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Airbus Defence and Space showcases its cyber security solutions to combat growing cyber threat at the Gisec 2014 IT security exhibition in Dubai

Latest solution Keelback provides effective protection to advanced persistent cyber threats

Airbus Defence and Space is highlighting its cyber security solutions at Gisec 2014, the IT security exhibition in Dubai, from the 9th to 11th of June. Given the increasing dangers posed by advanced persistent cyber threats (APTs) the company demonstrates its cyber defence offering capable to combat these threats.

Advanced persistent cyber attacks are tailor-made to steal sensitive information or intellectual property from their targets. These attacks represent a real danger to all organisations and hence must be fought at various levels of the targeted company’s network. To this purpose, Airbus Defence and Space presents its latest offer for detecting and fighting these kind of attacks on IT-networks of a targeted company. This latest solution , named Keelback, provides continuous monitoring, threat intelligence, malware investigations and immediate alarms in case of attacks via the networks or directly on the hosts. Security software called Stormshield from the Airbus Defence and Space companies Netasq and Arkoon completes this cyber defence offering, providing endpoint security solutions that protect client workstations and servers from cyber attacks by blocking APTs.

Guy Meguer, Airbus Defence and Space General Manager in Middle East for CyberSecurity said: « Our innovation is focused on delivering security without compromise to companies of all sizes against ever more frequent and prominent attacks, including APTs. Our solutions provide the highest standards of reliability and ensure that the most sensitive information can be adequately protected against security breaches. « 

About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

Contact:                                                                                            

Nelly Tartivel               +33 (0)1 61 38 70 60               nelly.tartivel@airbus.com

Note for Editors

What is Keelback? Keelback is a dedicated solution for detecting and fighting advanced persistent cyber threats on IT-networks of a targeted company. It provides investigation and immediate alarms in case of attacks.
Airbus Defence and Space has developed the offer by combining signature tracking and detection of behaviour that reveals activities of attackers, supported by threat intelligence feeds. The innovation consists of a real-time identification and characterization of cyber threats with the help of a continuously updated knowledge base as well as advanced detection of attacks through complementary modules implemented on the network and clients of customers’ infrastructure.

What is StormShield? StormShield provides complete protection to client workstations and servers by blocking the most sophisticated, targeted attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), even when unknown, while remaining completely transparent to users.
StormShield Endpoint Security distinguishes itself from other solutions because it leverages a breakthrough innovation in systems protection based on a truly unique Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) providing unprecedented – and proven – proactive, kernel-level protection and system hardening.

What are Netasq and Arkoon? Netasq and Arkoon are two companies specialised in network security, information systems protection and data confidentiality. Netasq and Arkoon have been acquired by Airbus DS in the last two years, in order to reinforce its CyberSecurity leading position in Europe. One of their solutions is StormShield.

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