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iboss Network Security

February 04, 2015 08:00 ET

iboss Network Security Raises the Bar for Advanced APT Defense

FireSphere Delivers Network Traffic Anomaly Monitoring and Detection to Pinpoint Unusual Network Behavior and Prevent Data Exfiltration

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2015) - iboss Network Security today announced an upgrade to its advanced APT defense solution, FireSphere. The latest release of FireSphere uses the company's patented network traffic anomaly monitoring technology to provide the industry's most comprehensive protection against today's sophisticated and evasive malware exploits. 

Network traffic anomaly monitoring goes beyond command and control (C&C) communication monitoring. Instead, this technology continuously monitors and compares current network traffic to pinpoint unusual behavior that can signify a network has been compromised. Once a problem is revealed, the data transfer is immediately stopped and IT is alerted to the problem, which can significantly reduce data exfiltration.

"Today's threat landscape is extremely advanced as motivated attackers continue to evolve their tactics to outmaneuver existing security solutions, utilizing non-standard ports and protocols for malware and data exfiltration," said Paul Martini, CEO, iboss Network Security. "Organizations must have technology in place to mitigate loss if and when a network is compromised. FireSphere focuses on data movement across the network, particularly on outbound communication, to ensure organizations have complete insight into threats to immediately remediate potential problems."

FireSphere network traffic anomaly monitoring provides a critical layer of protection that increases infection detection and identifies threats that use advanced evasive protocols to mask malicious network attacks. Using historical data logs to establish a stable baseline for network traffic, FireSphere monitors outbound network data transfers against normal baselines to detect anomalies signifying suspicious traffic. iboss' proprietary technology can stop the data transfer mid-stream, quarantine it and alert IT, enabling organizations to mitigate threats and reduce data loss. 

According to Peter Firstbrook, research vice president, and Neil MacDonald, VP Distinguished Analyst Gartner, "Security organizations must assume they are compromised, and, therefore, invest in detective capabilities that provide continuous monitoring for patterns and behaviors indicative of malicious intent."*

*Gartner, Malware Is Already Inside Your Organization; Deal With It, Peter Firstbrook, Neil MacDonald, 12 February 2014.

To learn more about FireSphere, visit: http://www.iboss.com/firesphere/firesphere_apt_defense.html.

About iboss Network Security
iboss Network Security defends today's borderless networks against malware, advanced threats and data exfiltration with innovative Web Security, Mobile Security and FireSphere™ Advanced APT defense. Backed by patented technology, iboss' stream-based approach delivers unparalleled visibility across all inbound/outbound data channels and port-evasive applications, with technology that offers infinite scalability to handle the largest bandwidth demands. iboss outbound data defense includes continuous infection monitoring, behavioral sandboxing, network anomaly detection and actionable threat intelligence to detect and respond to network infections in real time. Leveraging leading threat protection and unsurpassed usability, iboss is trusted by thousands of organizations and millions of users. Visit www.iboss.com