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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – August 5, 2016 – Untangle® Inc., a security software and appliance company, announced the release of its new threat intelligence platform, ScoutIQ™, aimed at bringing enterprise-grade, cloud-based malware detection to the small-to-medium business market today at DEF CON 24. ScoutIQ leverages telemetry from thousands of Untangle NG Firewall deployments worldwide to identify emerging threats in the wild—before they ever reach a customer’s local network.
The ScoutIQ cyber intelligence platform delivers detailed threat analysis across all traffic types seen on today’s networks, inspecting data at the application level, to provide insights across every port, protocol, and application, including SSL-encrypted traffic. By synthesizing intelligence information in the cloud, ScoutIQ can provide superior protection against unknown and emerging threats to Untangle NG Firewall subscribers globally and seamlessly.
“The ScoutIQ intelligence platform gives organizations unprecedented insight into today’s dynamic threat landscape in a way that is actionable,” said Dirk Morris, chief product officer and founder at Untangle. “Integration with Untangle NG Firewall is effortless, but ScoutIQ’s added layer of protection is invaluable.”
Known threats are blocked onsite at the gateway between the local network and the internet by Untangle’s award-winning NG Firewall. By natively integrating with ScoutIQ, NG Firewall is able to pinpoint zero day, never-before-seen malware—and block it before it ever enters the network. This protection capability is then shared to all NG Firewall customers globally.
NG Firewall delivers a comprehensive solution for small-to-medium businesses and modern digital homes that require enterprise-grade perimeter security with the flexibility of a convergent Unified Threat Management (UTM) device and the ease of use of a consumer product. Untangle’s industry-leading approach to network traffic visibility and policy management gives its customers deep insight into what’s happening on their network via its database-driven reporting engine and 360° dashboard.
The ScoutIQ threat intelligence platform was developed by Untangle Labs, the security research and development team at Untangle, to work seamlessly with NG Firewall. ScoutIQ aggregates anonymous telemetry information from files, URLs, and IPs observed across NG Firewall deployments. Unlike the traditional security industry threat feeds, ScoutIQ provides real-world visibility into the threats that are actually seen in the wild by our global network.
Untangle Labs provides aggregated statistics on a number of dimensions associated with malware distribution. These include geo-distribution (source and origin), transmission protocols, historical incidence and more.
“The mission of Untangle Labs is to provide near real-time threat feeds, perimeter statistics, and more to the underserved SMB market,” said Timur Kovalev, chief technology officer at Untangle. “Whether you are an IT administrator or a member of the security intelligence community, you can leverage Untangle’s global network presence to gain insights into cyber threat vectors, patterns, and statistics.”
ScoutIQ threat intelligence platform integration is offered at no additional cost to all Untangle NG Firewall subscribers.
To learn more about Untangle Labs and ScoutIQ, visit www.untangle.com/labs/.
Untangle will be onsite at DEF CON 24 at the Paris & Bally’s Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit us at booth #17.
Untangle is an innovator in cybersecurity for the below-enterprise market, safeguarding people’s digital lives at home, work and on-the-go. Untangle’s integrated suite of software and appliances provides enterprise-grade capabilities and consumer-oriented simplicity, bringing a new generation of smart security to homes and small-to-mid-sized businesses. Untangle’s award-winning network and endpoint security solutions are trusted by over 400,000 customers, protecting nearly 5 million people, their computers and networks around the world. Untangle is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.untangle.com.