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Woburn, MA – January 12, 2017 – Kaspersky Lab today announced the global availability of Kaspersky Threat Lookup – a security intelligence service aimed at enhancing enterprise incident response and cybersecurity forensics capabilities. This always-on web service helps businesses to properly analyze digital evidence in light of a security incident and obtain the insights needed to speed up detection and remediation.
Detection and response are some of the most time-critical activities on the agenda of security operations centers (SOCs) in organizations around the world, and both require reliable security intelligence. Based on validated security intelligence data, Kaspersky Threat Lookup provides an effective tool for enterprises to improve their incident response and forensics; offering reliable, aggregated, retrospective and global insight on the latest threats, as well as legitimate objects.
According to a survey of more than 4,000 business representatives worldwide, conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International in 2016, time is the crucial factor in incident detection and response. The survey findings show that enterprises pay more than double in recovery costs if they are unable to detect a security breach in a short amount of time. The average recovery cost of a breach that is undetected for a week or more is over $1 million, while instantly discovered incidents cost an average of $400,000 to mitigate, almost half of the overall industry average.
Accelerating incident response
Kaspersky Threat Lookup is a solution that corporate IT security teams can leverage to accelerate their incident response and forensic capabilities. Once suspicious indicators such as IP address, URL or file hash have been identified by a corporate IT security officer, they can be entered into the Kaspersky Threat Lookup service web interface. In return, users are provided with meaningful and structured information about potential threats and receive global insights that can help them identify a targeted attack in progress.
Kaspersky Lab’s security intelligence is collected from various sources, including Kaspersky Lab’s security network, spam traps, botnet monitoring initiatives and web crawlers. More importantly, that data is constantly being cross-checked by Kaspersky Lab’s own research team and automatically correlated. The solution offers corporate security officers contextual intelligence capabilities, enabling them to quickly investigate the source of the problem, distinguish between potentially malicious and benign actions, and obtain data for fast and efficient incident investigation. Overall, Kaspersky Threat Lookup allows SOC operators to prioritize and act efficiently in the typical scenario of hundreds and thousands alerts received every day.
Kaspersky Threat Lookup offers enterprises the same level of intelligence that Kaspersky Lab specialists use to analyze the most sophisticated threats, and includes indicators of compromise for these new attacks. The solution makes it possible to match data obtained during an investigation due to vast knowledge of malicious objects, as well as access to one of the largest databases of clean objects, part of the Kaspersky Whitelist service.
“In 2016 we have rapidly expanded our range of Security Intelligence Services, including Threat Data Feeds, to provide businesses with the actionable intelligence required for faster detection,” said Veniamin Levtsov, vice president, enterprise business at Kaspersky Lab. “But in order to significantly reduce recovery costs, businesses need to improve detection together with response and forensic capabilities. That is, they need to understand the scope of the problem, identify the source of the security event and collect necessary intelligence to mitigate the threat. The Kaspersky Threat Lookup portal is an important addition to the family of Security Intelligence Services that directly addresses these challenges. It provides instant access to Kaspersky Lab’s threat intelligence directly from cloud sources and contains comprehensive information on requested file hash, URL or IP.”
The company offered early access to Kaspersky Threat Lookup intelligence to organizations such as INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organization, to help investigate cybercrime.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
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