Vormetric and FireEye Strengthen Protection Against Data Breaches for Customers
Vormetric Adds Sensitive Data Access Monitoring information to the FireEye Threat Analytics Platform – Joins the FireEye Cyber Security Coalition
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 28, 2016 – Vormetric, a Thales company, and a leader in enterprise data protection for physical, virtual, big data, and cloud environments, today announced that it has joined the FireEye Cyber Security Coalition and integrated detailed security intelligence information on file level access to sensitive data with the FireEye Threat Analytics Platform (TAP). When combined, Vormetric’s encryption, access control and security intelligence capabilities, plus the analytic capabilities of FireEye TAP, create a strong line of defense and threat detection when perimeter defenses have failed to stop external cyberattacks or malicious insiders.
The Vormetric Data Security Platform produces detailed security intelligence logs of file level access to sensitive data it protects. These logs produce an auditable trail of permitted and denied access attempts from users and processes, as well as privileged user escalation information, delivering unprecedented insight into file access activities. Logging occurs at the file system level, removing the opportunity of stealthy access to sensitive data. When integrated with FireEye TAP, it can inform of unusual or improper data access and accelerate the detection of insider threats, hackers, and the presence of advanced persistent threats (APT) that are past the perimeter security.
“The increasingly dangerous nature of cyber threats has made the work of security professionals even more difficult,” said Ed Barry, VP, Cyber Security Coalition, FireEye. “By teaming with Vormetric, our FireEye TAP customers gain access to the detailed data access information and pattern data that the Vormetric platform generates. The result is critical threat intelligence that allows organizations to detect, respond to and resolve threats, even when the attackers are inside enterprise and application perimeters.”
“FireEye TAP applies threat intelligence, expert rules and advanced security data analytics against the problems of revealing suspicious behavior and generating alerts that matter, so that organizations can shut down threats before they cause damage,” said Vice President of Business Development for Vormetric, Arun Gowda. “With Vormetric now partnering to add data threat intelligence to FireEye’s already powerful capabilities, customers gain even better protection for their critical information and environments.”
About Vormetric, a Thales company
Vormetric’s comprehensive high-performance data protection platform helps companies move confidently and quickly. Our seamless and scalable platform is the most effective way to protect data wherever it resides—any file, database and application, in any server environment. Advanced transparent encryption, powerful access controls and centralized key management let organizations encrypt everything efficiently, with minimal disruption. Regardless of content, database or application—whether physical, virtual or in the cloud—Vormetric Data Protection enables confidence, speed and trust by encrypting the data that builds business. Vormetric Data Protection was recently acquired by Thales Group and is now a Thales company.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.
Positioned as a value-added systems integrator, equipment supplier and service provider, Thales is one of Europe’s leading players in the security market. The Group’s security teams work with government agencies, local authorities and enterprise customers to develop and deploy integrated, resilient solutions to protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure.
Drawing on its strong cryptographic capabilities, Thales is a global leader in data protection and one of the world leaders in cybersecurity products and solutions for defence, critical infrastructure and telecommunication operators, industrial and financial companies. Covering the entire cybersecurity chain, Thales offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions that includes: cybersecurity consulting and testing, cyber-secured software centric system design / development / integration and certification, provision and through-life management of data protection products and services, secured IT outsourcing and cloud computing solutions, as well as managed security services based on our network of Security Operation Centers in France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
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