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Cylant Technology Releases CylantSecure(tm) for Linux
Cylant Technology has developed a new security technology that enables a fundamentally new approach to intrusion detection; one that protects against both known and previously unknown attacks in a way that no other IDS on the market does. The company just . . .
Cylant Technology has developed a new security technology that enables a fundamentally new approach to intrusion detection; one that protects against both known and previously unknown attacks in a way that no other IDS on the market does. The company just released their first product, CylantSecure for Linux. Recent attacks such as the Lion Worm or Adore were stopped dead in their tracks by the software right from the start - without any virus signatures needed, and before anyone new what the viruses were.
Cylant Technology Releases CylantSecure(tm) for Linux Unlike other intrusion detection solutions, CylantSecure provides defense against unknown types of attacks BEND, Ore. -- April 10, 2001 -- Cylant Technology, Inc. (www.cylant.com) announced today the release of CylantSecure(tm) for Linux, a new intrusion defense tool that detects and protects against both known and unknown attacks. The Linux version is the first release for the new security company; Solaris and Microsoft operating system versions are also in development. "Today's security solutions are adequate to prevent attacks based on known or general signatures, but are completely vulnerable to previously unknown attacks," said John Munson, CEO of Cylant. "CylantSecure solves this problem. We have developed an entirely new paradigm in security; our technology is outside of the existing paradigm of playing catch-up with the hacker." CylantSecure represents a fundamentally new approach to the field of software security and intrusion prevention. Unlike other IDS products, CylantSecure does not use rules or patterns for identifying attacks, eliminating the need to rely on a database of known attack signatures. Instead, it focuses on actual software behavior and builds a statistical model of nominal system behavior. It enables a computer to distinguish between normal and abnormal behavior, and then uses that information to stop malicious attacks before any damage can occur. CylantSecure for Linux uses a modified kernel in conjunction with custom kernel modules to provide system protection -- and becomes part of the running kernel, securing the system from the very deepest level. The system combines real-time monitoring power with the proactive capability to shut down intrusive behavior, including both external attacks and internal abuses. It offers a wide range of enforcement actions to deal with identified intrusions, such as reporting anomalous activities; discarding packets from offending IP addresses for a time; discarding packets from offending IP addresses permanently; killing anomalous processes; and running user-defined programs. The core technology behind Cylant's security products grew out of 30 years of software measurement and testing research. The primary inventor, company founder John Munson, has an extensive academic and government background, most recently as a tenured professor at the University of Idaho for the past five years. Three versions of CylantSecure for Linux are currently available, with increasing features: CylantSecure Lite (free), CylantSecure SOHO and CylantSecure Advance. All three can be downloaded for free at https://www.cylant.com/products/download.htm; a key can be purchased online to activate the full versions. Additional product information is available at: https://www.cylant.com/products/secure.htm About Cylant Technology, Inc. Cylant Technology is pioneering the future of security with a breakthrough technology based on an entirely new paradigm. CT's innovative intrusion defense tools are embedded in and actually become part of the protected system - with the ability to detect and stop any anomalous behavior before it can corrupt software programs and operating systems. CONTACT: Kendall Hardin Director of Marketing [email protected] 541.322.5656 Adam Sherk atomic tech PR [email protected] 503.471.1331