Blue Coat Systems introduced the Blue Coat Content Analysis System with malware analysis to automate threat protection at the Internet gateway. The Content Analysis System blocks known threats, and detects and analyzes zero-day and advanced malware, while also sharing new threat intelligence to continually fortify the network.
According to Matthias Yeo, chief technology officer for Asia Pacific of Blue Coat Systems, the reality today is that it takes 206 days to detect threats, and it takes a further 21 to 35 days (on average) for breach resolution.
“After noting what others go through, CIOs often ask: ‘When will it be me?’ The goal here is for them not to have to ask this anymore by providing them a solution,” Yeo said.
For Yeo, “to protect their networks from advanced targeted attacks and zero-day malware, businesses need a systematic approach that aligns security teams on the right strategy, process and action to block the threats they can, detect the ones they can’t and respond to the ones that are already on the network. Our Content Analysis System is a key technology for organizations that want to build an automated defense into their networks that continually fortifies the network by operationalizing new threat intelligence. This allows our customers to protect and empower their business.”
Blue Coat’s Content Analysis System allows organizations to “bridge the gap between the day-to-day security operations team and the advanced security team that is focused on incident containment and resolution.” Specifically, the company’s solution combines whitelisting and malware scanning for known threats with malware analysis of unknown threats at the gateway. The new system also helps align security operations teams by sharing new threat intelligence locally across the security environment and worldwide through the Blue Coat Global Intelligence Network of 15,000 customers and 75 million users.
Yeo likens the company’s solution to a CCTV that allows users to “know what’s happening as they happen.” With this security analytics platform, companies therefore have the capability to “automatically capture and reconstruct for replay; integrate with SIEM for automated solution; and be able to do real-time detection of advanced threats and locations.”
Blue Coat is partnering with Norman Shark to deliver customizable sandboxing. The malware analysis technology of the Content Analysis System is powered by Norman Shark’s IntelliVM and SandBox technologies, giving security teams the ability to analyze any threat type, in any version of any application they choose. This allows security teams to gather intelligence on malware targeting their specific environment and application vulnerabilities.
The Blue Coat Content Analysis System already comes with application whitelisting and support for anti-malware signature databases. The malware analysis technology will be available as an appliance and via the cloud in the future.
Offered from $100,000 (or Philippine equivalent), the solution can be customized depending on the needs of clients.
For additional information, visit www.bluecoat.com.