CALABASAS, CA— June 20, 2017—Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, announced today that the company’s threat intelligence gateway – ThreatARMOR™ – has received HPE ArcSight Common Event Format (CEF) certification. ThreatARMOR enhances HPE ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) by providing information about every blocked site, each of which is individually validated by the company’s Application and Threat Intelligence™ (ATI) Research Center. This allows security administrators to fully understand the types of threats against their network and allay any concerns about false positives.
ThreatARMOR enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of security operations teams by blocking interaction with known-bad sites and untrusted countries. Backed by an always-on data feed from Ixia’s ATI Research Center, ThreatARMOR automatically applies a vast threat intelligence database to protect an enterprise network by blocking phishing sites, botnet controllers, and hijacked IP ranges. Scrubbing the network of this type of traffic, ThreatARMOR enables next-gen firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) to focus on delivering information relating to actionable threats and targeted attacks.
Enhanced Analytics with HPE ArcSight
HPE ArcSight ESM is a comprehensive SIEM solution that provides cost-effective compliance and advanced security analytics to identify threats and manage risk. With the benefit of HPE ArcSight ESM integration, security operators can quickly identify infected endpoints for which ThreatARMOR has blocked botnet command and control (C&C) activity, along with other malicious connections from those systems identified and reported by other security tools. By quickly correlating those events, ThreatARMOR allows users to detect and block the spread of botnets and other infections.
"Ixia is excited to support standards-based reporting of security events that enable customers to easily consolidate data across multiple security devices and obtain actionable insight into their network security via dashboards such as HPE’s ArcSight,” stated Scott Register, vice president of product management at Ixia. "Ixia’s ThreatARMOR combines massive-scale blocking of malicious sites with industry-standard Common Event Format (CEF) reporting, which is integral to an efficient, effective, robust security deployment."
ThreatARMOR does not require a rules-based configuration and maintains peak performance even if a user specifies dozens of countries or hundreds of thousands of IP addresses to block. Central management and a mobile iOS client are provided with ThreatARMOR at no extra cost for customers with an Application Threat Intelligence subscription from Ixia. In production, ThreatARMOR customers have seen reductions of up to 80 percent in IPS alerts, allowing their operators to pinpoint actionable threat intelligence.
Ixia, now part of Keysight Technologies, provides testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen networks and cloud environments for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks and cloud environments. Learn more at www.ixiacom.com.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight's solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.
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