Imperva Sets a New Standard for Data Center Security with the Release of SecureSphere 10.0
Customers gain unmatched protection against modern threats with industry-leading threat intelligence
Imperva, Inc. (NYSE: IMPV), a pioneer and leader of a new category of business security solutions for critical applications and high-value business data in the data center, today announced the release of SecureSphere 10.0. With today’s announcement, Imperva raises the bar for Web application firewall (WAF) effectiveness by unveiling ThreatRadar Community Defense, the first crowd-sourced threat intelligence service that aggregates and validates attack data from WAFs to protect against hackers, automated clients, and zero-day attacks. Imperva is also extending its unmatched security coverage for data center assets by introducing SecureSphere Directory Services Monitoring plus support for NFS, IMS, and PostgreSQL.
“As vendors deploy more shared-intelligence features in their products, make use of them; they can make you more effective and more versatile in responding more quickly to today’s threats,” said Anton Chuvakin, research director at Gartner, and Ramon Krikken, research VP at Gartner, in a May 2012 report titled Security Information and Event Management Futures.
Imperva ThreatRadar Community Defense delivers crowd-sourced threat intelligence to Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewalls (WAF). Gathering live attack data from WAFs deployed around the world and distributing this data in near-real time, Community Defense fortifies the entire community against emerging threats. Community Defense translates the attack feeds it gathers into attack patterns, reputation data, and policies to safeguard Imperva-protected Websites from similar attacks and attack sources.
“Together, Imperva ThreatRadar Reputation Services and Community Defense pull crowd-sourced data from around the world to provide heightened insight into the identity of these attackers,” said Amichai Shulman, Co-Founder and CTO of Imperva. “As the first company to deliver crowd-sourced threat intelligence for Web application firewalls, we continue to innovate to deliver what we believe are the best, most advanced Web application security solutions available to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”
Additionally, a Hacker Intelligence Initiative report, released today by Imperva, found that threat-blocking efficiency increased with crowd-sourced threat intelligence for the Web applications tracked in the report. The three-month long study of 60 Web applications demonstrates that cross-site information sharing (i.e., crowd sourcing) results in threat intelligence that enables protection against large-scale campaigns. For more information, or to download the report, click here.
Along with ThreatRadar Community Defense which is part of the SecureSphere WAF family, today’s release highlights two additional areas of the SecureSphere platform:
SecureSphere File Security: SecureSphere Directory Services Monitoring (DSM) enriches Imperva’s File and Database Security products by providing the ability to audit, alert and report on changes made in Active Directory. DSM allows organizations to continuously monitor critical activity and meet compliance requirements, making it a comprehensive platform for protecting critical applications and data across various systems in the data center. Additionally, added support for NFS extends Imperva’s unstructured data coverage into additional environments including Unix and Linux.
SecureSphere Database Security: SecureSphere 10.0 offers agent technology enhancements and extended support for IBM’s Information Management System (IMS) and PostgreSQL, to provide enterprise-class database audit and protection solutions to organizations, large and small.
SecureSphere 10.0 is available immediately. For more information please visit http://www.imperva.com.
Imperva is a pioneer and leader of a new category of business security solutions for critical applications and high-value data in the data center. Imperva’s award-winning solutions protect against data theft, insider abuse, and fraud while streamlining regulatory compliance by monitoring and controlling data usage and business transactions across the data center, from storage in a database or on a file server to consumption through applications. With over 2,200 end-user customers in more than 60 countries and thousands of organizations protected through cloud-based deployments, securing your business with Imperva puts you in the company of the world’s leading organizations. For more information, visit www.imperva.com
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including without limitation those regarding our belief that we have the best, most advanced Web application security available. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ substantially from expectations. Investors should consider important risk factors, which include: the risk that our products are not adopted at levels that we anticipate; the risk that competitors may be perceived by customers to be better positioned to help handle Web application security threats; and other risks detailed under the caption “Risk Factors” in the company’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on March 15, 2013 and the company’s other SEC filings. You can obtain copies of the company’s SEC filings on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.