ROMSEY, England, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Chemring Technology Solutions today launches ForensicAI, an advanced system of artificial intelligence that automates volume data pattern analysis for network security. ForensicAI is the world's first system that can link apparently benign network activity across months to identify hidden malware, delivering extremely high detection and low false alarm rates.
Developed from military grade cyber security software, ForensicAI automates malicious activity pattern identification. This allows security analysts to redirect their time more effectively to investigate and stop in-progress malicious activity.
ForensicAI is available as part of the latest upgrade of Perception, the world's first Bio-inspired network security system. Working at very high data rates at the core of the network, ForensicAI constantly reviews the mass of data from Perception's behavioural analysis. This identifies patterns and common themes that indicate potential live threats and network vulnerabilities. When anything of interest is found, a detailed alert reports to the analyst what has happened and why it should be investigated.
Daniel Driver, Head of Perception Cyber Security, Chemring Technology Solutions, said: "ForensicAI is capable of intelligently linking something that happened months ago, followed by other behaviours a few weeks later, with something else in the last few minutes. As soon as the last piece in that puzzle falls into place, an alert is generated, delivering incredibly high detection rates that other systems would miss as they focus on current activity or cannot effectively process large data volumes gathered over time."
Perception's Bio-inspired technology mimics the fight-or-flight fear response of mammals. Unlike other cyber security solutions, as Perception is behavioural and not rules-based it adapts automatically to the network's changing profile to identify malicious activity, making it more difficult for malware to evade detection.
Developed to complement existing computer network security systems, such as Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and anti-virus, Perception identifies the potential threats they cannot. It will also detect the slow, unauthorised exfiltration of business information, even when obfuscation techniques are used to evade traditional rule-based security defences.
Perception runs at high data rates at the core of the network, rather than the perimeter as other security solutions do. By using complex logic to perform in depth analysis and classification, Perception avoids the high false alarm rates usually experienced with anomaly detection systems.
"The nature of cyber security has changed, as the security gap often exists within an organisation's own network. The slow exfiltration of business information can often go unnoticed by traditional network monitoring tools, or an attack on an external third party can originate from within the organisation. The proliferation of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and other online business tools makes identifying a threat injected at the core of the network almost impossible to identify with existing security infrastructure. Perception quickly identifies activity caused by malicious behaviours, regardless of whether it's a new threat, a novel technique, or a malicious insider," concluded Driver
- Perception v2.0, including ForensicAI, is available to all existing customers as a free software update.
- A free 30 day trial of Perception is also available, please contact info@PerceptionCyberSecurity.com
About Chemring Technology Solutions http://www.chemringts.com
Chemring Technology Solutions, part of Chemring Group PLC, is a global provider of advanced Electronic Warfare (EW), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and Communication Information Systems (CIS), trusted by governments, national security and commercial customers to provide military and commercial advantage. Our products are relied upon by the best equipped armed forces in the world, including the UK MOD and NATO allies.
Perception has been designed and developed by market-leading technology and security specialists within the Chemring Group, which has been delivering secure communication solutions for more than 40 years and is trusted by defence and security agencies worldwide.
SOURCE Chemring Technology Solutions