ROMSEY, England, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Originally developed for the UK Government in 2011, Perception is the world's first Bio-inspired network security solution, which will complement Serco's existing computer network security systems by identifying the potential threats they cannot.
Mark Henshaw, Head of Information Security for Serco Group, said: "I am extremely impressed with Perception as it very effectively fills the gap that has developed between traditional network security tools and the expanding threat landscape as we see increasingly sophisticated malware and blended advanced threats.
"Perception sold itself as it's a powerful tool that identifies apparently benign events, which could seriously impact Serco. It is proving to be simple to implement and has demonstrated value in a very short time by identifying malware, policy violation, suspicious data movement, device configuration issues, and pointers to areas where awareness training should be increased. Many of the issues identified were subtle in nature and were not picked-up by our current network security systems," said Henshaw.
Unlike other cyber security solutions, Perception is behavioural with no rigid "rules-based" architecture. Perception adapts to the network's changing profile, automatically identifying malicious activity and making it more difficult for malware to evade detection. 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 a network, rather than at the perimeter as other security solutions do. Targeted, complex logic performs in depth analysis and classification, avoiding the high false alarm rates usually experienced with anomaly detection systems.
"Serco supported Chemring Technology Solutions during Beta tests of Perception and we were particularly impressed by how different it is from traditional network security systems that rely on pattern matching. Perception collects and analyses information in a different way by looking for the unusual and linking apparently nonthreatening network activity to identify hidden malware. It's also very competitively priced, costing a similar amount to a mid-range firewall. Overall, Perception adds another highly effective layer to our cyber defence arsenal," concluded Henshaw.
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.
Serco is a leading provider of public services. Our customers are governments or others operating in the public sector. We gain scale, expertise and diversification by operating internationally across five sectors and four geographies: Defence, Justice & Immigration, Transport, Health and Citizen Services, delivered in UK & Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. More information can be found at serco.com