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Keelback Net sensor of Airbus Defence and Space receives France Cybersecurity label

Sensor ensures early detection and in-depth analysis of weak signals, which are typical of an advanced cyber attack and impossible to detect by traditional means.

During the International Cybersecurity Forum 2016 (FIC), Airbus Defence and Space, a key player in the cyber security market in Europe, received ‘France Cybersecurity’ label for its Keelback Net sensor, which is dedicated to detecting and combating advanced persistent threats.

François Lavaste, Head of CyberSecurity at Airbus Defence and Space, said:

We are extremely proud to have received this endorsement today. This sensor is an innovative solution: it provides our customers with rapid detection and critical analysis of every hacking attempt – even the most elusive ones. It continuously gathers and quickly analyses signs of suspect behaviour in company networks, in particular low-signature ‘telltale signs’, which are impossible to identify using conventional means of detection.”

 

This label is not only a guarantee of quality and performance. It also assures users that these certified products and services are designed and used in France by leading players, and have clear and well-defined features.

All organisations, and in particular critical infrastructures and strategic industries, are targeted by an increasing number of sophisticated attacks designed to steal sensitive information or intellectual property from their targets. Airbus Defence and Space has developed the Keelback Net sensor precisely to fight these types of attacks more effectively.

 

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 more than 38,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €13 billion per year.

Note to editors

CyberSecurity, a unit of Airbus Defence and Space devoted entirely to cyber security, employs over 600 experts in Europe and the Middle East. CyberSecurity offers high-quality professional services to its customers, who also benefit from the unit’s Cyber Defence Centre, a comprehensive solution designed to anticipate, detect and combat advanced cyber attacks.

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