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Kaspersky Labs rolls out targeted threat detection platform for enterprises

The platform monitors and analyzes data collected from different points of the corporate IT infrastructure, including network activity from web and email.

Kaspersky Labs is expanding its enterprise security portfolio with the addition of a new threat detection platform designed to help businesses spot targeted attacks against their network.

According to the security firm, the Anti Targeted Attack Platform monitors and analyzes data collected from different points of the corporate IT infrastructure, including network activity from web and email. It does so by utilizing network and endpoint sensors and Kaspersky's own sandbox engine technology.

Network data is then processed through machine learning technology and combined with verdicts from different analysis engines to determine whether suspicious events are indeed malicious and an alert to IT staff should be made.

Kaspersky admits that targeted attacks represent less than one percent of the entire threat landscape. But what these types of attacks lack in frequency they make up for in severity. Kaspersky says even the most unsophisticated targeted attacks can prove successful and wreak havoc on an enterprise network.

"As we developed our Anti Targeted Attack Platform, we understood that a working solution cannot stand apart from well-known and highly efficient security approaches," said Nikita Shvetsov, Kaspersky Lab's CTO. "At the same time, new corporate threats demand new technology and intelligence an order of magnitude more complex than our existing solutions."

Kaspersky is also launching a new assessment service that tests a company's security standing against a variety of attack methods. The service includes penetration testing and application security assessment.