Antivirus Protection & Internet Security Software
05 Sep 2011Business News
Kaspersky Lab and Emerging Threats Pro Partnership to Deliver Better Protection for All Kaspersky Labs, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has announced its collaboration with Emerging Threats Pro. Emerging Threats Pro produces a professional grade IDS and IPS ruleset for Snort and Suricata based on and supporting the Emerging Threats open source project. The ruleset focuses on malware and major vulnerabilities, but also provides known bad IP lists and IP/DNS reputation feeds. Kaspersky Lab uses this ruleset for its in-lab internal research work.
The cooperation between the two companies entails collaboration on a malware samples exchange and also combined work on extending Emerging Threats Pro ruleset coverage. Kaspersky Lab’s specialists have already begun feeding data into Emerging Threats Pro in order to improve the ruleset for all its users and thus ultimately make the Internet a safer place.
Commenting on the collaboration, Nikita Shvetsov, Director of Anti-Malware Research at Kaspersky Lab, said: “We are happy to be collaborating with the Emerging Threats Pro Team, the open source team to go to for the best IDS/IPS ruleset. Our combined efforts will produce expertise synergies for both organizations to optimize our signatures, which will then trickle down to better Internet security for all.”
Matt Jonkman, CEO of Emerging Threats Pro, added: “Our team is excited about the collaboration with Kaspersky Lab. The IDS and anti-virus industries are fighting the same battle, so working closely together as non-competitive companies only makes sense - to strengthen both our organizations’ expertise and offerings.”
Kaspersky Lab is one of the largest antivirus companies in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.securelist.com.
Emerging Threats Pro was born out of demand from existing users of the Emerging Threats.net open source rules who wanted a comprehensive enterprise grade IDS/IPS ruleset with a strong malware focus. Its team of researchers and developers has been drawn from among the brightest minds in the open source community, with whose support it is able to produce the fastest moving and most diverse Suricata and Snort rulesets and IP/DNS reputation feeds available.
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