Iboss Upgrades FireSphere APT Platform
FireSphere monitors outbound network data transfers against normal baselines to detect anomalies signifying suspicious traffic.Threat protection specialist Iboss Network Security announced an upgrade to its advanced persistent threats (APT) defense solution, FireSphere, which uses the company's network traffic anomaly monitoring technology to provide protection against malware exploits. FireSphere network traffic anomaly monitoring provides a 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. "Organizations should strive to deploy the best preventive security possible, but they also need to devote the same level of commitment to the realities of post-infection security, and employ technologies that provide detection and containment in order to reduce data exfiltration," Paul Martini, CEO and co-founder of Iboss, told eWeek. "Some businesses are still in denial about the potential for a breach, either because of their size or because there is so much national attention on large corporations like Sony and Anthem that gives smaller companies a false sense of security."
However, every company, regardless of size or resources, must invest in detective security capabilities that provide continuous data monitoring and advanced APT defense, which is critical for organizations to mitigate threats and minimize the risk of data loss in today's threat environment, Martini explained.