Symantec helps detect and remediate advanced threats across control points

|November 4, 2015 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Symantec introduced Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), which detect and remediate advanced threats across control points, from a single console with just a click- all with no new endpoint agents to deploy.

Advanced threats, such as ransomware, remote access trojans, advanced persistent threats (APTs) and zero day attacks, are on the rise and security professionals can no longer rely on using individual point products at each control point to stop them. The process of uncovering threat data across endpoint, network and email gateways is manual and time-consuming, which gives attackers an edge.

Symantec ATP correlates suspicious activity across all control points and prioritizes the events that pose the most risk to an organization. Once a critical threat is identified, it can now be quickly contained and new instances can be blocked.

“Security professionals are constantly on their toes trying to monitor and prevent the next cyber-attack,” said Michael A. Brown, president and CEO, Symantec. “We’re moving the industry forward with Symantec Advanced Threat Protection by giving customers a complete picture of their entire enterprise from a single console. Now they can filter out the noise and quickly discover and remediate an attack.”

Reducing the noise for customers with Symantec ATP happens in a few ways. First, Symantec’s massive global threat intelligence combined with local customer data means companies have a more accurate view of which threats pose the greatest risk inside their infrastructure.

Additionally, Symantec ATP includes Symantec Cynic, a new cloud-based sandboxing and payload detonation service to discover and prioritize today’s most advanced threats. It also includes Synapse, a cross-control point correlation capability that collects suspicious activity across endpoints, networks and email to prioritize those that are of greatest risk to the organization.

“Before, a security professional would need to manually check to see if a suspicious file was properly blocked. With our new technologies built into Symantec ATP, we do the legwork for customers, cutting down on their search and remediation time,” said Balaji Yelamanchili, executive vice president and general manager of Enterprise Security Business, Symantec.

“The average enterprise uses 75 distinct security products,” Yelamanchili added. “That overload creates opportunity for attackers because it slows down detection. Symantec ATP allows security professionals to click once and remediate everywhere across all three control points.”

Symantec ATP enhances existing installations of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Email Security.cloud without requiring any new endpoint agents. This allows customers to deploy a new installation of Symantec ATP in under an hour and search for attacks in minutes.

The product can also export its rich intelligence into third party security incident event managers (SIEMs). As Symantec ATP evolves, the company plans to open it up to third party technology partners, including firewall and other security product vendors, allowing customers to enhance the value of their existing investments.

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