Cyber Catalyst by MarshSM is a ground-breaking new way for organizations to make more informed choices about cybersecurity products to manage cyber risk.
In the Cyber CatalystSM program, leading cyber insurers evaluate and identify solutions they consider effective in reducing cyber risk. Participating insurers include Allianz; AXIS; AXA XL, a division of AXA; Beazley; CFC; Munich Re; Sompo International; and Zurich North America. Microsoft is a technical advisor to the program.
Cybersecurity products and services viewed as effective in reducing cyber risk will be designated as “Cyber CatalystSM”. Organizations that adopt Cyber Catalyst-designated solutions may qualify for enhanced terms and conditions on cyber insurance policies from participating insurers.
Meeting an Important Market Need
The $110 billion cybersecurity marketplace offers thousands of products, but companies can find it challenging to evaluate those offerings given limited resources and expertise.
Cyber insurers have valuable insight in this area: they have responded to the most costly, catastrophic cyber events of the past decade, and have extensive experience engaging with cybersecurity vendors and products.
Cyber Catalyst by MarshSM is a first-of-its kind program to give organizations greater clarity and confidence in choosing cybersecurity solutions that can have a meaningful impact on cyber risk, and that matter to cyber insurers.
Key Points to Know
- Cybersecurity vendors can submit products and services for evaluation in this program cycle through May 3. See the Vendor information page for eligibility and evaluation criteria, and the application.
- Products and services designated as Cyber CatalystSM” will be announced in June.
- See the Cyber CatalystSM Brochure, Infographic and FAQ for more information.
The Cyber CatalystSM designation is not a guarantee of performance or certification of cybersecurity prevention or protection. The “Cyber CatalystSM " designation reflects the consensus view of Cyber CatalystSM-participating insurers that the product or service can be effective in reducing cyber risk. Those insurers express no view on the scope, terms or pricing of those products or services. The decision to use a third-party vendor's product or service with the Cyber CatalystSM designation is made solely by customers that purchase and/or use the product or service. Neither Marsh nor Microsoft nor any participating insurers shall be a party to, or be subject to any obligations or liabilities set forth in, any agreement entered into between any vendor and its customer. Third-party cybersecurity vendors are not agents of Marsh, Microsoft or any participating insurer. Marsh, Microsoft and participating insurers make no warranties or guarantees of any kind, express or implied, and assume no liability arising out of or relating to any service or product rendered or provided by any vendor to its customer.
"Cyber Catalyst” and “Cyber Catalyst by Marsh” are registered trademarks of Marsh LLC