Network World - Networking Nuggets and Security Snippets
Did you see the Palo Alto Networks announcement yesterday? If not, here’s my synopsis. PAN introduced a new endpoint security technology named “Traps” that is the ultimate result of the company’s acquisition of Cyvera this past March. In simple terms, Traps provides three core security functions:
Advanced malware prevention. Traps is designed to deal with the most important attack vectors such as memory corruption, changes in registry settings, and malware persistency, with no prior knowledge about the malware itself.
Endpoint forensics. Traps captures system-level activities to help security analyst understand what changes, if any, were made to compromised systems.
Integration of network and endpoint security. Traps ties into PAN Wildfire and NGFW. This integration provides more holistic protection and gives analysts a vantage point across network and endpoint activities. The integration also ties Traps into Palo Alto threat intelligence.
A few years ago, the endpoint security market was a cozy little oligopoly that was dominated by five vendors: Kaspersky, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro. Others, like CA, Check Point, and even mighty Microsoft, couldn't crack the code and either exited the market or minimized their product development, marketing, and sales. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here