Symantec is the worlds leading cyber-security company and it has recently announced a very powerful threat detection technology that their own world-class research team uses and it helped them uncover some notable cyber-attacks in history.
This powerful cyber-threat detection tool will now be available to their customers under ATP- Advanced Threat Protection. The Symantec Targeted Attack Analytics technology has enabled the ATP customers to control advanced machine learning to computerize the discovery of attacks.
In enterprise security today, cyber-attacks are one of the most dangerous threats. However, these cyber-attacks are usually hidden from view under a mountain of alerts that are created by the security system. These alerts give hackers the time to not only gain access to the systems but also be able to steal some valuable data.
What Symantec Targeted Attack Analytics does is, it removes this distraction and allows you to identify the truly targeted activity. It even prioritizes this activity in form of a reliable incident report for the security team.
The Symantec team reported saying, “With Symantec Targeted Attack Analytics (TAA), we’re taking the intelligence generated from our leading research teams and uniting it with the power of advanced machine learning to help customers automatically identify these dangerous threats and take action.”
TAA is a result of effort by Symantecs Attack Investigation Team that was responsible for uncovering the cyber-attack Lazarus, Regin, Stuxnet, WannaCry and SWIFT; and the effort put in by Symantecs top security data scientists that are pushing the boundaries of machine learning research.
TAA uses the knowledge and capabilities of the worlds top security experts and turns it into artificial intelligence. It even provides companies with high-class “virtual analysts” to allow security experts to give their time and resources when a critical cyber-attack takes place.
Greg Clark Symantec CEO says that, “Symantec’s team of cyber analysts has a long history of uncovering the world’s most high-profile cyber-attacks and now their deep understanding of how these attacks unfold can be put to use by our customers without the need to employ a team of researchers.”
He further adds, “ “Targeted Attack Analytics uses advanced analytics and machine learning to help shorten the time to discovery on the most targeted and dangerous attacks and to help keep customers and their data safe.”
The technology forming the core of Symantec TAA is the same toolset used by Symantec to uncover Dragonfly 2.0- which was a major attack targeting multiple energy companies and tried to gain access to operational networks.
Eric Chein who is a Technical Director of Symantec Security says that, “Up until now, we’ve had the telemetry and data necessary to uncover the warning signs of dangerous targeted attacks but the industry has lacked the technology to analyze and code the data quickly.
With TAA, we’re taking the intelligence generated from our leading research teams and uniting it with the power of advanced machine learning to help customers automatically identify these dangerous threats and take action.”
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