Another year, another exciting Black Hat Conference. For the second consecutive year, Symantec challenged conference attendees to “Capture the Flag.” While Symantec ran several smaller contests, the main event was run by placing a flag on an unpatched Windows 2003 server running several vulnerable applications, protected by Symantec solutions. After two days of attempts by more than 50 skilled hackers, the Symantec protected systems remained hack-proof.
So what prevented some of the best in the world from prevailing? Symantec Critical System Protection and Symantec Endpoint Protection.
- Symantec Critical System Protection secured the system by sandboxing the OS and applications. The attacks known or unknown that were thrown at the box were contained and jailed from accessing resources on the system. The flags were locked down to only allow authorized access to the data.
- Symantec Endpoint Protection was leveraged to thwart network based attacks and black-list hackers IP addresses that were attempting to enumerate or exploit the system.
Symantec Critical System Protection is policy-based protection that offers comprehensive protection for vSphere, stops zero-day attacks, targeted attacks and provides real-time visibility and control of an organization’s compliance posture.
If you missed out on the fun at the Symantec booth we hope to see you at Black Hat next year.