Kaspersky Lab has launched its Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform in Nigeria in a bit to help its enterprise customers detect targeted attacks such as Equation, Red October, Careto, Flame, Turla, Epic Turla, Wild Neutron, Poseidon, Desert Falcons among others.
According to Christian A. Christiansen, IDC Program Vice President, Security Products, “IDC’s Specialized Threat Analysis and Protection Market (STAP) quantifies the opportunity for countering advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks. IDC believes the market will grow to over $3 billion by 2019, with a 5-year CAGR of 28%. This high growth rate is driven by significant adoption of STAP products to address the growing need for advanced threat detection.”
Last year, the IT Security Risks Survey 2015, conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International indicated that 9% of organisations globally experienced a targeted attack in 2014. Kaspersky Lab aims to help them discover and prevent advanced persistent threats early unlike conventional protection technologies that prevent generic threats and attacks from breaching the corporate perimeter.
The Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform is designed to identify and highlight unusual actions that constitute strong evidence of malicious intent. The Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform analyses data collected from different points of the corporate IT infrastructure. The solution’s sensors are responsible for data acquisition over network traffic, web and e-mail as well as endpoints. This allows the solution to detect complex attacks at any stage, even when no malicious activity is taking place, like data exfiltration. Suspicious events are then processed via different engines, including an Advanced Sandbox and a Targeted Attack Analyzer for a final verdict.
“In order to win this battle organisations need to have strong security expertise combined with technology that is capable of spotting a criminal act in the avalanche of daily activity in a large corporation. This challenge is being addressed with the Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform, together with the security services aimed at sharing security intelligence with our customers faster than ever before”, commented Riaan Badenhorst, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab Africa.