SOURCE: Cyphort. Inc.

February 18, 2014 08:00 ET

Cyphort Formally Launches, Unveils Its Next Generation APT Solution

Named a Finalist for Most Innovative Company at RSA 2014, Cyphort, Makes Enterprise-wide Coverage Affordable and Realistic; Placing Attacks in Context of an Organization's Business and Network Environment, Cyphort Expedites Accurate and Successful Remediation

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2014) - Cyphort, a pioneer of Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) solutions, today announced its formal corporate launch and the General Availability of its flagship offering, the Cyphort Advanced Threat Defense Platform. Cyphort's solution -- named a finalist in RSA 2014's prestigious Innovation Sandbox competition, overcomes the cost constraints, context, and coverage limitations of first generation advanced threat detection solutions.

The Cyphort Advanced Threat Defense Platform combines multi-method, multi-platform threat detection with machine learning and a robust correlation engine. This enables security teams to quickly and accurately determine the existence and severity of an attack, what the risks are, and how to mitigate them. Cyphort's software-based architecture and bandwidth-based licensing removes the need to deploy and maintain costly appliances across the network, providing scalable, and comprehensive enterprise-wide threat detection. By delivering better detection, full situational awareness and automated remediation and enforcement, Cyphort enables organizations to lower the cost of protecting against advanced attacks while expediting their time to resolution.

Having received 15.5 million in Series B funding in late 2013, Cyphort immediately assembled a seasoned executive team and closed several production deployments. Its approach was further validated by RSA Conference 2014, which shortlisted it to be "Most Innovative Company" at this year's conference, and Info Security Products Guide named it and named finalist across several categories in its annual Global Excellence Awards.

"Many organizations are either insufficiently tooled to sift through the haystack of presented threats, unequipped to identify which events present real risk to their organization, or both. Cyphort's ability to identify and prioritize events using a context-based risk ranking helps organizations to respond with significantly higher agility, precision, and effectiveness," said David Monahan, Enterprise Management Associates. "That said, its distributed architecture is one of its strongest business differentiators. Cyphort's software-based delivery model combined with their customer friendly licensing makes deployment in multi-gateway or highly segmented internal networks much more cost effective than other solutions."

Introducing the Cyphort Advanced Threat Protection platform
The Cyphort Advanced Threat Defense Platform was architected to mitigate new attacks, identify previously compromised systems, reduce time and lower the cost of resolution. It does this by delivering:

Comprehensive Visibility: Cyphort's architecture is designed to adapt to each company's specific network architecture and separates the collection of traffic from threat detection and analytics without having to deploy costly appliances everywhere. This is a critical innovation allowing Cyphort's software based collectors to be cost effectively deployed throughout the entire environment, providing coverage and correlation capabilities across all traffic and threat vectors.

Accurate, Multi - Method Detection: Another key innovation is the combining of multi-sandbox inspection of content with a machine learning analysis system. This combination provides the best detection while minimizing false positives and is a major advantage when dealing with never before seen zero-day and armored malware. Cyphort's Golden Image sandbox capability enables evaluation of suspect content within the context of a customer's environment for highly tailored detection, providing security teams with critical context.

Multi - Platform Coverage: The Cyphort Platform is able to analyze content across a variety of platforms, matching the diversity of today's enterprises. The ability to analyze content for both Windows and OS X environments provides the industry's broadest coverage and best detection of threats, including cross-platform malware.

Threat Correlation: One of the most important steps in defending against attacks is correlating individual signals into the context of a threat, and being able to prioritize each threat based on its capabilities and the asset value of the intended target. The Cyphort platform correlates multiple signals from each stage of an attack, providing insight to the overall complexity, propagation and inherent risk, reducing the overall noise rate of alerts while providing specific actions that can be taken to mitigate the threat. This valuable context helps to prioritize and accelerate remediation efforts.

Automated Enforcement: Cyphort's dynamically generated policies for Firewalls, Web gateways, IPS signatures and Infection Verification tools provide an efficient, expedited remediation capability. Using Cyphort, organizations can mitigate advanced threats leveraging their existing security infrastructure investments, eliminating the cost and complexity of introducing an additional inline device.

"Context is an oft-cited concept in security circles, one that we took to heart and applied in depth to Advanced Threat Defense," said Manoj Leelanivas, CEO, Cyphort. "By keeping our vision focused, simple, and clear, we believe our solution is a major evolutionary step forward in the Advanced Threat Defense space. By enabling organizations to respond to advanced threats faster, better, and much more cost effectively, they can minimize the exposure and risk associated with Advanced Targeted Attacks. If customer and industry feedback is any indicator, we are on track, and I am extremely proud to lead an organization that is delivering such timely and cutting edge innovation."

Pricing and Availability:
The Cyphort Advanced Threat Defense Platform is available for immediate purchase. Cyphort collector software is provided free -- collectors can be placed at an as many ingress and egress points as desired at no cost. Cyphort's core detection engine is priced based on the aggregate bandwidth protected, with list pricing for 100 Mbps is $27,500 and scales up (or down) from there. Cyphort's threat network service is an additional subscription service that adds real-time threat intelligence and malware detection updates to the Cyphort platform.

Cyphort will be demonstrating the Cyphort Advanced Threat Defense Solution at the RSA Conference 2014 Innovation Sandbox demo area on Monday February 24 from 1 pm - 5:30 pm, and throughout the conference booth, #2329 on the expo floor. For more on Cyphort, please visit http://www.cyphort.com, or email info@cyphort.com

About Cyphort
Cyphort is innovative provider of Advanced Threat Protection solutions that deliver a complete defense against current and emerging Advanced Persistent Threats, targeted attacks and zero day vulnerabilities. The Cyphort Platform accurately detects and analyzes next generation malware, providing actionable, contextual intelligence that enables security teams to respond to attacks faster, more effectively, and in as surgical a manner as their attackers. Cyphort's software-based, distributed architecture offers a cost effective, high performance approach to detecting and protecting an organization's virtual, physical and cloud infrastructure against sophisticated attacks. Malware detection for Windows, OSX and Linux allows businesses to extract maximum value from IT assets without compromising the security of an organization. Founded by experts in advanced threats from government intelligence agencies and premier network security companies, Cyphort is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit: www.cyphort.com.

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