New Fidelis Tool Offers Greater Visibility Into Potential Microsoft Email Threats

Decoder for Fidelis XPS helps to eliminate outbound and inbound threats

December 8, 2011

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WALTHAM, MA– December 7, 2011 – Fidelis Security Systems, the market leader in network visibility, analysis and control solutions, today announced a new Exchange/MAPI decoder as part of its award-winning Fidelis XPS™ network security solution. This decoder is designed to address the lack of visibility into information flowing between email clients such as Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange servers, using the MAPI protocol. Fidelis XPS is the industry’s only network security appliance with the power to deliver network visibility, analysis, and control over all ports and all channels in real-time, to manage advanced persistent threats (APTs) and prevent data breaches on multi-gigabit-speed networks.

Administrators charged with managing enterprise level environments are finding that IT consolidation often leads to key systems, such as Microsoft Exchange servers, being placed outside their security perimeters while they retain the responsibility of providing security for the clients within the perimeter. The release of the Fidelis XPS Exchange/MAPI decoder is designed to address the blind spots that are created when traffic and content flow outside the security perimeter. Fidelis’ goal is to provide security administrators with visibility into areas where the enterprise might be at risk through inadvertent or malicious activity such as data exfiltration or phishing.

Security concerns continue to be the biggest obstacles to the centralization of data centers, which provide greater cost savings and lead to increases in operational efficiency. With the Fidelis XPS Exchange/MAPI decoder, blind spots are removed and visibility is restored, allowing data to be managed in any environment as if it resided behind the firewall.

“We’re helping to eliminate outbound (inadvertent exfiltration, data leakage) and inbound (spear phishing, targeted attack) threats. The majority of spear phishing attacks are through email messages and with many Exchange servers out of the control of enterprise IT and security teams, the susceptibility to these threats is only increasing. The Fidelis XPS Exchange/MAPI decoder can be used to identify these threats and alert security teams to them before the threat actors can invade and cause harm. Any attachment, any embedded content based attack; Fidelis has the ability to see into those.” said Gene Savchuk, CTO at Fidelis Security Systems.

The Fidelis XPS Exchange/MAPI decoder will be included as part of the next release of Fidelis XPS, scheduled to ship in Q4, 2011.


About Fidelis Security Systems Since 2002, Fidelis Security Systems has been providing organizations with the network visibility, analysis and control necessary to manage advanced threats and prevent data breaches. Built on a patented Deep Session Inspection', platform, Fidelis XPS™ is the industry's only network security solution capable of seeing, studying, and stopping advanced threats in real-time by uniquely working at the session-level where today’s threats occur. Fidelis enables their government, military, and commercial enterprise customers around the globe to achieve proactive situational awareness, content protection, threat mitigation, and application activity control. Visit to learn more.

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