WALTHAM, Mass.--()--Fidelis Security Systems, the market leader in network visibility, analysis, and control solutions for advanced threat defense, today announced Fidelis XPS™ Collector, a new network appliance for the award-winning Fidelis XPS network security portfolio that enables the storage, query and correlation of all sessions on a network, helping enterprises and government agencies better protect themselves across the full threat lifecycle including initial infection, command and control, propagation, and data exfiltration. The Fidelis XPS Collector helps security teams evaluate all session metadata, regardless of whether or not it was previously identified as malicious. This provides analysts with deep, continuous and historical visibility on all traffic at key monitoring points, allowing them to quickly and more accurately identify anomalous patterns to detect new attacks designed to evade traditional security tools. In addition, analysts can use common attack indicators to understand the full scope of an incident, helping to better protect their organizations against advanced persistent threats.
“Today’s attacks and attackers are getting smarter, so it’s more important than ever for companies and agencies to intelligently protect themselves and their information against ongoing, persistent threats”
"Today’s attacks and attackers are getting smarter, so it’s more important than ever for companies and agencies to intelligently protect themselves and their information against ongoing, persistent threats,” said Peter George, president, Fidelis Security Systems. “With the powerful query and correlation capabilities now in the Fidelis XPS Collector, security teams have the ability to understand the full scope of campaigns conducted against them by their adversaries – giving them a much needed advantage in the battle to safeguard their vital information from malicious, global threats.”
Working in conjunction with Fidelis XPS sensors and Fidelis XPS CommandPost, the Fidelis XPS Collector provides a simple architecture that is not storage-intensive. The tools combined capabilities give security teams the unique ability to detect malicious sessions designed to evade security tools that rely on previous knowledge of the threat or its behavior for identification. This added insight allows analysts to identify and assess if past incidents might be part of the same campaign, even if those incidents had not been originally flagged due to the lack of a corresponding rule. Armed with this information, they can create tuned rules to prevent future attacks that are part of the ongoing campaign.
Working in unison with other Fidelis XPS products, the Fidelis XPS Collector can query all stored metadata while continuing to deliver other core capabilities such as policy driven real-time detection and prevention. In addition, its features further enhance the Fidelis XPS network security product family use cases:
- Advanced Threat Defense – allows for enhanced defense by providing the ability to quickly correlate sessions that may have triggered a policy-driven rule and by quickly identifying other systems that may have been breached as part of the same attack.
- Intelligent Network Forensics – improves forensic capabilities by the access to session metadata and its powerful query capabilities.
- Data Breach Prevention – enhances the ability to look for files that may have been exfiltrated.
- Cloud Services Security – stores information about all applications, which allows for the detection of unauthorized use of cloud-based services.
Built on a patented Deep Session Inspection® platform, Fidelis XPS is the industry's only network security appliance with the power to deliver network visibility, analysis, and control over all ports and all channels in real-time, to defend against advanced threats and prevent the possibility of a data breach on multi-gigabit-speed networks. Simply deployed as a context-aware network appliance, Fidelis XPS gives global enterprises and government agencies unequalled accuracy, security, and performance.
For more information regarding the Fidelis XPS network security product family, please visit http://www.fidelissecurity.com/network-security-appliance/Fidelis-XPS.
About Fidelis Security Systems
Since 2002, Fidelis Security Systems has been providing organizations with the network visibility, analysis and control necessary to manage advanced threats and prevent data breaches. Built on a patented Deep Session Inspection®, platform, Fidelis XPS™ is the industry’s only network security solution capable of seeing, studying, and stopping advanced threats in real-time by uniquely working at the session-level where today’s threats occur. Fidelis enables its government, military, and commercial enterprise customers around the globe to achieve proactive situational awareness, content protection, threat mitigation, and application activity control. Visit www.FidelisSecurity.com to learn more.
General Dynamics acquired Fidelis Security Systems in August 2012. Fidelis Security Systems is a part of Fairfax, Va.-based General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a provider of end-to-end intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solutions across all domains.
For more information about General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, please visit www.gd-ais.com.
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