DELFT, The Netherlands, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The United Kingdom has been targeted by cybercriminals for years, however the sophistication of the malware has lately become too much for traditional security solutions. UK organisations have found the traditional defences they have implemented to be inflexible, and find themselves fighting an uphill battle. To provide a proactive advantage in their battles against cybercrime, Dutch security firm Fox-IT today announces the availability of its Fox InTELL portal in the United Kingdom.
Fox InTELL tracks and analyses client-specific cyber threats and potential attacks in real-time as they are planned within the cybercrime underworld. Its unique approach to gathering, processing and delivering actionable cyber intelligence is already leveraged by leading banks and enterprises in Europe, and has been used by law enforcement agencies in Europe and Asia to bring down botnet herders in high-profile cybercrime cases.
"The Fox InTELL service monitors and captures the chatter, contains the fallout and minimises the damage of cyber attacks every day by gathering and delivering the most relevant and actionable information across the cyber intelligence community directly into the hands of InfoSec teams," said Ronald Prins, CEO of Fox-IT.
Founded in 1999 as Europe's first digital investigation agency, Fox-IT specialises in cyber defence tools, proactive monitoring services and rapid incident response for financial services, governments and highly secure/highly sensitive enterprises.
Real-time threat evolution monitoring
Fox InTELL clients are alerted immediately of possible threats and have portal access to real-time threat evolution monitoring, which has a considerable benefit over the standard industry practice of developing a written report. Fox-IT advises clients on mitigation tactics, using expert skills such as reverse-engineering.
"Fox InTELL enables us to be more in control of banking malware related to online fraud," said Ton Wieman, head of investigations of a large European bank. "Through InTELL, we can reach out to our peers in other participating organisations quickly and stay abreast of the very latest developments in great detail."
Cyber threats to organisation brands
Cyber attacks impact brands. A lot of attacks look like they come from the very organisation they target. Fox InTELL monitors for appearances of customers' brand names in malware configurations, cybercrime command and control infrastructures, and underworld forums, where new threats and targeted attacks are planned.
Portal-based collaboration increases protective agility
The Collaboration area on the Fox InTELL portal has proven to be an important feature for client interactions with each other as well as with Fox InTELL experts. Community discussions on new threats and countermeasures raise questions and provide answers on issues faster than intelligence reports can be generated.
"If an InfoSec team doesn't know about a new cyber threat, they can't defend against it," said Fox InTELL product manager Eward Driehuis. "Fox InTELL improves an enterprise's cyber intelligence position, which enables better situational awareness, security controls, and risk decisions to protect their customers and their brands online."
History of use in high-profile cybercrime cases
Fox-IT has been gathering intelligence on cybercrime for over a decade, and its services have been utilised by law enforcement agencies many times. Notable examples include the apprehension of botnet herders in Russia, the post-mortem investigation of the DigiNotar data breach, and the analysis of the recent hack of the main website of US entertainment giant NBC that attempted to inject malware onto users' computers that would expose their banking details to cyber criminals.
Fox-IT prevents, solves and mitigates the most serious threats as a result of cyber attacks, fraud and data breaches with innovative solutions for government, defence, law enforcement, critical infrastructure, banking, and commercial enterprise clients worldwide. Our approach combines human intelligence and technology into innovative solutions that ensure a more secure society. We develop custom and packaged solutions that maintain the security of sensitive government systems, protect industrial control networks, defend online banking systems, and secure highly confidential data and networks. For more information, visit http://www.fox-it.com.