Cybint reports that cyber threats are on the rise and more malware is being launched than ever before. According to the organization, 230,000 new forms of malware were detected every day in 2015. The numbers are in their millions today, and the nature of attacks more sophisticated. For this reason, organizations must think beyond basic cybersecurity measures and invest in proactive solutions that protect their networks from malware attacks in real time.
Introducing the Cisco AMP for Networks
The Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) is a supplementary malware defense system that protects your entire network against highly sophisticated and advanced malware attacks. Being a supplemental solution, the AMP is designed to work with other Cisco network security appliances, particularly the Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS).
How it works
The AMP works with the Cisco NGIPS to provide you with increased visibility of what is happening in your networks, giving you the ability to detect malware threats and contain them immediately. Cisco's security experts know that cyber attacks evolve and become more sophisticated by the day making them harder to detect, and for this reason, the AMP is designed to identify even the most complex form of malware.
1. Continuous analysis
When files enter your network, the AMP enables continuous analysis and tracking, helping you to identify the location, time, and how a malicious file entered the network. It also allows you to block the file and save your network from the intended damage.
2. Retrospective security
Retrospective security is an advanced security measure that allows organizations to prevent attacks before they happen. The AMP continuously tracks and analyzes files and file activities across your systems, and compares these events to what preceded or happened in past attacks. If a file exhibits malicious behavior, the AMP provides you with a retrospective alert which enables you to stop a potential threat from succeeding.
3. Reduce event notifications
The Cisco AMP delivers outbreak control by automatically eliminating attacks in your networks. When malware enters the network, you can set it to automatically remove the compromised file or block it from being transferred to other locations within the network. You can also opt to have an administrator do this manually. The AMP system provides the administrators with alerts, and they can choose to either blacklist or whitelist files.
4. Integrated malware analysis
The AMP comes with a Threat Grid which provides you with a safe and highly secure sandbox environment in which you can dig into the deeper and finer details of suspicious and unknown files. It gives administrators access to screenshots of a file, its executing, behavioral analysis, and threat score.
The Cisco AMP for Networks is also SAFETY Act Certified® by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This means that customers who use the AMP for Networks are protected from lawsuits or claims if the product fails in the event of cyber terrorism.
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