Security Firms Partner to Fight APTs

Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 03:02 PM gHale


Security firms Check Point and Bit9 will combine their individual areas of expertise in a move to upgrade their service offerings.

The companies will offer the upgraded service in the first half of 2014.

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Check Point and Bit9 said the solution will attempt to fix four key challenges posed by advanced threats: It will let IT managers prioritize alerts, respond to them, prevent incoming attacks and analyze all incoming files passing through their endpoints and servers.

“Integrating the Check Point Threat Emulation Service with the Bit9 Security Platform, now with Carbon Black, extends real-time malware prevention, detection, analysis and response to every endpoint and server,” said Brian Hazzard, vice president of product management for Bit9. “Attacks and compromise are the new normal, but complete lockdown of every machine is unrealistic.”

“The best protection is to secure as many endpoints and servers as possible and put the rest in a ‘detect-detonate-deny’ posture that allows for real-time security policy enforcement as threats appear. This is exactly the operational value and closed-loop integration we will deliver as result of our partnership with Check Point.”

“Check Point’s network-protection and threat-emulation capabilities, combined with Bit9 and Carbon Black’s advanced threat security and incident-response solutions, will deliver complete end-to-end protection,” said Dorit Dor, vice president of products at Check Point.

Check Point and Bit9 are two of many companies to bolster their advanced threat-detection and protection portfolios in recent months. IBM just unveiled a new Security QRadar Incident Forensics attack-detection tool for enterprise-level businesses.



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