Advanced attackers are increasingly using targeted, stealthy, persistent methods to evade traditional security measures. One such type of attack is the advanced persistent threat (APT), which usually targets specific users and/or specific vulnerable application versions. APTs are designed to be inconspicuous, often going unnoticed for months, or even years, before a breach is identified.

We prevent APTs by identifying key components of each threat and automatically sharing the information and protection against those components between security technologies, thereby offering protection at each stage of the attack from the network to the cloud environment to the endpoint.

Prevent Threats on Multiple Fronts

Protections against new vulnerabilities, malware payloads, malicious URLs, and command and control channels are used by the platform — the natively integrated, contextual security of the firewall, Traps™ and Aperture — to prevent APTs at each stage of attack on the network, at endpoints, and within cloud environments.

APT prevention is achieved through granular policy controls that reduce the attack surface, content-based signatures and URL categorizations that block delivery and command and control channels, and signature-less exploit prevention modules that protect endpoints from zero-day threats. 

Automatically Update Protections

Our cloud-based malware analysis environment, WildFire™, analyzes the behavior of unknown files and links, by executing them across multiple versions of the targeted operation system and application simultaneously, and automatically delivers a verdict and updated protections to Aperture, Traps, and all subscribed firewalls worldwide.

We protect you and your data from APTs throughout the organization, network, data center, virtual environments, on the endpoints, and in SaaS applications. We can identify and prevent attacks that leverage a variety of applications, attack tools, and file types, such as Java®, Adobe® Reader®, Microsoft® Office, portable executables, and multimedia across different attack vectors.

Quickly Identify and Stop Infection

Sharing threat intelligence and context between security technologies is essential for detecting advanced threats and preventing their success. Indicators of compromise (IoCs) don’t necessarily present themselves in one static location on the network as APTs attempt lateral movement, so correlating IoCs becomes crucially important.

Our Automated Correlation Engine correlates threat logs within individual firewalls and across multiple firewalls on the network based on specified IoCs from both Unit 42 research and zero-day threat analysis from WildFire. Infections that would otherwise be overlooked are positively identified within minutes, helping you to stop their spread and remediate quickly. 


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