"As vendors deploy more shared-intelligence features in their products, make use of them; they can make you more effective and more versatile in responding more quickly to today's threats," said Anton Chuvakin, research director at Gartner, and Ramon Krikken, research VP at Gartner, in a May 2012 report titled Security Information and Event Management Futures.
Imperva ThreatRadar Community Defense delivers crowd-sourced threat intelligence to Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewalls (WAF). Gathering live attack data from WAFs deployed around the world and distributing this data in near-real time, Community Defense fortifies the entire community against emerging threats. Community Defense translates the attack feeds it gathers into attack patterns, reputation data, and policies to safeguard Imperva-protected Websites from similar attacks and attack sources.
"Together, Imperva ThreatRadar Reputation Services and Community Defense pull crowd-sourced data from around the world to provide heightened insight into the identity of these attackers," said Amichai Shulman, Co-Founder and CTO of Imperva. "As the first company to deliver crowd-sourced threat intelligence for Web application firewalls, we continue to innovate to deliver what we believe are the best, most advanced Web application security solutions available to meet the evolving needs of our customers."
Additionally, a Hacker Intelligence Initiative report, released today by Imperva, found that threat-blocking efficiency increased with crowd-sourced threat intelligence for the Web applications tracked in the report. The three-month long study of 60 Web applications demonstrates that cross-site information sharing (i.e., crowd sourcing) results in threat intelligence that enables protection against large-scale campaigns. For more information, or to download the report, click here.
Along with ThreatRadar Community Defense which is part of the SecureSphere WAF family, today's release highlights two additional areas of the SecureSphere platform:
SecureSphere File Security: SecureSphere Directory Services Monitoring (DSM) enriches Imperva's File and Database Security products by providing the ability to audit, alert and report on changes made in Active Directory. DSM allows organizations to continuously monitor critical activity and meet compliance requirements, making it a comprehensive platform for protecting critical applications and data across various systems in the data center. Additionally, added support for NFS extends Imperva's unstructured data coverage into additional environments including Unix and Linux.
SecureSphere Database Security: SecureSphere 10.0 offers agent technology enhancements and extended support for IBM's Information Management System (IMS) and PostgreSQL, to provide enterprise-class database audit and protection solutions to organizations, large and small.
SecureSphere 10.0 is available immediately. For more information please visit http://www.imperva.com.
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