Solera Networks Introduces Blue Coat ThreatBLADES

Solution unifies threat intelligence, big data security analytics, and security visibility

July 23, 2013

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Salt Lake City, Utah--July 23, 2013--Solera Networks, a Blue Coat company and the industry's leading provider of big data security analytics for advanced threat protection, today introduced the Blue Coat ThreatBLADES&trade, making it possible for enterprises to protect against and rapidly resolve advanced targeted attacks.

Prior to the introduction of the ThreatBLADES, CISOs had to rely on separate ad hoc detection solutions for advanced threat detection. This approach made it difficult to identify, prioritize and resolve threats in a repeatable and fast way. According to the Ponemon Institute survey of more than 3,500 IT and IT security practitioners, malicious breaches took an average of 80 days to discover and an additional 123 days to resolve.

The Blue Coat ThreatBLADES solve this problem by unifying threat intelligence, big data security analytics and security visibility to protect against zero-day, advance persistent, web and email threats, spear phishing attacks and malicious files and botnets. Providing these unified capabilities empowers CISOs to quickly understand, prioritize and act on security threats, reducing mean time to resolution.

The new Blue Coat ThreatBLADES are integrated into the Solera Security Analytics Platform (formally Solera DeepSee) and are powered by the Blue Coat WebPulse Collaborative Defense, the industry's leading real-time ratings service that provides the latest intelligence on web-based malware and other malicious web content. WebPulse receives more than one billion daily URL requests from more than 75 million people worldwide, creating a powerful network effect that provides comprehensive visibility into web content. As part of the Solera Security Analytics Platform, Blue Coat ThreatBLADES are centrally managed through a single-pane-of-glass user interface.

"Increasingly complex and dangerous cyberattacks are taxing enterprises' security defenses. While the volume of malware variants has exploded, targeted attacks have become harder to detect and more damaging," said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president at IDC. "Organizations across industries are recognizing that they must gain more context, content and visibility of advanced threats on their networks. The new flexible product offering from Blue Coat's Solera Networks can help organizations detect advanced threats and security breaches."

Blue Coat ThreatBLADES add advanced threat protection to the Solera Security Analytics Platform by providing the real-time security intelligence and automated threat discovery needed to detect indicators of compromise and the tactics, techniques and procedures used in today's advanced targeted attacks. The extensible nature of the software-based ThreatBLADES provides a dynamic architecture for proactive detection, faster time-to-response, ongoing fortification of security defenses and greater ability to minimize the impact of security events and breaches.

Key ThreatBLADES benefits include:

· MalwareAnalysis BLADE--Detects, identifies and safely analyzes suspected malware-infected files with integrated malware-detonation sandbox technology, allowing enterprises to quickly and accurately identify zero-day attacks, advanced persistent threats and other malicious code embedded within dozens of file types. The MalwareAnalysis BLADE is available as an on-premise or highly scalable cloud-based solution. It also integrates with other analysis platforms through Solera's flexible file-broker architecture.

· WebThreat BLADE--Incorporates IP and URL reputation intelligence to detect and defend against Web 2.0 threats, advanced persistent threat command-and-control call-backs, spear phishing attacks and botnets. The WebThreat BLADE is powered by the Blue Coat WebPulse Collaborative Defense, which delivers aggregated and continuously updated intelligence on web-based threats.

· FileThreat BLADE--Uses industry-leading file and software reputation intelligence from WebPulse to guard against known viruses and malware embedded in virtually any file type, including Microsoft Office documents, Adobe PDFs, Java, Flash, EXE files, email attachments, Android APK files, web objects and more.

As the security camera for the network, Solera's security analytics technology provides critical post-breach security that provides the threat intelligence, big data analytics and 20/20 visibility necessary to determine root cause, verify impact and mitigate security breaches and attacks.

"Organizations are under enormous pressure as cyberattacks continue to increase in number and severity. However, traditional security measures and novelty point solutions are no longer enough. A comprehensive and modern big data security platform is now a critical requirement," said Steve Shillingford, senior vice president and general manager, Advanced Threat Protection Group at Blue Coat. "Our innovative solution--combining the Solera Platform with Blue Coat ThreatBLADES--provides a powerful, extensible platform to help organizations detect and analyze emerging threats while gaining 360-degree visibility into their networks."

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The Blue Coat ThreatBLADES will be available through a software update to the Solera Security Analytics Platform. The ThreatBLADES can be purchased individually or as part of the Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Suite, which includes all three ThreatBLADES. The ThreatBLADES will be generally available in September.

About Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat empowers enterprises to safely and quickly choose the best applications, services, devices, data sources, and content the world has to offer, so they can create, communicate, collaborate, innovate, execute, compete and win in their markets. For additional information, please visit

About Solera Networks, A Blue Coat Company

Solera Networks, a Blue Coat company, is the industry's leading provider of big data security intelligence and analytics for advanced threat protection. Its award-winning DeepSee&trade Security Analytics Platform levels the battlefield against advanced malware, zero-day threats, and targeted attacks, and gives security professionals clear and concise answers to the toughest security questions. The Solera Big Data Security Analytics Platform is powered by next-generation deep-packet inspection and indexing technologies, full-packet capture, malware analysis, and real-time security intelligence. For more information, please visit

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