Cyphort Inc., today announced a significant new release of its Adaptive Detection Fabric (ADF), an innovative, distributed software layer that collects, correlates, and analyzes web, email, and lateral spread traffic throughout the network, then quickly identifies and alerts security teams of advanced threats that have bypassed their first line of security defense.
The newest release of ADF adds three significant enhancements that further strengthen protection against advanced threats and significantly help improve the productivity of security analysts and incident response teams.
1. Advanced threat detection of cloud-based email. For the growing number of organizations using Office 365 and Gmail applications in the cloud, ADF helps minimize the risk of malicious email attacks by automatically analyzing and quarantining all embedded URLs and attachments within each email. This new feature, which employs ADF’s patent-pending machine learning and behavioral analysis technologies, works seamlessly with existing email servers and anti-spam gateways. It allows organizations to minimize the risk of growing ransomware and phishing attacks, and safely analyze more than two million emails each day.
2. Automated response to newly discovered threats. When ADF discovers a new threat inside the network, its open API architecture enables it to automatically create and enforce new policies for most in-line security tools, enabling those tools to prevent a recurrence of a similar threat in the future. In addition, ADF can work with Network Access Control (NAC) devices and endpoint security solutions to isolate and restrict the movement of traffic on devices known to be infected. These auto-mitigation capabilities not only help protect networks, they also enable incident response (IR) teams spend more time on forensic priorities.
3. Consolidated analytics of security incidents for hosts, users. The open API architecture of ADF allows it to ingest information (e.g. alerts and event data) from virtually any security tool in the network, then correlate all disparate data into a single consolidated, contextual view of the malicious incident. This enables security analysts to see a cohesive, detailed timeline of events and alerts generated by various security tools, all related to the activity associated with the compromised host or user. From there, analysts and IR teams can investigate each event more carefully to determine the best course of action based on the progression and severity of threat activity.
“This newest release of the Adaptive Detection Fabric demonstrates our relentless commitment to deliver the best protection against advanced targeted attacks,” explained Franklyn Jones, vice president of marketing at Cyphort. “But just as important, we’re also focused on the growing operational challenges facing security analysts and incident response teams. We want to empower them to be more productive and focused on the priorities that matter most to their organization, which is why task automation and contextual, actionable information have become strategically important.”
ADF is a distributed software security solution that uses lightweight collectors deployed across the distributed enterprise to continuously capture web, email and lateral spread traffic from critical points throughout the network. All data is fed into the Cyphort SmartCore™ analytics engine, which applies multi-stage machine learning and behavioral analysis technologies to quickly identify previously undetectable threats—typically in less than 15 seconds. All advanced threat profiles are prioritized and delivered to the Cyphort Fabric Manager™ application for action by security teams. No specialized appliances are needed, and the open API architecture of the ADF allows it to work seamlessly with any existing security architecture.
ADF is helping to protect the distributed networks of many globally-known corporate brands and other organizations across a broad range of vertical markets. Florida-based Barry University chose ADF because of its ability to ensure integrated protection across nearly two dozen campuses. “With so many locations to protect, we needed comprehensive visibility—not just web and email, but also east-west traffic moving throughout the network,” said Dr. Hernan Londono, associate vice president for technology and CTO at Barry University. “Cyphort’s ADF gives us that visibility, and saves us time by allowing us to manage everything as a single system.”
“The future of enterprise security management revolves around the use of analytics to dynamically identify and remediate both known and unknown threats,” noted Steve Brasen, research director with analyst firm, Enterprise Management Associates. “With its open API architecture, Cyphort’s Adaptive Detection Fabric extends robust analytics capabilities to the broader IT ecosystem, enabling adaptive security management across an entire support stack while minimizing administrative efforts.”
Current Cyphort customers who have the appropriate license will have access to all new ADF capabilities as part of their normal subscription. New customers can purchase a 1-year or 3-year subscription, with pricing based on the aggregate amount of bandwidth required for protection across their organization.