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Seculert Key Benefits & Features


Security Analyst Resource Gap

There are approximately 80,000 cyber security analysts employed in the U.S. today. At the same time it is estimated that there are 300,000 unfilled vacancies for the same role a gap that is expected to grow to over 1.5 million globally by 2020…

It’s little wonder that many CISOs identify “human resources” as their biggest concern today. The reason for this extreme gap between the supply of qualified security analysts and the demand for them is that the conventional method of identifying and remediating cyber-attacks is extremely labor intensive.

Security industry research indicates that the average SIEM generates approximately 17,000 alerts per week of which less than 20% are considered reliable. At the same time, most SOC operations are so understaffed that they can only investigate fewer than 5% of these events. The net result is that the average amount of time it takes to find and remediate a new infection now stands at 22 days.

Metaphorically, cyber-security today is exactly where the textile industry was in the mid-1700s. At the time manufacturing cloth was also profoundly labor intensive. There was said to be as many as a quarter million hand looms in operation in the UK alone. It wasn’t until Edmund Cartwright built the first power loom in 1785, however, that the textile industry took off. By automating a key manufacturing process Cartwright revolutionized the textile industry. As the numbers above indicate, cyber-security is ripe for a similar revolution.

Seculert was founded on the idea that certain aspects of attack identification must be automated to reclaim the initiative from the adversary. Using a combination of security analytics, proprietary attack profiles, and supervised machine learning, Seculert has automated the process of finding attacks that have circumvented legacy prevention systems.

By only delivering “True Positive” infection reports to security teams, Seculert greatly reduces the time required to find and remediate new attacks. Seculert customers report that deploying our Automated Attack Detection Platform is equivalent to finding (and training) 5-10 new security analysts. Automation of the attack identification process will drive the next revolution in cyber-security and Seculert is leading that revolution.

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You Can't Kill What You Can't See

As recent breach disclosures have revealed, it’s entirely common for an enterprise network to be breached weeks or months before any evidence emerges that it has been compromised…

At Seculert, we are committed to providing three different types of visibility to our customers:

  1. Visibility on currently active attacks on our customer’s networks with extremely high fidelity and precision. We call this “True Positive” infection reports. If we report that a specific device is infected…it IS. There’s no further investigation or analysis required. Many Seculert customers just feed these reports directly into their trouble ticket system for rapid remediation
  2. Visibility on overall security system performance…what’s working, what’s not, and why.
  3. Comparative visibility on how our customer’s security systems are performing relative to similar enterprises with comparable security postures.

AND we provide this visibility regardless of whether you’re running a world class Security Operations Center or you’ve outsourced this function to one of the leading MSSPs. Regardless of how you run IT security operations, you’re entitled to see what’s attacking you.

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Real World Threats, Exposed in 2 Minutes

Seculert Javelin is the first network attack simulation and remediation service that allows you to determine how well your secure web gateways (SWG), next-generation firewalls (NGFW), or proxy would do at preventing the latest, real world, malicious malware attacks from succeeding in communicating with their perpetrator’s command and control servers.

Javelin has been created to replicate the latest behavioral communication that attackers use to successfully exfiltrate data. The test takes less than 2 minutes to complete and uses no actual malware. Javelin also allows enterprises to observe how well their business partners are doing at responding to current attacks and protecting any of your intellectual property to which they may have access.

Seculert offers an update package service to fill the gaps that Javelin identifies.  The update package contains details about the simulated attacks, a license to run unlimited attack simulations as well as fixes to update an enterprise’s SWG to contain the attacks should live attacks present themselves.

To learn more and test Javelin on your own network, click here.

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May 19, 2016 12:06:19 PM

451 Research Report on Javelin Attack Simulator

Those of you who follow this space may likely have noticed Seculert's announcement of a significant product line extension 60...

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Those of you who follow this space may likely have noticed Seculert's announcement of a significant product line extension 60 days ago. The "Seculert Javelin Attack Simulator" is the culmination of our efforts to extend a critical piece of the knowledge embodied in Seculert's "Attack Detection Platform" to a wider audience.

Until mid-March of this year if you wanted to know how well (or poorly) your web gateway, NGFW, or proxy was performing in preventing malicious communication from exiting your network, you had to be a current Seculert customer. With the launch of Javelin, you can now experience a glimpse of one of the eye-opening features provided to Seculert's enterprise customers. While our customers can see how well their gateways are doing against thousands of distinct attacks, Javelin users receive similar visiblity on how their gateways would respond to the top 12 most dangerous attacks Seculert Labs sees each week, and does so in just a couple of minutes through a benign, yet powerful, browser-based test. 

We've been discussing the Seculert Javelin Attack Detection Simulator with the leading industry analysts, including 451 Research. Two of the 451 analysts, Dan Cummins and Eric Ogren, have written a succinct report which neatly summarizes their take on Javelin and how it fits into an overall security strategy. I think they sum up our new product nicely when they state that, "Javelin is a self-service cyber-range that pits secure web traffic, firewall gateways, and proxies against simulations of current top malicious attacks, based on Seculert’s crowdsourced intelligence and analytics."

If you would like your own copy of the 451 Research report, it is available here


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Apr 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Seculert’s Javelin Attack Simulator Reveals Serious Gaps in Organizations’ Perimeter Defenses

Santa Clara, Calif. – April 27, 2016 Seculert, the leader in attack detection and analytics, today announced new findings that 80 percent of secure web gateways installed by Fortune 1000 companies miss 80 percent of malicious outbound..

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eWeek - March 17, 2016

Seculert Javelin Finds Holes in Security Gateways

A best practice for IT security has long been to deploy some form of gateway security, be it a firewall or an intrusion prevention system that is able to block potentially malicious traffic coming into or coming out of a network. But how does an organization know for sure if its security gateway is, in fact, stopping all the bad traffic?

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“Deploying Seculert was like hiring three extra security analysts for a fraction of the cost, and these three never sleep!”

Richard Rushing, CISO, Motorola Mobility

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