Enterprises around the globe are turning to adopt a comprehensive solution that can help discover and eradicate threats in real-time. General Dynamics (News - Alert) Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, a company specializing in such solutions, confirmed that its flagship network security solution, Fidelis XPS, now comes with an enhanced real-time malware threat prevention application of YARA technology.
This rule-based malware identification and classification tool will increase the real-time prevention of malware attacks by analyzing threats in network traffic.
"The addition of YARA will help customers' network teams analyze threats on their network in a more proactive and comprehensive way," Tom Lyons, vice president of product management at General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, said in a statement.
"This extends our customers' protection beyond the standard application of scanning suspicious files after they have entered the enterprise," Lyons added.
Built on General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions' patented Deep Session Inspection platform, Fidelis XPS is an network security appliance that delivers 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 multigigabit-speed networks.
Deployed as a context-aware network appliance, Fidelis XPS gives global enterprises and government agencies the ability to see, study and stop advanced threats during all phases of the threat lifecycle.
By leveraging YARA technology, Fidelis XPS comes with the capabilities of classifying detected malware and scanning static objects in a file system after they have already entered the network, to extend and support its prevention efforts to scan network sessions in progress. This makes advanced threat defense an active component of network defense. In doing so, the costs and downtime associated with remediation after a threat has been detected can be drastically reduced, says the company.
In addition, Fidelis XPS can augment YARA rules with situational awareness, applying context to the content. The open, non-proprietary nature of YARA allows security analysts to share these rules and learn from their colleagues, continually refining the intelligence of the security community.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey