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Battling Advanced Persistent Threats with Relevant Actionable Intelligence

Created: 03 May 2011 • 1 comment
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Battling Advanced Persistent Threats with Relevant Actionable Intelligence

High profile assualts today such as Hydraq and Stuxnet are prime examples of how attackers are taking advantage of visibility and protection gaps in our customers environments. Attackers- albeit cyber criminals, nationalists, or malicious insiders- are relying on the simple fact that managing security is complex. It’s nearly impossible to keep a real-time status of your security posture, and the protection measures you have in place to secure your confidential information and the infrastructure where it resides.

 

To add insult to injury, many of the security technologies that are used to monitor and protect our environments are already in place, yet the bad guys keep getting through. So what gives? How can we get ahead of these attacks?

 

At Symantec we believe that combining and correlating local and global threat intelligence will be critical to the success of Information Security and IT operations teams in this new world of attacks. Every organization needs to be able to identify existing and emerging threats in their environment, and once infections are found have the tools to quickly investigate the event and put protection in place.

 

Imagine if you could better harness intelligence from the products already in your environment? Identify trends across multiple product areas, and then compare the activity your seeing in your environment to a company of similar size, in your same industry, or with the trends happening on a global scale? The more visibility and context you have around the status of your security environment, the more prepared you will be to respond to threats when they strike. Because it’s not a matter of if you are going to be attacked, the question is when and how quickly will you be able to respond when it happens.

 

These vital capabilities are at the heart of our strategy for Symantec Protection Center, our centralized security management console for Symantec and third-party products. It will allow organizations to identify emerging threats, prioritize tasks and accelerate time to protection based on relevant, actionable intelligence.  And, best of all, Symantec will be providing it at no cost to for existing Symantec customers of integrated products later this year.

 

Learn more about the capabilities of Symantec Protection Center 2.0 atgo.symantec.com/protection-center.

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Mick2009's picture

"Thumbs up" from me. The capabilities of SPC 2.0 are an excellent addition to large environments with several different Symantec products.

This new white paper may be of interest to readers who wish to know more about APT's:

Advanced Persistent Threats: Cutting Through the Hype
http://www.symantec.com/business/cmp/theme/?theme_id=advanced-persistent-threats

There is also a webcast.  Check it out!

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

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