Cisco Introduces New Product Integrations and Services to Defeat Sophisticated Malware Attacks

By CIOReview | Friday, April 17, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: Cisco buttresses its anti-malware security portfolio with new product integration and security services. The company has announced a new set of offerings that takes down even the most sophisticated malware lingering in the networks. The company has integrated the security solution from its last year’s acquisition of the company called Threat Grid.

Besides boosting Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) portfolio with the addition of AMP Threat Grid, the company is introducing new Incident Response Services through which it helps customers with information security expert teams who use threat intelligence and best practices to secure the networks.

Through the latest malware threat intelligence and dynamic malware analysis capabilities, the company is well positioned to deliver continuous threat analysis and deal with zero-day threats.

AMP Threat Grid
The latest integration of the AMP Threat Grid can be leveraged by deploying Cisco AMP solutions across the extended network including endpoints, mobile devices, virtual systems, Cisco Web, and email security appliances.  The AMP Threat Grid is available as a standalone cloud service or via new Unified Computing System (UCS) – a next generation data center platform – based on-premise appliances.

AMP for Endpoints
Cisco AMP solutions also ensure additional visibility by giving information about hosts that are vulnerable. It generates a list of vulnerable software on each host. It also provides a prioritized list of hosts to patch.

Incident Response Services
Cisco with its unique AMP solutions capabilities enables continual recording and analyzing of file activity at and after initial inspection. In case of discovery of anomalies in the behavior of a file, the retrospective security looks into the origin of a potential threat and the behavior it had and based on that it takes appropriate measures to thwart any damage to the data and infrastructure.

The security teams have the capability to pull out malware information by employing deeper levels on investigation. These teams help customers in figuring the potential risks in the form of: insider threat, DDoS attack, advanced malware in the form of malvertisement issues, or data breach.

The security teams help organizations through identification, isolation, and resolution using Assessment, Analysis, Data Mining, Forensic Image Analysis, Infected System Dynamic Instrumentation, Malware Reverse Engineering, and Exploit Analysis and Re-implementation.

The Incident Response offerings from Cisco include infrastructure breach preparedness assessments, security operations readiness assessment, and breach communication assessments, and more.