SilverSky, the leading independent provider of cloud-based managed security services, today announced the launch of its Targeted Attack Prevention (TAP) solution. TAP will help customers better prepare for and prevent today’s more sophisticated threats, including targeted attacks, zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs). SilverSky’s newest product offering breaks new ground by leveraging leading-edge statistical analysis techniques, static and dynamic analysis, machine learning and innovative sandbox techniques that analyze unknown objects with malware engines while applying advanced techniques to detect and prevent attacks, even without signatures.
“It’s no secret that the bad guys are smarter, better funded and more organized than ever before,” said John Viega, executive vice president of products, strategy and services, SilverSky. “Yesterday’s signature-based approaches and simple content filtering, while still necessary, aren’t enough. Further, they are often deployed out-of-band and, as a result, are detective and not preventative. Our TAP service is deployed in-line with customer email, allowing for a preventative approach.”
SilverSky TAP, part of SilverSky’s Email Protection Services, is a cloud-based service that stops targeted attacks, spear phishing,“longline” phishing, and advanced zero-day exploits without relying on anti-virus signatures, which take time to develop, leaving customers vulnerable in the meantime. In addition to sandboxing, a technique used by other targeted attack solutions, SilverSky TAP uses advanced techniques including statistical analysis, machine learning and static and dynamic analysis to catch attacks that can defeat simple sandboxing.
As part of the broader portfolio of SilverSky Managed Security Services, customers have access to security at all points of the kill chain; providing a rich, in-depth defense strategy that includes web security, employee training, 24/7/365 event monitoring and cross-customer correlation.
According to research from the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) 2014 Data Protection and Breach Readiness Guide, in analysis of nearly 500 breaches in the first half of 2013, 89 percent could have been avoided had simple controls and security best practices been implemented. SilverSky aims to use its Targeted Attack Prevention product to help its customers further prepare for these ongoing and increasing outside attacks and add new protections to counter the advancing state of adversaries.
SilverSky’s Targeted Attack Prevention service will be showcased at the RSA Conference (in South Expo booth # 1501). The product is now available for pre-orders and will be generally available in March 2014.
Today the company also announced the expansion of SilverSky Labs and the addition of vulnerability expert, Brandon Edwards as vice president SilverSky Labs.
“Traditional zero-day systems are flawed in that they assume that a payload will exhibit detectable behavior in the allotted time-window,” said Brandon Edwards, vice president SilverSky Labs. “With our TAP solution we can help customers adjust protections to prepare for specific and unusual attack scenarios and offer more comprehensive detection techniques.”