Protect Against Identified Zero-Day Threats With Exodus Intelligence And EclecticIQ Platform
Exclusive vulnerability data from Exodus Intelligence added to Threat Intelligence Platform of EclecticIQ enables detection of Zero-Day vulnerabilities and attempted exploits within enterprise networks
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Exodus Intelligence and EclecticIQ today announced a partnership that will allow corporations and governments to track identified-yet-unpatched Zero-Day vulnerabilities, which represent some of the most difficult challenges faced by cyber security professionals. With the new partnership, Exodus Intelligence will provide its exclusive Zero-Day vulnerability metadata through EclecticIQ Platform, the analyst-centric Threat Intelligence Platform from EclecticIQ. This first-to-market combination will improve enterprise awareness of new Zero-Day vulnerabilities, enabling cyber security teams to better protect their organizations against the fastest-moving cyber security threats. Zero-Day vulnerabilities represent the most problematic class of threats for cyber security professionals. From the moment that a Zero-Day vulnerability emerges, enterprises remain open to attacks until a patch is released and applied. Yet until now, enterprises have lacked a reliable mechanism to become aware of the existence of Zero-Day vulnerabilities prior to patch release. Consequently, enterprises have been unable to take alternative protective measures, or even to know whether their networks are being affected by a known Zero-Day vulnerability. Starting today, exclusive Zero-Day Metadata Access (ZMA) from Exodus Intelligence is now directly accessible through EclecticIQ Platform. With this capability, enterprise cyber security teams will have immediate knowledge of new Zero-Day vulnerabilities, so that they can more quickly investigate their susceptibility to these critical threats, put into place temporary countermeasures, and track the activities of adversaries trying to exploit Zero-Day vulnerabilities. For the first time, enterprises can protect themselves against identified-yet-unpatched threats. Using key features of EclecticIQ Platform, enterprises can dynamically transform metadata for selected Zero-Day vulnerabilities into rules that feed into popular Intrusion Detection and Protection Systems (IDS/IPS), including the open-source Snort IPS. This level of security automation represents a new approach to defending against Zero-Day vulnerabilities that is unique to the cyber security industry.