NSS Labs Unveils New Threat Modeling And Threat Forecasting At Black Hat USA

Services help customers better understand their risk and distill actionable threat intelligence

July 31, 2013

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AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 30, 2013) - NSS Labs today announced availability of two new advisory services -- Threat Modeling and Threat Forecasting -- helping clients to better understand their risk and distill actionable threat intelligence from NSS' unparalleled security research. These new services leverage the extensive data from both NSS' ongoing tests of leading security products and the company's new patent-pending BaitNET&trade technology which delivers global, real-time monitoring of exploit and malware trends to provide enterprises with the crucial information they need to make critical security decisions.

NSS Threat Modeling and Threat Forecasting services include:

Threat Modeling allows enterprises to see exactly which vulnerabilities pose the most risk to their network: Every day security professionals are bombarded with information about threats and exploits that may or may not pose any risk to their particular organization. Using data collected from NSS' independent testing of leading security products such as next generation firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, firewalls, and end point protection solutions, NSS Threat Modeling can now model the specific security layers for any enterprise and show exactly which exploits can bypass their security systems down to the vulnerable application version.

Threat Forecasting provides real-time monitoring of malware and exploits across the globe and can predict which threats pose the greatest risk based on an enterprise's specific infrastructure: NSS' patent-pending technology, BaitNET&trade, captures, indexes, correlates, verifies and validates exploits and malware worldwide -- in real time. This real-world information can be used to identify malware and exploits that pose the most risk to an organization.

NSS Threat Modeling and Forecasting services enable enterprises to make critical security decisions: Today we live in a world of information overload and where the threat landscape changes by the hour, making it nearly impossible for enterprises to keep up with the latest threats. Unlike static historic threat reports, real-time Threat Forecasting helps enterprises quickly determine which threats pose the most immediate risk and help determine which should be considered the highest priority for their security teams. By allowing teams to better prioritize risk, enterprises can make better use of limited resources and focus on the threats that matter.

Commentary: NSS Labs Chief Executive Officer Vikram Phatak

"With our new Threat Modeling and Threat Forecasting services, NSS clients can actually see exactly what threats pose the biggest risks to their organizations, and, most importantly, use that information to prioritize security efforts," said Vikram Phatak, CEO at NSS Labs. "Every security organization runs into limitations where more manpower, budget, and technology (or all three) are no longer available for solving security problems. What matters then is having real, actionable information that you can use to make informed security decisions about how to deploy the resources that you do have. With these new services, we go beyond simply telling clients what threats are out there to actually "forecasting" whether or not a threat is likely to impact their organization. In other words, 'Is the tornado in Kansas or is it 10 miles from your home and headed your way?'"

About NSS Labs, Inc.

NSS Labs, Inc. is the world's leading information security research and advisory company. NSS is both an analyst firm specializing in security technologies and a testing laboratory widely recognized as the "go to" company for research and unbiased reporting. We deliver a unique mix of test-based research and expert analysis to provide our clients with the right information they need to make IT decisions. CIOs, CISOs, and information security professionals from many of the largest and most demanding enterprises rely on NSS. The company is located in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.nsslabs.com.

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