Cloud-based solutions that protect against zero day attacks

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence announced at Infosecurity Europe 2015 that it is bringing cloud-based cyber security to commercial organisations in Europe for the first time.

The company is introducing a suite of security products designed to defend against targeted attacks, including so-called zero day attacks.

Most cyber attacks start with an email message; the first set of cloud-based products to be introduced by BAE Systems will comprise BAE Systems’ Email Protection Services (EPS) which provides comprehensive protection against even the most advanced threats.

The offerings include:

  • Zero Day Prevention
  • Insider Threat Prevention
  • Email Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Email Encryption
  • Email Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam
  • Email Archiving
  • Email Business Continuity.

In the face of an ever evolving cyber threat and increasing budget pressures, companies are increasingly seeking better protection through advanced security platforms while requiring that costs be significantly reduced. The new services offered by BAE Systems meet this demand.

They are offered entirely from the cloud, greatly reducing integration time and complexity, and eliminating the need for on-premises software and hardware. Customers will gain access to the technology they need more easily and more quickly in a way that suits them.

With 70-90% of malware being unique to any single organisation, the most difficult attacks to defend against are zero day attacks – attacks that are unknown or have not previously been seen and that, as a consequence, require advanced defence. Therefore, a core element of BAE Systems’ EPS solution is Zero Day Prevention, which provides customers with the industry’s most advanced protection from today’s sophisticated threats. Most importantly, the technology is based on innovative techniques which analyse the email in the cloud for malicious content and intent, before it reaches the recipient.

Additionally, one of the biggest risks to businesses is the threat of employees who accidentally or purposefully leak data. Most companies are woefully unprepared for this kind of problem, but BAE Systems makes it easy to find and investigate insider issues with its Insider Threat Prevention service, which forms part of the EPS product suite.

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