Lancope Introduces StealthWatch Labs Security Updates for Advanced Threat Defense

London - 18 February 2014

Security updates from Lancope’s research team help customers combat today’s ever-evolving threat landscape 

Lancope, Inc., a leader in network visibility and security intelligence, introduces new StealthWatch® Labs security updates to help customers combat today’s chaotic and ever-changing threat landscape. Through this new feature, Lancope’s highly skilled StealthWatch Labs research team delivers security updates for major cyber-attacks targeting, lurking or pivoting stealthily inside enterprise networks to help better protect customers’ critical assets.

“The new StealthWatch Labs security updates are one example of how the skills and expertise of our research team translate into immediate benefits for Lancope customers,” said Tom Cross, director of security research for Lancope. “StealthWatch Labs is engaged in ongoing research into advanced threats facing computer networks and how attacker behavior differs from legitimate network activity. Now, customers will have access to a regular stream of new detection capabilities based on that research, without having to wait to do a full product upgrade. These security updates provide yet another layer of assurance for defending networks from the latest threat vectors.”

The mission of StealthWatch Labs is to protect Lancope customers by building innovative capabilities into the StealthWatch System to detect, analyse and remediate advanced security threats. Members of the StealthWatch Labs research team have decades of combined experience at the forefront of computer security as product developers, security researchers, authors and public speakers. The team conducts both in-house research and taps into a broad community of third-party experts and partners to aggregate emerging threat information from around the world.

Through the StealthWatch Labs Intelligence Center™ (SLIC), Lancope delivers global intelligence on the Internet’s top threats to customers and the public at large. Lancope also offers a SLIC Threat Feed to provide enhanced detection capabilities for botnets and other advanced malware.

“Fast, effective malware detection has become a critical component of any sound security strategy today,” said Javvad Malik, security analyst with 451 Research. “Lancope has a tried-and-tested, mature behavioral analysis offering that has been developed over a long period of time with a robust research team. Pairing its SLIC Threat Feed with new advances like StealthWatch Labs security updates further strengthens Lancope’s ability to assist customers in detecting malware and APTs as early as possible.”

StealthWatch Labs security updates will be available as part of StealthWatch System Version 6.5. StealthWatch System Version 6.5 includes several powerful new security capabilities for improving organisations’ threat detection, forensics and incident response efforts. Through the collection and analysis of NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of flow data from existing infrastructure, the StealthWatch System enables organisations to efficiently detect and mitigate a wide variety of attacks including malware, APTs, insider threats and DDoS.

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