Endeavor Security today announced its Channel Partner program would expand from OEM partners to include Managed Service Providers and Systems Integrators. The FirstLight Early Warning System (EWS) and Automatic Signature Generation (ASG) subscription services are designed to enhance the existing security architecture of enterprise networks, by providing situation awareness and fast, accurate signature updates to security devices.
“I liked the fact that FirstLight uses a network of worldwide sensors to detect emerging threats, essentially a community of IDS’s that could better visualize a new attack and substantiate its' existence. This helps to strengthen our security posture for any ‘0 day exploits’. IPS/IDS is only as good as its' ability to protect against the most current threats and unknown patterns, and this appears to be FirstLight’s strength and focus. I also liked the idea of having the comparison of local events to global trends. This helps with inbound traffic and correlating local activity to global patterns” said Peter Anderson, CTO of CSCI in Springfield VA.
“The frequency and quantity of new attacks and blended threats is staggering, said Chris Jordan, CEO of Endeavor Security. Our automated system can write signatures in minutes and complete analyst review in the same day. The computer not only writes the signatures faster, it is more accurate than human programmers and addresses areas beyond the exploit, such as the infection, the payload, etc.”
The FirstLight offering delivers high quality results without taxing the internal resources of the corporation or government agency. FirstLight’s ability to catch BOTS and other fast mutating threats fills a gap in current attack coverage. FirstLight was designed for mission critical networks including SCADA systems, Telcos, Financial networks and Government agencies.
The primary benefits of the FirstLight Suite include:
• Enhancing existing security infrastructure by updating firewall and IPS rule-sets;
• Strengthening IPS signatures, based on actual traffic that is seen from your network and our Internet grid of sensors;
• Providing Situation Awareness and comparing your local threat with a global community of sensors;
• Identifying False Negatives in security device IPS rule sets.
FirstLight Patent Pending algorithms learn applications and protocols while searching for malicious content. After the FirstLight EWS categorizes the attack, it automatically generates a pattern match for that new attack for analyst review. The resulting rule or signature can be used by existing Intrusion Prevention systems, to enhance the network infrastructure security. The FirstLight ASG system has produced a superior knowledgebase that is not tied to a single vendor.
FirstLight ASG produces IPS signatures in XML format and can convert into multiple formats, including Snort, for use in IPS devices, such as Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), Internet Security Systems (Nasdaq: ISSX) and Symantec.
About Endeavor Security
Endeavor Security (endeavorsecurity.com), based in McLean VA, is a software development company focused on securing our nations critical infrastructure. The FirstLight suite of products are focused on new threats and the ability to stop them using advanced, Patent Pending algorithms. The FirstLight sensor grid includes government and commercial entities.
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