“Every day commercial enterprises and government agencies are being targeted by financially and politically motivated adversaries using attacks of ever increasing sophistication whose goal is to steal valuable, sensitive, or classified information,” said John Pescatore, Vice President, Gartner. “Network security professionals need to evolve their protections to provide better visibility and control over applications and content that is traversing their networks. Today’s threats require more proactive “lean forward” network security monitoring and control.”
The Fidelis-CloudShield solution is a network based security solution designed to give network security administrators comprehensive visibility and control over network applications, content, and threats. Deployed at the network perimeter or at boundary points between zones of control or different levels of trust in the core of the network, the solution assists network security professionals to visualize, analyze, and contain advanced persistent threats and detect or prevent the unauthorized transfer of sensitive or classified information. The solution leverages the strengths of CloudShield’s Deep Packet Inspection technology and Fidelis’ Deep Session Inspection technology to scale up to tens of Gigabits of throughput in a single chassis.
“As many of today’s attacks are custom-designed for a particular target organization and have never been seen before the day they are launched, traditional network defenses such as firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and web and email security gateways provide a necessary first line of defense, but are not capable of preventing these sophisticated attacks or the theft of information that results from them,” said Matt Jones, president of CloudShield Technologies. “With the combination of our technologies, Deep Packet Inspection and Deep Session Inspection, we are helping provide organizations with the most credible defense against advanced threats.”
The combined solution is currently available for demonstration and evaluation and will be generally available for production deployment in Q2 2011. Use cases for the solution include:
* Advanced threat management - Investigation, tracking, analysis, and containment of advanced persistent threats; * Data breach prevention - Protection of sensitive information from inadvertent or malicious extrusion, extraction or consumption over any port/protocol including trade secrets, intellectual property, classified information, operational security information (OPSEC), personal identity information (PII), electronic protected health information (ePHI) and more; * Intelligent network forensics - Selective capture, recording, and analysis of events of interest for security purposes to aid in proactive situational awareness and incident response.
“This is arguably the highest performing, deep application and content inspection solution in the industry today,” said Peter George, CEO of Fidelis Security Systems. “The bench strength of our combined technologies gives organizations a viable weapon to use in their ongoing battle against sophisticated threats and advanced, persistent threat actors.”
See a Demo at RSA
Representatives from Fidelis and CloudShield will be available to discuss the new solution in SAIC’s booth (#2239) at the RSA Conference in San Francisco during the following times: Tuesday, February 15 at 2 pm; Wednesday, February 16 at 11 am; and Thursday, February 17 at 12 noon.
Learn more about the Fidelis-CloudShield network security solution by attending the upcoming webinar, “Bring More Armor to the Battle: Defending Against Advanced Threats” at 2:00 p.m. EST on March, 31, 2011. Please visit www.fidelissecurity.com/webinars to register.
CloudShield provides security solutions to service providers and national governments worldwide. The company’s deep packet inspection platform and applications enable customers to inspect, analyze and control all network traffic, lowering costs, securing infrastructure and generating new revenue streams. CloudShield Technologies Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation. www.cloudshield.com
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, the Fidelis Extrusion Prevention System' 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 www.FidelisSecurity.com to learn more.
CloudShield and Fidelis Security Systems are independent companies and should not be construed as partners in a formal legal partnership.