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CounterTack

January 18, 2013 09:30 ET

CounterTack Awarded Patent for Next-Generation Cyber Attack Detection Technology

Looking Deeper Into Operating System Behavior to Detect the Undetectable

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2013) - CounterTack, the industry's first and only provider of in-progress cyber attack intelligence and response solutions, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office has allowed the patent application for its unique cyber attack detection technology, which was developed at the company's research and development center in Santa Monica, Calif.

"Facing the cyber arms race of this generation's Cold War, we started with a vision that the industry needed new approaches for cyber security based on a better understanding of the attacker," said Alen Capalik, CounterTack founder. "It's gratifying to achieve this major milestone on our journey to help make the network, where we now all live, work and play, a safe place."

CounterTack developed a new approach that enables data collection and intelligence gathering from deep within operating systems. Monitoring at a deeper level of the network and system architecture has demonstrated a new level of behavioral analysis that enables detection of previously undetectable attacks, such as polymorphic and armored malware, directed and personalized attacks and non-malware attacks, including those from insider threats. 

"The detection gap is as wide as ever despite continuing advancements and investments in cyber security solutions," said Neal Creighton, CounterTack CEO. "We are very pleased to receive this patent for one of our innovations that is helping to close the gap, and which is already proving its value in next-generation honeynet solutions for major customers around the world."

About CounterTack
CounterTack, the industry's first and only in-progress attack intelligence and response solution provider, was born out of the critical need to develop new security approaches for enterprise and government organizations. The detection gap persists despite massive investments and continuing advancements in security technologies, with cyber attacker innovations outpacing cyber defenses. CounterTack is leading the way on new approaches for deeper security intelligence monitoring and faster attack response. More at www.CounterTack.com, @CounterTack or the CounterTack blog.