ROMSEY, England, August 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Perception Cyber Security, part of Chemring Technology Solutions, today launches Perception Virtual, a military-grade network security product, which will significantly reduce installation times and cost.
The introduction of Perception Virtual will reduce the time to deploy the network security product from days to hours*. This means that enterprises with multiple sites are no longer constrained by escalating installation costs. Instead, they can quickly add an additional security layer to protect critical network assets, without the overheads and business disruption normally associated with physical software deployments and extra rack-mounted hardware. For the first time, smaller organisations will also be able to afford to protect their networks with sophisticated machine-learning behavioural threat identification tools.
Perception was originally developed for the UK Ministry of Defence and complements existing computer network security systems by identifying the potential threats that they cannot. The world's first machine-learning and AI-powered network security system, Perception can immediately detect major security flaws when it is first switched on. This allows users to rapidly identify the small changes they can make to greatly reduce the chances of a cyber security breach.
Daniel Driver, Head of Perception Cyber Security, said: "For organisations that have multiple cores, such as those with several local offices, installation costs have sometimes been a barrier to adding this layer to network security. Perception Virtual means that fully virtualised deployments that require minimal installation overhead can now be created. It also allows SMEs to benefit from significantly enhanced network security. We regularly see Perception detect major security flaws in networks as soon as it's deployed, and it's great to bring that benefit to more customers more rapidly."
As Perception is a network behaviour analysis system, it has no rigid "rules-based" architecture and adapts to the network's changing profile to automatically identify malicious activity, making it more difficult for malware to evade detection. It will also detect the slow, unauthorised external extraction of information from the network, even when sophisticated obfuscation techniques are used.
A large number of organisations utilise fully virtualised environments, which are notoriously difficult to protect and often results in network security being compromised. Perception Virtual allows complete network visibility, without any impact to network performance.
*Previously Perception was only available as a hardware-based installation.
About Chemring Technology Solutions & Perception http://www.chemringts.com
Chemring Technology Solutions, part of Chemring Group PLC, is a global provider of advanced protection systems covering Electronic Warfare, Signals Intelligence, EOD, Counter IED, Tactical Comms and Cyber Security. Trusted by governments, national security and commercial customers to provide military and commercial advantage, its 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.