CounterTack Awarded Patent for Next-Generation Cyber Attack Detection Technology

Posted by Jill Newbury    Jan 18, 2013 6:29:00 AM

Looking Deeper into Operating System Behavior to Detect the Undetectable 

WALTHAM, Mass. (January 18, 2013)CounterTack, the industry’s first and only provider of in-progress cyber attack intelligence and response solutions, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office has allowed the patent application for its unique cyber attack detection technology, which was developed at the company’s research and development center in Santa Monica, Calif.

“Facing the cyber arms race of this generation’s Cold War, we started with a vision that the industry needed new approaches for cyber security based on a better understanding of the attacker,” said Alen Capalik, CounterTack founder. “It’s gratifying to achieve this major milestone on our journey to help make the network, where we now all live, work and play, a safe place.”

CounterTack developed a new approach that enables data collection and intelligence gathering from deep within operating systems. Monitoring at a deeper level of the network and system architecture has demonstrated a new level of behavioral analysis that enables detection of previously undetectable attacks, such as polymorphic and armored malware, directed and personalized attacks and non-malware attacks, including those from insider threats. 

“The detection gap is as wide as ever despite continuing advancements and investments in cyber security solutions,” said Neal Creighton, CounterTack CEO. “We are very pleased to receive this patent for one of our innovations that is helping to close the gap, and which is already proving its value in next-generation honeynet solutions for major customers around the world.” 

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