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Verint Announces Next-Generation Threat Protection System to Help Protect Organizations Against Advanced Cyber Attacks

Tue Jun 9, 2015

Company Introduces New Cyber Security Capabilities and Expands Market Focus

MELVILLE, N.Y. and LAS VEGAS, NV., June 9, 2015Verint® Systems Inc.(NASDAQ: VRNT) today announced advancements to its Verint Threat Protection System&trade, a comprehensive cyber security solution that uses Actionable Intelligence® to help protect organizations against advanced cyber threats.

"The rise in advanced, persistent and stealth malware attacks by well-funded and organized 'government grade' attack groups creates a need for new approaches to cyber security. Verint's next-generation Threat Protection System was designed to address the gaps that currently exist in the market," explains Dan Bodner, president and CEO, Verint.

Gaps in the Market

Despite significant investment by organizations in cyber security solutions, advanced cyber-attacks continue to be successful, causing significant financial, operational and reputational damage to organizations. Existing approaches to protecting against advanced attacks suffer from architectural gaps, including:

  • Siloed detection and investigation tools—making it difficult to share intelligence and fully understand the attack scope.
  • Too many alerts—creating noise and making it difficult to focus remediation on the attacks that matter.
  • Insufficient automation—resulting in a long time from initial detection to containment and remediation.

These architectural gaps are exacerbated by a shortage of qualified cyber analysts, particularly those with expertise in combatting advanced malware. As a result, organizations are seeking new approaches that can increase their cyber analyst productivity and their cyber security operations effectiveness.

Verint's Threat Protection System Approach

The Verint Threat Protection System was specifically designed to help address these gaps based on a forward-thinking, three-dimensional architecture that includes:

  • Comprehensive coverage dimension. The Verint solution helps provide visibility and protection across multiple attack surfaces, including networks, end-points and payloads.
  • Integrated functionality dimension. The solution's functionality includes detection, prioritization, investigation and protection, all pre-integrated in a single platform.
  • Time dimension. Advanced cyber-attacks can occur in multiple stages and span over a lengthy period of time. To address the time dimension, the Verint Threat Protection System was designed to support both real-time and forensic analysis, as well as moving back and forth in time within a single solution.

In addition, the solution includes innovative orchestration and automation capabilities that function as a "brain" powering intelligence sharing across the three-dimensional architecture.

Open and Scalable Platform

The Verint Threat Protection System features robust capabilities that are based on an open, scalable platform. Key functionalities include the ability to:

  • Detect. The Verint Threat Protection System includes multiple detection engines for malicious files, networked-based command and control signals, lateral movement and end-points in a single integrated platform and an open architecture that enables integration with third-party detection engines. The solution also uses and shares intelligence gathered from across the "kill-chain" to help improve the detection probability and reduce false positives.
  • Prioritize. The solution includes cross validation across detection engines and robust cyber analytics designed to help cyber analysts focus on the most significant threats by reducing the noise in alerts and ranking incidents by potential severity.
  • Investigate. The solution captures and records network, payload and end-point events. Real-time and forensic analytics help accelerate the investigation and cut time from detection to resolution, thereby reducing attack damage. Its adaptive and rule-based workflows, evidence collection automation and unified visual interface help significantly increase the productivity of cyber analysts.
  • Protect. The actionable intelligence generated by the Verint Threat Protection System helps contain and remediate ongoing attacks, as well as better prepare for preventing future attacks.

Deployment Modes

The Verint Threat Protection System can be rapidly deployed in a stand-alone mode, and then be integrated with the organization's cyber security infrastructure already in place, for more comprehensive benefits.

  • Stand-alone deployment. Deployment of the Verint solution standalone involves connectivity to an organization's network and end-point devices. Post deployment, cyber analysts can quickly gain insights, and benefit from automation and workflows for a more effective approach to advanced attacks.
  • Integration with perimeter, SIEM and other cyber security solutions. Once deployed, the Verint Threat Protection System can be integrated with the organization’s perimeter security in place, and the intelligence generated by the Verint solution can make perimeter security more effective. If an organization already leverages a SIEM, integration with the Verint solution can improve SIEM operations with the benefit from the intelligence generated by the Verint Threat Protection System.

Adds Bodner, "We believe that both government and commercial organizations are subject to advanced cyber-attacks and are seeking innovative approaches to cyber security. With the introduction of our next-generation Threat Protection System, we are expanding our market focus to enterprises, which provides Verint an expanded market opportunity."

About Verint Systems Inc.

Verint® is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence®, which has become a necessity in a dynamic world of massive information growth. By empowering organizations with crucial insights, Verint solutions enable decision makers to anticipate, respond and take action, and make more informed, effective and timely decisions. Our solutions are designed to address three important areas of the actionable intelligence market: customer engagement optimization; security intelligence; and fraud, risk and compliance. Verint’s vision is to create A Smarter World with Actionable Intelligence®, and today, more than 10,000 organizations in over 180 countries—including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100—already benefit from this vision. Learn more at www.verint.com and NASDAQ: VRNT.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements," including statements regarding expectations, predictions, views, opportunities, plans, strategies, beliefs, and statements of similar effect relating to Verint Systems Inc. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and they are based on management's expectations that involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. For a detailed discussion of these risk factors, see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2015, and other filings we make with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, Verint assumes no obligation to update or revise them or to provide reasons why actual results may differ.

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