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Damballa Granted Third New Patent For Detecting Advanced Threats

Patent describes a method and system for detecting a malicious domain name

Atlanta – February 4, 2014 - Damballa, the experts in advanced threat protection, today announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued Damballa Patent # US20120198549 for its "Method and system for detecting malicious domain names at an upper DNS hierarchy", which describes a proprietary methodology for identifying potential malicious domain names that are used to propagate malware and other advanced threats. Earlier this year, Damballa announced that it has been granted two other patents that describe methods for responding to attacking networks as well as new methods for detecting malware.

"This third patent represents another important milestone for Damballa and our growing team of research scientists, who continue to uncover novel ways for identifying and responding to the next generation of advanced threats," said Brian Foster, CTO for Damballa. "Enterprises are living in a state of perpetual risk from undetected threats, and are looking for a solution that helps them bridge the gap between prevention and incident response. These organizations require a new breed of automated technologies, like those being built by Damballa, that can rapidly identify active threats and mitigate losses in real-time."

Patent # US20120198549 describes a method and system for detecting a malicious domain name. The system is comprised by collecting domain name statistical information from a non-recursive domain name system name server (RDNS NS); and utilizing the collected domain name statistical information to determine if a domain name is malicious or benign.

Damballa's automated breach defense platform helps enterprises fill the security gap between failed prevention and their incident response. Damballa Failsafe discovers and validates active infections with certainty, so incident responders can quickly mitigate risk. Damballa's automated breach defense finds more active threats than any other solution in the market, regardless of the source of the threat, entry vector, or OS of the device.

About Damballa

As the experts in advanced threat protection and containment, Damballa discovers active threats that bypass all security prevention layers. Damballa identifies evidence of malicious network traffic in real time, rapidly pinpointing the compromised devices that represent the highest risk to a business. Our patented solutions leverage Big Data from the industry's broadest data set of consumer and enterprise network traffic, combined with machine learning, to automatically discover and terminate criminal activity, stopping data theft, minimizing business disruption, and reducing the time to response and remediation. Damballa protects any device or OS including PCs, Macs, Unix, iOS, Android, and embedded systems. Damballa protects more than 400 million endpoints globally at enterprises in every major market and for the world's largest ISP and telecommunications providers. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @DamballaInc.

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