Kaspersky Lab and Lucid Security integrate award-winning antivirus, anti-spyware technology into leading intrusion prevention appliance

28 Feb 2006
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, and Lucid Security, the leader in adaptive intrusion prevention, announced that Kaspersky Lab's antivirus and anti-spyware technology is now available as an add-on module to all appliances in the ipANGEL product line. The combination delivers to the end-user community one of the most robust intrusion prevention appliances on the market. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Combining on-board vulnerability assessment with intrusion prevention, ipANGEL is designed to automatically update and tune protection to prevent exploits and vulnerabilities as they are discovered on servers and applications within the network. Using a vulnerability-based signature system to proactively protect against known, unknown, and undiscovered attempted exploits of system vulnerabilities, ipANGEL performs its deep packet inspection of all network traffic at wire-speeds ranging from 10 Mbps for remote office deployments, to multi-gigabit throughput for enterprise/carrier-class environments with virtually no latency.

"We are pleased to join forces with Kaspersky in bringing to market this important add-on to the ipANGEL line,” said David Scott, SVP, sales and marketing at Lucid Security. “Enterprises now have the option of adding even more prevention and protection capability against the perpetual threat of worms, viruses, spyware and information leakage. The Lucid-Kaspersky combination mitigates fast-spreading internal threats posed by infected laptops, rogue wireless access points, and third-party machines on the network."

Lucid Security is one of the few IPS vendors that staffs and operates its own threat and vulnerability research team, LucidWatchTM, engineering signatures that protect against zero-day attacks, a must-have for any network given that more than 80 percent of all fast-spreading worms are derived from variants of existing/known exploits against the same vulnerability.

Kaspersky Lab has over sixteen years of antivirus research experience with several industry-first innovations. Heralded for the accuracy of detection and frequency of its updates, Kaspersky Lab outpaces other leading virus labs in the rapid release of new virus signatures, according to the most recently published research on virus detection response times.

"As the nature of threats to enterprise security continues to evolve, precise malware protection is of utmost importance as today's malware is more sophisticated, purposeful and extremely targeted," said Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Business Development Director at Kaspersky Lab. "Good intelligence and being able to rapidly respond to new threats are key components of an effective intrusion prevention solution, and we are thrilled to partner with a leader like Lucid Security, where we can combine antivirus, intrusion prevention and other preventive technologies to protect users from these malicious threats."

About Lucid Security

Lucid Security, based in suburban Philadelphia, is the provider of ipANGELTM, the world's only adaptive, intelligent, self-tuning intrusion prevention appliance. ipANGEL is the only intrusion prevention system that integrates asset discovery, vulnerability discovery and intrusion prevention on a high-performance security appliance. Through its patented Adaptive Intelligence™ technology, ipANGEL enhances security and dramatically reduces the time required for operational maintenance. To learn more visit: www.lucidsecurity.com

About Kaspersky Lab

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