SOURCE: Bradford Networks

Bradford Networks

April 07, 2014 08:30 ET

Bradford Networks Launches Network Sentry/RTR to Cut Cyber Threat Containment Time From Days to Seconds

New Rapid Threat Response (RTR) Product Automates the Complex and Manual Threat Triage Process to Contain Threats in Real Time

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2014) -  Bradford Networks™, the leading provider of rapid threat response solutions, today unveiled Network Sentry/RTR, a new solution that empowers organizations to contain advanced cyber threats in seconds. Network Sentry/RTR leverages a unique Live Inventory of Network Connections (LINC) and customized integrations with leading firewall and threat detection solutions to automatically correlate high fidelity security alerts with compromised endpoints. By automating the complex threat triage process, Network Sentry/RTR minimizes the risk to assets and intellectual property, protects the brand, and reduces the impact, time, and costs of dealing with cyber threats.

"The growing volume and complexity of security events that need to be triaged make it impractical and irresponsible to attempt to respond and remediate threats manually, yet even the most sophisticated organizations remain hamstrung by manual processes for incident response. As a result, problem isolation and containment can take days or weeks," said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "Automating incident response activities may be the best way to address this problem. By integrating technologies, streamlining operations, accelerating root cause analysis, and automating remediation tasks, Bradford Networks is addressing this critical industry-wide problem head on."

Today's threats are targeted, complex, and difficult to detect. They traverse the different domains of IT management -- security, networking, and endpoints -- making it a cross-functional challenge to correlate the silos of information and bridge the gap between network security alerts and compromised endpoints. It requires significant manual intervention and expertise to trace and contain the threat's electronic foothold.

Network Sentry/RTR is the only solution that correlates high fidelity network-based security alerts with contextual information from endpoints to automate threat response actions. Key features of Network Sentry/RTR include:

  • Complete Network Visibility: Delivers a Live Inventory of Network Connections (LINC) across all wired, mobile and VPN endpoints to automatically identify and control every device, user and connection to the network;
  • Correlates High Fidelity Security Alerts: Automatically correlates the IP address provided by the firewall or threat detection solution to the compromised devices, users and applications;
  • Boosts Intelligence with Context-Aware Security Data: Adds significant context to security alerts, such as user name, security group, device type, additional devices owned by the same user, installed applications, operating system, wireless access point and wired switch port, connection duration and endpoint compliance, to provide a broader perspective of the business impact and risk;
  • Context Aware Automation:  Automatically takes a response action on a non-compliant, compromised or risky endpoint, such as auto-block, restrict, or remediate, and notifies IT staff in real time, based on pre-defined security policies;
  • Dynamic Policy-Driven Access: Dynamically controls every user's and endpoint's level of network access based on trust and risk, combined with business-criticality;
  • Accelerates Forensic Investigations: Integrates with Network Sentry/Analytics to provide long-term analysis and forensics information to simplify and accelerate cyber threat investigations.

"Once a breach is detected, it typically takes days to contain it. During this time, as more and more records are breached, the negative impact on the brand increases, and the cost of the breach escalates exponentially. Recent research states that each record breached can cost a company $2771," said Tom Murphy, chief marketing officer, Bradford Networks. "In today's cyber threat landscape, companies need to move from a strategy of solely focusing on prevention to one that enhances detection and rapid response. With our extensive experience in the security industry and existing integrations with leading security vendors, Network Sentry/RTR is the logical next-generation solution for Bradford Networks. By creating seamless workflows that bridge the gap between the SOC [security operations center] and the NOC [network operations center], and automating complex triage processes, Network Sentry/RTR delivers the missing piece in rapid threat response and can contain threats in seconds."

Network Sentry/RTR is generally available and is offered as an appliance, virtual appliance, or cloud service.

About Bradford Networks
Bradford Networks is the leading provider of rapid threat response solutions that minimize the risk and impact of cyber threats. The company's patented Network Sentry solution enables cyber security teams to continuously assess the risk of every user and endpoint on the network, and automatically remove vulnerable and compromised devices that act as backdoors for cyber criminals. Through its SmartEdge Platform, Network Sentry seamlessly integrates with the leading Advanced Threat Detection solutions to correlate high-fidelity security alerts with a threat's foothold. This unique correlation bridges the silos of security, network, and endpoint information to enable confident, automated threat containment before it has an adverse impact on the business. Bradford Networks' network security solutions are used by more than 900 enterprise customers worldwide in markets such as healthcare, financial services, retail, government, education and more. For more information, please visit www.bradfordnetworks.com.

1 Ponemon Institute, 2013 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, May 2013

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