Welcome!

Big Data Journal Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Adrian Bridgwater, Roger Strukhoff, Rick Delgado, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

Bromium vSentry Sets New Standard for Security Effectiveness

Bromium, Inc., a software solutions provider that makes enterprise endpoints secure by design, today announced the first independent security validation of its vSentryTM software for Windows desktops. In test results just published by NSS Labs, Bromium vSentry protected endpoints from every attack, confirming that Bromium vSentry sets a new industry standard for endpoint security.

NSS Labs testing verified that Bromium vSentry managed to defeat and automatically remediate all attacks, including 166 embedded exploits delivered via email to Microsoft Outlook®, 153 drive-by attacks delivered via HTTP and HTTPS, and 15 advanced attacks using the Metasploit penetration testing toolset that incorporated advanced obfuscation and evasion techniques in an attempt to bypass protection.

“This is the first public test in our new Threat Isolation group test, using our new Security Stack Test Harness,” said Ken Baylor, Research VP at NSS Labs. “The Stack Test Harness allows NSS to accurately determine the level of protection offered by the industry’s leading security products as measured against active penetration attempts by actual threat actors. Tests conducted with Bromium vSentry showed that the software was able to defeat 100 percent of the attacks launched against an otherwise unprotected Windows 7 desktop.”

vSentry is built on the Bromium MicrovisorTM – a security-focused hypervisor designed to automatically, instantly and invisibly hardware-isolate each vulnerable Microsoft Windows task in a micro-VM that is prevented from modifying Windows or gain access to enterprise data or network infrastructure. Whenever a task isolated with vSentry attempts to access files, networks, devices, the clipboard, or interact with the user, the hardware interrupts execution and passes control to the Microvisor, which enforces task- specific policies on a strictly “need-to- know” basis.

The New York Stock Exchange is among the growing number of large enterprise and government organizations that attest to the power of vSentry.

“vSentry is an intriguing product because of its unique ability to isolate and analyze the potential impact of very real attacks on your network,” said Sunil Seshadri, SVP & Chief Information Security Officer at NYSE Euronext. “It's almost like performing preventative forensics, which is a very innovative capability, and incredibly valuable in today's carefully guarded corporate networks.”

“The independent findings of NSS Labs, as well as the feedback we receive from customers, all validate the unmatched protection of Bromium’s hardware-enabled isolation technology integrated into the innovative, lightweight design of vSentry,” said Franklyn Jones, Vice President of Marketing at Bromium. “Bromium continues to deliver on its vision of a profoundly more secure enterprise endpoint, while simultaneously enabling IT to empower end-users to access the web and untrustworthy content with a safe, non-disruptive user experience.“

About NSS Labs, Inc.

NSS Labs, Inc. is the world's leading information security research and advisory company, with unparalleled expertise in the complex aspects of information security across a wide range of technologies. CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, and information security professionals from many of the largest and most demanding enterprises rely on NSS Labs’ insight, every day. For more information, visit www.nsslabs.com.

About Bromium

Bromium is a pioneer in trustworthy computing. Its products transform the resilience of computer systems, making them secure by design. The company’s founders led development of the Xen® hypervisor, and the Bromium team is comprised of virtualization and security black-belts who have dedicated their careers to advancing the state of the art in systems architecture, security and performance. For more information, visit www.bromium.com

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories from Big Data Journal
Are your Big Data initiatives resulting in a Big Impact or a Big Mess? In his session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Jean-Francois Barsoum, Senior Managing Consultant, Smarter Cities, Water and Transportation at IBM, will share their successes in improving Big Decision outcomes by building stories compelling to the target audience – and our failures when we lost sight of the plotline, distracted by the glitter of technology and the lure of buried insights. Our cast of characters includes the agency head...
Scene scenario: 10 am in a boardroom somewhere, second round of coffees served, Danish and donuts untouched, a quiet hush settles. “Well you know what guys? (and, by the use of the term guys I mean to include both sexes here assembled) – the trouble that we have as a company is that we are, to put it bluntly, just a little analytics poor,” said the newly appointed Chief Analytics Officer. That we should consider a firm to be analytically deficient or poor is a profound comment on our modern ag...
When one expects instantaneous response from video generated on the internet, lots of invisible problems have to be overcome. In his session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Tom Paquin, EVP and Chief Technology Officer at OnLive, to discuss how to overcome these problems. A Silicon Valley veteran, Tom Paquin provides vision, expertise and leadership to the technology research and development effort at OnLive as EVP and Chief Technology Officer. With more than 20 years of management experience at lead...
BlueData aims to “democratize Big Data” with its launch of EPIC Enterprise, which it calls “the industry’s first Big Data software to enable enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on premise.” This self-service private cloud allows enterprises to create 100-node Hadoop and Spark clusters in less than 10 minutes. The company is also offering a Community Edition via free download. We had a few questions for BlueData CEO Kumar Sreekanti about all this, and here's what he had to s...
Labor market analytics firm Wanted Analytics recently assessed the market for technology professionals and found that demand for people with proficient levels of Hadoop expertise had skyrocketed by around 33% since last year – it is true, Hadoop is hard technology to master and the labor market is not exactly flooded with an over-abundance of skilled practitioners. Hadoop has been called a foundational technology, rather than ‘just’ a database by some commentators – this almost pushes it towards...
Where historically app development would require developers to manage device functionality, application environment and application logic, today new platforms are emerging that are IoT focused and arm developers with cloud based connectivity and communications, development, monitoring, management and analytics tools. In her session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Seema Jethani, Director of Product Management at Basho Technologies, will explore how to rapidly prototype using IoT cloud platforms and c...
Enthusiasm for the Internet of Things has reached an all-time high. In 2013 alone, venture capitalists spent more than $1 billion dollars investing in the IoT space. With “smart” appliances and devices, IoT covers wearable smart devices, cloud services to hardware companies. Nest, a Google company, detects temperatures inside homes and automatically adjusts it by tracking its user’s habit. These technologies are quickly developing and with it come challenges such as bridging infrastructure gaps,...
I write and study often on the subject of digital transformation - the digital transformation of industries, markets, products, business models, etc. In brief, digital transformation is about the impact that collected and analyzed data can have when used to enhance business processes and workflows. If Amazon knows your preferences for particular books and films based upon captured data, then they can apply analytics to predict related books and films that you may like. This improves sales. T...
Gridstore has announced that NAC, Inc. and Sky Tech have joined its innovative Accelerate Partner Program. Both new members cite Gridstore's expertise in enabling the Hybrid Cloud and their solution purpose-built for Hyper-V as the key criteria for their decision to join the program. Integrating seamlessly with business clients, these new partners provide industry-proven storage solutions that promote satisfied customers, profitable businesses, and communities that thrive.
There are 182 billion emails sent every day, generating a lot of data about how recipients and ISPs respond. Many marketers take a more-is-better approach to stats, preferring to have the ability to slice and dice their email lists based numerous arbitrary stats. However, fundamentally what really matters is whether or not sending an email to a particular recipient will generate value. Data Scientists can design high-level insights such as engagement prediction models and content clusters that a...