June 30, 2016 10:00 ET

SS8 Rallies Around Retail and Hospitality to Detect Data Breaches Slipping Past the Firewall

2-Week Risk Assessment Pinpoints Unknown Network Behavioral Anomalies and Data Exfiltration

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - June 30, 2016) - SS8, the time machine for breach detection, today announced it is providing the retail and hospitality industry with a free 2-week risk assessment that provides a fast and easy way to identify previously unknown data breaches that may still be active on the network.

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Data breaches continue to occur among top retail and hospitality businesses, primarily due to a heavy reliance on traditional preventative security measures, such as firewalls, and outdated infrastructure. Along with the existing in-memory point-of-sale (POS) exploits, attackers can take advantage of unsecured ports and databases in property management systems (PMS), unpatched servers and workstations, pay TV streaming services, and outdated enterprise phone systems -- all potential points of compromise that rely on the network.

"Every day is like Black Friday for hackers trying to access retail and hospitality networks," said Tony Thompson, vice president of marketing for SS8. "If you rewind and look at the data breaches that have impacted top retailers and hotel groups, the lack of visibility on the network is the common denominator. The threats today are easily slipping past the firewall, and the fastest way to find the data breaches being missed is to look inside the network communications."

By deploying an SS8 BreachDetect lightweight sensor passively on the network, retailers and hotel groups will immediately gain high-definition visibility into network communication flows, including critical application-layer intelligence that is necessary for pinpointing a compromised device-of-interest. This level of visibility eliminates any network obfuscation and "dwell time" after a threat has become weaponized. SS8 provides a simple step-by-step Risk Assessment deployment guide and checklist to get up and running quickly, and within two weeks, SS8 will provide a custom Risk Report.

SS8 BreachDetect uses investigation-grade network communications analytics to quickly and easily identify a compromised device-of-interest. SS8 generates and stores months, and even years, of enriched High-Definition Records (HDRs) from all communications, which are analyzed in real-time against past, current and future network activity to find unidentified breaches.

About SS8
SS8 is a time machine for breach detection. SS8 applies today's knowledge to history to find breaches now that you did not know about before. By generating, storing and analyzing months, and even years, of enriched intelligence from all communications flows, SS8 customers benefit from unprecedented content- and context-aware insights that allows them to find the threats that matter most. SS8 is trusted by six of the world's largest intelligence agencies, five of the 10 largest communications providers and two of the world's largest critical infrastructure entities. Learn more at

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