Last week, we introduced a series of exciting updates to vArmour DSS Distributed Security System. We broadened our support of private cloud infrastructure with the addition of OpenStack KVM environments running on Nuage Networks - so customers can build and secure their cloud, their way. We also added depth to our global threat detection capabilities with insight from new vArmour DSS SharedDefense and enhanced visualizations, self-service analytics, advanced search, and alerts for vArmour DSS Analytics. Today, we will dive deep into our newest component of vArmour DSS: vArmour SharedDefense.
With the addition of vArmour SharedDefense, vArmour DSS is now continually updated with vArmour’s global view of security events, behavioral anomalies, and laterally-moving threats inside customer cloud environments, enabling early detection and prevention of multi-cloud attacks. Federated detection logic is hugely important to outsmart attackers across industries. Attackers do not generally execute “mission impossible” cyber assaults, but instead use tactics that are pretty simple technically again and again...until they get stopped. For attackers, what works at one organization has a high chance of repeat success somewhere else in a similar vertical - for example, using the same methods to break into HIPAA software systems across all of the hospitals in an entire region. In this way, sharing threat information about attacks occurring inside data centers can prevent success for attackers attempting repeat tactics across multiple targets.
The importance of threat intelligence sharing is being escalated to the federal level - with President Obama’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center as evidence. However, all industries can benefit from sharing threat information on attacks happening inside their data centers, as cyber criminals often go for high value targets that exist across organizations in the same vertical (i.e. PCI information in retail, PII information in healthcare). For example, after the Anthem breach, similar healthcare providers should have been wondering if they were next… and tried to learn from Anthem’s threat to protect their own environment. As we often say at vArmour, security is a team sport. Organizations across industries are embracing the benefits of threat information sharing, which generally outweigh the potential business advantage from a competitor’s breach. \
With the addition of vArmour SharedDefense, vArmour DSS provides the global detection AND response capabilities necessary to mitigate laterally-moving attacks. vArmour customers have a unique view into Layer 7 internal traffic - and analysis on this behavior across customer environments provides deep detection that is not available through other security solutions. Equally important is the fact that vArmour customers can then take action to respond to these malicious attacks using vArmour Fabric.
Every industry is now dependent on what multi-cloud infrastructure provides - and this constantly connected, digital ecosystem requires greater security than ever before. vArmour gives customers the ability to federate threat intelligence from inside their data center (not just at the network edge). This combination of deep, global detection with advanced response capabilities allows vArmour customers to share and stop potential threats in an entirely new way.
To learn more about the pathway to multi-cloud security from vArmour and our partners, watch our CTO webinar on-demand.