Malware Threats No Match for Cisco’s Sourcefire AMP

A networking giant going toe-to-toe with malware threats? Yes, Cisco just announced it has added Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) to its Content Security Portfolio of products. Originally developed by Sourcefire, AMP is making its way into Cisco technologies like Web and e-mail security appliances and its Cloud Web Security Service.

Call it the first fruits of CiscoEUs Sourcefire acquisition. The new integration aims to offer customers comprehensive malware-defeating capabilities, including detection and blocking, continuous analysis and retrospective remediation of advanced threats.

EUTodayEUs advanced threats that can attack hosts through a combination of different vectors require a continuous security response versus point in time solutions,EU said Christopher Young, senior vice president, Cisco Security Business Group. EUWeb and e-mail gateways do a large amount of heavy lifting in the threat defense ecosystem, blocking the delivery of malicious content. By bringing together AMP and threat analytics with our Web, Cloud Web and e-mail security gateways, we provide our customers with the best advanced malware protection from the cloud to the network to the endpoint.EU

Before, During and After Attacks

AMP taps the cloud security intelligence networks of both Cisco and Sourcefire. Like the attacks it is designed to protect against, AMP evolves to provide continuous monitoring and analysis across the extended network and throughout the full attack continuum. That means before, during and after an attack.

By combining SourcefireEUs knowledge of advanced threats and analytics expertise with CiscoEUs e-mail and Web security solutions, the company said its customers will benefit from more visibility and control combined with a seamless approach to addressing advanced malware problems.

But Cisco didnEUt stop there. The company also added Cognitive Threat Analytics, acquired last year via Cognitive Security, as an option for Cisco Cloud Web Security customers. Cognitive Threat Analytics is an intuitive, self-taught system that uses behavioral modeling and...

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