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November 01, 2012

Lancope's StealthLabs Intelligence Center to Share its Threat Research with Customers and Public


By Anshu Shrivastava SIP Trunking Report Contributor



Lancope has launched the StealthLabs Intelligence Center (SLIC) to share global threat research with customers and the public.


Tom Cross, director of security research at Lancope, noted that protecting computer networks is more challenging today than ever before. He said that many of the advanced threats that have been discovered in recent months, such as Flame and Shamoon, represent the sort of attack activity that was reserved for science fiction novels only a few years ago.

“Lancope realizes that, in order to best protect our customers in this volatile environment, we must keep abreast of the latest developments in malicious software and share our research amongst the security community and with the public at large,” Cross said.

StealthLabs, the newly formed research group, conducts advanced, in-house security research. In addition, it also taps into a broad community of third-party experts and partners to aggregate emerging threat information from around the world.

Through a public portal, this intelligence is shared via SLIC. Also, it’s leveraged internally to enhance Lancope's StealthWatch System, said company officials.

StealthLabs aims to protect Lancope customers by building innovative, robust capabilities into StealthWatch that can detect, analyze and remediate advanced security threats. Its laboratories are based in Atlanta, GA and there, StealthLabs reproduces and studies real-world attack activity. It also develops and refines the behavioral anomaly detection algorithms that are at the core of StealthWatch’s security capabilities.

Moreover, leveraging NetFlow, IPFIX and other flow data from existing network infrastructure, Lancope's StealthWatch System creates an always-on sensor grid to detect today's top threats.

Company officials said that StealthLabs' advanced knowledge of botnets and other sophisticated attacks on the Internet enhances the company’s robust threat detection and incident response capabilities to prevent cyber-attacks from taking over corporate and government networks.

According to the company, members of the StealthLabs research team have decades of combined experience at the forefront of computer security. Plus, the company also maintains a vast network of partnerships with third-party organizations such as Cisco, HP, VMware, Team Cymru and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Lancope is a provider of flow-based monitoring solutions to ensure high-performing and secure networks for global enterprises.

Recently, the company announced the appointment of Tariq Ahmed as managing director of EMEA and International.




Edited by Rich Steeves