Attivo launches Camouflage for behavioural deception

by Agency News   22 October, 2016
Attivo launches Camouflage for behavioural deception

Ray Kafity, Vice President Middle East Turkey and Africa, Attivo Networks.

Attivo Networks, a provider of cyber security threat detection services, announced the launch of Attivo Camouflage with dynamic behavioural deception. With the release of Attivo Camouflage for Dynamic Behavioural Deception, security teams can use the solution’s automated self-learning technology to intelligently auto-discover, deploy deception, and assign other bait to further circumvent attacker detection.

According to a survey by IDC, 80% of regional firms lack the tools to detect and assess threats, while 42% say the cyber security solutions are not enough to manage cyber risks. This is because over the years organisations have invested in threat prevention solutions which are treated as a discounted security add-on in the long run. Threat prevention solutions have demonstrated greater security gaps which can easily be compromised given the sophisticated nature of the tools used by the modern day cybercriminal. Attivo Camouflage for Dynamic Behavioural Deception addresses this challenge with its self-learning auto-discovery and threat detection capabilities.

Behavioural deception automation aligns to the Threat Matrix Continuous Threat Management platform, and provides the benefit of simplified deployment, updating, and operational management of decoys and their corresponding credential, data, and application bait. The overall threat matrix platform provides six pillars for continuous threat management and includes detection, attack analysis, forensics, incident handling, threat path assessment and prevention.

The concept of camouflage is a well-known tactic for creating a stealth environment and creates a powerful element of surprise against an attacker. Attivo Networks’ Threat Matrix Deception Platform is known for its efficiency in the early detection of an attacker’s presence in user networks, datacentres, clouds, IoT, and ICS-SCADA environments. The solution creates decoys that are based on real operating systems, run environmental golden images, and configures them so that the decoys appear as authentic production units in every network.

“Deploying decoys and lures that mirror a company’s production environment requires a deep understanding of that environment and can take some time to achieve and dynamically refresh,” said Tushar Kothari, CEO of Attivo Networks. “With Attivo Camouflage, security teams can use our automated self-learning technology to discover and dynamically assign and refresh credentials, and other bait instantly.”

Other recent enhancements for deception authenticity and ease of use include IoT and ICS-SCADA gateway and supervisory control deceptions, deployment of deception in branch offices through integration with routing infrastructure, enhanced threat intelligence dashboard and automated blocking and quarantine of infected systems.

“This latest announcement is one more step in dramatically uping the ante on the complexity that an attacker will have to navigate in order to launch a successful attack,” added Kothari.


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