Solera Networks enhances advanced threat protection

Solera Networks introduced the Blue Coat ThreatBLADES, making it possible for enterprises to protect against and resolve advanced targeted attacks.

ThreatBLADES unify threat intelligence, big data security analytics and security visibility to protect against zero-day, advance persistent, web and email threats, spear phishing attacks and malicious files and botnets.

ThreatBLADES are integrated into the Solera Security Analytics Platform and are powered by the Blue Coat WebPulse Collaborative Defense, the industry’s leading real-time ratings service that provides the latest intelligence on web-based malware and other malicious web content.

WebPulse receives more than one billion daily URL requests from more than 75 million people worldwide, creating a powerful network effect that provides comprehensive visibility into web content. As part of the Solera Security Analytics Platform, Blue Coat ThreatBLADES are centrally managed through a single-pane-of-glass user interface.

“Increasingly complex and dangerous cyberattacks are taxing enterprises’ security defenses. While the volume of malware variants has exploded, targeted attacks have become harder to detect and more damaging,” said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president at IDC. “Organizations across industries are recognizing that they must gain more context, content and visibility of advanced threats on their networks. The new flexible product offering from Blue Coat’s Solera Networks can help organizations detect advanced threats and security breaches.”

Blue Coat ThreatBLADES add advanced threat protection to the Solera Security Analytics Platform by providing the real-time security intelligence and automated threat discovery needed to detect indicators of compromise and the tactics, techniques and procedures used in today’s advanced targeted attacks.

Key benefits include:

MalwareAnalysis BLADE – Detects, identifies and safely analyzes suspected malware-infected files with integrated malware-detonation sandbox technology, allowing enterprises to quickly and accurately identify zero-day attacks, advanced persistent threats and other malicious code embedded within dozens of file types. The MalwareAnalysis BLADE is available as an on-premise or highly scalable cloud-based solution. It also integrates with other analysis platforms through Solera’s flexible file-broker architecture.

WebThreat BLADE – Incorporates IP and URL reputation intelligence to detect and defend against Web 2.0 threats, advanced persistent threat command-and-control call-backs, spear phishing attacks and botnets. The WebThreat BLADE is powered by the Blue Coat WebPulse Collaborative Defense, which delivers aggregated and continuously updated intelligence on web-based threats.

FileThreat BLADE – Uses industry-leading file and software reputation intelligence from WebPulse to guard against known viruses and malware embedded in virtually any file type, including Microsoft Office documents, Adobe PDFs, Java, Flash, EXE files, email attachments, Android APK files, web objects and more.

“Organizations are under enormous pressure as cyberattacks continue to increase in number and severity. However, traditional security measures and novelty point solutions are no longer enough. A comprehensive and modern big data security platform is now a critical requirement,” said Steve Shillingford, senior VP and general manager, Advanced Threat Protection Group at Blue Coat. “Our innovative solution — combining the Solera Platform with Blue Coat ThreatBLADES — provides a powerful, extensible platform to help organizations detect and analyze emerging threats while gaining 360-degree visibility into their networks.”

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