NetCitadel Delivers Industry's First Real-Time Security Threat Management Platform to Protect against Advanced Persistent Threats and Malware Attacks -- NetCitadel Surrounds Security Events with Context, Intelligence and Real-Time Response to Slam Door on Next-Generation Threats
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 19, 2013 -- NetCitadel, Inc., the pioneer in innovative threat management solutions, today announced the general availability of NetCitadel ThreatOptics ™, the industry’s first solution that applies context and intelligence to detected security events and dramatically reduces incident response times to Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and malware attacks.
The evolving complexity and increased frequency of malware and APTs have driven the need for next-generation Advanced Malware Detection (AMD) solutions and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). While effective, these detection tools generate unmanageable volumes of security alerts, and make it difficult for Incident Response teams to verify, prioritize, and respond to the most urgent threats in a timely and effective manner. Traditional response processes are manual, time-consuming and error-prone, thus leaving organizations exposed. This, combined with the ongoing shortage of skilled cyber security resources, necessitates a new, more automated approach to incident response.
Now, by closing the gap between detection and response, NetCitadel ThreatOptics transforms traditionally rigid workflow and manual response capabilities into dynamic defenses capable of automatically responding to malicious attacks in real-time.
“As the law firm for ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies, Fenwick is heavily invested in making sure our infrastructure is secure,” said Kevin Moore, Director of Information Technology at Fenwick & West LLP. “We recognize that a proper security posture is not just about detection, it also includes an effective analysis and response capability. NetCitadel ThreatOptics provides our security team with rich context data for efficient security response that is critical to our ongoing mission to keep our networks, servers, and end points secure.”
NetCitadel ThreatOptics is the first threat management platform of its kind, addressing the security analysis and intelligence needs of today’s Incident Response teams. NetCitadel’s analytics-driven approach uniquely adds rich context data to security events generated by devices such as FireEye®, Palo Alto Networks®, and HP ArcSight®, and analyzes the data to facilitate rapid and intelligent decisions. In addition, ThreatOptics integrates with existing security enforcement devices, such as firewalls and web proxies, to deliver real-time responses to security events.
According to Gartner, Inc., “Security buyers that add these new detection methods will quickly find that the event of detecting malware or a compromised system itself is not deterministic for reporting on the impact of the attack. Other factors are needed to better handle the workload of new events in terms of company impact. For example, the systems and users involved, the sensitivity of the data in play, what external parties are involved, and situational attack visualization become key to quickly and accurately prioritizing events in which to dispatch investigation teams.” (continued...)