasks and weave in the human analyst tasks and workflows. Cortex XSOAR, powered by Dbot, learns from the real-life analyst interactions and past investigations to help SOC teams with analyst assignment suggestions, playbook enhancements, and best next steps for investigations.

With Cortex XSOAR, security teams can build future-proof security operations to reduce mean time to resolution (MTTR), create consistent and audited incident management processes, and increase analyst productivity.

About Bob Kruse

Prior to Cortex XSOAR, Mr. Kruse served as Vice President of Sales for Illumio, Dtex Systems and then FireEye where he founded operations in Canada, LATAM and originated the first Strategic Alliances and Integrations. Before joining FireEye, Mr. Kruse held various sales management roles at Blue Coat Systems where his roles spanned regional sales management, building corporate teams, and global service sales. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., and has completed post graduate work at USC, Marshall School of Business.

About Cortex XSOAR
Cortex XSOAR is the first and only comprehensive Security Operations Platform to combine security orchestration, incident management and interactive investigation. Cortex XSOAR’s orchestration engine automates security product tasks and weaves in the human analyst tasks and workflows. Cortex XSOAR enables security teams to reduce mean time to resolution (MTTR), create consistent incident management process, and increase analyst productivity. Cortex XSOAR is backed by Accel and other prominent investors and has offices in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv. For more information, visit or email


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