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New malware defense introduced

June 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

WALTHAM, Mass., June 3 (UPI) -- A new cyber-security product to combat common and targeted malware and associated command-and-control traffic has been introduced in the United States.

The solution is called Fidelis XPS Vector by General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions.

"We developed Fidelis XPS Vector to help customers target inbound malware, a tactic that is increasingly being used to attack enterprises," said Tom Lyons, vice president of product management at General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions. "In this cost-effective product, Fidelis XPS Vector provides customers the unique ability to look at all network traffic, applications and content entering or exiting their networks, including web, email, messaging and even previously unknown, customized traffic."

The company said Fidelis XPS Vector can analyze hundreds of inbound objects per second and can block sessions containing malware. It identifies and extracts malicious content hiding in emails, instant messages, Microsoft Office files, PDFs and various other formats sent through applications such as social networks, webmail and over all Internet protocols including HTTP, SMTP and FTP.

When malware is detected, a detailed alert is immediately sent to security personnel. Information in the alert includes source information, a decoding path and information on protocols and other forensic details.

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